Meet the Goddesses

Laura Marshall Brizes
Founder and President
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Laura discovered this industry when getting her Master's in Corporate Wellness in Washington, D.C., and came across a Fresh Fields (now a Whole Foods). She grew up in a health-conscious family but none had ever shopped in a health food store. The family continues to "live the life" and even her brother works for Whole Foods in Chapel Hill, NC who met his wife at Earth Fare. After getting CFIDS at the age of 27, Laura worked at a health food store in Charlotte, then worked as a vitamin rep for 10 years before starting the brokerage in 2005. She recovered her health fully while obtaining a Master's in Acupuncture. She loves learning and educating and is a huge fan of this industry in every way. She enjoys being part of its' growth and success and it's from this sincere love, devotion and passion that great care is taken in the work that she and The Green Goddess team does.


Lisa Kelley
Managing Partner
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Lisa Kelley has been in the industry for over 6 years. She began her quest for alternative ways to heal her body back in 1997 after a severe accident.

She has gained knowledge throughout the years by working in the industry as well as seeking additional knowledge on her own through various methods including online courses at Clayton College of Natural Health.

Her career prior to joining the Natural Products Industry consisted of sales, marketing and finance. She is now able to combine her knowledge of all fields to ensure optimal service to our manufacturers and stores.


Melody Diaz-Williams
North and South Carolina Representative

Melody began her career in the natural products industry as Marketing Director for an independent natural retailer in Richmond, VA where her work included media buying, development of strategic partnerships, community relations and much more.

From there she moved to Portland, OR. where she worked for Emerita as Education and Marketing Specialist, working closely with their National Sales Manager and broker partners on sales strategies and product education. She led the company's retail and consumer education initiatives while honing her sales and relationship-building skills on her travels to natural retailers throughout the Unites States. Melody absolutely loves the natural products industry community and working in the trenches in retail. She is excited to bring her experience and enthusiasm to the Green Goddess Group's vendors and looks forward to building lasting partnerships.


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Heather Jenkins

Eastern Carolinas
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Natural products and alternative healing have always interested Heather. Having grown up around the Western side of medicine, she decided that she wanted to choose a more natural path. She worked high-end retail for many years while raising her two daughters and attending school where she became a State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. Heather also attended Louisiana State University at Alexandria, where she enjoyed her studies of both Psychology and Sociology.

In 2005, Heather, her now husband and two daughters moved from Louisiana to the mountains of North Carolina. They were married on a mountain top, and not too long after that she accepted a job opportunity to become the Wellness Manager of Earth Fare in Boone, NC. She worked with Earth Fare for 5 years gaining product knowledge, created many meaningful relationships in the community and helped customers on their path to better health.

She has happily accepted a position with The Green Goddess Group.
She is very excited to use her people skills and knowledge that to represent products in which she believes.


Marci Davis
Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee Representative
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Marci began her career more than 20 years ago in marketing and public relations in the non-profit sector where she was valued for her strengths in small business development, strategic planning and community relations.

After a friend introduced Marci to yoga more than 12 years ago, she became interested in a more natural approach to health and began reading books and articles about natural herbal remedies. As her yoga practiced deepened, she adopted a vegetarian lifestyle and began studying the healing benefits of food. About two years ago, Marci began working in the industry on the retail side as a manager of a natural foods and supplement store. She took advantage of all trainings offered and was fortunate to attend seminars featuring leaders in the industry.

When she is not working, Marci enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, and squeezing in yoga sessions when she can. She is excited that her journey has led her to the Green Goddess Group!

 


Amy Ollice
Tennessee Representative
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Based out of Knoxville, she comes to us with the passion for holistic health and natural products you would expect from our team. She’s worked in this industry in various ways; consulting patients on diet, exercise and supplements at a chiropractic wellness center, working in natural product retail for five years, managing a wellness department for two and earning a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010.

Amy loves camping, photography, and dogs and has a wonderful husband of four years.


Kellie Child Soucek
Western Carolina Representative
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Kellie has served in the nutrition field for 30 years. She grew up among family and friends whose lives were centered around healthful eating, exercise and healing. She studied ballet for many years. With farm to table foods, exercise and plenty of sunshine throughout her youth, she developed a natural proclivity for the field of nutrition.

At Great Earth Vitamins she was a sales leader and nutritional consultant for 25 years. Kellie went on to manage the vitamin and supplement department of a multi-department health food store where she also served as assistant manager.

She has certifications in vitamins, herbs and homeopathy and possesses a genuine interest in people and helping them lead happy, healthy lives, while ensuring the best service to her Green Goddess Group clients with products she trusts.


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Jenny Zoeller
Office Manager
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Upon graduating from Flagler College in Florida, Jenny moved to Asheville, NC where she currently resides with her husband and twin boys. She quickly fell in love with the mountains and noticed an improved sense of well-being and quality of life after eating better foods from the areas natural food stores. With her passion for healthy living, she knew she belonged in the natural products industry. So, with her B.A. in Accounting she started working with Earth Fare in their Finance Department. She worked with Earth Fare for over 8 years and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of an industry that helped improve peoples lives through food and wellness products. She feels honored to be able to work with the Green Goddess Group as their office manager and continue to be a part of this amazing industry! She also enjoys painting, cooking and exercising.


Patti Bonevac
Demo Coordinator
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Patti has been in the industry since 2005 and lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two daughters. She started out doing product demonstrations for various natural product companies and Laura met her in the stores. She was impressed with Patti's professionalism, reliability, and her ability to sell product.

Patti joined The Green Goddess Group in 2008 and helps coordinate our demos and events. She has a BS in Business Administration Management and worked in banking for sixteen years. Patti is thoroughly enjoying learning more about natural products and takes on her job with so much enthusiasm and dedication. We find ourselves saying all the time, “We wouldn’t know what to do without her!”

 


Natural Products Broker of the SouthEast

laura@greengoddessgrp.com

(704)-421-0732