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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.

Etson

CPA, CFO
Etson Brandenburg joined Gaia Herbs in October 1999 as its Chief Financial Officer. Etson has been a key ingredient in the substantial improvement in Gaia’s internal operations over the last 8 years. Etson is a CPA. Prior to joining Gaia, he was the Controller for a paper-converting plant in Greenville, SC, which had been a division of the Newark Group, Inc., of New Jersey. During his tenure with the Newark Group, Etson was responsible for handling up to 3 of its facilities’ controllership functions. Before joining the Newark Group, Etson worked as an assistant controller at INA Bearing Company, Inc., holding various positions over 8 years with INA Bearing from cost accountant to assistant controller. Upon graduation from college, Etson worked for a public accounting firm for 5 years. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.