Plant Operations Manager
When I first started working at Pacific Botanicals in 1994 things looked very different than they do now. We’ve grown a lot and our industry has changed but I still feel the same level of enthusiasm and commitment to something important that I did all those years ago. We’ve remained true to the original vision of creating something wholesome and good, without compromising our beliefs.
In my free time I enjoy overland camping trips with my family to the desert SW and mountains and coastlines of the Pacific NW. Anywhere it is quiet with epic mountain biking trails to ride or rivers to raft with my family is my happy Place.
Since earning a degree in Environmental Studies in 1998, Matt has dedicated his career to fostering a deeper connection between humans and plants. Over the past decade, he has cultivated a wide diversity of herbs and spices in Oregon. His commitment to biological soil-building, regional ecology, and organic principles compliments Pacific Botanicals’ ability to offer domestic-grown, quality herbs to every customer.
I live in the community of Applegate with my son in law and 3 children (2 adults and 1 tween). We have 4 dogs, 2 roosters and 9 hens, and a resident bear on our property. I enjoy baking, candy making and cooking with fresh herbs. I really enjoy being a part of the wonderful Pacific Botanical team.
I began working for Pacific Botanicals in 1998 when I was drawn to the work being done at the farm. I started out working in the Greenhouses learning about the propagation of herbs. Through the years I have enjoyed learning many aspects of the business including seed harvesting, fresh herb coordinating, customer service, accounting and quality assurance. My current role as QC Manager allows me to be a part of the greater team in assuring quality herbs and quality processes for our customers. One of the aspects that I have enjoyed most about my employment here at Pacific Botanicals is the people that I get to work with, both co-workers and the wonderful customers that I have gotten to know through the years. Favorite Botanicals: Nettles, sea veggie powder, angelica, Baikal skullcap, passionflower.
Purchasing & Sales Manager
It is my job to source the best botanicals from farms in the U.S. and around the world. I am able to set up long-term working relationships with our reliable vendors, and enjoy making personal connections with our suppliers. I have a Loving wife Lindsay, and two children, Nathan and Lilac. I am originally from Rhode Island, and keep with me my love for the ocean, and east coast sports teams like the Bruins, Red Sox Patriots, and Celtics. I am an identical twin. My brother Jonathan still lives in RI. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Environmental studies. I credit much of my character to the Boy Scouts, where I achieved the highest ranking, Eagle Scout. I really enjoy seeing live music, and travel extensively to see my favorite band Phish. I love the summer time, especially here in Oregon, with the wonderful rivers, and plentiful outdoor activities. Favorite Botanicals: Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Hibiscus, Ginger, Dandelion, and Tulsi basil.
Field Farm Manager
I have been with Pacific Botanicals for nine years and am responsible for all farm related activities. My previous employment was also in the agricultural field. Favorite Botanicals: Chamomile, Echinacea purpurea.
It is my job to keep things working and moving on the farm. As a former millwright my work here is similar. Repairs, trouble shooting, fabricating, and general maintenance, engine and mechanical repairs. I am originally from near Coos Bay Oregon. I grew up in a timber community working in logging and road construction. I came to Pacific Botanicals from there and have been here for over 15 years. Favorite Botanicals: Nettles for tea and cooking, and Lynden flower for its aroma.
A sizeable portion of our mill and shop teams (L to R) on a recent Farm walk: Lorin, Kevin, Caleb, Erika, Bruce, Jeanine, Jordan, Joel, Cole, Matt D, Nate, Mat M, Dave T, Mike, Tara, Donovan and Bryce.