Meet the team We appreciate you supporting a small Maine business and thought you might like to meet the part time team of pine helpers. While we aren’t amazon logisticians (just yet) we are working hard behind the scenes to get product in your hands as quickly as possible. Because we harvest fresh, this is a process (not a typical stocked item on a shelf) From: scouting, foraging, shucking, sifting, weighing, brewing & bottling tincture and hand packing each and every order. We put a lot of love into the process.
Stevi - Forager extraordinaire Stevie is helping us forage a few days a week, when she is not busy studying to become a clinical licensed therapist where she hopes to council couples. Stevi is an Army Veteran and a badass lady who has built her own home that looks over the foothills of the White Mountains to the West. She also grows amazing sunflowers and has a sweet yellow lab named Aspen. Stevi used to be a snowmobiling guide, and is an incredible massage therapist.
Nicole - logistics master Nicole has a bachelors in psychology and is working to become licensed clinical social worker. When she is not busy helping us process pine needles and brewing up concentrates, she is working helping women in the legal system recovering from abusive situations. She truly has a heart of gold and works in service helping women. Nicole has the best sense of humor and keeps anyone she is working with laughing all day.
Ashley - Captain of the pine ship You may know me from the home page. I’m Ashley. If you have called or emailed you’ve talked to me. I am a nature focused, freedom loving, diligent independent researcher, compassionate, self sufficient, earthy type... and a big believer in plant medicines. My favorite foraging find is always Reishi mushrooms. I realized how many people didn’t have access to White Pine, or maybe don’t feel confident foraging, so I started this service in hopes to make these products accessible to you. I love to grow veggies and also grow hemp for medicinal CBD & CBG. I also have a background in event management and logistics, and worked many years as a wilderness guide!
Chapo - The real boss Or Chapi as we also call him is our furever foreman, quality controlling the process and making sure we all stay on task. Chapo is a rescue from Puerto Rico where he was once a street dog in a past life, before becoming a coniferous tree specialist in the North East. Chapo is a free spirit and loves to run away to crash weddings at the neighboring wedding barn venue.
We love hearing from you, for any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out :)