OUR TEAM

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.

NIKKI CROMWELL, MAKER OF ALL THINGS

What do you enjoy or have interest in?

My favorite thing to do is go camping with my family. We are in the process of going to every single state park in MN before my kiddos graduate high school. We have been to 20 so far! Only about 44 to go! I am interested in anything that is all natural and homeopathic and also learning anything and everything about the human body-which is the reason I am also a Massage Therapist.

A fun fact we may not know about you?

I worked 2 summers after I graduated high school working on a commercial fishing boat in southeastern Alaska catching salmon, shrimp and lingcod. It was the hardest job I have ever had but I am glad to say that I did it!

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

My role at Daisy Blue is important to me because I love making natural product and having confidence that it is truly healthy for people and their bodies. I have used it for years and now I am a part of the process of making it which is cool!

STEPHANIE WINTER, RETAIL & WELLNESS MANAGER

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?

My role at Daisy Blue Naturals is not only a retail manager (and handyman/carpenter), but also a community educator! 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.

SHARON LUCAS, SALES MANAGER

What do you enjoy or have interest in?

I love sewing bags and clothes! I drink wine. I love traveling especially with friends! I am active in my church. I love new recipes when I’m not trying to feed my boys. I do yoga. I love standup paddle boarding! I enjoy interior decorating. I have a vegetable garden and enjoy canning salsa and spaghetti sauce.

A fun fact we may not know about you?

One thing you may not know about me is that I can cook a killer Parmesan Risotto that is restaurant worthy.

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

With my degree in Biology, understanding natural products was a natural fit for me. I have been a part of Daisy Blue Naturals for years, and I enjoy helping others choose the best products for them. It is an outlet that I can still support something I believe in, while my sewing gives me the creative outlet that I love!

SYLVIA KUNZ, SALES MANAGER

What do you enjoy or have interest in?

I really enjoy reading daily with a cup of coffee. Music brings me happiness…. let me sing and watch out! Friends and Family…. travel, sports, trying new food and building my faith. Being at the lake on the pontoon, paddle board and sitting under the stars!

A fun fact we may not know about you?

Just a few years ago i did a trapeze lesson in Florida! I was able to do it, but decided not to do it again, and walk away before I hurt myself.

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

I have believed in the passion and message for so many years. Telling others about the great products of Daisy Blue continues to be exciting for me. What I love is that I get to bring my creativity, fun-loving spirit and honesty, that make my connection with Daisy Blue a good fit. I try to make a difference in every life I touch- even though it is hard sometimes it is always a goal of mine! Through all the years that I have been a part of Daisy Blue Naturals, the positive mission and excellent product quality have not faltered. In fact, I have seen continued improvements which make believing in Daisy and their mission a no-brainer!

TAMMY BUSHO, SALES MANAGER

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!