Samuel Glen, Sales Manager
Sam has been with Natures Formulae since 2010, and manages our team of dedicated sales professionals. He graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a degree in Psychology and has an extensive 20+ year background working in sales and service, product development, and manufacturing.
When working with new customers Sam and his team prefer the 'hands-on' approach, guiding them through the process of taking their ideas from concept to a complete, ready-to-sell product. When new customers come to Natures Formulae with an idea, the best part of his job is turning someone’s dream into a successful reality.
Sam is a dedicated husband and father to two beautiful girls and is committed to providing natural, alternative health products to families and individuals. When he's not hard at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the sunny Okanagan.
Tia Boedeker, R&D Manager
Tia started her career at Natures Formulae in 2015 as the Laboratory Assistant/ R&D Facilitator, where she then worked her way up to become the R&D Manager. She has a Bachelor’s of Science majoring in Biology from the University of British Columbia. Currently, as R&D Manager, she strives for continued excellence with her team of Product Development and Quality Assurance to ensure that products are both formulated innovatively and manufactured to the standards of both our customers and Natures Formulae.
Tia enjoys the challenge of working with a diverse group of people and departments in order to create, maintain quality, and manufacture industry-leading products. Her favorite part of the job is that no two days are the same and there is always something new to discover in the natural health product industry.
In her free time, Tia enjoys global travel as well as riding her horse in the beautiful Okanagan.
Dr. Molly Sharma, Scientist
Molly Sharma, Ph.D., joined the Natures Formulae team in September 2010, bringing over 20 years of experience in research and development to the company. With a focus and interest in medicinal plants and their bio-active compounds, Dr. Sharma has extensive experience and skill in the extraction and isolation of natural compounds and the formulation of new products. Dr. Sharma has supervised numerous research projects and teams, published 23 research papers and participated in several science seminars and conferences.
Past research experience has included working with accelerated solvent extractions, micro plate readings for ORAC values of herbal products and electrophoresis for molecular characterization of proteins, TLC and HPLC. Current research interests within Natures Formulae focus on the development of new natural health products using innovative processes to incorporate various natural oils, herbs and minerals into herbal health, food, cosmetic and personal care formulations.
Dr. Molly Sharma oversees and uses her expertise to ensure quality assurance throughout the manufacturing process. Dr Sharma enjoys working with the challenge of developing innovative products, believing that challenges make life interesting and overcoming them makes life meaningful.
Victoria Pearson, Controller
Toria started her career at Natures Formulae in 2014 as the accountant. Currently, as Controller, she enjoys working with her team to ensure that accounting, purchasing and information systems function well to support ongoing growth in the company. Toria upholds accuracy, efficiency and integrity as key values for her team.
Having grown up in the beautiful Okanagan, Toria is delighted to have the opportunity to continue living and working in Kelowna. She is excited to be a part of the local manufacturing sector in an area better known as a tourist destination. After work relaxation includes hiking, biking and beaches in the summer and ski slopes in the winter - Okanagan living.
Toria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia - Okanagan in 2011 and continued on to complete a Diploma in Accounting through Sauder School of Business in 2014.
Daniel Paul, Operations Manager
Daniel has been with Natures Formulae since 2014. He has a Bachelor’s of Science majoring in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia. Daniel was initially hired as a Quality Control Technician and worked his way up to become the Operations Manager. Leading by example and encouraging a positive work environment Daniel pushes his production group to achieve their full potential.
He is a firm believer in continuous improvement and is always looking for ways to make the manufacturing process more efficient. Daniel and his team are dedicated to the delivery of high quality products.
When not at work you can find Daniel enjoying the hot summer sun or exploring the Okanagan.
Barbra Johnston, COO
Ms. Johnston holds an Associate Degree in Science from Ricks College, Idaho and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Brigham-Young University, Utah, having majored in merchandizing and marketing. Barbra works to ensure that the company’s clients are well served by implementing scientific knowledge, techniques and research into our customers’ new products.
Barbra believes that family and community relationships are an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and makes every effort to incorporate these values into the business. Barbra has worked with the Science Council of British Columbia, the BC Minister of Agriculture and Agriculture Canada and the Natural Health Products Program.
Gary Pearson, CEO
Gary enjoys leading a team dedicated to growing Nature Formulae’s manufacturing and research capabilities. Drawing on experience from executive and financial roles in various industries, Gary works to promote good business practices that benefit both Natures Formulae and our clients.
He believes that every employee in Natures Formulae has an important role to play in the success of the company and appreciates that together we are able to offer a complete suite of services in research, product development and manufacturing that are not readily available through other manufacturing companies.
Gary has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in Accounting and Management Information Systems and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.