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Our Team

MATT WARNOCK, HERBAL HEAD HONCHO 

(Board of Directors)

Matt WarnockWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

Thinker. Reader. Writer. Outdoorsman. Problem-Solver.

What is your inspiration?

I draw inspiration from nature. Life will survive and thrive under incredible circumstances despite overwhelming challenges. I try to do likewise.

Where are you from?

My parents moved a lot when I was a kid, so I grew up in on the San Francisco peninsula, near Pasadena, in Geneva, Switzerland, and Salt Lake City.

What is your astrological sign?

I am a Gemini. But I am of two minds about it. Or maybe that was somebody else.

Message:

Hi! I'm Matt, the Herbal Head Honcho, and I'm a second-generation owner of RidgeCrest. I joined the Company in 2000 to help out my dad and loved it so much I bought the company (or something like that). I'm married to the love of my life, Carol, and we have three daughters with growing families of their own. Two of my girls live near me with their families in Utah, and the other lives in Indiana with her hubby. My motto for life is simple: If you ain't havin' fun, you're probably doin' it wrong.

 

WILL CHRISTENSEN, GINGER BEARD OF POWER 

(CEO)

Will ChristensenWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

People Person. Freethinker. Father. Husband. Activist.

>What is your inspiration?

I love to make my own. Nature and plants, especially trees, inspire me. Friendships are inspiring above all.

Where are you from?

South Salt Lake City.

What is your astrological sign?

Virgo. I am very pure. ;-D

Message:

I am Will, the “Ginger-Beard of Power” around here, otherwise known as the President of RidgeCrest Herbals. I have spent all of my adult life and a good part of my youth in the natural products industry. Some of my favorite memories come from my work in a good old-fashioned health food store when I was a teen. As I gained knowledge and found that my desire and a little bit of know-how could impact a person’s health and quality of life, I knew I would always be drawn to natural living. I was lucky to fall in with the amazing people here who have helped me learn and get "in tune." That help has been priceless.

 

BRITTINI GEHRING, HERBAL GAIA 

(Chief Botanical Officer & Director of Quality)

Brittini GehringWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

Considerate. Creative. Nature Lover. Mother. Vibrant.

What is your inspiration?

I am inspired by the beauty, fresh air, and sunshine of the outdoors, by the efforts and success of unexpected people, by watching my children grow into who they are becoming, and by the inner voice deep inside of me that is always encouraging me.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Utah by young hippies who taught me love, respect, and consideration for all things.

What is your astrological sign?

Libra-Scorpio Cusp.

Message:

Hi, all you RidgeCrest Almanac fans! I'm Brittini, Herbal Gaia, Master Herbalist, and an old face at RidgeCrest as I have been here for ten years! I am the Chief Botanical Officer, which means if it has anything to do with a botanical, it involves me, from formulation to quality! Outside of work, I am a mother of five kids ages 9-18. I have to admit I can be obsessive about watching them transform from my once tiny, kissable infants to such unique teens with unexpected talents and minds all of their own. I love this phase of my family life and am expecting 2019 to be epic!

CHRIS HERBERT, CHIEF SALES OFFICER 

(CSO)

Chris HerbertWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

Family man. Hard-worker. Competitive. Funny. Analytical. Reliable.

Where are you from?

Born & grown in Memphis, Tennessee. I’ve also lived in Louisiana, Minnesota, Colorado, and currently Texas.

What is your astrological sign?

Gemini.

Message:

Hi, Y'all! I'm Chris, Sales Director for RidgeCrest Herbals, and I've been with the company for over seven years. I live in Austin, Texas, with my beautiful wife, three boys under 8 years old, and our sweet pup. I love disc golf, going on family hikes, playing sports with my sons, and enjoying an evening with my wife watching movies, talking about our dreams and aspirations, and playing board games.

 

NICHOLE PETERSON,

MAGICAL MARKETING MILLENNIAL 

(Chief Marketing Officer)

Nichole PetersonWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

Wilderness Enthusiast. Artist. Bookworm. Spiritual Alchemist. Mother.

What is your inspiration?

The miracles of nature inspire me.

Where are you from?

Good ol' Salt Lake City, Utah!

What is your astrological sign?

Scorpio.

Message:

I'm Nichole, the Magical Marketing Millennial. I joined RidgeCrest in 2016. I have an extensive background in the natural products industry, from a small mom & pop shop all the way to my current position. I love the outdoors, art, reading, gardening, spirituality, and my family. My family is made up of my son, Viktor, my firecracker of a daughter, Violet, and our newest addition, Zahra, the ever-playful Cowboy Corgi. I love spreading positivity where I can and participating in mindfulness exercises. The Earth is my grounding space, and I enjoy playing in its endless expanse.

 

MELISSA, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS 

MelissaWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

Positive. Amiable. Adventurous. Witty. Resourceful.

Where are you from?

I was born in Seattle, then lived in Hong Kong, New York, back to Washington State, Idaho for a time, and now Utah.

What is your astrological sign?

Sagittarius.

Message:

I am Melissa, I have been with RidgeCrest as the Office Manager for over two years. I love my family, animals, traveling, and my garden. I have never had a mosquito bite, and I don't like to camp. Writing this makes me feel like I am writing a dating profile, which makes me very happy I am married. I hope you decide to swipe right!

 

SCOTT VANZALINGE, LORD OF LOGISTICS 

(Director of Shipping)

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Outdoorsman. Health conscious. Archer. Father. Curious.

What is your inspiration?

This year, being more health conscious is what has driven my creativity, I've been cooking a lot - sous vide, grilling, making bone broth and soups, as well as using nothing but whole ingredients in most of my recipes.

Where are you from?

I am from Salt Lake City, Utah.

What is your astrological sign?

Taurus

Message:

Hi, I'm Scott, Lord of Logistics for Ridgecrest Herbals. I've been a part of the team since 2015, and love working for such a great company. I have a son, Duggan. His favorite thing about my job is our annual company campout, and it is a great deal of fun. I love to read and listen to podcasts, mostly about business, history, and politics. I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking and disc golf. It's my curiosity in everything that drives me to be a lifelong learner who loves to experience unique cultures and try new things.

 

RAYMOND, APPRENTICE MARKETING MAGICIAN 

(Assistant Marketing Director)

What words do you use to describe yourself?

I'm a world traveler, a creative, a culturalist, a socialite, and a netizen.

What is your inspiration?

I'm inspired by the abundance of plants, animals, and minerals that exist here on earth and the unlimited potential humanity has to create with it all.

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Park City, Utah.

What is your astrological sign?

Aquarius.

Hello, I'm Raymond, the living ray of sunshine! I'm the Apprentice Marketing Magician aka Assistant Marketing Director at RidgeCrest Herbals. I'm responsible for assisting the marketing team to execute their plans and meet objectives. I've spent years studying abroad in rural countries across Central and South America, learning and living with indigenous and modern people from a variety of cultures. I am a child of the earth, and I have loved outdoor recreation and wilderness exploration since I was very young. I grew up in Park City, Utah skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and exploring abandoned mines with my father. I am a yogi, a reiki practitioner, a fire dancer, an herb and crystal nerd, and a life coach to my closest friends and peers. I am constantly inspired by nature, the abundance of plants, animals, and minerals that exist here on earth, and the unlimited potential humanity has to create with it all!

 

ASPEN, TRAINER OF THE THINGS

& HERBAL AUTHORESS 

 (Director of QU Training/Writer)

AspenWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

Empath. Introvert. Grounded. Mother.

What is your inspiration?

October storms, the smell of campfire or rain, mountain air, the laughter of my son, an iced coffee and a cool drive, train horns in the distance, Bo Burnum's Inside, and a pug named Noodle who may or may not have bones...

Where are you from?

Lake Point, Utah, where I watched the sunset over the Great Salt Lake every night growing up.

What is your astrological sign?

On the cusp of Cancer.

Message:

Hi, everyone! I'm Aspen, RidgeCrest's Director of Training and Herbal Authoress, splitting my time between the Quality Department and the Marketing Department. I joined the company in early 2017. My son, Pip, is the love of my life and turned four in July. I am an empath, a single mom, and introvert on a journey to learn to care for myself both physically and in my relationships. Whenever you read this I have the Bluey theme song stuck in my head.

 

ABBIE, GRAPHICS GODDESS 

(Graphic Design and Advertising)

AbbieWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

Determined. Opinionated. Practical. Logical. Planner.

What is your inspiration?

Photography, and the desire to travel.

Where are you from?

Salt Lake City, with childhood time spent in California.

What is your astrological sign?

Pisces.

Message:

I'm Abbie, the Almanac and Advertising Graphic Goddess. I joined the company in 2012, and I am in charge of putting together ads, brochures, and the design for our annual almanac. I spent my 20's working as a professional photographer and gained a love of travel as I explored the beauty of our nation for work. These days, I photograph landscapes with my wonderful husband Ken at my side. When we're at home, we're spending time with Ken's son, Kenny III, and working on our never-ending garden and yard projects.

 

SHAE, CUSTOMER SERVICE QUEEN 

(Customer Service Director)

ShaeWhat words do you use to describe yourself?

Creative. Kind. Nature-lover. Compassionate. Goddess.

What is your inspiration?

My inspiration is drawn by always trying to grow, learn, and be my best.

Where are you from?

Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

What is your astrological sign?

My sign is Cancer in Greek astrology. It is Woodpecker/Salmon in Native American astrology.

Message:

I am Shae, your Customer Service Queen, and I am a licensed massage therapist. I am married with three fur babies. I am passionate about helping & educating others, and about life, love, and honesty. I am a creative light at heart and enjoy learning new things. I am an herb nerd, hippy, kitchen witch, fairy creature, goddess on a mission to love, be happy, and help others awaken to their inner light.

 

MEAGAN, AR/AP TREASURE DRAGON 

(AR/AP)

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Direct. Honest. Young Hearted. Mother. Truth Seeker.

What is your inspiration?

Watching people grow and better themselves. Nature never ceases to amaze me.

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Centerville, Utah.

What is your astrological sign?

Sagittarius.

Message:

My name is Meagan, I recently moved from being the Customer Service Mermaid and evolved into the Accounts Receivable Treasure Dragon. I am so grateful to work for a company that has allowed me to a work from home so I can be with my now 2-year-old daughter, Luna. I enjoy world traveling and have been to Japan several times. In my free time I like to watch cartoons, collect nostalgic toys, playing games, and spending time with my family, friends, and animals. 

 

ALLISON, CSR ENIGMATIC ENTITY 

(Customer Service)

 

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Fun-loving, kind, compassionate, and boy-mom who loves to read and go on adventures!

What is your inspiration?

People around me-watching how they take on daily events and learning from them...as well as the beauty and joy that can be found around us. 

Where are you from?

I am from a little bit of all over the place. Born in Seattle, moved to Hong Kong, then NewYork. Spent most of my school years in Spokane, Washington then moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho for a few years. From there up to Jackson, Wyoming but I am now back in Idaho Falls.

What is your astrological sign?

Libra and all the fantastic things that go along with it!

Message:

My name is Allison and I am a new arrival at Ridgecrest. I absolutely love my job and the amazing people I get to work with. I want to be able to help people in any way I can and Ridgecrest Herbals is giving me the chance to do that. I am also the lucky mom to an active boy and a pro at building LEGOS! Remember to always be kind to others...it takes such a small amount of effort but can have such a profound effect on those we come in contact with.

 

 

JORDAN, PRINCE OF PACKAGES 

(Shipping and Fulfillment)

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Geek, Funny, Gamer, Prospector, Outdoorsman

What is your inspiration?

The forest, I am inspired by all the unique plants and creatures that live there.

Where are you from?

I'm from Utah.

What is your astrological sign?

Leo

Message:

Hello! I’m Jordan and I do order fulfillment for RidgeCrest. I started working for the company in 2018. I’m currently in the process of going back to school for computer science and I'm an avid gamer. I come from a family of five, and I’m the middle child with two sisters that I love. I hope to one day have a family of my own. When I get the chance, I like to go up to the mountains and prospect for gold - I got the fever!

 

TYSON, SALES & SERVICE MUSTACHE 

Customer Service and Sales

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Nerd, Empath, Comedian, Jack of some Trades

What is your inspiration?

Space and the stars, The earth and her knowledge.

Where are you from?

Layton, Utah

What is your astrological sign?

I'm a Leo!

Backstory:

I was born into a good household, grew up, went to school and did all the things that a young lad were to do, but something just never sat right with me. One day whilst doing my day to day NPC work at the local Gas stop, an opportunity had arisen, to be a salesman! But that life of light hearted sales turned swiftly into a tale of piracy and telling tales of falsehoods and deception. This did not sit right with the young traveler after finding love along the way and having a child to raise, I left that life to work with the local herbalists and learn a trade based in helping people instead, and here I am working with RidgeCrest Herbals.


Would you like to join us? We're a third-generation family business with a close-knit, but diverse and far-flung, extended team. We're always looking for talented and dedicated local field representatives. Send your resume to Will Christensen by emailing will@rcherbals.com, or call (801) 978-9633.