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Matt Warnock, Herbal Head Honcho (CEO)

What words do you use to describe yourself?

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

What is your inspiration?

I draw inspiration from nature. Live 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 am 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 am married to the love of my life, Carol, and we have three daughters with growing families of their own. Two of my girls work with me at RidgeCrest, 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 (President)

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

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)

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.

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)

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.

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 Millenial (Chief Marketing Officer)

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.

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 mixed family includes my husband (Adam), two twin boys (Jude & Dean), another son (Viktor), 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.

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.

 STAFF

Melissa, Office Manager

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.

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!

Sherm, The Man With The Numbers (Accountant)

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Grandfather. Accountant. Organist. Carpenter. Sudoku Pro.

What is your inspiration?

Hearing beautiful music and trying to reproduce it, Sudoku-X puzzles, CRYPTOQUIP puzzles.

Where are you from?

Bountiful, UT.

What is your astrological sign?

Capricorn.

Message:

I'm Sherm Anderson, the Man With the Numbers at RidgeCrest Herbals. I have enjoyed working here as the accountant for ten years now. I turned 70 years old in January and am a proud grandfather to eleven beautiful grandkids. I love to play the organ - it's the most fun allowed by law. I like to read the newspaper, doing most of the puzzles therein: sudoku, CRYPTOQUIP, challenger, and crosswords. I'm also a big fan of Angry Birds...possibly addicted.

Abbie, Graphics Goddess (Graphic Design and Advertising)

What 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.

Aspen, Trainer of the Things (Director of QU Training) & Herbal Authoress (writer)

What words do you use to describe yourself?

Empath. Crunchy. Introvert. Grounded. Mother.

What is your inspiration?

My toddling son inspires me each day. I want to create the best possible opportunities for him, which has inspired me to make some significant changes in how I live and who gets to be in my life. My desire to create a good start for him has encouraged me to start cooking from scratch and take proactive steps to improve my health so we can have as much fun as possible in the coming years!

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. I joined the company in early 2017. I have a Master's degree in History, and boast the first electric car in the company. My toddler, Pip, is the love of my life and turns three 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 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song stuck in my head.

Shae, Service and Social Media Goddess (Customer service and Social Media)

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.

Message:

I am Shae, your Customer Service Fairy, 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 creatress, goddess on a mission to love, be happy, and help others awaken to their inner light.

Meagan, AR/AP Treasure Dragon 

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 work from home so I can be with my now 1year 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. 

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!


 

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