Our Passion, Our People

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    Angela McElwee
    President With over 25 years of experience in the natural products industry, Angela McElwee has had the opportunity to…

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    Bill Cave
    Chief Financial Officer As Chief Financial Officer, Bill Cave is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction for…

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    Brian Traylor
    Vice President of Operations Brian Traylor is the Vice President of Operations at Gaia Herbs, bringing his passion for…

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    Elena Lécué
    Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing As Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Gaia Herbs, Elena…

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    Jennifer Lynch
    VP of People and Learning As VP of People and Learning for Gaia Herbs, Jennifer Lynch is responsible for…

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    Jeremy Stewart
    Vice President of Scientific Affairs Dr. Jeremy Stewart has been with Gaia Herbs since 2005, after attending the University…

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Leadership
Gaia Farm Team
Scientific Advisory Board
Founder
Certified Organic Farmers
Validated Partners

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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Angela McElwee

President

With over 25 years of experience in the natural products industry, Angela McElwee has had the opportunity to build structure, vision, and teams at many levels – as a retailer, board member, community member, and as the leader of a mission-driven vertically integrated manufacturer. As the President of Gaia Herbs, she has stewarded growth, strategy, and the building of a world-class team for North America’s top herbal supplement brand for over a decade, starting in May 2008 as Vice President of Sales. In 2013, she was promoted to VP of Sales Operations, and appointed to the Board of Directors, and began serving as President in August of 2016. These roots have enabled her to dig deeply what it means to be a business that measures success by means of a new set of standards, considering people and planet as valued stakeholders and using success indicators that go beyond profitability. In that spirit, Angela led work to certify Gaia Herbs as a Living Wage Employer in 2016, and as a B Corporation in 2018. Her tenure has seen the natural products legacy brand through tremendous growth, innovation, and industry change, all while remaining true to its mission of connecting plants and people. This is humble work – producing herbal supplements, and operating a certified organic farm – yet it has a profound meaning for Gaia’s consumers, team members, and customers, as well as for the health of soil, water, and air. She is a passionate advocate for using business as a vehicle to promote positive change, and brings that same ethos to her work as a Founding Board Member for Naturally Austin, a nonprofit working to nurture impact businesses in Central Texas, and to her volunteer work as an Advisory Board Member for the climate change education leader, At The Epicenter. Her love affair with the natural products industry, which began when she was 16 years old working in the supplement aisles of her local health food store, continues to this day.

 
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Ecologically Harvested is a term that describes all herbs sold by Gaia Herbs that are not Certified Organic. Ecologically Harvested herbs include herbs that are harvested in their natural habitat, (i.e., wild harvested) according to specific guidelines for harvesting these herbs (i.e., away from roads and industry, as well as guidelines to avoid overharvesting). Our term, Ecologically Harvested, also includes herbs that are grown in managed woodland areas, fields designated for specific herbs, and herbs that are grown by indigenous growers, such as Kava Kava. All Ecologically Harvested herbs pass pesticide and heavy metal testing as well as microbial testing, prior to release.