Melissa Mutterspaugh (Mel)
Owner, founder and head formulator of Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods. Mel is a mother, clinical herbalist, nature lover, outdoor adventurer, environmental educator, and lover of life! Mel & her family love to spend their time hiking, biking, camping, backpacking, rafting, dancing, gardening, reading books, geeking out on plants, and snuggling. Mel’s favorite Mountain Mel’s product is Where Is My Mind??? Tea, it helps her get many things done as she’s working away at growing her business.
Katy Linkous: Smooth Operator
A true Mount Hood Native, born and raised in the house her parents built in Zig Zag Oregon. Katey is a yogi, a new mommy, a pre-med student, and all around incredible human being! Katey’s favorite Mountain Mel’s product is the Mommy To Be blend to calm and soothe her baby making nerves. Or, the Bobcat Balm, to ease the aches and pains of her baby making body.
Grace Sayre: Smooth Operator/Production Goddess
Grace was fortunate to grow up in Florence, Oregon. Being a true Oregonian, she loves to be outside, hiking, and learning. She also enjoys drawing, making things with her hands, dancing, hanging out with miniature humans, singing, cooking, and playing with her dog. Grace's favorite Mountain Mel's products are the healing salves beacuse they're convenient, easy to take everywhere, and they WORK! She also loves the Wonderful Woman's blend because it helps her to remain grounded.
Krista Fleming: Smooth Operator/Production Goddess
Krista grew up in Minnesota, and is grateful to have moved out west. She’s a yogi who loves to paint, she did the paintings on our Green Canyon Apothecary Walls. She also lives to explore the wonders of mother nature anywhere her sweet heart leads her to. Her favorite Mountain Mel’s Product is the Wonderful Woman’s herbal blend because it makes her dance & create beautiful things!
Jazmin Bias: Herbalist, Smooth Operator, & Production Pro
Jazmin grew up in Southern California, and sought respite in the mountains to satisfy her soul. She loves spending her time hiking, trying to identify plants, cooking, and chasing waterfalls! Jazmin’s favorite Mtn Mel’s favorite is the Diges-Teas because it opened her eyes to the healing properties of all of the Mountain Mel’s blends, and it’s yummy!
Dane Vogel: Shipping Receiving Manager
Dane has lived in Welches Oregon along the Salmon River, right next to the Green Canyon area our shop is named after, since first grade. He’s a jewelry maker, incredible bass guitarist, and has recently begun a new found fascination with the powers of herbal medicine and natural health. Dane’s favorite Mountain Mel’s product is UnFrazzle Your Dazzle. It’s one of the reasons he started working with us. He was amazed at how it helps him with his anxiety and seasonal depression.
Mary Durand: Office Manager, Mentor and Saint!
Without Mary, this whole thing would have never survived. Mary has proven to be an incredible mentor, & guide in growing Mountain Mel’s. Mary loves enjoying all that Mother Earth has to offer, yoga, and finding new uses for old things. Her favorite Mountain Mel’s product is the Essential Salve as it clears up all of her ouchies & helps this slow healer heal faster. Coming up just a hair behind is the Bobcat Balm, because she’s 60, and sore a lot!
Jenny Twohig: Herbalist/Rock Star Production Queen
Jenny grew up in Connecticut & New Hampshire before venturing out west. She’s a sustainability educator, permaculturist, herbalist, farmer, yogi, snowboarder, and so much more. Jenny’s favorite Mountain Mel’s product is the Daily Divini-Tea, because it helps to keep her grounded, and she loves the lemony fresh flavor!