Robin Carlson | Owner
Robin joined Maitri Marketing in 2010 and held a variety of positions including department manager, office assistant, regional and national demo coordinator, sales rep, and manager of sales and operations. Today, she is the owner. Prior to joining the natural products industry, Robin spent time in the title insurance and legal fields, as well as time as a massage therapist in high-end spas and a chiropractic office. Robin’s personal enthusiasm for natural products is married with a keen desire to champion the brands we represent, helping them grow and flourish. When she’s not working, Robin loves shopping, movies, and spending time with her husband and sons.
Jessica Cutting | Sales Specialist
Jessica started her journey in the natural industry at a very young age. Her passion and schooling beginning with homeopathy and herbalism in her early teens. As an adult Jessica ventured outside of the industry and took a job as a district trainer for customer service and sales in women’s fashion before returning to her roots and eventually managing the supplements and health and beauty departments at Pilgrims Market in Coeur d’ Alene, leading to a natural and happy transition with Maitri Marketing. In her free time you will find Jessica with her family, backpacking, rock climbing, hiking and generally enjoying the splendor of the outdoors.
Shanon Herzer | Sales Specialist
Shanon began her natural health education at Bastyr University and followed her passion to help heal people by becoming a Certified Natural Chef at The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. After many years of the chef life, she moved over to the retail side and became a natural products Buyer at Whole Foods in Seattle, where she inevitably fell in love with educating people about supporting themselves through alternative whole body options. Her passion for holistic health and wellness continues to drive her to educate and advocate for her brands, retailers and customers every day. Knowing the products she sells contributes to a healthier, happier lifestyle is what keeps her motivated and fulfilled.
Rachel Mitrani | Sales Specialist
Rachel Mitrani joined Maitri Marketing in 2013. In her 15 years in the natural foods trade, Rachel has worked in a variety of roles, including owner of a small raw foods café, staff member in PNW-based independents and a co-op, and broker representative. Rachel’s expertise and strong positive relationships are an asset to Maitri and the companies we represent. Her passion for issues such as non-GMO, fair trade, organic standards and specialty diets, means that Rachel stays abreast of the latest information and product knowledge. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Provender Alliance, further extending her passion for education and leadership in the natural products industry. In her free time, Rachel enjoys being in nature and spending quality time with her son.
Monica Stanfield | Sales Specialist
Monica has a rich history in the health and wellness industry, as well as an education and background in business and sales. Her dedication and passion to her work comes through in her ability to exceed expectations and deliver exceptional service. When she is not devoting her time to marketing and sales, she enjoys playing outside in beautiful central Oregon! Camping, hiking, snowboarding and spending time with her family provide an important balance to her work hard / play hard lifestyle.
Dooley Stevens | Sales Specialist
Dooley has always believed that enhancing external beauty can often be best rewarded by one's newly discovered self-confidence. Inspired by that belief, she enjoyed beginning her career as an Advisor and Account Coordinator for Estee Lauder cosmetics. After gaining valuable experience in retail management, she sought to expand her knowledge in skin care. Dooley earned her certification as a licensed aesthetician in 2007 and, for several years, worked with two prominent plastic surgeons in Eugene, Oregon. Since entering the natural products industry in 2013, she has proven to be adept in coordinating merchandise distribution and providing superb customer service. An avid baseball fan, Dooley cheers for the Seattle Mariners with her husband and plays catch with her son in the backyard.
Kelly Uusitalo | Sales Specialist
Kelly began her journey into the natural products industry just out of college while working for The Herbalist in Seattle. She developed a deep knowledge base of botanical, nutritional and homeopathic medicines as well as a passion for educating and supporting people's path to wellness. At the Bastyr Center for Natural Health she honed her knowledge of natural medicine and good manufacturing practices while working in the Dispensary and sitting on the Clinic Formulary Committee. Her love of nutrition and organic foods brought her to Washington State University where she received a certificate in Organic Agriculture Food Systems. Currently, she lives on a small 5-acre organic farm with her family and enjoys cross country skiing, hiking as well as preparing delicious meals with their farm fresh veggies.
Alicia Uyeda | Sales Specialist
At a very young age, Alicia was introduced to natural products. She quickly developed a passion for the holistic industry and has been active in the greater Seattle holistic community for over 20 years. As a graduate of the Bastyr University Nutrition program, Licensed Massage Practitioner, holistic beauty care consultant, educator and mother, Alicia utilizes all angles of her life-long experience and education to emphasize the importance of whole-body health. Various positions within the industry have also allowed her to develop a great understanding of excellent customer service from both the retail and manufacturer side. When not working, she can be found trail running, playing guitar or spending time with her daughter.