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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.

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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, he attended one of only two universities that offer a pharmacognosy program: University of Misssissippi (the other is University of Chicago), where he obtained his PhD. Pharmacognosy, or drug discovery from natural products, is an emerging field of study as herbal medicine regains popularity.

In 2007, Jeremy became our Chief Scientist; in charge of running our lab and making sure GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) are followed. He updates and reviews standard operating procedures and maintains clear communication with all departments.

As VP of Scientific Affairs, Jeremy is instrumental in the development of new product samples for clinical trials. He and Ric, Gaia Herbs’ CEO, work on a consistent basis to improve processes and create products of the highest quality in accordance with Gaia Herbs’ Purity+Integrity=Potency formula.