Christy Rose Diachenko
Born in Upstate New York, Christy R. Diachenko has been a South Carolina resident since 1972. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio & Television and has over 26 years of combined broadcast, voice talent, and production experience.
"I was first exposed to the inner workings of radio while working on a clean-up crew one summer when I was a teenager", she says. "I was assigned to a radio station for cleaning duties and the rest is history. A very kind lady took the time to show me how to run the control board in the production studio and the station manager allowed me to practice when the studio was not in use. The same lady went to my church and also taught me to run the sound system there. The natural next step was to major in Radio & TV when I moved from high school to college. Voicing and production have always been so enjoyable for me. I praise the Lord for giving me these talents and enabling me to use them for His glory."
Christy has also enjoyed photography since she was a child, but in 2004 this talent came to the forefront.
"The Lord used photography to help bring healing to my heart and mind at a time when I really needed it," she says. "I continue to be thrilled at the intricate beauty of God's creation. From tiny flowers to majestic waterfalls, the world our Lord has created leaves me in awe of His wonder and majesty. My hope is that, through my photographs, you, too, will see Him. If you have never asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart to save you from your sins and to be your Lord, I encourage you to do so. He will fill the empty void that each of us has in our life without Him."
Christy is also an author with a heart for victims of domestic violence. Her first novel, Broken Promise, was released by Dancing With Bear Publishing in November 2014. Her second novel, Nolle Prosequi, was released in 2016. She has also had two short stories for Kindle published by Dancing With Bear Publishing.
If you are in an abusive relationship, please get to safety immediately. For assistance, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233.
In 2021, Christy started her own line of soaps and skin care products, C. Rose Naturals. She shares the C. Rose Naturals story below.
Dianne Joy Diachenko, my only sister, went home to be with her Lord on February 3, 2009. Joy was our resident Anne of Green Gables. She was a dreamer, a romantic, and had the soul of an artist. Her talent with photography was a blessing to many hearts, but she always looked for opportunities to re-direct attention from her own skill to the Lord who gave her that skill and who created the beauty around us.
I will be forever grateful to her for urging me to get into photography myself. At that time, I had been through a terrible, life-changing ordeal. The Lord used my dear sister’s encouragement and persistence to gently push me into an area of talent I didn’t even know I possessed. Photography turned out to be a healing balm for my soul.
Joy lived the last 12 years of her life in Maine. She enjoyed the slower paced life and daily displays of tranquil beauty that surrounded her. One of Joy’s wishes was that I have all her photographs. I count it an incredible privilege to merge the photos of her Joyful Heart Photos with my own C. Rose Enterprises, LLC. My prayer is that your heart will be touched by God’s love through the beauty of His creation. I pray you will seek God through the truth of His word, the Bible. May you personally experience salvation through Jesus Christ who loves you with a perfect, immeasurable love.
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
The C. Rose Naturals Story
I had been suffering from dry lips off and on for several years. I tried many different brands of lip balms/serums/scrubs but was unable to find anything that really helped. More than once I thought that I should try making something myself.
I was listening to 106.9 The Light FM one morning and they were discussing the overabundance of dandelions. Listeners were texting in ideas of what to do with them. The discussion piqued my interest, so I went to Duck Duck Go and performed a search. I was shocked to find that not only is every part of the dandelion plant edible, but when infused in oil, they can be helpful in other ways. This prompted me to try making dandelion infused oil and then using that oil in several personal care products. I initially intended to make these just for myself, but I’ve been so pleased with the results, I decided to offer them for sale.
In the process of researching dandelion uses, I also stumbled on the use of violets and violas. I have made infused oil with these plants as well and created the same personal care products. Since the leaves and stems have as many benefits as the flowers, I infuse using both, which often yields products that are a beautiful sage green color depending upon how much infused oil is used.
Since then, I have also added handmade soaps and other products to my line using all natural, premium non-GMO ingredients. I have learned of many other useful plants that many people would consider weeds. Yep - I'm sure my neighbors think I'm that crazy plant lady when they see me harvesting dandelions in my yard and searching diligently for other beneficial plants! I find researching and wildcrafting using these bountiful gifts God has provided to be fun, informative, and relaxing.
Nothing in the above narrative should be construed as medical claims or medical advice. No C. Rose Naturals product is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.
Please note that while our vegan products are made using vegan ingredients and we use non-GMO ingredients in all our products, we do not have vegan or non-GMO certification.