Employee Spotlights

Meet the N.E. Family! From our wonderful sales team, to our hard-working warehouse staff and everyone in between - we are all ROCKSTARS (pun intended), and we all play a very important part of a team to get you the best products!


Greg - Owner

With Nature's Expression since: The beginning

Read Greg's story



Karen - Buyer

Karen - Apophyllite With Nature's Expression since: 2003

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Greg - The amount of effort he has put into the company over the years is Amazing. Just seeing how he did Tucson Gemshow all by himself was eye opening. All the effort that goes into getting the goods from ALL the suppliers would be unbelievable to most people. Not a lot of Business owners would put that much effort into acquiring some of the rarer items for individual customers. And the fact that he will not buy something someone has requested if he cannot re-sell it at a reasonable price is admirable.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: My first trip to buy goods at the Tucson Gem show. I was in awe of how big the show was and the diversity of products shown there. I saw many items I would like to have in my personal collection. Attending the Gem and Mineral show continues to be the highlight of my year here.

Favorite Product: I'm not sure I have ONE favourite product. It is the crystals and specimens that draw the most attention from me. I am constantly amazed at the beautiful things that Mother Earth produces. But if I had to pick a favourite it would probably be the apophylite clusters. Especially the ones with other inclusions to add to the uniqueness of them.



Victoria - Piecework / Warehouse Assistant

Vikki With Nature's Expression since: 2004 - I started first with just piecework and then about 5 years ago I joined the warehouse team.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: The Christmas parties!

Favorite Product: I really love all of our bracelets!



Theresa - Independent Sales Rep.

Theresa With Nature's Expression since: 2007

Who inspires you most at NE and why: I feel like everyone at NE brings with them their own unique gifts and that each one inspires me in one way or another, It's a pretty cool family.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: After all these years, I would have to say I have a load of great memories. By far my most appreciated experience has to be the friendships I have made with the owners and staff members, both past and present. I have also gained some close relationships with many of my accounts that I feel will be long lasting. Second would be how much I have learned working in sales as well as with the crystals, in regards to their names and properties. I came to NE having no sales experience and only knowing the basic stones. The knowledge that I have gathered is beyond fabulous and I am very grateful.

Favorite Product: THE CRYSTALS! Mainly the natural rough crystals, however I am attracted to all of them honestly, it's one of my passions.



Melissa - Marketing Projects Manager

Mel with sheep With Nature's Expression since: January 2010

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Greg Stump inspires me to make decisions that have a positive ripple effect - on myself, my team, the whole company and our customers. He has always provided guidance through positive reinforcement and by his own example.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: I worked at the Head Office for 6 years and when I was ready to chase my dream of building a homestead on Vancouver Island, Greg and Linda-Ann supported me in working remotely. When I visit every couple months it's like a family reunion. I also love it when the whole team dresses up for a themed staff event - seeing people in costume shows a side that is silly and fun. Our team building workshops with horses facilitated by Linda-Ann are truly special. I always feel more grounded and much closer to my work family.

Favorite Product: When I look closely at a crystal or mineral it gets my imagination going. Sometimes I can see a whole world inside of a quartz point with inclusions, or I'll find that perfect wish stone because it has beautiful markings. My absolute favourite stone is labradorite, the way it catches the light and looks like the Northern lights. I have many of our products in my home - a salt lamp in my living room, prayer flags all over my garden and bells on my front gate.



Margaux (AKA Frenchie) - Account Manager

Margaux With Nature's Expression since: 2013

Fave Products: Labradorite stone - Lore of the Inuit peoples claim "Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms."

About Me: On top of the French language and European culture I incorporate into my customer service, I always listen and learn what you like to make sure you receive the best quality of service and product. I aim to bring you closer to Nature's Expression! Ask me for a video tour, a skype or a Facetime. I provide a superior customer experience because of my positive energy. This stems from my passions of sailing, biking and beaching. "The five ups of life: Buckle up, Start up, Keep it up, Don't give up, Cheer up"



Julia

Julia With Nature's Expression since: 2014

Fave Products: The products I am most passionate about at Nature’s Expression are all of the crystals, rocks, gems, stones, minerals, fossils and more crystals! Our warehouse is a truly amazing place and if any of our customers get the chance to visit Vancouver, I highly recommend making an appointment to come and see all the crystals in person!

About Me: My colleagues would describe me as detail oriented, organized, and creative. I come from a design background, and have always had a good eye for seeing beauty in everything. I like to look at each stone as if it is a piece of art and I take pride in being able to hand pick beautiful stones for my customers, as well as help them to come up with creative merchandising solutions. When I am not hanging with my customers in the warehouse, you can find me at the beach!



Michele - Business Operations Manager

Michele With Nature's Expression since: 2014

Fave Products: Anything labradorite and the shinier the better

About Me: I have 15 plus years of customer service and management experience. My customer service mantra is: Customer Service isn't a department it's a choice of attitude, I always want to be the reason for you to smile today.

My strengths are thinking outside the box and learning new skills and never giving up.



Katilin - Vice President of Business Development, Sales and Marketing

Katilin With Nature's Expression since: 2015

Who inspires you most at NE and why: This is a really hard choice. Everyone I work with inspires me in different ways, everyday! So, I will go with the person who has inspired me the longest, and someone who challenges me to be my very best. From my interview with her, to my friendship that has grown with her, Melissa has been an ongoing inspiration for me. We hit it off right away in the interview, and it felt so natural. We were meant to work together. Her mind is so sharp, and her thirst for knowledge takes our projects we work on together to another level. Together, we overcome any challenges we face, with a mindset of learning. She has passion for her work, and her personal life that inspires me to look for what I love and go after it.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Our 2016 Visioning Workshop. Everyone was participating and having so much fun. Our company values, team values and individual values were aligned, and we got to experience a wonderful day of team building, transparency and goal setting. Everyone had an opportunity to let their personalities shine, especially when teams were tasked with coming up with product features that have never been thought of before.

Favorite Product: Everyday it changes. Right Now, I'm in love with Zenature Oils. I have burners and diffusers in every room in my house and at my desk at work. I enjoy mixing the oils to create new blends, and love when I walk into a room and it just feels good.



Dustin - Finance Manager

Dustin With Nature's Expression since: 2015

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Greg. I think if a person has a successful business doing something they're passionate about, that they've achieved something very special.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Halloween is always fun. Everyone dresses up: witches, pirates, zombies, cardboard robots, and the list goes on. Love the team spirit and creativity everyone has!



Roxanne - Account Manager

Roxanne With Nature's Expression since: 2016

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Katilin - The amount of responsibilities, knowledge and dedication to all aspects of the company makes my head spin... She can even drive a fork lift (I heard she races cars for fun too).

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Hmm so many... Let me count the top three. Last person's birthday and the ones before that, basically any event that involves cake. Summer pot luck lunch I love the great food and the best part is the dress up themes - Linda Ann and Greg were dressed as the Mexican Cartel. Toronto Spring Gift 2018 - Building the booth with my trusty Team Lead Margaux, she knows how to getter done!!

Favorite Product: Amethyst Heart Cluster, Vanandinite Cluster, and Cobaltoan Calcite.



Alex - Artisan and Pricing Specialist

With Nature's Expression since: 2017

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Michele – selfless and holds no judgement, has seen the good, bad and ugly from everyone here and still comes smiling trying to help and gives her all.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Too many to count but a few gems...
  • Greg’s apple of the earth talk
  • Accidentally backordering a customer survey code (after being told not to)
  • Dumb questions or the “they’ve seen it all mistakes”
  • Picking / Packing and meowing to other staff
  • Finding out I was pregnant and how supportive and helpful people were.

  • Favorite Product: My top 5: Amber, Amethyst, Labradorite, all moonstone (mostly blue) and gold tiger eye.



Louis - Buyer's Assistant

With Nature's Expression since: September 2018

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Michele – I always ask myself what would Michele do?

Favorite Memory / Experience here: 2018 Halloween and my Bruno Mars uptown funk outfit

Favorite Product: Meteorite Specimen – I have always been fascinated by astronomy



Lauren - Manager of Administrative Services

With Nature's Expression since: June 2019

Who inspires you most at NE and why: I feel inspired by everyone at Nature’s Expression, they are an amazing group! I would have to say that on a personal level, I feel that Michele inspires me the most. Since the day I started, she supports me in every way possible. I am motivated daily by watching her work hard, solve problems, stay positive, and still be able to make us laugh. I admire that Michele is incredibly loyal and has a huge heart. You can count on her to always give 100 percent and to do whatever it takes to get the job done. She is the best of the best!!

Favorite Memory / Experience here: My Favorite experience is how the NE team has welcomed me with open arms since the beginning. I am extremely grateful for the daily support, creativity and laughter we all share.

Favorite Product: There are too many to choose from…but I love crystals the most!



David - Receiving Assistant

With Nature's Expression since: June 2020

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Michele – she's awesome

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Forklift rides with Alex.



Christie - Marketing Innovation Specialist

With Nature's Expression since: July 2020

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Katilin, because of her kind heart and intelligence.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Christmas Party 2020 – sitting at a table with Veronica, Roxanne, Lauren and Alex! Our balloon ornaments wouldn’t pop haha. It was really nice getting to chat with such funny and amazing people.

Favorite Product: Gua Sha or Opalite pendant necklace



Jerry - Shipping Level 2

With Nature's Expression since: August 2020

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Michele – if I have a question or problem, she has the answer/solution. Manages things like a Manager should!

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Halloween. Everyone was dressed up in spirit, although working in costumes got really hot.

Favorite Product: Blue Aragonite / Staff Appreciation [rock] tumbler



Paul - Manufacturing Associate Minerals and Fossils

With Nature's Expression since: August 2020

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Michele inspires me the most, because she has had such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without her and I know that she will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: When Luis and I worked in packing together.

Favorite Product: Lapis Lazuli



Natalia - Sales / Customer Service Contact Centre Coordinator

With Nature's Expression since: December 2020

Who inspires you most at NE and why: I would say that everyone here inspires me in a different way because everyone has a different skill / thought / way of doing things. If I have to pick just one: I'd say Greg, because he started something he was passionate about and it became a whole company / big family.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Christmas time! I remember I felt really good that day, it was a happy moment because I felt that I was part of the team for a long time!

Favorite Product: The most beautiful one is Chrysocolla.



Jeremy - Picker / Packer

With Nature's Expression since: January 2021

Who inspires you most at NE and why: The constant positivity and helpful nature of all my coworkers inspires me everyday, it’s genuinely tough to choose just one person.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Getting a new shipment of incense sticks, the aroma reminds me of home every time without fail.

Favorite Product: Sandalwood incense sticks



Adejoke - Shipping

With Nature's Expression since: February 2021

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Greg Stump (Inspires me to do more)

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Worker's Appreciation Day

Favorite Product: Bracelets and Amethyst Pendants



Carole - Picker / Packer

With Nature's Expression since: March 2021

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Hard to say when you have all these amazing women around you. I’d have to say all of them inspire me. What can I say, I have a soft heart when talking about strong, smart and incredible female leaders.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: Everyday is a new experience, I’m always learning something new which is awesome, and the good memories I have are always related to somebody laughing about a joke or a silly mistake someone made.

Favorite Product: Majestic Manganese – Purple Quartz Cluster



Jessica (Jessie) - Sales Associate

With Nature's Expression since: July 2021

Who inspires you most at NE and why: Margaux! - She’s constantly spreading positive vibes and good energy around the office. Being new to this role, Margaux has been an amazing teacher and motivator.

Favorite Memory / Experience here: My first walk through at Nature’s Expression. Seeing all the wonderful crystals and meeting this awesome team I am now a part of.

Favorite Product: The onyx bowls and goblets, or the black amethyst stand ups... Or the Agate bookends... I can’t decide!



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