David BronnerCosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
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David Bronner is Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) of Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soaps in North America and producer of a range of organic body care and food products. He is a grandson of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, and a fifth-generation soap-maker. Under David and his brother Michael’s leadership, the brand has grown from $4 million in 1998 to over $190 million in annual revenue in 2020.
David and Michael established Dr. Bronner’s as a sustainable leader in the natural products industry by becoming one of the first body care brands to formulate with hemp seed oil in 1999 and to certify its soaps, lotions, balms, and other personal care products under the USDA National Organic Program in 2003. Both actions resulted in high-profile litigation with government agencies, DEA and USDA respectively, that Dr. Bronner’s ultimately won, cementing Dr. Bronner’s activist orientation in the natural products marketplace. Over the years, David and Dr. Bronner’s have been key leaders in fights for GMO labeling, industrial hemp farming in the U.S., high-bar organic and fair trade standards, drug policy reform, and a fair minimum wage.
Today, David is leading the company to champion the Regenerative Organic Certified standard, an integrated and comprehensive program that addresses soil health, animal welfare, and fair labor practices to advance sustainable and ecological alternatives to industrial agriculture.
Since 2006, Dr. Bronner’s has partnered with certified organic and fair trade projects around the world to source all major ingredients, including olive oil from Palestine and Israel, coconut oil from Sri Lanka, peppermint oil from India, and sustainable palm oil from Ghana. Now, these suppliers of Dr. Bronner’s organic and fair trade coconut, palm, and mint oils are Regenerative Organic Certified. Furthermore, Dr. Bronner’s is a founding partner in the Climate Collaborative, which leverages the power of the Natural Products Industry to compel action on climate change.
In addition to his support of advocacy for regenerative organic agriculture, David directs Dr. Bronner’s resources to support movements for animal rights, fair pay, and drug policy reform among other causes. One of his passions is the responsible integration of cannabis and psychedelic medicine into American and global culture and he is a board member of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies.
David was born in Los Angeles, California in 1973 and earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University. He is a dedicated vegan and enjoys surfing and dancing late into the night. He currently lives in Encinitas, California.
Michael Bronner is Available for Interview. Click here for Talking Points and Background.
Michael Bronner is President of Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and producer of other organic body care and food products. He is a grandson of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, and a fifth-generation soap maker. Under the leadership of Michael and his brother David, the brand has grown from $4 million in 1998 to over $129 million in annual revenue in 2019.
Michael and David established Dr. Bronner’s as a sustainable leader in the natural products industry by becoming one of the first body care brands to formulate with hemp seed oil in 1999 and to certify its soaps, lotions, balms, and other personal care products under the USDA National Organic Program in 2003. Both actions resulted in high-profile litigation with government agencies, DEA and USDA respectively, that Dr. Bronner’s ultimately won, cementing Dr. Bronner’s activist orientation in the natural products marketplace.
Michael was promoted from Vice President to President in 2015. His first directive under his new title was to promote his brother David to CEO, defining the initials with an unconventional twist: Cosmic Engagement Officer. 2015 was a landmark year for the company: Dr. Bronner’s launched its All-One Toothpaste, published its first official CSR report (the All-One Report), and updated its branding and labels to a slightly more polished “Old & Improved” look.
Since 2006, Dr. Bronner’s has partnered with certified Fair Trade projects around the world to source all major ingredients, including olive oil from Palestine and Israel, coconut oil from Sri Lanka, peppermint oil from India, and sustainable palm oil from Ghana. Dr. Bronner’s is now working to pilot its organic coconut, palm, and mint oils to the new Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) standard. ROC is an integrated, comprehensive program that addresses soil health, animal welfare, and fair labor practices to advance sustainable and ecological alternatives to industrial agriculture. Furthermore, Dr. Bronner’s is a founding partner in the Climate Collaborative, which leverages the power of the Natural Products Industry to compel action on climate change.
Michael has led the expansion of Dr. Bronner’s sales overseas, including in Europe and the UK, the Middle East, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore, bringing the philosophy that guides Dr. Bronner’s and its ethically driven products to the global marketplace. Under his leadership, sales in Japan, South Korea and other international markets have grown from less than 1% to over 20% of the company’s total revenue.
After graduating from Brown University with a degree in English, Michael traveled the world extensively, studying in Ethiopia and teaching English language in Japan for three years. A philanthropist, activist, and active community leader, Michael is an advocate for many social and environmental justice causes advanced by the company, including Fair Trade, organic standards, animal advocacy and ocean conservation. He currently sits on the San Diego District Export Council, where he counsels businesses on export processes, commerce education, and advises per his expertise in international trade.
He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1975. He lives in Carlsbad, California with his wife Erin and their children Eli and Alora.
Trudy BronnerChief Financial Officer
Trudy Bronner is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. She is the mother of David, Michael, and Lisa Bronner. Together, the Bronner family continues to run the 70 year-old, Vista, CA based, personal care company.
Trudy has served as CFO of Dr. Bronner’s since 1993. Upon the death of her father-in-law and company founder, Emanuel Bronner, in 1998, Trudy guided the company onto firm financial footing by coordinating the payment of $2.5 million in inheritance taxes. Since that time, she has steered the company through significant financial growth, from generating $4 million in annual revenue in 1998 to over $129 million in 2019.
Trudy’s life is anchored by deep love and care for her family, dedication to community, especially through support of youth programs, and a committed work ethic in all her endeavors. After graduating college with a degree in mathematics, Trudy was a Junior High math teacher for eight years before retiring to focus on raising her three children. Together with her late-husband Jim, they raised their family in her hometown of Glendale, CA. While a stay-at-home mom, she served two terms as PTA President; as Cub Scout den leader; and assisted all youth sports teams on which her children played. In those years she was a member of the Glendale Philharmonic Committee in support of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. During this time she honed her skills in serving the broader community, experience she now applies in her philanthropy work on behalf of Dr. Bronner’s.
Within her role as CFO, Trudy oversees the management of the Dr. Bronner’s Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation funded by the profits of Dr. Bronner’s. She has facilitated over $2 million in donations since 2002 to local community and youth focused organizations, including: Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Palomar YMCA, Boys to Men Mentoring Group, the AjA Project, Fraternity House, and TERI.
In her limited but treasured free time, Trudy enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren, playing Mah-Jongg, and is an avid reader.
Michael MilamChief Operating Officer
Michael Milam is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. He joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2005.
Michael is responsible for the oversight of the company’s operations, including inventory forecasting and acquisition, logistics, production, IT, ERP utilization, business intelligence and EDI management. He has successfully led Dr. Bronner’s toward improved efficiency and production methods during the company’s rapid expansion in recent years.
Michael was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and earned an undergraduate degree from Toccoa Falls College, as well as an M.Div. from Columbia International University and an MBA from Point Loma Nazarene University. In addition to spending time with his wife and their three children, he enjoys reading, geek stuff, the Porsche Club and doing church volunteer work.
Lisa BronnerCompany Spokesperson and Writer & Editor of "Going Green with Lisa Bronner" Blog
Lisa Bronner is Available for Interview. Click here for Talking Points and Background.
Lisa Bronner is a prolific writer, consumer advocate, and speaker on health and green lifestyle issues. She is author of the blog, “Going Green with Lisa Bronner,” and granddaughter of Dr. Emanuel Bronner, founder of Dr. Bronner’s—the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and producer of other organic body care and food products.
Lisa helps many make the transition to a healthier home and lifestyle. Additionally, she is a vocal proponent for GMO labeling, Fair Trade, and other issues Dr. Bronner’s supports to bring about social justice and environmental sustainability. As a spokesperson for Dr. Bronner’s, she discusses the brand’s product excellence, progressive business practices, and revolutionary activism around the world.
Lisa’s blog, “Going Green with Lisa Bronner,” addresses diverse topics related to green living, from personal care and G.I.Y. (Green-It-Yourself) home cleaning tips, to transparency in product labeling, Fair Trade, organic integrity, and GMO labeling. Launched in 2008, the blog includes instructional videos as well as photography, and an active community forum for discussion of posts.
Lisa has addressed business leaders, students, and activists, but her passion is for helping moms build healthy homes, provide sound nutrition, and be savvy consumers. For over a decade, she has served in leadership in MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), as well as speaking to and mentoring moms throughout southern California.
Having graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in English and a secondary education teaching certificate, she taught high school English and journalism for four years in Raleigh, NC. Lisa was born in Glendale, California in 1976, and lives in rural San Diego county with her husband and three children.
Gero LesonVice President of Special Operations
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Gero Leson is Vice President of Special Operations at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. Since 2005, he has been responsible for Dr. Bronner’s sourcing of major ingredients from certified fair trade and organic projects.
Gero and his Special Operations team plans and manages the establishment and operations of new production facilities for coconut and palm oils in Africa and Asia, and oversees Dr. Bronner’s fair trade and organic sourcing and related community development projects. Notably, the team trains farmers in regenerative organic practices such as composting, cover cropping, and mulching that build up soil fertility and increase yields and profits. Overall, Dr. Bronner’s fair trade projects around the world directly benefit an estimated 25,000 farmers, employees, and their families – improving livelihoods while simultaneously regenerating soil.
Born in Cologne, Germany, Gero has a masters degree in physics from the University of Cologne and a doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from UCLA. Before working for Dr. Bronner’s he worked as an environmental scientist and consultant. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Sharla PierickVice President of Finance
Sharla Pierick is the Vice President of Finance at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, and producer of other organic body care and food products. Since first working with Dr. Bronner’s in 2006, Sharla has been instrumental in growing sales to $129 million in annual revenue in 2019.
Originally from Provo, Utah, Sharla moved to California where she earned a Bachelor’s degree from University of California Los Angeles in Dance; and subsequently attended University of California Irvine where she earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting. Having joined Dr. Bronner’s at a pivotal time of growth and restructuring of the company, Sharla has been instrumental to managing Dr. Bronner’s financial reporting and accounting systems to allow for massive expansion of facility and manufacturing operations; significant increase in the number of employees; introduction of sales in international markets; and much more. Her expertise and astute knowledge of business operations are crucial to the company’s ability to dedicate so much of its profits to philanthropic and advocacy causes, while still being profitable. In her role as Vice President of Finance, Sharla directs a team whose work to facilitate Dr. Bronner’s charitable giving programs is evidenced in the company’s annual All-One Report. Having once desired to run her own dance production theatre, she is now very happy to work at Dr. Bronner’s where the Magic Foam Experience maintains an extensive costume room and often produces dance “perfoamances” to coincide with foaming events.
Active in her community, Sharla has served on the board of the San Diego Soccer Club and Bronco Youth Basketball League and has raised 3 wonderful children with her husband. She resides in the peaceful Highland Valley area of San Diego county, and most enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.
Christina VolgyesiVice President of Marketing
Christina Volgyesi is the Vice President of Marketing at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, and producer of other organic body care and food products. Since joining the company in 2010, Christina has been instrumental in growing sales to over $190 million in annual revenue in 2020.
Christina began her career in advertising, working in Canada and Europe. She has over twenty years of experience in sales and marketing in the natural products industry. Prior to working at Dr. Bronner’s, she co-founded and served as President of the hemp food company Living Harvest.
In 2011 Christina created and established Dr. Bronner’s marketing department which now manages many different brand, retail, and experiential marketing functions for the company including design, product packaging, and content & digital marketing. As Vice President of Marketing, she coordinates across departments and works with Dr. Bronner’s leadership and executive team to shape global brand strategy and help ensure mission and creative alignment around the world. She co-leads new product development and also manages the company’s customer experience department. Under her leadership, Dr. Bronner’s has developed key cause-marketing and consumer education campaigns, including Hemp History Week, Fair Pay Today, Heal Earth, and Heal Soul. In 2015, Christina managed the company’s “old and improved” update and overall refresh of its iconic labels and brand creative for the first time in over a decade. She has also played a key role in the creation and production of the company’s annual All-One Report, Dr. Bronner’s version of a corporate social responsibility report.
She advises on Dr. Bronner’s Executive Council and sits on the Board of Directors of Vote Hemp, the industrial hemp advocacy group. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Climate Collaborative, a project of OSC2 that works to encourage natural product companies to make climate action commitments.
Christina was born in Toronto, Canada and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She loves to practice yoga and hike in the Pacific NW where she lives with her husband and raised her two daughters.
Benny AndradeDirector of Logistics
Benny is the Director of Logistics at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North Americaproducer of other organic body care and food products. He joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2011.
As Director of Logistics at Dr. Bronner’s, Benny has played a key role in formally establishing the company’s logistics department. He collaborates closely with multiple departments and partners around the world, to ensure the efficient flow of the company’s complex and growing supply chain. Among his diverse responsibilities, Benny oversees a global inbound supply chain of raw materials sourced from such Fair Trade and Regenerative Organic partners as Serendipol Ltd. in Sri Lanka, producers of Dr. Bronner’s coconut oil, and Serendpalm, Dr. Bronner’s sister company in Ghana, that produces palm oil used in the brand’s bar soaps. And he subsequently oversees the domestic and international outbound of Dr. Bronner’s finished products to more than 15 markets, from the U.S., to Europe, Japan, and beyond.
Prior to joining Dr. Bronner’s Benny worked in the logistics and supply chain industry for eight years. In addition to his dual Bachelor of Arts in International Business from San Diego State University and CETYS Universidad in Tijuana, Mexico, Benny also holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in supply chains from CETYS Universidad, and completed Executive Education in Supply Chain and Logistics Certification from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
Benny has also served as a professor of logistics and supply chain for Southwestern Community College since 2010, and has been a guest lecturer at several academic institutions. Benny lives in Chula Vista, CA with his wife where he enjoys activities such as outdoor sports and swimming. Benny has a passion for travel, history, culture, language, and international cuisine.
Marc De RosaDirector of Sales
Marc De Rosa is Director of Sales at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and producer of other organic body care and food products. Since joining the company in 2012, Marc has been instrumental in growing sales to $129 million in annual revenue in 2019.
Marc began his career in the Natural Products Industry at Dr. Bronner’s and has since moved through the ranks of the sales department, holding various positions including Sales Representative, West Coast Regional Sales Manager, and National Key Account Manager, to his last position as Mass Market National Sales Manager. Marc has been key to the company’s expansion and growth including shaping sales strategies for the launch of Dr. Bronner’s Virgin Coconut Oil, All-One Toothpaste, Organic Hand Sanitizer, and Magic Balms. Having a strong passion for mission-driven work, he has coordinated and executed the successful annual retail cause marketing campaigns the company has founded, Hemp History Week and World Fair Trade Day, among others.
As Director of Sales at Dr. Bronner’s, Marc De Rosa leads and directs U.S. sales operations for the company including its inside sales and mass-market divisions, and a team of over 35 staff. He has built and continues to oversee the company’s presence in key major retailers such as Costco, Target, Kroger, Trader Joes, Bed Bath & Beyond, Vitamin Shoppe, Rite Aid, REI, Lidl, and Walmart. In partnership with Senior National Sales Manager Gina Coccari, he is responsible for shaping overall strategic sales strategy with Dr. Bronner’s Executive Team, and advising on Dr. Bronner’s Executive Council.
Marc enjoys any activity that involves being outdoors. His biggest passion is his love for the ocean and surfing, which has inspired his strong desire to travel and explore the unknown. To-date he has visited 16 countries and counting. When he’s not working or globetrotting he can be found soaking up the simplicity of being at home with his girlfriend, three dogs, and cat (all proud rescues) or hanging out at the local dog beach.
Ryan FletcherDirector of Public Affairs and Media Relations
Ryan Fletcher is Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and has worked full-time with Dr. Bronner’s since 2007. Ryan directs Dr. Bronner’s Public Affairs and Media Relations (PR) department in assisting the company in representing itself in accordance with its stated mission and core values.
The department’s mandate and responsibilities include: managing the brands global PR strategy and presence; helping develop the brand’s communications, campaigns, and multimedia projects; facilitating media relations both on behalf of the company, its products, and advocacy work; managing working relationships with public relations agencies and contractors around the world; managing and assisting with select activist, philanthropic, and advocacy related partnerships and projects including support of the animal rights movement, and the company’s All-One International Initiative that engages Dr. Bronner’s global distributor network to support charitable and activist work internationally, as well as the company’s product donation program in response to COVID-19; and serving as a point of contact for the company to media, non-profit organizations and activist initiatives, other companies and institutions, as well as the general public. Ryan also advises on Dr. Bronner’s Executive Council.
Ryan and the PR team have facilitated thousands of media placements on behalf of Dr. Bronner’s in the world’s leading media outlets and has created a series of short films about the projects and farmers that Dr. Bronner’s sources its major ingredients from around the world, namely, Journey to Serendipol and Journey to Pavitramenthe. Ryan also manages the company’s annual giving program in support of animal advocacy organizations working to address the terrible plight of factory farmed animals, promote more compassionate and sustainable lifestyle choices, and defend ocean wildlife around the world. This program has directed a total of over $3.5 million in donations between 2013 and 2021.
In addition to his work with Dr. Bronner’s, Ryan runs the mission driven communications firm, Movement Media, and is a lead advisor on public relations and communications strategy to Fair World Project, Regenerative Organic Alliance, and Sun+Earth. Ryan lives in Washington, DC and is a proponent of cooperative living and a vegan lifestyle.
Edwin GomezDirector of Operations
Edwin Gomez is Director of Operations of Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. He joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2005.
Edwin has risen through the ranks at Dr. Bronner’s over the years; growing his professional experience alongside Dr. Bronner’s explosive growth in the US and its expansion into international markets. During his tenure at Dr. Bronner’s, the company has grown from $20 million in annual revenue in 2005 to $129 million in revenue in 2019.
Edwin has always had a passion for mechanical construction and design. As a kid growing up in California, he often built R/C cars with his brother. Edwin has worked in several departments at Dr. Bronner’s and has held multiple titles within the Operations department. Now, as Director of Operations, Edwin monitors the day-to-day tasks of the business to ensure smooth production. He is known for being goal-oriented and a hard worker. From supervising staff in various departments to spearheading the expansion of new equipment and construction projects, Edwin’s eclectic mechanical knowledge has made him a mentor and an important leader in the company.
Edwin is passionate about mentoring people from all walks of life, and giving back to the San Diego community.
Bertine KabellisDirector of Engagement
Bertine Kabellis is the Director of Engagement at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, and producer of other organic body care and food products. She joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2011.
As Director of Engagement at Dr. Bronner’s Bertine and her team are responsible for coordinating the company’s experiential marketing, employee engagement, and community outreach programs as well as myriad other special projects, including management of the product donation warehouse and the All-One! Café which provides free organic and plant-based lunches daily for on-site employees. Bertine’s team also supports employee onboarding, and facility tours. Under Bertine’s leadership Dr. Bronner’s has launched multiple engagement programs that promote and celebrate the organization’s vibrant culture. She serves on Dr. Bronner’s Executive Council and is also a co-founder and leader of Dr. Bronner’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce which seeks to expand and grow an organization-wide culture of inclusion.
Bertine began her tenure at Dr. Bronner’s in the inside sales department. With a background that includes leadership roles in industries as diverse as entertainment, finance, education, and retail, she subsequently transitioned and assumed leadership responsibilities as Warehouse General Manager, overseeing production for the company’s bar soap and balm product lines, as well as Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam Experience. Shortly thereafter, Bertine transitioned into her current role.
In addition to her certification in Fostering Inclusion and Diversity from Yale School of Management Executive Education, Bertine holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Azusa Pacific University and is currently pursuing her MBA. She studied classical dance and theatre at the South Florida Performing and Visual Arts Center, Oxford University and United States International University. She holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a certified Zumba instructor. Bertine is a native of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. She and her husband live in San Diego County with their two sons.
Darcy Shiber-KnowlesDirector of Operational Sustainability and Innovation
Darcy Shiber-Knowles is Director of Operational Sustainability and Innovation (OSI) at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. She joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2013.
As Director of the Operational Sustainability and Innovation department, her team is responsible for the internal technical services that involve sustainability including designing comprehensive supplier, co-manufacturer, and raw material evaluations, internal quality management, and document control systems. Additionally, Darcy oversees the registration and compliance of Dr. Bronner’s many third-party certifications, including B Corp, USDA Organic, Fair Trade, Vegan, Non-GMO, Regenerative Organic, and more.
Darcy has played a pivotal role in the development of projects such as creating the first-ever Fair-Trade Internship Program, and securing 100% renewable power for the company as part of an employee-led zero waste to landfill initiative.
Darcy received her BA in Environmental Science from Barnard College at Columbia University, and her Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management. In her spare time, Darcy volunteers on the boards of Slow Food Urban San Diego and Naturally San Diego. She also enjoys cooking, singing, and practicing yoga.
Les SzaboDirector of Constructive Capital
Les Szabo is Director of Constructive Capital at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. He joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2013.
Les oversees business development activities for the company, which includes impact investing, philanthropy, and commercial support of Dr. Bronner’s global supply chain projects. He currently sits on the boards of Serendi Coco Samoa Ltd., Regenerative Organic Feed Co., and LifeDose. Les has twenty years of experience working in the natural products and apparel industries. He was a co-founder of Living Harvest, Dunderdon, and Infinity Sport.
Les currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and kids.
Lilia VergaraDirector of Human Resources
Lilia Vergara is Director of Human Resources at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. She joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2012.
As Director of Human Resources at Dr. Bronner’s, Lilia oversees management of the company’s benefits package administration, compliance, payroll, staffing, compensation, safety training, and the growth and development of the company’s workforce. She leads the human resources department in helping maintain the All-One mission and strives to foster an environment of inclusion and forward-thinking approaches.
Lilia has spearheaded the creation and development of the company’s current approach to staffing, recruitment, and hiring and the implementation of key programs to enhance company culture including the Child Assistance Program, leadership training, parental leave, and wellness programs such as Zumba classes.
Lilia has a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in management from California State University, San Marcos. She lives in Escondido, CA where enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters, and extended family.
Gina CoccariSenior National Sales Manager
Gina Coccari is Senior National Sales Manager at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and producer of other organic body care and food products. Since joining the company in 2010, Gina has been instrumental in growing sales to over $129 million in annual revenue in 2019.
Gina began her career in the Natural Products Industry in 2004, as the Regional Sales Manager for Organic India USA, where she pioneered the distribution of their new flagship product line Tulsi Tea across natural product sales channels in the U.S. Gina joined Dr. Bronner’s six years later and was instrumental to the company’s expansion, and to becoming the top-selling natural brand of soap in the U.S. She led sale strategies for the launch of Dr. Bronner’s Virgin Coconut Oil, All-One Toothpaste, Organic Hand Sanitizer and Magic Balms. Having a strong passion for mission-driven work, she coordinated and executed the successful annual retail cause marketing campaigns the company has founded, Hemp History Week and World Fair Trade Day, among others.
As Senior National Sales Manager at Dr. Bronner’s, Gina leads and directs the company’s natural regional sales teams across the country. In this capacity, she oversees the company’s presence in such natural retail channels as Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, NCG, INFRA, Natural Grocers, Vitamin Cottage, Earth Fare, Fresh Thyme, and has previously managed conventional retailers Walgreens, ULTA Beauty, and Target. In partnership with Director of Sales Marc De Rosa, she is responsible for shaping overall strategic sales strategy with Dr. Bronner’s Executive Team, and advising on Dr. Bronner’s Executive Council.
Gina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kent State University in Ohio, and a Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Gina enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and has a special passion for the art of dance. She loves being a mother, and lives in Boulder, Colorado with her son and husband.