Our team consists of 25+ full-time and part-time front office and production employees. In order for our facility to run at full capacity, our management team ensures everyone is working in the right positions to achieve their full potential.
As the CEO of Natures Formulae Health Products Ltd. since 2010, Gary enjoys leading a team dedicated to growing the company’s manufacturing and research capabilities. Drawing on experience from his executive and financial roles in beverage and food manufacturing/marketing, forest product manufacturing and business consultancy with an international accountancy firm, 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 several niche 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 has worked as a Chartered Accountant since 1984. Gary enjoys many of the recreational activities that living in the Okanagan offers. He and his wife, Sandra have raised 4 children and are now experiencing the joys of being grandparents.
Barbra is a recognized entrepreneur who built Natures Formulae Health Products Ltd. from a small home-based business to its present day operation as a leader and specialist in the development and manufacturing of liquid-based natural health products.
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. She has over 30 years of sales and service experience. In expanding Natures Formulae Health Products Ltd., Barbra recognized that her clients were best served by implementing modern scientific knowledge and techniques which scientifically support time-tested remedies and provide research for new products and processes.
Barbra Johnston believes that family and community relationships are an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and she makes every effort to incorporate these values into the business. She is an active member and director of the Community Futures Development Corporation. Barbra has also participated in various activities with the Science Council of British Columbia, the BC Minister of Agriculture and Agriculture Canada discussing policies and legislation ensuring the continued growth and viability of our agricultural industries. She has recently been appointed to the Natural Health Products Program Advisory Committee.
Barbra has always set high standards for Natures Formulae’s products, facilities and team because she believes that Natures Formulae clients deserve a quality product that can be trusted.
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.
As the director of research and development for Natures Formulae, 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.
Sam has been with Natures Formulae working in the Sales department for over four years. He graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a degree in Psychology and has an extensive 15 year background working in sales and service, product development, and manufacturing.
When dealing with new customers Sam prefers the 'hands-on' approach, showing them the process of taking their ideas from concept to a complete, ready-to-sell product. New customers come in with an idea and Sam helps make it a reality - he feels it is the best part of the job helping someone's dream turn to a success.
Sam is a dedicated husband and father to two beautiful girls and is committed to providing natural alternative health products to families and individuals. He is also an avid user of natural health products that improves our quality of life. When he's not hard at work, he enjoys spending time with his family in the Okanagan.