Our Team

MATT WARNOCK, HERBAL HEAD HONCHO

(OWNER)

Matt

What 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.

Favorite herb & why?

Ephedra nevadensis. For it's unexpected and uncommon names: Brigham tea, Mormon tea, and whorehouse tea.

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.  One of my girls lives near me in Utah, and the others live in Pennsylvania and Seattle. My motto for life is simple: If we ain't havin' fun, we're doin' it wrong.

 

WILL CHRISTENSEN, GINGER BEARD OF POWER

(CEO)

Will

What 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

Favorite herb & why?

Ginger. We all know why!

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.

 

MELISSA, THE BEEKEEPER

(CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER) 

Melissa

What 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.

Favorite herb & why?

Dittany of Crete. This cute little herd is like oregano and the greeks used it in love potions, it is very pretty. 

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!

 

BRITTINI, HERBAL GAIA

(CHIEF BOTANICAL OFFICER & DIRECTOR OF QUALITY)

Brittini

What 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.

Favorite herb & why?

Lobelia. It helps relax airways, which has gotten me out of a lot of concerning situations with my daughters respiratory system through out her life. It's a critical herb to have on hand!

Message:

Hey, Readers! Welcome! I'm Brittini (you can call me Britt), Herbal Gaia, Master Herbalist, and an old face at RidgeCrest as I have been here for 15 fun 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 have a growing family (current count: 13, plus a handful of fur babies) that keeps me pretty grateful and amused. I thrive on change and learning! I am fascinated with energy, the subconscious mind, smiling at strangers, and the contrast between pain and joy. I love all things nature, outdoor activities, leg day, public speaking, and dynamic perspectives. Check out my story in our 2017 Almanac about how a pair of beautiful ancient Indian burial moccasins divinely set me on a path to becoming a Master Herbalist! And hey, don't be a stranger! Email me anytime at brittini@rcherbals.com to say hi, ask me herbal questions, share your wisdom and "feels" for the day, or make a new friend!

 

CHRIS, CHIEF SALES OFFICER

(CSO)

Chris

What 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.

Favorite herb & why?

Ashwahgandha "Indian Ginseng" and Sanskrit: Smell of the horse. A great adaptogen for stress, mental wellness, and sports performance. 

Message:

Hi, Y'all! I'm Chris, Sales Director for RidgeCrest Herbals, and I've been with the company for over ten years and within the Natural Products Industry for 22 years. I live in Austin, Texas, with my three boys and our sweet pup. I love being outdoors, going on family hikes, and playing sports with my sons.

 

NICHOLE,

MAGICAL MARKETING MILLENNIAL

(MARKETING DIRECTOR)

Nichole

What 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.

Favorite herb & why?

Eucalyptus/Elderberry. Elderberry for immune benefits, and it's safe for kids and pregnant and breastfeeding women. Eucalyptus because it smells amazing, clears up the sinuses, allows you to take a deep breath, and was one of my dad's favorite things to use in the house. 

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 blended family is made up of my partner, our sons, Viktor and Leon, daughters, Violet and Jocelyn, and our array of critters: Zahra, the Corgi-mix, Fearne, the Golden Retriever, Essek, the tuxedo cat, Caduceus, the fluffy lion cat, Kima, our dragon gecko, and Kiki, our candy cane cornsnake. 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.

 

ASPEN, THE WEAVER OF FATES

 (PROJECT MANAGER & DIRECTOR OF TRAINING)

Aspen

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Empath. Introvert. Grounded. Mother. Neurospicy.

What is your inspiration?

October storms, the smell of campfire, petricore, a California beach, creosote, and mountain air. The laughter of my son, an iced coffee and a wet drive, train horns in the distance, and the sparkle of Christmas lights.

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.

Favorite herb & why?

Ginseng. The energy it gives me makes me so happy!

Message:

Hi, everyone! I'm Aspen, RidgeCrest Herbals' Project Manager. I joined the company in early 2017. My son, Pip, is the love of my life and gets me invited to all the cool kid parties. Since my two older brothers moved in with me to help co-parent in 2021, we've been living that Full House life. I love TikTok, gardening, psychology, organizing, dismantling the patriarchy, baking, and the beach.

 

SCOTT, LORD OF LOGISTICS

(WAREHOUSE DIRECTOR)

Scott

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.

 

SHAE, CUSTOMER SERVICE QUEEN

(CUSTOMER SERVICE DIRECTOR)

She

What 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.

Favorite herb & why?

Ginger/Lavender. Ginger I love the smell, the taste, and all of it's wonderful & beneficial qualities. I use it probably more than any herb. Lavender is one of my favorite smells ever.

Message:

Hi, I am Shae, I have been part of the RidgeCrest family since 2016. I manage customer service, the customer experience, and social media, and I help out with internal company culture. I am also an intermediate Herbalist through the Herbal Academy, a Licensed Massage Therapist, a writer for a local Pagan newspaper, and I lead a local women's empowerment group. I am passionate about herbs, education, self-care, and nature. I enjoy learning new things, being creative, making art, writing, cooking, baking, fermenting, hiking, camping, and spending time with my loved ones. I live in Tooele, Utah with my wonderful husband and our two cats and two dogs.

 

MEAGAN, HARBINGER OF UNSETTLED DEBT

(ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE)

Meagan

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.

Favorite herb & why?

Dandelion. Love the versatility of support it gives the body, the bright color in the spring, and knowing they help the bee population. 

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 3-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.


HALEY, 

(ASSISTANT MARKETING DIRECTOR)

Haley

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Community Driven. Creative. Friendly. Flexible. Reliable.

What is your inspiration?

I am inspired by the instinctual way humans get together to make something bigger than themselves, as well as authenticity, integrity, and expression.

Where are you from?

I am from Orem, Utah and I live in Salt Lake City.

What is your astrological sign?

February Pisces Sun

Favorite herb & why?

Rosemary. Traditionally a woman's herb, a kitchen herb, and ancestrally protective.

Message/About yourself:

I am Haley. I am an artist, a lover of people, and a huge nerd. I've done all sorts of work; from illustration, to design, to social media management, retail management, and more. I am thrilled to join this team and carve out a niche.  

 

TARA, THE IT SHEEPHERDER & OBSESSIVE ANALYST

(TECH DIRECTOR AND WEBMASTER)

Tara

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Tech nerd, trouble-maker, soup defender

Where are you from?

I was born on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico.

What is your astrological sign?

Leo, which is of course, the best sign.  ;-)

Favorite herb & why?

Dill. Because it is an underrated herb in American cooking. It has such a unique flavor and I love trying it out in unexpected recipes.

Message/About yourself:

I joined Ridgecrest during the chaos of 2020. The Ridgecrest team gave me a place to work and a wonderful work family. I am married to my college sweetheart and we have a dog that runs the household. We live in Dana Point, CA and enjoy surfing, paddle boarding, snowboarding and hanging out around town with our friends.

 

TYSON, SALES MUSTACHE

(SALES & RETAILER RELATIONSHIPS)

Tyson

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!

Favorite herb & why?

Lavender. It's such a lovely shade of purple, and smells amazing, tastes amazing, and even has amazing herbal benefits for you!

Message:

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.


MITZY, THE WAREHOUSE WITCH

(WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR)

Mitzy

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Extrovert, mother, daughter, good cook, non-judgmental, non-confrontational.

What is your inspiration?

My memories of the two most important people in my life.

Always be willing to learn more about what I have poor knowledge of.

Where are you from?

Santiago, Chile

What is your astrological sign?

Taurus

Favorite herb & why?

Chamomile, Mint and Melissa.The first two I grew up drinking them warm in the winter when my stomach was sensitive. Melissa is wonderful for stress and anxiety. 

Message:

Hi, my name is Mitzy! I work with the warehouse peeps, I try to always have a smile on my face, even in hard times. I highly dislike talking politics and other confrontational topics. I believe in respect of opinion. I'm a mother of 3 and love my kids more than any words could describe.
I'm a true believer in the importance of loyalty and trust.

 

SOPHIE, THE PASTEL POSTING PIXIE

(SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING SUPPORT)

Sophie

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Easy going. Personable. Positive. Good Listener. Encouraging. Good Communicator. Persevering. Creative. Open Minded.

What is your inspiration?

I’m inspired by those around me that are living happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. I strive to be happy in life and to make the people around me happy as well. I hope to leave a legacy of kindness and gentleness to all that I meet. 

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Don’t let the state fool you. My city has the highest number of total engineering degrees per capita. NASA, the FBI, and Twitch’s headquarters all have offices in Huntsville. 

What is your astrological sign?

My astrological sign is Capricorn.

Favorite herb & why?

Lavender. Its beautiful color and calming properties. 

Message/About yourself:

Hi there, lovely! My name is Sophie. I enjoy video gaming, all things kawaii/pastel, cooking, crafting, makeup, cosplay, and creating social media content. I am a forearm crutch user/wheelchair user, as I was born with a birth defect called Spina Bifida. My birth defect mostly affects my right leg and back. I just graduated with my Associates Degree in Visual Communications: 3D Modeling and Animation. I'm excited to be working for Ridgecrest!


ALLISON, CSR ENIGMATIC ENTITY

(CUSTOMER SERVICE)

Allison

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 New York. 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 Ogden, Utah.

What is your astrological sign?

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

Favorite herb & why?

Lavender. First I love the smell of Lavender. It also has so many beneficial uses. From its aromatherapy uses in diffusers and baths that help with stress and relaxation to topical application in roller balls or lotions that can help with inflammation and scarring as well as having some antibacterial qualities. I love to watch bees gathering around lavender plants.

Message:

My name is Allison and I love talking to people. I am the mother to an amazing active son so we get to do all sorts of cool stuff. He plays Hockey which has been an amazing sport to watch him grow in. I spend my extra time on the weekends volunteering at the local Animal shelter trying to show a little love to some just incredibly deserving animals who are just looking for a place of their own. My favorite way to relax is to sit down and immerse myself in a book. I love to read. I moved from Idaho to Utah recently and am loving all the hiking trails near our home and will actively try to convert the squirrels in my new yard to be my friends by the end of the summer!

 

BIRDY, CUSTOMER SERVICE FAIRY

(CUSTOMER SERVICE)

Birdy

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Creative, optimistic, outdoorsy, animal/nature-loving, friendly, hippy/witch

What is your inspiration?

A lot of my inspiration comes from nature! The mysteries and beauty of our world are an ever-expanding source of wonder! Artists and musicians also inspire me! Seeing how people express themselves and their ideas are deeply moving to me. 

Where are you from?

My parents are from Heber, Utah, and Cokeville, Wyoming. They met at a local dance and escaped their crowded families by moving to Salt Lake City and starting their own family of five. I’ve lived with my parents and two older brothers in small cities from Eagle Mountain and Lindon to Holladay and downtown Salt Lake City, but always in Utah.

What is your astrological sign?

I’m a Scorpio!

Favorite herb & why?

Rosemary. It's my favorite herb for cooking, I use it everyday! A lovely flavor and scent, loved by bees and birds. With wonderful properties both healing and magical!

Message:

Hello, my name is Birdy! I’m a customer service representative for RidgeCrest Herbals! I’ve always found meaning and joy in customer service. Being able to be part of a local company that cares about people and the environment means a lot to me! I’m very passionate about humankind's stewardship of nature and our responsibility to create a future where all beings and ecosystems can thrive! I also love to be out in nature walking, hiking, camping, and traveling with my wonderful husband, Nick, and our nine-year-old shepherd mix, Jesse. I’m an artist who loves to dabble in various creative pursuits, from digital art to stained glass! I’m also a big nerd who loves fantasy novels, playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching horror movies, and playing video games. My favorite motto is: "It’s never too late to be what you might have been."

 

NINA, MULTITASKER IN THE CLOUD

(DIGITAL ASSISTANT TO MATT WARNOCK

& MARKETING DEPARTMENT SUPPORT)

Nina

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Logical thinker. Practical. Adventurous. Nature lover. Thoughtful. Mother. 

What is your inspiration?

My inspiration comes from the Universe. Mother Nature knows best and her intuition is never wrong! 

Where are you from?

I’m from Belgrade, Serbia, all the way in Europe!

What is your astrological sign?

Sagittarius, rising Taurus

Favorite herb & why?

Lemon balm, Melissa. Because of its amazing smell and the way it soothes, calms and relaxes me! 

Message:

Hi all! I joined the RidgeCrest family end of 2022 and I absolutely love working with this amazing group of people! I grew up in Malta (a small island in the Mediterranean), and studied business in Paris, France after which I came back to my hometown in Serbia and have been living here for over 10 years now. I’m a mom of 2 babies, and I love going for walks and adventures with my family - but most of all I love spending time in the kitchen and creating new ways to put smiles on my family’s faces!

 

AMANDA, THE DIGITAL DUCHESS OF EUROPE

(DIGITAL ASSISTANT TO MATT WARNOCK

& QUALITY DEPARTMENT SUPPORT)

Amanda

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Creative, thinker, thoughtful, friendly, adventurer, mother, wife, yogi

What is your inspiration?

My 5 children - they remind me how simple, happy and fun life can be but equally how devastating it is when your shoes just won’t go on properly! The world, in all its natural awe inspiring beauty and power (I love thunder storms!)

Where are you from?

I grew up in Manchester, England. I relocated to Jura, France in 2020 with my family - husband and our 5 children. 

What is your astrological sign?

Sagittarius 

Favorite herb & why?

Mint - Tasty, smells wonderful and has powerful medicinal properties!

Message/About yourself:

Hello et enchanté! I am a mother of 5 children (2 girls and 3 boys) and married to my soul mate. Living my best life in France, surrounded by lakes and mountains, 20 chickens, 4 cats and wildlife! A qualified yoga instructor, I love handstands. Once upon a time i owned a floristry business and still can't resist creating things with flowers whilst singing Disney songs in my head. Upcycling obsessed and an interior design tinkerer. Family is my world. I believe kindness and compassion cost nothing but are priceless to all.

 

JORDAN, PRINCE OF PACKAGES

(AMAZON FULFILLMENT SPECIALIST)

 
Jordan

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!

 

TALLYN, SIR ERRAND BOY

(ENTERPRISE FULLFILLMENT SPECIALIST)

Tallyn

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Good-natured, curious, creative, and independent. 

What is your inspiration?

I gain inspiration from how things work and how the world ticks. The world is a fascinating place full of things to learn, experience, and discover.

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Utah, I spent the majority of my childhood in American Fork and Honeyville.

What is your astrological sign?

I am a Taurus through and through.

Favorite herb & why?

I love some good ol’ ginger. It tastes good and is even better for you!

Message:

Hello! I’m Tallyn and I’ve been a part of Ridgecrest officially since 2023. I am part warehouse crew but tend to help out wherever I may be needed! I am very passionate about botany and plan on studying it for a career!

 

Keyan, King Keys

(ACCOUNTING CLERK)

 

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Passionate, Expressive, Intentional.

What is your inspiration?

Tapping into that quiet space of pure creativity within me. Knowing myself through discipline, health, and love!

Where are you from?

Kaysville, Utah

What is your astrological sign?

Leo. I say sorry a lot, but mostly for you 🔥

Favorite herb & why?

I love Valerian Root. It’s extremely calming and grounding.

Message/About yourself:

Hi, I’m Keyan, but you can call me Keys! I’ve just joined Ridgecrest to help out with all the nooks and crannies that need attention. I create innovation and streamline things with love and passion! I am supported by my adorable Aussie/Heeler puppy Sukha.

 

 

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.

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