Sales Representatives Team

British Columbia

Cory Forrest

Vancouver and Fraser Valley

I started with Ecotrend in April of 2013 after many years in the aquatics industry as a product manager. I am an entrepreneur at heart, and thrive on the challenge of being linked to so many brands and customers in the dynamic natural health industry. Every day I learn something new, and can thank my customers for continuously teaching and growing with me as we work towards a more preventative health mandate in Canada. In my spare time you can find me riding my bike or skiing in the mountains around Vancouver.

Susan Carlson

Vancouver and North Vancouver

My interest in human health and nutrition started in my school years, leading me to a degree in Biological Sciences, and then to become a Holistic Nutritionist. Anyone who knows me would say I love learning about new foods, products and modalities to improve our health and overall vitality. I have a strong background in supplements, and it pairs well with several years of sales experience. I have a true passion to help educate and advocate health and wellness to retailers, consumers and friends alike.

Izabela Maciag

Vancouver and North Vancouver

I have been with Ecotrend since July 2013. I have a strong interest in natural health and I’m very passionate about my work. I truly believe that health care and a healthy lifestyle are intrinsically linked and that each serves to support the other. In my free time I love spending time with my family and I also like to travel. I’ve always believed that travel is one of the best educations that money can buy. Each culture has something unique to offer and I feel fortunate to have had many opportunities to travel near and far over the years.

Betty Norton

Vancouver Island/Gulf Island

I started my journey into the world of health at the age of 18 with an herbal apprenticeship program. This sparked a deep love of natural remedies and healing. After working in the health food industry for 20 plus years in a retail environment, I joined the Ecotrend team in 2009 covering Vancouver Island and the Gulf Island territories. When I am not working with this wonderful company I spend my down time teaching my own herb classes as well as a government funded program for Aboriginal youth during the summer.

Sherry Sweet

BC Interior and Kootenays

I have had the great privilege of working in the Natural Health Industry for the past 24 years. 18 of those years I have worked as an account manager and also had a practice in Holistic Medicine for 13 of those years. Living holistically is my true passion and it influences every aspect of my life. I am excited to work with a company who shares the same values as me.

Prairies

Raymond Takashima

SK and MB

The natural health industry has been a huge part of my life for the past 28 years. Gaining experience as a retailer, sales representative, product developer, educator and small business mentor has given me the opportunity to share my experience and learn. I have acquired certification in Iridology, Reflexology, Live and Dried Layer Microscopy, Reiki, and as a Registered Nutritional Product Advisor. This journey led me to join Ecotrend’s amazing team back in February of 2017. Along with my partner of 23 years, my three children and one joyful grandson, each and every day is an adventure.

Brian Warawa

Southern AB

When I’m not working on landscaping around my home, you can find me somewhere in the Great Outdoors. If I’m not climbing up a mountain, I’m enjoying skiing down one or pitching tent beneath one. My passion for a balanced, vibrant life has been a wonder-filled journey of constant learning and challenging myself. Although new to the Ecotrend Sales Team, I have had the great fortune of working in this industry for over 17 years now, sharing my passion for health and wellness with my great customers and my wonderful family.

Terry Leighton

AB, SK & MB

I graduated from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta in 1990, where I studied accounting and business. I have worked as a District and Regional Sales Manager for major Consumer Products and Pharmaceutical companies. I currently reside in Calgary, Alberta. I have lived and worked in both Canada and the United States, where I have developed a strong network and connections amongst various industries. I have also been involved in local politics; I sat on a Town Council for a term and have dealt with politics surrounding important town issues.

Ontario

Briar Mitchell

Greater Toronto Area and West

I have always been passionate about nutrition, health and the wellbeing of others. Although I pursued another career for 20+ years, I always made time to study and practice holistic medicine and nutrition. In the 21 st year I decided to take the leap and become a Nutritionist. The CEO and founder of Ecotrend, John Harrison, has a passion for health, the environment and high quality products which inspired me to dive into the world of selling natural products. I have been representing Ecotrend’s great range of brands for over 15 years. I am lucky to say I work with an amazing group of retailers that make my days in the field interesting and fun!

Gwen Smith

Central Ontario

In 2010, I followed my bliss and became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. I found the perfect fit working with Ecotrend Ecologics, as the team shares my core values of integrity, ethics and high standards of quality. I am proud to represent a company and its suppliers who believe in equality, sustainability and stewardship for our planet. When I joined the company in 2011, I brought with me a lifetime passion for natural health and years of experience in business and marketing. I look forward to developing relationships with our amazing retail partners. I love the outdoors, yoga and my new hobby, being chased by my fun-loving grandsons.

Elizabeth Coulas

Central and Eastern Ontario

I have always been interested in natural health. I started taking different classes at Wild Rose College right out of high school. I have worked in the natural health industry almost ever since. I have owned a health food store and a colon hydrotherapy clinic, and after all these years I am still very passionate about this industry. I love that we get to help improve lives and health. I feel very blessed with this new chapter of my life, and am very excited to partner and work with a conscientious company such as Ecotrend, and all the outstanding retailers and professionals in my territory.

Chris Brophy

Southwestern ON

I live in the beautiful city of Waterloo, Ontario. I am a proud father of three amazing children who keep me busy most of the time on soccer fields. I have a background in physical fitness and food packaging sales. My education includes business studies and medical nursing. My life has revolved around healthy living and helping others seek their dreams and goals in feeling healthy. I am an easygoing marketing guru and an educator who enjoys sharing my expertise in promoting health and well-being. I look forward in introducing your customers to the many quality products Ecotrend has to offer.

Inna Aslanian

Metro Toronto & Region

I have been working with Ecotrend as a Professional Representative since May 2004, servicing the Central Greater Toronto area. I am a registered Nutritional Consultant, registered Acupuncturist, and Homeopath. I use alternative medicine as well as Western medicine, having obtained my MD in Europe. When I joined Ecotrend I had a vision: the gates of a beautiful garden opened and I was invited to step inside! Working for Ecotrend gives me an opportunity to meet health practitioners, exchange knowledge, and promote a healthy lifestyle. My motto is “Help People Stay Healthy and Happy!”

Mike Brown

Greater Toronto West

My personal health challenge with Auto Immune disease in the late 1980’s was the impetus to seek out a more integrative model of medicine. For almost 30 years, I have learned and adopted information to not only benefit my health, but to help practitioners generate protocols for their patients. My Nutritional Sciences degree, 16 years in the Professional Nutrition industry, and experience managing running, cycling, and outdoor adventure stores have been great complements for promoting health. My three adult step-sons help keep me motivated to stay in shape so we can enjoy the MTB trails and other outdoor activities! Staying close to nature invigorates and de-stresses me!

Steve Hillier

Greater Toronto West

I currently live in Milton, ON and serve as the Ecotrend representative for South Western Ontario, Canada. I started in the nutritional field in 1997 as a nutritionist after attending Sheridan College, The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and Waterloo University, but I moved to Nutraceutical sales in October of 1999. During my 17 years in Nutraceuticals, I have had the pleasure of working with numerous types of health care providers in 2 Canadian provinces (Ontario and British Columbia) and 6 US states (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, and Northern California), but I have always considered Southern Ontario home.

Quebec

Denis Courchesne

President, Québec Contact Inc

In 2001, after working for several CPG companies, I decided to jump into the health food industry. I truly enjoy and hope to remain in this exciting industry until I retire. I really appreciate the fact that I learn everyday how to live a better life. I truly believe that my family’s good health is highly due to the fact that I have been in this industry for over 16 years.

Philippe Gapp

V.P. Sales & Marketing, Québec Contact Inc

I am experienced in Senior National brand management with over 25 years in the field in total, 15 years of key account management and servicing the Québec food channel and mainstream grocery channels. My goals are always strong regional and national distribution. I love to ski, cycle, and am a master swimmer in a Master club.

Eric Lemieux

Senior Account Manager, Québec Contact Inc

I have over 23 years of sales experience, 11 years in retail and 12 have been spent as a B2B medical sales specialist’s representative. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration (major marketing and management), I have also completed a Certificate in Human Resources Management. To facilitate and solicit collaboration, I have strong aptitudes to work both individually and as a team member in order to perform and innovate my objectives. I consider myself to be a professional who is always up for a new challenge, keeping in mind at all times versatility and good judgement.

Krystel Aumais

Account Manager

I have a strong background in the natural health industry, having worked for many years in a respected health food store, Aliments Pleine Lune. I will be servicing accounts on South Shore as well as all accounts east of Montreal, up to Trois-Rivières including the Lanaudière area.

Maritimes

Jane Dearing

NS, NB, PEI, NL

I live in Halifax and am proud to be the Ecotrend representative for NS, NB, PEI and NL! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, and many years’ experience in Medical Sales. I became very interested in natural remedies and health care products when several members of my family began working with Naturopaths to aid healing and improve overall health. Ecotrend offers a wide variety of quality products and I am proud to represent them with both the retail and professional customers in Atlantic Canada.