Mattole Valley Naturals would still be the industry’s best kept secret without Blaine at the helm. Manufacturing, product reps, retailers, designers and mad scientists behind the scenes … Blaine orchestrates the flow. His business degree in Business-Economics from the University of California is a bonus, but his real life experience in employee and production management in both the private and corporate sector translate directly to the skills we need here to watch the bottom line. Blaine is also a partner and owner of the California Wine Festival
, as well as a board member at Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Sales & Alchemy
Olly Lithgow draws on his childhood eating fresh organic vegetables in New Zealand and working in restaurants across the world. His fascination with Taoist philosophy, Chinese wellness practices and yoga led him to a place where he is excited to share his knowledge about the most nutritious food on the planet.
Production and Chief Mobility Officer
Justine is a Santa Barbara native with a passion for yoga and sustainable and transformational foods. When Justine is not working at MVN making blends and adjusting coworkers alignment, you will find her teaching Yoga at Divinitree Yoga and Arts Studio and Yoga Soup.
Customer and media relations, financial and administrative management, team-building, sourcing, the occasional sales pitch... Maressa takes care of the nuts and bolts that keep things running smooth at MV Naturals. Her UCSB degree in Classical Languages and Literature has little real world application, however, she is finding the language of business and finance to be quite agreeable after the rigors of Greek and Latin scholarship. Her endless fascination with wellness (in every sense of the word) affords a happy fusion of work and play. She loves living between the mountains and sea.
The shelves are stocked, the kitchen is clean and all the orders were shipped on time. Jake Gregoire plays a dynamic role on the MVN team, assisting its other members whenever and wherever. When he isn't at HQ, one can usually find him outside. Whether it be on a trail, in the water or on the face of a mountain, being active and living a healthy lifestyle are part of his core philosophy.