Andrea is a city girl turned country gal, who has been working in the field of natural foods and holistic health for the last 11 years. She began in a high-end, high-volume organic food and juice retail company in NYC as an area manager for multiple locations. Here, she figured out that she wanted to learn more about nutrition in order to speak about natural foods with greater depth. She went back to school to become a holistic nutritionist in Colorado, where she held a private practice working with individuals in group and one-on-one settings. She has also worked in a number of farm to table restaurants along the way.
Over the last few years, her idea of holistic health expanded to include emotional and spiritual wellbeing. She explored these areas of interest while living in the beautiful land of Costa Rica. As an avid traveler and adventurer, she was filled up by this international living opportunity in many ways, and is excited to bring the lessons and energy of her time there back to her life and work in the States.
In all parts of her life, Andrea is most fulfilled when she is creating meaningful connections, and loves hearing about the things that light people up! She is passionate about the health of the body/mind/spirit of people, animals, plants, and earth. She is an advocate of living life from the heart, and cultivating spaces that support us to thrive in our own unique ways. She can often be found on long walks in the woods with her dog and partner, enjoying food, travelling, making art and dancing.
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Flor is originally from Mexico and moved to California in 2001. She discovered her passion for the Health and Natural Food Industry in 2003, when she started working for Mother’s Market & Kitchen in Orange County, CA.
While at Mother’s Market, she was surrounded with a great team who supported her growth and development of new skills. She moved into an Assistant Buyer position, where she helped get some of the most innovative organic brands on shelf. Mother's Market is also where she found a passion for helping herself and others by having an awareness of the impact our choices have on the environment and our future.
Flor's life goal is to continue learning and striving to make this world a better place to live and continue to advocate for people with disabilities, which is very personal to her. She now lives in Massachusetts with her son, husband and little furry friend. She enjoys spending time with family, visiting new places, farmer’s markets, long walks, especially by the beach, and running. She also found a new love for photography, but she is still very new at it.
Katie joined the natural foods industry in 2007 as a grocery team member in Whole Foods Market-Hadley, MA. She was quickly promoted to Body Care buyer, and after a year she joined Sage Marketing in metropolitan Boston. Off she went to the not-so-big city. Katie spent 11 years servicing Whole Foods helping to grow the greeting card program as well as many other lines. She is well known in the North Atlantic territory for her effervescent personality and devotion to her work.
Katie was born and raised in Massachusetts. A few of her favorite things include spending time with family and friends, traveling, communing with the natural world, and exploring music of all kinds.
Victoria began her natural foods career way back in 2002 in Portland, Maine at the independent the Whole Grocer. After graduating cum laude with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine, she worked in the Whole Body department at Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME. She moved to Massachusetts in order to grow, and worked at several of the Boston stores as a Whole Body Team Leader before moving to New Hampshire and opening the first two Whole Foods Markets in the state. Victoria left Whole Foods Market to become a Territory Sales and Education Manager for a supplement company, and moved back to the great state of Maine. All of these roads brought her to Yin Yang in April 2019.
When not working, Victoria enjoys time spent with her husband and their rescue dog, Gordon whether in their own backyard or adventuring.
Marla grew up in New Jersey, and made her way up to Massachusetts to teach and help pioneer after school programming at a start-up independent middle school. While teaching, she realized she could have a bigger impact on the girls through coaching and mentoring them in health, sports, and overall wellness.
Following her teaching gig, Marla was inspired to start a healthy snack food company in Boston called Enerchi Bites. She immersed herself in Boston’s natural food business ecosystem and developed valuable relationships with like-minded founders, retailers, and small business owners. Marla had a blast learning the nuts and bolts of running a food business, but ultimately decided to focus on the aspect she excelled at: establishing relationships and growing them. Today, Marla continues to pursue her passion for supporting food entrepreneurs and promoting healthier food products in her community.
In her free time, Marla loves to experiment in the kitchen, spend time with friends and family, teach and practice yoga, cycle, and hike and explore new places to ski tour with her husband and dog.