Our Passion, Our People

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    Angela
    Vice President of Sales Operations Angela McElwee currently serves as Vice President of Sales Operations for Gaia Herbs and…

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    Bill
    Vice President of Global Sourcing Bill Chioffi has been involved in the natural products industry for over 20 years…

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    Christian, Francesco, and Massimo
    Though not technically “Staff Members” – more like “family”, Christian, Francesco, and Massimo are the core representatives from Aboca,…

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    Etson
    CPA, CFO Etson Brandenburg joined Gaia Herbs in October 1999 as its Chief Financial Officer. Etson has been a…

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    Guinevere
    Director of Sales A 17-year veteran of the natural products industry, Guinevere Lynn’s background includes key leadership roles in…

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    Jamie
    Vice President of Operations Jamie Brandenburg joined Gaia Herbs in 2005 as Inventory Controller and Cost Manager. He became…

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    Jeremy
    Vice President of Scientific Affairs Dr. Jeremy Stewart has been with us since 2005. Beginning as Gaia’s staff pharmacognosist,…

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    Mary Bove, ND
    Medical Educator & Advisory Board Member Dr. Mary Bove is an accomplished herbalist, author, teacher, and lecturer. Having been…

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    Ric Scalzo, CEO
    CEO/President/Founder As one of North America’s most respected herbalists and botanical researchers, Richard “Ric” Scalzo has more than 25…

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Staff Members
Gaia Farm Team
Scientific Advisory Board
Certified Organic Farmers
Validated Partners
Land Steward Harvesters

Our people are our strength, and to us, they are more than workers or partners—they are our family. We invite you to meet them by clicking on any of the links above.

Angela

Vice President of Sales Operations
Angela McElwee currently serves as Vice President of Sales Operations for Gaia Herbs and sees her role at Gaia as the culmination of a love affair with the natural products industry that began when she was 16 years old, working in the supplement aisles of her local health food store, and continues to this day. Angela spent the first 8 years of her career leading operations for a chain of natural products stores, which imbued her with a strong sense of how to create successful retail/manufacturer partnerships, and a crucial understanding of the important work that takes place on the floor of natural products stores nationwide. Prior to joining Gaia, Angela served as Director of Sales for Enzymatic Therapy. Her tenure at ET was spent building national and regional retail partnerships, supporting and empowering the sales team, and celebrating strong sales and best practices. She is a passionate advocate for the change that enlightened choices in consumerism can bring, and believes that we each have a powerful role in that mission.