About Julie

My name is Julie and I am the Director of Sales & Education at Laurel WPO. I am responsible for all aspects of our wholesale division and I am proud to be the point person for many of our fabulous spa, esthetician and retail partners. I have a true passion and respect for what Laurel has created and love to educate and support our partners on the best way to share this beautiful product with their customers. I feel that I have found my dream job and this is truly a gift to work with such an amazing and inspiring group of people.

the facts

I am a licensed esthetician and have been working in the spa industry for over 15 years. After working in professional theatre in New York City, I was drawn to a new career where healing and wellness was the priority. My focus on natural and organic skin care started while in esthetics school and has lead and motivated me through my career. I have been fortunate to work with, and learn from, so many who continue to lead the green beauty industry today. Most recently, I was the Spa Director at a large destination spa in Sonoma County, and it was there that I was introduced to Laurel’s products. Instantly, I knew this was the product line I had been waiting many years for. It was very soon after experiencing Laurel WPO myself that I came to work for the company. I cannot express enough how fortunate I feel to be a part of developing and growing this very special company where purity, integrity and love drives everything we do.

the heart

I have been lucky to live and travel all over the US. I love traveling and taking the opportunity to visit our friends and family all over the country whenever possible. My husband is an organic farmer and we are so happy to live in Sonoma County, where our passion for organic and sustainable practices resonate in our work as well as our personal life. We love to cook and as vegetarians we have a passion for experimenting with new recipes and growing everything we possibly can ourselves. My husband is the love of my life and my best friend. I am so happy we are on this journey together for over 18 years now. Oh and I love our giant Maine Coon Ralphie a whole bunch too!

About Megan

Hello, I’m Megan. The in-house Holistic Esthetician at Laurel Skin Studio. Through my practice, I offer our clients a full sensory experience – one that is dedicated to full mind and body relaxation, healing, and balance. With the use of Laurel’s whole plant organic line, combined with thoughtfully selected facial massage techniques such as lymphatic drainage and gua sha, I am able to help create a safe and wholesome space for our clients in the midst of the everyday chaos. Laurel refers to me as ‘the light’, and slowly our facials have moved well beyond result driven facials, but also truly heartfelt healing experiences for people.

the facts

My education in beauty started in Los Angeles, where I worked as an eco makeup artist for six years. NY was also a huge part of my career during that time. In 2013, I decided to further my education by becoming a licensed Esthetician. Once I delved into this side of the beauty industry, I knew that this is where my heart belonged. I found this dream job by chance, after my recent move to San Francisco in 2015. I have continued my study since I’ve been here, and have expanded into practicing MLD, as well as my own style of energetic acceptance of our own beauty. I have always had a love for nature, green beauty, and Northern California. Therefore, I am beyond grateful that I found this position, as it aligns with my lifestyle and my beliefs in healing nature.

the heart

I love my husband, family, friends, playing and listening to music. I also love art, culture, nature, yoga, hiking, meditating, travel, and eating a healthy and balanced vegetarian and vegan diet.

About Kat

I’m Kat, the Shipping and Quality Control Supervisor at the beautiful Laurel WPO studio! I oversee our shipping operations, and manage every aspect of products getting to our customers. I also have a knack for small details, so I make sure our presentation is always on brand. I work on many large projects as well around the studio, and enjoy seeing them through from start to finish. Our staff here is amazing, and I feel privileged to get to work closely with each member to keep the studio running smoothly and efficiently!

the facts

Inner and outer beauty have a big place in my heart, and true natural health is incredibly important in my life. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley in Integrative Biology, and I feel very lucky that I get to apply my science background to the green beauty field! I believe that life is a constant learning process, and I try to look for the valuable lessons in every experience, so that I can help others to be healthy and happy. I have embraced the concept of “Slow Beauty,” and truly believe that good things take time. It is worth it for your skin, body, and mental clarity to put love into your health! I feel grateful that I have a chance to share my excitement for organic and biodynamic ingredients with our customers.

the heart

I am a nature girl! I try to take advantage of everything California has to offer, from hiking Mt. Tamalpias and the Northern California coast to exploring the Sierras and the deserts of Southern California. My boyfriend is a constant shining light in my life, and inspires me to keep an open mind and an open heart. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, making beeswax candles, and taking photos. I am very excited to be working with the Laurel WPO team, and am learning every day to slow down, do it right, and enjoy!

About Chelsea

I’m Chelsea, the Studio Operations Supervisor at the Laurel Studio. I spend my days overseeing the day to day operations of our business, jumping in to help out where extra support is needed and, lovingly guiding our team to it’s highest functioning capabilities. I also over see all things HR, manage the many different moving parts of our business, and am constantly striving to ensure that everyone is working in an effective and sustainable way

the facts

My obsession with skin care began when I was a teenager, and grew as I continued my education and became a licensed esthetician. That is where my love of green beauty began. Over the last several years I have made it a point to make my home eco-friendly and green; from cleaning products to skin care, to the meals I cook. I truly believe in the healing power of plants, and have seen them work wonders not only internally but also externally. I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Laurel team during such a pivotal time in the world of green beauty!

the heart

When I am not at our sunny Sausalito studio I thrive on spending time with my wonderful husband, Jake and our sweet pup, Patsy. I make a point to get outside on a hike at least 2-3 times a week, and am always looking to fit in more yoga! I am a bonafide coffee-addict, who loves reading and cannot believe I got by so long without my Laurel Elixir and Healing Balm!

About Shelby

My name is Shelby and I am the Front Desk Lead here at Laurel WPO. I am here to support this wonderful team and to wrap up each day as a success. Working in our retail space and answering each email and phone call at Laurel WPO, I assist our customers in finding a product fitting for their needs, and usually even wrap them up and ship them myself as well. Around the Laurel WPO office and studio I am there to offer my support to the sales team, the shipping team, and production; whomever needs me the most that day; and to make each project achievable.

the facts

Green Beauty is a new love of mine. Though I have had the wonderful experience of growing up in an eco-conscious home and have continued to practice this awareness to this day, I have recently learned that green beauty is an amazing opportunity for personal growth and passion. My first love is retail and working directly with customers. Most importantly working with passionate and exceptional designers of their craft. I love sharing my knowledge of a product and giving each customer the gift of knowing the magic behind it all. There is an opportunity for me to do this here at Laurel WPO on a much larger scale and to educate and inspire customers on the beauty of knowing what goes into your beauty products.

the heart

I love doing things that quite simply bring me joy and that I find joy in. I am continuously inspired by the beautiful people that I am surrounded by and I am passionate about sharing loving and good-natured experiences such as: Cooking, dancing, learning, and sharing to name a few. I find so much happiness in being able to connect with and revisit my roots in magical West Marin. This is where my heart will forever be no matter where this life may take me.