Team

Take 3!

Grant Meadows –  President and Principal Broker, Key Accounts, Eastern and Coastal Accounts (Carolinas, Georgia, NE Florida)

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Grant founded Root Down Naturals in 2010 to provide premium natural product lines in the supplement, body care and lifestyle categories with top notch representation in the Southeast. Grant’s start in the industry came as a manager at a natural retailer in his home state of North Carolina in 2003, and soon shifted to outside sales, marketing and education. He has pioneered and grown many industry leading natural brands – Nationally, in the Midwest, and now in the South. Grant is passionate about natural retail, nutritional healing and botanical medicine, and for improving lives and empowering others. He also loves music, the outdoors, and the beautiful Carolina mountains and coastline.

 

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Talon Dean – Territory Manager/Account Rep: Georgia and Western Carolinas

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Talon started in the industry as a buyer for Whole Foods Market in Greenville, SC in 2006 and worked his way to Whole Body Department team leader. Talon’s experience includes nutritional consulting, management, and marketing. Talon is passionate about learning and educating, and he enjoys hiking the mountains of the Western Carolinas.

 

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Kaitlyne O’Brannon – Account Representative: NC Mountains/Foothills and Eastern TN

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Kaitlyne spent the first 17 years of her professional career in Leadership & Business Management traveling all over the U.S. and abroad. She began her path as a Holistic Health Care Practitioner in 2004, completing training in Massage Therapy, Energy Healing, and Clinical & Professional Herbalism. In 2000, Kaitlyne got her start in the Natural Products Industry, and before joining Root Down Naturals, Kaitlyne spent 5 years as a Vitamin and Bodycare buyer, and 6 years as an educator in the natural health care field.  Kaitlyne strives to help people partner in their own health care armed with knowledge and products that make a difference!

 

Rae Hartsock – Account Representative: Western TN and Kentucky

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Rae started her career in the natural products industry as a body care buyer for Whole Foods Market in 2009. She found her passion for natural products while working there for 6 years and is excited to continue on a path that lets her educate others on how they can improve their health and well being by choosing clean and natural products. In her spare time she loves road trips with her husband and taking care of her elderly pugs.

 

Genevieve Olive – Administrative Assistant, Support Coordinator and Carolinas Educator/Merchandiser

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Genevieve began her path in the industry doing demos in her native New England, and started working with Root Down Naturals in 2011 after a move to North Carolina. In 2014 she took on the roles of demo coordinator, administrative assistant, and brand representative in Eastern NC. Genevieve is passionate about learning, educating, and helping people find quality natural products that can truly make a difference in their lives. She is also a Reiki Practitioner and student of Herbal Medicine.

 

Jeff Head – Inside Sales/Account Rep – All Territories

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Jeff started in the Natural Products Industry over a decade ago with Whole Foods Market. He explored many different roles with the company over his tenure, ultimately moving into a Whole Body team leadership position where he excelled and gained keen understanding of the wants and needs of the industry as it continues to evolve.  His experience includes: consulting & educating, marketing, merchandising, and financial operations knowledge in the Natural Products and Supplements Industry.  He has a passion for science-based and efficacious natural products that provide people an alternative to the status-quo.  Jeff can be found in the great outdoors and with his dogs in his downtime.

 

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Hana Young – Merchandiser and Educator: Atlanta, GA

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Before starting her career in natural products, Hana was an At Home Missionary for 7 years at her church, where she was the head kitchen/dining hall coordinator. It was there that she discovered the connection between healthy eating and healing yourself. Following her missionary work she took her knowledge to Whole Foods Market for 9 years, and was a Whole Body buyer for 5 of those years. Hana enjoys dancing, singing, and sewing. She’s passionate about a natural lifestyle, and about helping others care for themselves.

Nina Hewitt – Account Rep: Florida

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Liz Carr – Account Rep: Southern Alabama, MS, Northern Florida

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Partner Brokers:

Balance Health Naturally – Sherri Balzer

Representing Pacifica Beauty in Georgia and Alabama

Blue Sky Representation – Jeff Manning 

Representing MRM in NC, SC and TN.