Our Team

Part-time student. Part-time Goddess Garden science wiz. She knows her stuff, and she can show you just how many nanometers are in our zinc and titanium as quickly as she can coordinate her shirt with her shoes. Apparently, she loves her school textbooks and her cat, but don’t try putting any chemicals in our formula or she just might have to use her black belt!

If a “foodie” is a food expert, Alyssa is a “drinkie”! A master of coffee and craft beer, she homebrews, using only natural ingredients, of course! She’s obsessed with hockey, British culture, and her black lab, Lucy. Alyssa goes big with everything, but that’s no surprise since she comes from a long line of giants—yes, literal giants who traveled with the circus. At 6-feet, she’s the short one in her family, but on our marketing team, she has a way of making the message stand above the crowd.

Dan the Finance Man. Dan the Hipster Hair Man. Dan the Buy Plan Man. Dan the Almost As Cool Socks As Garrett Man. Dan goes by many names at Goddess Garden, and thankfully, those names all rhyme with “Dan.” We’re not sure what we’d call him if he went by Daniel. Dan keeps us in line and on track and has a penchant for log cabin décor in his workspace. He would probably bring his CUTE kitty kats into work if he could, but we only have room for one Kat in our office.

Darcy is a free spirit and silver-lining-seer who resists being put in a box. She has two fur babies who, she claims, are more spoiled than her kids ever were. She loves everything horror-related, but also collects cute socks and chubby unicorns (and is somehow only in season three of The Walking Dead). We actually think Darcy is something of a unicorn herself: She’s a unique and integral part of our team, but as a kid, she spent summers riding horses and motorcycles on her family’s Wyoming ranch, wishing to someday become a jockey. Fortunately (for us), it didn’t work out!

David makes a mean doughnut. We’re not kidding. He’s a foodie, and he oftentimes shares his love of making food by giving us food here at Goddess Garden. Delish. He does spot on impressions, is a king of marketing and business strategy, and he was employee number one at LARABAR. David loves helping other companies in the natural products industry and is just an all-around nice guy. Did we mention he used to work at LARABAR?

Perhaps the most in shape person on our team, Flor goes to the gym more times a week than you have meals in a day. Flor is a true veteran of our humble sunscreen team and has been with Goddess Garden for over five years. She loves being outside especially if it involves barbecuing.

Another veteran of the Goddess Garden manufacturing team, Gabi might seem quiet on the outside, but she likes to chat it up! Gabi loves getting outside for a walk or just spending some quality time in the park. She’s even been known to run into Veronica while shopping in the bustling metropolis that is Longmont, Colorado.

A master at writing, with the Master’s Degree to prove it, Jenni not only loves the written word, but also the tools to make it happen. She claims to hoard everything from fountain pens to luxury parchment, but with her organizational skills and eye for detail, we just can’t picture piles of pens. We can picture her kind heart leading her to volunteer in Costa Rica, teaching English and working at a family-owned organic coffee farm. She now lends her philanthropic spirit to us with our donations and, of course, shares her word wizardry—without hoarding keyboards.

Lauren rocks—literally! She majored in geology at CU, has a rock collection that would make Fred Flintstone jealous, and rocks at helping our customers! She even rocks in her spare time. She thinks the world needs more Phish and casts her line from coast to coast to see them in concert. A Colorado native, Lauren brews kombucha and loves her cat Nesta, named after Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Bob Marley (which also kind of rocks)!

Have you ever alphabetized or color coded anything? Yeah. Lindsey invented that. Have you seen a cliff before? Yeah. That cliff. Lindsey has climbed it. Also, she’s climbed that other cliff too. When it’s cold out, cliff scaling takes a back seat to yeti finding. Past that, Lindsey finds her bliss designing Goddess Garden’s primo packaging. Yeah. That packaging.

Merrilinne is an incredible accountant who you would never expect to be the biggest BA dare devil on this pale blue dot known as planet earth. If someone speeds past you on a moped on the highway in a thunderstorm, chances are it’s Merrilinne. She’s fast, efficient, and she has an uncanny ability to anticipate other people’s needs. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to anticipate the location of the police who have given her multiple speeding tickets…

Nova Covington, Founder and CEO, recently earned the nickname “Reef Hugger,” in the media. And it suits her! Nova hails from the Pacific Northwest where she grew a deep appreciation for the wilderness. When her baby daughter, Paige, reacted to synthetic chemicals in personal care products, Nova and her husband, Paul Halter, were inspired to create organic skincare products that were safe for people and the planet. Nova took her passion for the planet a step further and launched her foundation, Protect Our Mother, to help protect coral reefs and ocean mammal habitat. She is a Board Member for the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Foundation and was named one of Conscious Company’s 35 World-Changing Women in Conscious Business—2019. When not saving the world, Nova can often be found taking care of her two daughters, doing yoga and, of course, enjoying Mother Nature.

From senior manager in corporate America to Goddess Garden’s chief scientist/formulator/number cruncher/marketing guy, Paul does it all. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest just like his wife, Nova, who you may have heard of. While growing up, Paul enjoyed picking raspberries and being all around rambunctious. Today, Paul can be found enjoying time with his family and trying not to break his wrist while mountain biking.

With decades of experience in the natural products industry, Rachael is a bona fide sales expert and a perfect fit for our team. There’s a mystifying symmetry to her life: she has three sons and three Golden Doodles, and her career (so far) can be segmented into three perfect eight-year periods. Rachael keeps the balance in other aspects of life by traveling with her husband and sons; frequenting lakes in the summer, mountains in the winter. She’s been to all 48 contiguous states and savors every opportunity to travel in the US and Europe — capturing experiences through her camera lens as a novice photographer.

There was only one choice to add another person to the Goddess Garden marketing team;  Shannon. We know what you’re thinking, “Why’s she so special? She can’t be better than my smart friend and I.” Well, Goddess Garden web reader, Shannon just has a positive affect on people (i.e. she grows tomatos in her cubicle, she has cold hands but a warm heart, and she used to work at Chipotle). Although she doesn’t like the Oxford comma, we’re OK with that. She has great house remodeling skills and is better than most people at spotting extra spaces in our marketing   copy.

Behind his well-dressed, professional demeanor, Tyler is a kid at heart. After all, he honeymooned at the happiest place on Earth! This Colorado native loves movies, reading (his favorite book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide the Galaxy) and a good road trip, sans hitchhiking, of course. He spent 14 hours in traffic to view the 2017 solar eclipse—#WorthIt—and is just as dedicated to our customers.

Affectionately called la jefe by Nova, Veronica has the longest tenure of just about anyone at Goddess Garden, save our founders. She’s got an uncanny eye for detail, has an infectious laugh, and enjoys spending time outside. Going to the park. Check. Cleaning her yard check. And of course, shopping.