Behind every successful woman is a tribe of women supporting her!  So today we’ll showcase the women of Wild Tonic !

There’s never been a better time to celebrate women than right now. 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of Women’s Equality. On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted — giving women the right to vote. 

At WILD TONIC, we’re proud to do our part to help women succeed. You may already know that we’re a woman-owned company.

But did you know that over 40% of our employees are women, too? 

Here, we’re focusing on the women of WILD TONIC — get to know some of the wonderful women who help make our company run! 

Holly Lyman

Founder, Owner, Queen Bee

Photo Credit: Laysea Hughes

Favorite WILD TONIC flavor: Blackberry Mint

What does the WILD TONIC lifestyle mean to you? There is a common thread of health, joy and vitality that unites the people and our mission. The WILD TONIC® team is not only dedicated to creating and sharing this innovative ferment with the world, but also to being proactive in the community and to bring awareness to bee conservation!  

What is something WILD about you that might surprise people? I was born and raised in the backwoods of Alaska and spent time on my grandmother’s homestead near the small town of North Pole. 

She was always working oil paintings in her makeshift greenhouse that she kept her easel in. She taught me how to ferment in her log cabin with simple ingredients that we would harvest together. 

I believe that our earliest memories and impressions shape us into who we become later in life. I admired my Grandmother’s courage to follow her passions despite the harsh reality of surviving in rural Alaska. 

Through her encouragement, I would later go on to study at the Rhode Island School of Design and pursue my passion for the arts. Her influence in my early childhood guided me unsuspectingly  into a similar life of art and fermenting and to become the founder of WILD TONIC Jun Kombucha

To learn more about Holly’s passion for WILD TONIC and conservation, click here.

Haven Flanagan

HR Director 

Favorite WILD TONIC flavor: Classic Jun: Apple, Prickly Pear, Vanilla | Hard Jun: Dancing Naked

What does the WILD TONIC lifestyle mean to you? We make an amazing product that has just barely begun to touch the lives of so many people. Our product has changed my life and I can’t wait … It’s so exciting to be a part of something this unique and bold! 

I love doing the impossible, breaking new ground and going against the grain. To me, the WILD TONIC lifestyle is all about those things and just living life to the fullest, taking advantage of every opportunity you have been blessed with, and embracing each day with “new” eyes! 

Being WILD is all about no regrets, finding the positive path in every step you take and helping others along the way.

What are you passionate about? People! I am absolutely driven by an uncontrollable urge of inquisitiveness to learn about others and what they can teach me about the wonders of the human spirit. I love to figure out what makes people tick! It’s fascinating and never the same!

What is something WILD about you that might surprise people? 

My nickname is “The Havenator” and I love skydiving! And no — there’s no such thing as a perfectly good airplane!

Celina Morales

HR Assistant

Favorite WILD TONIC flavor: Blueberry Basil ROCKS!! 

What do you like best about working at WILD TONIC? Every day is a new adventure! WILD TONIC is always changing, always evolving and I get front row seats to watch the process of a simple idea grow into something so huge and important for our company. Every day is different and it’s a constant adventure. I love that about WILD TONIC! 

Why are you committed to WILD TONIC and the Hive? Everyone shares the same vision at WILD TONIC and is dedicated to the mission! This truly creates a family environment where everyone is there for one another. 

Chelsea Parkinson

Marketing Director

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: Lavender Love 

What does the WILD TONIC lifestyle mean to you? The WILD TONIC lifestyle means living fully, pushing the boundaries of knowing what is possible, and a helping others have a deeper understanding about making better choices for the only body and planet that we get in this lifetime. 

Why are you committed to WILD TONIC and the Hive? Once you understand how WILD TONIC can benefit your overall vitality, in addition to the efforts the company makes towards conservation and community, it’s hard not to want to yell from the rooftops to share our message and product with others. Holly has incubated an incredible team of like-minded people who truly want to see this company succeed and propel her vision forward, which is so special. 

Kayla Pierotti

Creative Content Manager

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: Blackberry Mint

What does the WILD TONIC lifestyle mean to you?  The WILD TONIC lifestyle is one that is active, cares about the planet and what we put in our bodies!

What do you like best about working at WILD TONIC? I love being able to be creative and collaborate with a team that is bringing such a great product to people! It is rewarding to be part of a growing brand, and it is so fun to see my designs on the shelves in stores, and in people’s photos they tag us in!

Angy Daniels

Pacific Northwest Market Manager

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: Just one flavor?! Classic: Chai Pear and Rosemary Lemon | Hard Jun: Mango Ginger

What do you like best about working at WILD TONIC? I love being in the trade, talking with customers, and telling them about Holly’s story and everything WILD TONIC!

What are you passionate about? Running, cooking, and the Seattle Seahawks! GO HAWKS!

What is something WILD about you that might surprise people? I grew up in a small town of 500 people on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington called Quilcene! I went to a K-12 grade school with 225 kids and graduated with 26 in my class. Quilcene is known for its oysters and I had my own oyster farm at my home!

Lindsay Drinkard

Office Assistant

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: Lavender Love 

What does the WILD TONIC lifestyle mean to you? New ways of thinking and trying new things.

Why are you committed to WILD TONIC and the Hive? It’s really exciting to be a part of something you really want to see succeed and grow.

What is your favorite activity to do while enjoying a WILD TONIC? I love some ice-cold WILD TONIC in the pool.

What is something WILD about you that might surprise people? I’ve visited 25 countries so far! I hope to make it to 50 someday.

Cindy McCabe

Lead Flavor Technician

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: I have to choose?! My favorites must be Blueberry Basil and Rosemary Lemon.

What do you like best about working at WT? What I like best are the people who have worked here over the years and have made this company what it is today. My WILD TONIC family … I have seen so much change and growth, it’s amazing! I am passionate about making the flavor consistent and yummy with love and care …

Amanda May

Flavor Technician

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: Blackberry Mint

What do you like best about working at WILD TONIC? I like the people the best. Everybody here is so nice and they make such a great team.

Why are you committed to WILD TONIC and the Hive? I have never had a reason not to be. Bosses are nice to you; work is ‘easy,’ not stressful. 

Robin Pelfrey

Supply Chain Manager

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor:  Toss-up between 5.6% Strawberry Blood Orange and 5.6% Mango Ginger

What do you like best about working at WILD TONIC? My Team!  They make work fun and interesting!

Why are you committed to WILD TONIC and the Hive? We are a young company and over the past three years that I have been here, there has been so much growth.  It’s exciting to be a part of it.

What is your favorite activity to do while enjoying a WILD TONIC?  You can enjoy Wild Tonic pretty much anywhere!  I have it on hand to share at all times.  Camping, boating, or just sitting around hanging with friends…we are enjoying it!

Kika Davis

Production Technician Lead II

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: Classic Jun: Rosemary Lemon, Hard Jun: Hoppy Buzz

What do you like best about working at WILD TONIC? I really enjoy the great team I get to work with, as well as a fast-paced work environment and problem-solving.

Why are you committed to WILD TONIC and the Hive?

The company is experiencing tremendous growth and it’s exciting to be a part of these opportunities.

What is your favorite activity to do while enjoying a WILD TONIC? As a probiotic, WILD TONIC Jun Kombucha is great for gut-health and energy. For me it’s the ideal way to start my Saturday morning full of energy and ready to enjoy the weekend.

Christy Hoyles

Production Technician

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: Tropical Turmeric

What is something WILD about you that may surprise people? I am passionate about racing. My grandfather was a racecar driver — Dirt Oval Migget Circuit in Ohio. That is what I’ve always wanted to be when I grow up! 

What are you passionate about? Music, family, and recovery. 

Brenda Martin

Accounting Assistant

Favorite WILD TONIC Flavor: Apple Prickly Pear Vanilla

What do you like best about working at WILD TONIC? Everyone that works here is AMAZING! The team is friendly and helpful … not to mention, the positive attitude makes people want to achieve the goal of making the company successful. 

Why are you committed to WILD TONIC and the Hive? With my years of experience in the production industry, I love helping achieve company goals. I want WILD TONIC to succeed and I am willing to go that extra mile to ensure it does!

Thanks For Getting to Know the Team!

Getting thirsty reading about everyone’s favorite flavors? Lucky you: our jun kombucha is now available for nationwide delivery. Check out our online store here, explore our retail delivery partners here, or find a retailer near you

Thanks for getting to know the women of WILD TONIC! Don’t be shy … Leave a comment and let us know what you love best about WILD TONIC!

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