Jena Thompson, CEO/Chemist

Jena Thompson, CEO/Chemist

What do you enjoy or have interest in?

Experiencing life! Personal growth, cooking (I LOVE cooking and creating new recipes!), yoga, coffee, fine dining & wine, music, collecting & using crystals, reading, gardening, biking, canoeing, kayaking, traveling, spending time with my friends and family and of course my two amazing boys, Cole & Ethan River, who are my world.

A fun fact we may not know about you?

I have a case of wanderlust and a goal to visit 100 countries in my lifetime. I have swum in 6 large bodies of water, including the Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Bering Sea, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Experience is so much greater than a picture or reading about it in a book. A fun fact that not too many people know is that during junior high, I had a pet albino rat named Rascal.

Why your role at Daisy Blue is important to you and to Daisy Blue?

I have always had a passion for reading labels and understanding what each of the ingredients is, whether it’s in food, skin care, or even what clothing is made from. Taking this passion and creating skin care products that are truly healthy and good for you brings me joy. To hear the stories of how our products do make a difference is a beautiful thing. I also love seeing and helping women become empowered with their voice, their skills, and their purpose.

Sharon Delphos, Sales & Marketing Manager

What do you enjoy or have an interest in?

Comedy, anything that makes you laugh especially a good belly laugh, one that makes your stomach hurt, and tears fall from your eyes, the kind where once you start you can’t stop! Whether you are alone or with the people you love, a good laugh just makes you feel better. I also love animals (I have 4 cats and a dog), the beach (water feeds my soul, it is my happy place), music, dance, theatre, anything creative, coloring (I love coloring books, fancy pens & markers, and new pencils), and if it’s shiny, sparkly, or glittery, I must have it! Most importantly to me though is my family, my faith, and my friends. I would be nothing without them. They are the village that supports me and I love them dearly.

A fun fact we may not know about you?

I worked at Disney World after I graduated from high school as a performer! I had been in dance since I was three years old so when the opportunity to audition for Disney arrived I jumped at the chance! Working for Disney was the most amazing, most difficult, most wonderful job I have ever had. Every time we visit I still feel the same magic when I walk down Main Street towards Cinderella’s Castle! Disney will always hold a special place in my heart and be a special part of my life and my family’s life.

Why your role at Daisy Blue is important to you and to Daisy Blue?

My role at DB is important to me because I believe that what you put on your skin is just as important as what you eat. Eliminating as many chemicals as possible from our daily lives will help us all to live a longer healthier life. Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, Celiac Disease, and Asthma have affected my family like so many other families. I believe that making the change to healthier skincare and makeup along with a healthy diet and exercise can make positive changes in overall health. Daisy Blue is an easy, affordable, healthy choice for people to make. I see my role as a wholesale distributor as an opportunity to help people make healthier choices with their skincare and makeup. I want to help Jena expand Daisy Blue into the Southeast region of the United States because we have a strong message and wonderful products that we want to share. Our goal is to make a positive difference in every life that we touch starting with what you put on your skin!

Rosa Rodriguez, Retail Store Manager

What do you enjoy or have interest in?

I love all things natural! From gardening to long walks outdoors. The moon is one of my favorite things to watch during moon cycles, especially the Full Moon! I have several plant babies that have created my indoor oasis during our long Minnesota winter. I also have my pups and cats who I adore just as much as my human family. My family is everything and I especially love spending time with my beautiful daughter, Aliyah. Collecting crystals of all shapes and sizes is my jam! I never stop learning and growing and when time allows, I enjoy reading, journaling, and meditating.

A fun fact we may not know about you?

I actually have 2 fun facts!

  1. I love creating and baking cakes of all shapes and sizes, and never use fondant for any of my creations.
  2. I am a 'witch' at heart! I enjoy reading oracle and tarot cards and provide private readings for close friends and family.

Why your role at Daisy Blue is important to you and to Daisy Blue?

I am a natural born educator. I like to learn new things and teach others too. Having knowledge in all of the things that Daisy Blue offers (teas, crystals, sage, skin care, makeup, etc.) is important to my role at Daisy Blue, and I truly love natural and safe products! What we use on our skin and put in our bodies is so important to living a longer, healthier and happier life! I am very blessed to be able to be on this journey and do something I am very passionate about!

Stephanie Winter, Graphic Designer

What do you enjoy or have interest in?

I am an herbal tea enthusiast with an education in horticulture, nursery and greenhouse operations, and natural landscaping. My passion and focus is in growing organic produce and herbs, and continuously learning about the benefits of natural living and the health benefits of natural medicine and herbs. I am always studying new ways to create a self-sufficient lifestyle, and I love to teach people about the benefits of plants and growing your own food. I have taught community classes on small space gardening, making fiber goods, and food production.

A fun fact we may not know about you?

Horticulture was not my original career choice. When I was four years old, I wanted to be a puppy when I grew up. But when that fell through, I had to consider other career options. Then I decided that I would become a zookeeper, until I found out that I would have to clean up animal poop and I could not just ride on elephants all day. So finally, I decided that I would just grow gardens. Turned out to be my biggest passion and an endless study for me. Now, I help on my father’s vineyard and winery, grow many different types of herbs and produce on my own property, and spend late nights studying ethnobotany and permaculture.

Why your role at Daisy Blue is important to you and to Daisy Blue?

I want to teach people how to better care for themselves with natural plant-based and earth-friendly products for their health. I want to provide a space for the community to learn about natural living, to have access to healthier products, and to help them bring wellness to their mind, body, and soul.

Tammy Busho, Sales

What do you enjoy or have interest in?

Helping people gives me the most joy in my life! Every day it’s my goal to make someone’s life a little better. That’s part of the reason Daisy Blue has been such a blessing in my life. I enjoy family and friend time. Reading, bowling, bingo, walking, swimming, and fishing with the hubby and kids, just to name a few of the fun activities that bring me joy!

A fun fact we may not know about you?

I have a very interesting tattoo!

Why your role at Daisy Blue is important to you and to Daisy Blue?

I have been with Jena & Daisy Blue Naturals since the start and love sharing these amazing products. Jena has taught me so much about natural products and understanding what truly natural means. Just the fact alone that everything you put on your skin goes into your system. Your skin is the biggest organ we have! Because my family has been affected by cancer, I found this information fascinating. We worry about what we eat, and that we exercise, but never gave the skin and the products that are being applied a thought. I have a passion for helping others, which is why this company is a perfect fit for me!

Jill Jones, Team Support

What do you enjoy or have interest in?

Spending time with my family is my greatest joy. I am a new ‘gigi’ (grandma) to the most amazing little boy! I love creating different artistic items including jewelry, watercolor painting, and mixed media creations. I’m always looking for different ways to express my artistic ‘itch’! Summer is my favorite season. I love kayaking and camping… in a camper, otherwise known as ‘glamping’! I like to experience breweries on day trips with my hubby!

A fun fact we may not know about you?

My husband and I own a brewery called Angry Hog Brewery & Taproom and create our own brews. I am also a proud mom to 4 grown boys and 1 step-daughter.

Why your role at Daisy Blue is important to you and to Daisy Blue?

I have known Jena and Daisy Blue Naturals from when it first started, nearly 20 years ago! I have always believed in what this company represents. The way that this company has empowered others, and Jena’s belief in empowering women, is important. I love the positivity and creative outlet that I get to share with Daisy Blue Naturals. The community of Daisy Blue is something that I enjoy being connected with and an integral part of it.