Thomas Greither, the owner and founder of Flora, is a 3rd generation health entrepreneur. His family has always believed that we are all just custodians in this world and nothing truly belongs to us. It is this belief, that we must live in harmony with nature, which has guided Flora since its inception. This means that Flora products are sourced from nature, utilizing organic and local ingredients whenever possible, and designed to benefit and heal the human body.
“We are born with nothing and with nothing we leave. How we interact with nature determines and forms our future. If we don’t live in harmony with it then pain and discord will be the result. That has been my life mission, to continuously protect and respect our planet so we can sustainably build a better future for our children”.
Green before green was cool, Thomas has been a vegetarian for over 40 years, his house is “off the grid”, he converted cars to electric over 20 years ago, and he grows his own fruit and vegetables. When not in the office working on the newest herbal formulation, you’ll find Thomas enjoying time with his family, exploring the great outdoors, or checking out the local farmer’s market.
Corporate Sales & Marketing Manager – North America
Tobias Aysslinger has been involved with Flora for over 20 years, having held various positions within the company from Media Relations, to Brand Management to most recently being appointed Corporate Sales and Marketing Manager.
Tobias is a husband and father of two sons, who loves spending time with his family mountain biking, downhill skiing and playing hockey. His weaknesses include good coffee, milk chocolate, and pizza (made with only organic vegetables and free range meats – of course!).
Leanne Bryden has worked at Flora as part of the sales department for over 27 years, where she enjoys her current position of National Sales Manager for Canada. It has been a rewarding experience working with quality products, that she incorporates into her daily lifestyle and she credits for keeping her youthful and healthy. When she isn’t at work, her life revolves around family and friends, especially her husband and her two boys. Her free time is used up by being the ultimate Hockey Mom watching her boys play hockey, walking, and taking time for herself on her yoga mat.
Tricia Terpstra currently serves as Flora’s US Sales & Marketing Manager, but she has worked in almost every capacity at Flora. While in college, she worked on Flora’s 40 acre organic farm harvesting herbs and flowers, and later worked in production and shipping until eventually she landed in the marketing department. Tricia has worked at Flora for over 20 years and is passionate about continuing to educate people about the healing benefits of herbs and plants.
As a mother to four children, Tricia’s passion for organic and non-GMO products, goes beyond just merely “marketing” them… but rather it supports the lifestyle that she wants for herself and her family. Inspired by the ambassadors that Flora works with, Tricia began trail running five years ago and can often be found enjoying the trails in the beautiful Pacific Northwest or at CrossFit.
Partena Karipidis joined Flora early 2017 and serves as the Human Resources Lead for all of our Canadian and US facilities. With Partena’s strong communication skills and her business acumen, she works closely with Flora’s Executive Team and supports Flora by aligning human resources initiatives and programs with Flora’s strategic direction. Partena has strong values and is deeply committed to the growth of Flora and all of Flora’s staff.
Partena has two precocious kids, Oscar and Olivia. When she is not chasing them around, Partena enjoys travelling with her family, especially to her home away from home, Greece.
Grace Dehn has proudly worked for Flora for over 6.5 years as part of the Human Resources Team. Grace supports Flora’s best assets, Employees, through Flora’s Wellness Program and promoting a healthy and safe workplace.
Being a mother to a fun-loving, kind and sassy daughter is the most wonderful and important job for Grace and is grateful to work for a company that understands and supports that. Grace enjoys playing with her two cats, MeowMeow and Kitty Cloud, rollerblading, swimming, hiking and camping with her husband, daughter and their friends.
Hillary Eaton recently joined the team as Flora’s Brand Development Manager, after years of working in media with such outlets as LIVESTRONG, Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine. With a strong background in branded content, social media strategy, and public relations, Hillary focuses on Flora’s digital and social presence while developing and unifying the brand identity of Flora for the consumer. In her spare time, you can typically find Hillary on a long run outside or trying a new and unnecessarily complex recipe.