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.

Bill

Vice President of Global Sourcing
Bill Chioffi has been involved in the natural products industry for over 20 years and has been part of Gaia Herbs since 1997. Before becoming VP of Global Sourcing, Bill held many different positions within the company. He started as an herbal press operator and worked his way up to Production Manager, which included oversight of purchasing of all botanicals and the coordination of harvests and extraction of herbs from the Gaia organic farm.

Bill then became a leader on the Gaia Herbs Sales Team as Eastern Regional Sales Manager, after which he transitioned into the role of Director of Education. His background in herbalism served him as he traveled the country, teaching herbal medicine and training sales associates.

Bill has studied therapeutic protocols for many common health disorders over the years at the Medicines from the Earth Symposium for Botanical Medicine and independently with naturopathic physicians and herbalists. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 1991 then studied herbalism and taught English in Eastern Europe. He is a member of the New England Wildflower Society and the United Plant Savers. Bill lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts with his wife Elizabeth, son Cameron and lots of plants.