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.
Ileana Escamilla| Sales Specialist
My name is Ileana Escamilla. I’m originally from South Texas, but have been residing in Seattle for the past 11 years. I began working in the natural industry in 2005 with Whole Foods Market as a team member in the Whole Body Department in Austin, TX. In my 6 years of working with the company, I was able to learn almost every position that was offered in the department. In 2011, I transitioned to an Account Manager for Renew Life where I would now service WFM locations and other natural markets in the Washington and Oregon area. After Renew Life, I worked for Vega from 2013 to 2016 and Orgain from 2016 to 2018. I’m excited to continue my journey in the natural industry with Maitri Marketing and looking forward to what the future lies ahead.
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.
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.
Tia Wick-Gladstone | Sales Specialist