For a quarter of a century, Organic by Nature’s owner / founder David Sandoval has researched and studied alongside the most recognized industry health leaders from around the world and cultivated lasting relationships with hand-selected organic farmers and top quality vendors.
For the 3rd year in a row, Organic by Nature, Inc. is on the prestigious INC. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies!
In the early years of the whole foods movement, David Sandoval researched and studied alongside the most recognized industry leaders from around the world. This knowledge inspired Organic by Nature as well as his book The Green Foods Bible. After more than twenty years, David remains committed to the latest research and whole food advancements. He takes great pride in living a life that authentically reflects his love for the earth and its people.
Over two decades ago, Amy Venner-Hamdi began her health career working in a nutritional store. Specializing in purchasing and customer service, she teamed up with Dave and a budding Organic by Nature to oversee operations. Now the President of a much larger company, Amy has built a management team to execute and oversee day-to-day operations while also ensuring that the company evolves with technology and high standard certifications. Her greatest reward other than her husband and two daughters, has been knowing that we have made a significant impact on hundreds of thousands of people’s lives with the products that we manufacture.
An alumna of University California Santa Barbara, Melissa Lai has five years of sales experience. She is the go-to for all Organic by Nature’s customers and develops their ideas from conception to completion. Melissa finds great joy in the moments when she gets the chance to experience a customer holding their new product for the very first time.
Matt Carpenter received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University. He is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and possesses nearly a decade of experience in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry. Specializing in formulation development, material qualification and manufacturing scale up, Matt is Organic by Nature’s in-house expert when it comes to new product development, product improvement, raw materials and supplier vetting. Matt takes great delight in measuring, mixing and concocting a high quality and delicious product.
Ben Monroy began his career in manufacturing with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, from California State University. He has brought seventeen years of worldwide experience to Organic by Nature, working as the Operations Manager who oversees and works as a liaison with the Warehouse, Manufacturing, Safety, Supply Chain, Logistics, Inventory Control, and Research & Development. Furthering his training with certifications from Vistage, Sigma Six and Dale Carnegie, Ben is motivated to build sustainable high performing value streams through effective leadership, value engineering, and providing value to all stakeholders.
Born in Belgium, Bruno Lucidarme holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business and is fluent in English and Dutch and adept in French and German. His diverse background varies from working at major tech companies, like Microsoft and IBM as well as in distribution and manufacturing. Organic by Nature relies on Bruno’s vast skill set for all its finance and technological needs. Bruno enjoys mountaineering and believes that your body and mind perform best when they are well nourished. OBN products are a perfect complement to his active lifestyle.
After graduating from Shanghai University in China, Grace Gu moved to the U.S. twenty years ago and began a career in supply chain planning and production operation. With over fifteen years of experience in sourcing and purchasing, she oversees Organic by Nature’s product inventory and material procurement. Grace feels proud and motivated every day to work for a company whose mission is to help people to help themselves and achieve the best they can.
Nicholas Peluso earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara. He brings a variety of experience in government, customer service and health and wellness to his Sales Assistant position at Organic by Nature. Supporting the day-to-day operations, Nicholas dedicates his time to new business, customer care and product development. His biggest reward is shipping out completed orders because he knows hundreds, if not thousands of people will benefit from that product and OBN’s top-notch ingredients.
Heather Garcia joined the Organic by Nature team in 2012, with 15 years of Office Management and Administrative experience. Working in every department at Private Label, she plays a valuable role in each stage of development from Research and Development to the final product. Heather is a wife and a mother who enjoys working for a company that takes so much pride in improving the health of our world.