Founded in 1991

About Us

Company Overview

Over the past 30 years, we have transformed from the kitchen sink to a 30,000 square foot, fully GMP certified facility, with over 85 employees. Natures Formulae specializes in manufacturing diverse private label and custom health and wellness products using globally sourced unique and innovative ingredients. We have become a trusted custom manufacturer producing thousands of products for hundreds of customers.  We work with national and international brands with well-established distribution networks. Our customers are delivered a diverse, world-class range of cosmeceutical and nutraceutical products all manufactured under their own brands.

Natures Formulae has developed expertise in the use of natural ingredients and has successfully reformulated many customer products to scale their business using natural ingredients. We are also

pleased to offer our services to those using more conventional ingredients to achieve efficacy, product consistency, or lower cost. We respect those choices and will provide the option best suited to your product needs.

Natures Formulae provides services from product idea development through to high volume production. Our customers appreciate the range of our services, the versatility of production lines, and our capability to scale up production when their product achieves success in the market.

Our Team

Barbra Johnston, Founder

Barbra founded Natures Formulae in 1991 and pioneered the natural health and wellness industry in Western Canada. Her unwavering commitment over the years to bring customers a natural option for health and cosmetics has been instrumental in the growth of many customers’ product lines. Jim Rohn’s original quote “”It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go” has guided her throughout the businesses transformation.

Barbra 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.

Barbra believes that family and community relationships are an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and makes every effort to incorporate these values into the business. Barbra has worked with the Science Council of British Columbia, British Columbia Minister of Agriculture and Agriculture Canada, Natural Health Products Program with Health Canada and is currently the Chair of Kelowna’s Community Futures board.

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Our Team

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Barbra Johnston, Founder

Barbra founded Natures Formulae in 1991 and pioneered the natural health and wellness industry in Western Canada. Her unwavering commitment over the years to bring customers a natural option for health and cosmetics has been instrumental in the growth of many customers’ product lines. Jim Rohn’s original quote “”It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go” has guided her throughout the businesses transformation.

Barbra 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.

Barbra believes that family and community relationships are an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and makes every effort to incorporate these values into the business. Barbra has worked with the Science Council of British Columbia, British Columbia Minister of Agriculture and Agriculture Canada, Natural Health Products Program with Health Canada and is currently the Chair of Kelowna’s Community Futures board.

Victoria Pearson, President

Toria started her career at Natures Formulae in 2014 as the Accountant. She then worked as the Controller for 7 years, leading her team to ensure that accounting, regulatory, admin and information systems functioned well to support ongoing growth in the company. Now, Toria is excited to lead the company as the President and to help develop the next era of growth for Natures Formulae. Toria upholds accuracy, efficiency and integrity as key values for her team.

Having grown up in the beautiful Okanagan, Toria is delighted to have the opportunity to continue living and working in Kelowna. She is excited to be a part of the local manufacturing sector in an area better known as a tourist destination. After work relaxation includes hiking, biking and beaches in the summer and ski slopes in the winter – Okanagan living. She lives by her favourite quote “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” from The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Toria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan in 2011 and continued on to complete a Diploma in Accounting through Sauder School of Business in 2014. In 2022, she completed her Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Victoria Pearson, President

Toria started her career at Natures Formulae in 2014 as the Accountant. She then worked as the Controller for 7 years, leading her team to ensure that accounting, regulatory, admin and information systems functioned well to support ongoing growth in the company. Now, Toria is excited to lead the company as the President and to help develop the next era of growth for Natures Formulae. Toria upholds accuracy, efficiency and integrity as key values for her team.

Having grown up in the beautiful Okanagan, Toria is delighted to have the opportunity to continue living and working in Kelowna. She is excited to be a part of the local manufacturing sector in an area better known as a tourist destination. After work relaxation includes hiking, biking and beaches in the summer and ski slopes in the winter – Okanagan living. She lives by her favourite quote “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” from The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Toria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan in 2011 and continued on to complete a Diploma in Accounting through Sauder School of Business in 2014. In 2022, she completed her Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Jeff McFarlane, Procurement Manager

Jeff is a procurement professional who works with customers, sales and operations groups that sees his role as making all their goals possible. He has over 15 years of experience in materials management and procurement.

Jeff believes that data driven decisions, communication and planning are the foundation of being successful. He appreciates Fitzhugh Dodson’s quote “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” He is always looking to learn new skills and keep up with industry trends. He earned a Journeyman Parts Technician Ticket from SAIT and recently obtained his CPIM designation from APICS.

Since moving to the Okanagan in 2016, Jeff and his family have been enjoying the many outdoor activities in Kelowna and he can often be found on one of his favorite golf courses.

Jeff McFarlane, Procurement Manager

Jeff is a procurement professional who works with customers, sales and operations groups that sees his role as making all their goals possible. He has over 15 years of experience in materials management and procurement.

Jeff believes that data driven decisions, communication and planning are the foundation of being successful. He appreciates Fitzhugh Dodson’s quote “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” He is always looking to learn new skills and keep up with industry trends. He earned a Journeyman Parts Technician Ticket from SAIT and recently obtained his CPIM designation from APICS.

Since moving to the Okanagan in 2016, Jeff and his family have been enjoying the many outdoor activities in Kelowna and he can often be found on one of his favorite golf courses.

Tia Boedeker, R&D/QA Manager

Tia has been with Natures Formulae since 2015 and successfully manages the R&D and Quality Control teams. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree. She strives for excellence from her teams to ensure products are formulated innovatively and manufactured to the highest of standards.

Tia enjoys the challenge of working with a diverse group of people and departments in order to create industry-leading products. She resonates with Colin Powell’s quote “There are no secrets to success. It is the results of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Her favorite part of the job is that no two days are the same and that there is always something new to discover in the natural health product industry.

In her free time, Tia enjoys global travel as well as riding her horse in the beautiful Okanagan.

Tia Boedeker, R&D/QA Manager

Tia has been with Natures Formulae since 2015 and successfully manages the R&D and Quality Control teams. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree. She strives for excellence from her teams to ensure products are formulated innovatively and manufactured to the highest of standards.

Tia enjoys the challenge of working with a diverse group of people and departments in order to create industry-leading products. She resonates with Colin Powell’s quote “There are no secrets to success. It is the results of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Her favorite part of the job is that no two days are the same and that there is always something new to discover in the natural health product industry.

In her free time, Tia enjoys global travel as well as riding her horse in the beautiful Okanagan.

Karla Currie, Production Manager

Karla has resided in the Okanagan with her family for over 25 years. Her career in manufacturing started in a pharmacy lab making medicinal compounds and capsules for patients. With over 17 years of experience and knowledge gained from working manufacturing products from conception to distribution, she brings a comprehensive set of skills that are of value to the industry. Karla has continued to advance her career through a Six Sigma Yellow belt course and Project Management studies.

Karla believes clear expectations and respect for team members help lay the groundwork for a highly productive team. Her strong leadership and organisational capabilities have proven to be successful in supporting the Production team to meet customers’ milestones while upholding the company’s core value of quality products.

Her favourite quote is, “it’s about the courage to show up and be seen even when you can’t control the outcome” by Brene Brown. Don’t let fear stop you from challenging yourself to accomplish new experiences. It could be your first triathlon or riding your motorbike across eight states, if you don’t set yourself on adventures, you will never know what you are truly capable of.  

Karla Currie, Production Manager

Karla has resided in the Okanagan with her family for over 25 years. Her career in manufacturing started in a pharmacy lab making medicinal compounds and capsules for patients. With over 17 years of experience and knowledge gained from working manufacturing products from conception to distribution, she brings a comprehensive set of skills that are of value to the industry. Karla has continued to advance her career through a Six Sigma Yellow belt course and Project Management studies.

Karla believes clear expectations and respect for team members help lay the groundwork for a highly productive team. Her strong leadership and organisational capabilities have proven to be successful in supporting the Production team to meet customers’ milestones while upholding the company’s core value of quality products.

Her favourite quote is, “it’s about the courage to show up and be seen even when you can’t control the outcome” by Brene Brown. Don’t let fear stop you from challenging yourself to accomplish new experiences. It could be your first triathlon or riding your motorbike across eight states, if you don’t set yourself on adventures, you will never know what you are truly capable of.  

Gary Pearson, CEO

Gary enjoys leading a team dedicated to growing Nature Formulae’s manufacturing and research capabilities. Drawing on experience from executive and financial roles in various industries, Gary works to promote good business practices that benefit both Natures Formulae and our clients.

Gary 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 a complete suite of 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 is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

“To be a rock and not to roll” – Robert Plant

Gary Pearson, CEO

Gary enjoys leading a team dedicated to growing Nature Formulae’s manufacturing and research capabilities. Drawing on experience from executive and financial roles in various industries, Gary works to promote good business practices that benefit both Natures Formulae and our clients.

Gary 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 a complete suite of 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 is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

“To be a rock and not to roll” – Robert Plant

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