Leadership & Spokespeople

David Bronner

Cosmic 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

President

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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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúOld & Improved‚ÄĚ 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 Bronner

Chief 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 $199.5 million in 2023.

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 Milam

Chief 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 Bronner

Consumer Educator

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Lisa Bronner is Dr. Bronner’s consumer educator and editor of ‚ÄúGoing Green with Lisa Bronner.‚ÄĚ She is granddaughter of Emanuel Bronner, founder of Dr. Bronner‚Äôs‚ÄĒthe 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‚Äôs “Going Green” blog, 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 Leson

Vice 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs fair trade projects around the world directly benefit an estimated 25,000 farmers, employees, and their families ‚Äď 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 Pierick

Vice 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 over $199.5 million in 2023.

Originally from Provo, Utah, Sharla moved to California where she earned a Bachelor‚Äôs 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‚Äôs at a pivotal time of growth and restructuring of the company, Sharla has been instrumental to managing Dr. Bronner‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs charitable giving programs is evidenced in the company‚Äôs annual All-One Report. Having once desired to run her own dance production theatre, she is now very happy to work at Dr. Bronner‚Äôs where the Magic Foam Experience maintains an extensive costume room and often produces dance ‚Äúperfoamances‚ÄĚ 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 Volgyesi

Vice 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 organic body care and food products.

Since joining the company in 2010, Christina has been instrumental in the growth of sales to over $199.5 million in 2023. She oversees the company’s Marketing, Customer Experience, and Ecommerce Departments and sits on Dr. Bronner’s Executive Council.

Christina established the company’s marketing department in 2011. Its primary mandate was campaign-focused work around legalizing industrial hemp farming, GMO labeling, raising the minimum wage, drug policy reform and regenerative organic agriculture. The department’s evolution now includes global brand management, creative services, digital content, and new product development.

Christina works with Dr. Bronner’s leadership and executive team to shape global brand strategy and help ensure mission and creative alignment around the world, including launching strategic plastic reduction initiatives such as the company’s revolutionary soap refill carton packaging and regenerative organic certified product lines like Dr. Bronner’s new Magic All-One chocolate.

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.

Christina was born in Toronto, Canada and 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.

Les Szabo

Vice President of Constructive Capital

Les Szabo is Vice President of Constructive Capital at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. He joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2013.

Under his leadership, Dr. Bronner’s Constructive Capital department anchors the company’s philanthropy programs in support of the company’s goal to distribute at least 1/3 of profits annually to support charitable and activist causes as well as funding a variety of strategic impact investing initiatives. The team also provides ongoing strategic and development support to key nonprofit partners and mission-aligned businesses.

In addition to his work with Constructive Capital, Les currently leads Dr. Bronner’s international sales and marketing division. He also advises on Dr. Bronner’s Executive Council and facilitates the company’s annual OKR goal planning process.

His work is informed by over twenty years of experience working in the natural products and apparel industries. Les was a co-founder of the brands Living Harvest, Dunderdon, and Infinity Sport. Les currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife.

Benny Andrade

Director 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‚Äôs logistics department. He collaborates closely with multiple departments and partners around the world, to ensure the efficient flow of the company‚Äôs 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‚Äôs coconut oil, and Serendpalm, Dr. Bronner‚Äôs sister company in Ghana, that produces ¬†palm oil used in the brand‚Äôs bar soaps. And he subsequently oversees the domestic and international outbound of Dr. Bronner‚Äôs 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 Rosa

Director 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 over $199.5 million in 2023.

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 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 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, Magic Balms, and most recently the national launch of Soap Refill Cartons into 10,000 stores within one year of roll-out. Bringing a strong passion for mission-driven work, he was key to the coordination and execution of the successful annual retail cause marketing campaigns the company founded, Hemp History Week and World Fair Trade Day, among other similar efforts.

Outside of his sales role, Marc embraces the great outdoors. An ocean lover and avid surfer, Marc’s wanderlust has taken him to over 17 countries and counting. At home, he enjoys the simple joys of life with his partner, their two spirited toddler boys, and three beloved rescue dogs.

Ryan Fletcher

Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations

Ryan Fletcher is Director of Public Relations at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. Since joining the company in 2006, Ryan’s leadership of Dr. Bronner’s public relations and earned media strategy has been instrumental in the growth of sales to over $199.5 million in 2023.

With over 20 years of experience, Ryan anchors the PR department in its mandate of supporting mission control through management of the brands global PR strategy. At Dr. Bronner‚Äôs the purpose of public relations is to protect and promote the integrity of Dr. Bronner‚Äôs brand and its ‚ÄúAll-One!‚ÄĚ mission. Ryan and the PR team have facilitated thousands of media placements on behalf of Dr. Bronner‚Äôs in the world‚Äôs most influential media outlets. The department helps develop communications, campaigns, and multimedia projects for the company and plays a key role in Dr. Bronner‚Äôs activism and charitable work. Ryan also sits on Dr. Bronner‚Äôs Executive Council.

Ryan runs the mission driven communications firm, Movement Media, and is an advisor on public relations, communications strategy, fundraising, and organizational development to a variety of organizations, projects, and social movements. Ryan lives in Washington, DC and is a proponent of cooperative living and a vegan lifestyle.

Edwin Gomez

Director of Operations

Edwin Gomez is Director of Operations of Dr. Bronner‚Äôs, 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs, the company has grown from $20 million in annual revenue in 2005 to over $199.5 million in 2023.

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 Kabellis

Director 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-Knowles

Director 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.

During her tenure at the company she has built and overseen Dr. Bronner‚Äôs technical service and product development functions, including Sustainability, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Quality, and Research & Development. Since 2019 Darcy has led the company‚Äôs work to address and reduce its plastic use, including the development of circular bulk refill stations and Liquid Soap Refill carton packaging as well as supporting plastic and climate policy advocacy, and creating a plastic insetting program. Darcy has also secured 100% renewable power for the company, launched their Green Team and Fair Trade Internship Program, laid the foundation for their employee-led zero waste to landfill initiative, and is responsible for the company‚Äôs environmental reporting and climate strategy. Additionally, she oversees the registration and compliance with Dr. Bronner‚Äôs many third-party certifications, including B Corp, USDA Organic, Fair Trade, Vegan, Regenerative Organic Certified¬ģ, and EWG Verified.

Under her leadership, Dr. Bronner’s has reduced its emissions and earned the highest B Corp score in the world. Her work has also supported the development of document control and quality management systems, established new product development processes, and implemented contracting and supplier onboarding processes guided by fair trade values.

Darcy received her BA in Environmental Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Barnard College at Columbia University, and her Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management. Born in Oakland, Darcy now lives in Oceanside, California with her family. She is a founding Board Member of Naturally San Diego and is a practicing yogi, accomplished singer, and passionate ‚ÄėSlow Food‚Äô home cook in her spare time.

Lilia Vergara

Director of Human Resources

Lilia Vergara is Director of Human Resources at Dr. Bronner‚Äôs, 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 Bachelor of Science, 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 Coccari

Senior 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 $199.5 million in 2023.

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.