About Our Family
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I'm Alicia, a.k.a. PR Mama, and it's my job to spread the good word about Mama's zero toxin wonders. I also run The Soft Landing, a resource to help parents decrease their family's exposure to toxic chemicals. Which reminds me, doesn't Mama know I don't have time to write a dang bio? Sheesh. Everyone around here knows I live by Q & D Standards (you know, quick and dirty). You want something done yesterday? Send it my way. I'm a safety and science research geek, a social media junkie and can work from anywhere. I'm serious. The pool, the grocery store, the campground, the dinner table (Shhh! Don't tell Mr. Man that I'm sneaking in texts and emails during dinner!). So if you end up on my to-do list - watch out - cause something's about to happen!
My name's Belinda, but they call me Mrs. B. I fell in love with Earth Mama when I reviewed products for my highly paid blog on one of the first online green eco-sites. You can tell that's a long time ago, since no one gets paid to blog nowadays! Since then my love for Earth Mama has grown and I've become the Big Idea Gal, Mama's sounding board, Keeper of the Mama Mission and Voice, one of the helpful Facebook Mamas, and the senior (OK, oldest) member of the bustling Marketing Team! Sometimes I have to tell everyone to shut up and leave me alone so I can don my nipple cap and have a good think. Good things usually come when I do!
Away from Earth Mama HQ, he enjoys playing tabletop games, Linux shell scripting, and using the Oxford Comma. Ben is most proud of his continuing work as the father of Rose. Having already taught Rose how to turn beach sand into silicon wafers, he is looking forward to giving her a Raspberry Pi so that she can learn computer coding.
Ben remembers where he is when typing his email address by reciting the simple mnemonic phrase: “Mama Always Makes another Soap If the Gallons Upon Your Attic, That Everyone Always Requests To Have Moved, Aren’t Moved, And Another Nearby Gallon Exits Like Buffalos Alongside Bill’s Yellow Dandelion, Or Tom’s Completely Obscured Mirror.”
I have lived in California and Texas, finally arriving in Oregon 6 years ago. I moved here to be close to my daughter, son-in-law and two beautiful grandsons. And I never want to live anywhere else!
I have worn several hats in the world of sales. Boutique dress shop, travel agency owner, produce broker (Watermelons and Pumpkins), Sales Admin for a manufacturer’s representative in the toy industry, and now here I am at Earth Mama!
I run this bidness. Mama Melinda is my idea. She's not even real, I made her up one day when I was working in my garage. I thought, "Hey, why don't I pretend my wife has a job, even if she doesn't?" So I figured I'd create this fake company and see if anybody would fall for it.
After all, I'm a journalism grad. I worked in printing and publishing for 30 years; I can dream up a good story about a woman who loved her herb garden so much she decided to share her ideas with the world.
What could possibly go wrong??
Whatever...it's a great story. Check it out on the web site.
As the newest member of the graphics team, I make pretty everything from the web to recipe cards. What’s better than looking at cute babies and beaming Mamas-to-be all day?
When I’m not making babies look even cuter (“how could they get even cuter?!” is what you’d hear if you were in my head), I spend time with my daughter, my best friend of a husband, and our sweet – yet Kooky – dog. You can most likely find us on a trail, sledding down a hill, buying up real estate with paper Monopoly money during dinner, munching on our garden’s bounty, or playing croquet on the beach. Where ever you find me, I’m almost always playing and laughing — two of my favorite pastimes.
Nuts and Bolts Mama
JessicaNuts and Bolts Mama
Call me Ishmael. Or Betsy. Chances are I'll answer to both. After a decade in the hotel/book industries, I wandered into the arms of my Earth Mama family and I couldn't be happier! I have been known to fiddle around in the lab and pack or box or two...but I ALWAYS give the best darn customer care that Oregon has to offer. Call me. I triple dog dare you! I bake (too much), read (too much) and hardly ever vacuum (enough). My life is filled with the love of a tribe of kittens, a super-dee-duper family and one Bob The Boyfriend (not to be confused with Bob The Builder). A day without laughter is unacceptable and luckily, the folks here seem to find me funny. Life is short and I'm just happy to be here!
I, John Wagner (AKA Mr. Finance) am known for my love of numbers. As a young man I was deeply involved in counting my mother's loose change and then figuring out how to spend it. As the years passed I began to accumulate change of my own and enjoyed counting it, too, but not so much spending it. At the company I am tasked with tracking the inflows and outflows of money much like I did in my youth, but on a larger scale. I also want everyone to know that the stereotype of accountants being dull and boring is a myth. If you don't believe it just ask me to regale you with tales of the epic struggle to divine which inventory methodology, LIFO or FIFO, best benefits the human race. If that doesn't sound interesting I can recount stories of my wife, two kids, dog or 3 cats. Your choice.
I’m a small town country girl who is still in love with my husband of 33 years. We have the advantage of both loving music and we play in a band in the Portland metro area. I also love to read and grow green things that I can eat. We have one daughter, Aleasha, age 32, who is a massage therapist who we are very proud of. We also love reaping the benefits of her profession.
My second “love” is my dog Tucker. Everyone here at Earth Mama Angel Baby knows how I feel about him. Since we live on small acreage, we also have two cats who so far have outwitted the other critters around the house.
So ~ most of my spare time is spent playing music, practicing music, or tinkering in my yard. It keeps me more than busy!!!
Favorite Color: Passionate Purple
Favorite Time of Day: Sunrise
Favorite Indulgence: Ben & Jerry's "Cherry Garcia"
Favorite Quote to live by: "Be the Change in the World You Wish to See."
Hey there! My name is Kimberly and I've been lovin' on mama's and babies since the birth of my son in 1996. I've worn lots of fun hats over the years - everything from production coordinator in the silly music business to marketing and PR "funny business", and from childbirth educator to birth and postpartum doula. But by far the prettiest and most fun chapeau I've donned to date, is the one I wear at Earth Mama Angel Baby. I get to share the love and goodness with new mamas and babies through maternity stores, boutiques, birthing facilities, healthcare professionals and such.
As a doula and childbirth educator since 2000, I came to know and adore Earth Mama Angel Baby products and the lovely Free Birth Plan, and recommend the family of products to all my clients.
When I'm not spreading the Earth Mama Angel Baby love throughout the world, I'm a Mama to my own brood which includes my teenage son, and my two furry pug babies. We have all used and are big fans of Earth Mama Angel Baby, priding ourselves on finding new uses for the products! In my quiet times I enjoy knitting, reading, cooking, making homemade cheese, home crafted beer, growing my very own aeroponic organic garden, and even picking up a brush and expressing myself with paint.
If you're ever in the neighborhood make sure to stop in, say "Howdy" and share in some of our home crafted goodies!
My name is Ryan, aka. "Marty." The Marty is short for Marty Stewart, a nickname I have acquired since I am a single dad raising two kids on my own. I have become quite the homemaker. Hence the Marty Stewart. Here at Earth Mama I am the man that makes all of the packages full of our wonderful product find their new homes. If it needs checked, shipped, wrapped, lifted, moved, received, QC'd, built, or researched I am your guy. You might have trouble finding me in the warehouse though, because I move like a Ninja. Just look for the shiny headed flash flittering about.
Mama In Charge
MelindaMama In Charge
I started a list of what I do here at Earth Mama, and decided it would be easier to write a list of what I don't do. Here's what I don't do: anything that has to do with bookkeeping. Oh sure, early on, I kept the books for Earth Mama in a little hand-written ledger book. Now we have a team of accounting brilliants, and I appreciate their cash-flow skills, budgeting and balance sheets from afar.
I'm not sure if the actual buck stops here - if we're talking about the dollar I'd be happy it if it did - but certainly the purity, the safety, the responsibility, and the care of every person in this company, as well as every product that we make, all that begins and ends with me. I take all that very seriously, and I get all mama-bear if someone gets in the way.
Here's what I am. I'm a nurse/herbalist and the founder, formulator and CEO of Earth Mama. When I became enthralled with the study of medicinal herbs, it was never my intention to start a company. But thanks to my best friend/husband, I had the freedom to spend several years doing nothing but studying and gardening. I spent many, many hours with dirt under my nails and my butt in the air, learning from the plants themselves. I grew, blended, infused, tinctured, mixed and stirred, learning the many herbal "delivery systems": teas and tinctures, soaps and salves, oils, sprays and poultices - the works.
I vividly remember searching high and low for the "rule book" for how to take a business from a start-up in my kitchen, dining room, garage and laundry room, to an international giant. I'll let you know when I find it.
Sales Coordinator Goddess
SequoiaSales Coordinator Goddess
When people hear my name I'm often get asked if it is like the Toyota or the Indian Chief, I give them a "you just made a funny face" and tell them, nope, it's like the tree! The Sequoia Redwood tree that is; of the Sequoiadendron giganteum family - now of the Earth Mama Angel Baby family.
I love people (seriously!) and giving great customer service is my job (super seriously)! That means I get the awesome privilege of being the "Mama" on the end of the phone. I've taken the Earth Mama Team Title of 'Newbie' while I learn the lay and product of the land. Each day is an awesome adventure with some good, deep laughter which I feel honored and happy to be a part of.
I'm Tall and Strong as I walk the walk of life ...being a daughter, sister, wife and mother to my precious toddler, Stella Ruth.
Head Box Juggler
SherriHead Box Juggler
As one of the newest members of the Earth Mama Angel Baby team, I'm doing a lot of observing and learning the "fluidity" of a passionate company. I came from 13 years in the corporate world and am excited and over-whelmed by the opportunities to make a difference inside and outside of this amazing organization. I feel like I GET to come to work each day and that is awesome!
I manage the distribution team as well as provide sales support to our international customers. I have been tasked with implementing "best practices" that will allow us to grow with grace and transparency. I bring years of experience from a structured workplace (left brain) and am so glad to hang out with creative (right brain) folks all day. Possibilities abound!
My husband and I are the proud parents of four amazing children (19, 17, 15, & 11). My email at
Earth Mama Angel Baby is distributionmama@..., but my family thinks it would be better shortened to "disturbedmama@.... "! Hmmmm....
Merchant Wrangler Extraordinaire
TaraMerchant Wrangler Extraordinaire
I am Tara, the National Sales Manager for Earth Mama Angel Baby. Earth Mama Angel Baby is my favorite client because of the people here and the products we all are privileged to work with. I love my work, having been in the natural products trade for over 35 years, because I am able to work with some of the best products ever made-clean, authentic, beautiful products that enrich everyone's lives who come into contact with them. And I also get to know amazing, heart centered people who work with those beautiful products.
I am living in the woods of Idaho, having come from beautiful but BUSY No California, and love the quiet beauty here. In my heart I am an organic gardener, composting being my favorite part, and a perpetual home remodeler who loves to sing, to dance and to spend time with my kids and grandkids. I travel for my business quite a lot, so am always glad to come back home to the woods for a break from life's busy-ness.
Known around Earth Mama HQ as Mama's right hand (even though she's left-handed) and the enforcer (this one is news to me but not exactly a surprise-I'm sure they mean it lovingly). I'm the customer care supervisor, hospital outreach extraordinaire, connecting thousands of new babies with safer alternatives and I try to wrangle the marketing department when they get all crazy. And when my day ends here I go and start my real full time job, playing cars with my two adorable boys and swishing cloth diapers in the toilet. Working at Earth Mama has broadened my passion for safer alternatives for cleaning products, organic food and personal care for my whole family. Anybody who knows me will tell you I won't shut up about how much I love my job, and I really mean it.
|Earth Mama Angel Baby is proud to be recognized by the following organic associations!|
Earth Mama Mission
Earth Mama believes in the natural process of birth, and the healing power of nature. Our mission is to provide safe, herbal alternatives for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and babies of all ages, and to help educate people about traditional plant medicine and safe personal care. We manufacture natural and organic products that work, combining generations of women's wisdom and traditional plant medicine with the safety and assurances of contemporary evidence based research. If it doesn't measure up to Mama's standards, it doesn't leave the building. That's Mama's Promise®.
Product safety is the most important thing. Every Earth Mama product is made with only pure, natural worry-free ingredients. We continually refine products as organic ingredients or more efficient herbs are available. Of course there are no toxins ever.
We have a sincere faith in the natural process of birthing babies, and formulate easy-to-use herbal products to support mamas and babies through the entire miraculous birth process, from pregnancy through postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care, and even the loss of a baby.
We rely on plant wisdom that has been passed down from great-grandmother to grandmother to mother to daughter; we combine that wisdom with the safety and assurances of contemporary evidence-based research.
We provide research, tools and products that can empower women with knowledge about the earth's natural resources so they can safely nurture themselves and their angel babies. It is also our goal, in times of grief, to help provide real physical support, resource information, and emotional and spiritual comfort to women who have experienced the loss of a baby.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. We choose green and toxin-free business practices because we have a company-wide commitment to honor the earth and her valuable resources.