Meet The Team

Passion, commitment, community

We’re a team of individuals fully committed to the vision of EarthHero. Together, we can leverage conscious consumption into positive action and wide-reaching impact.

Ryan Lewis

Founder and CEO

A dad, husband, nature junky and entrepreneur, Ryan recently left behind the more traditional world of business to follow his passion for environmental sustainability. With two decades of ecommerce experience and a desire to help tackle our society’s harmful consumption norms, EarthHero was born. “We want to make sustainable shopping the new norm. I imagine a day when every time you want or need to buy something, it’s sustainably made. It’s a movement that’s already underway. We aim to accelerate it!” When not in the office you’ll find him at CrossFit, or outside biking, hiking, snowboarding, trail running and playing with his family. 

Jeff Day

COO

Jeff joined the EarthHero team after a long history working alongside Ryan. From the first conversation around the idea of EarthHero, Jeff knew it wasn’t a matter of IF, but WHEN he would get involved! Jeff officially joined the EarthHero team full time in September of 2018. With over 20 years of experience in eCommerce, Jeff has worked for some very large organizations but feels more at home in a small, scrappy office with a ‘family’ culture like he found at EarthHero. He’ll admit, he’s once experienced eco-confusion when faced with the 7 different trash receptacles outside of a Whole Foods. But, now, Jeff is diving in head first into spreading the sustainability movement. He’s excited to be a part of the team, and to make EarthHero a household name for everyone.

Ellie Mersereau

Sustainable Sourcing Manager

Ellie had only been in Boulder for two weeks when she heard about EarthHero. She knew immediately that she HAD to get involved. She recently graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Environmental Studies and Visual Arts, which may seem like an odd combination. However, the two certainly come in handy when she’s diving into selecting what sustainable, beautiful products make the EarthHero cut! When she’s not in the office, Ellie is likely blending smoothies, reading about herbal remedies, or run-walking in the great outdoors!

Juliet Payne

Content and Marketing Partnerships Strategist

When Juliet became our first intern back in 2017, she never imagined how much EarthHero would grow in such a short time. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with environmental studies and atmospheric science degrees, Juliet joined the team full time–working on anything and everything from copywriting to social media to influencer and affiliate marketing, as well as product data and uploads. 

Cullen Aulwurm

Warehouse Support Associate

Cullen was born and raised in Colorado and moved to Boulder from Fort Collins for University. During his last semester he interned with EarthHero as a sustainability and operations intern and, after graduating from CU with two degrees, Operations Management and Environmental Studies, he joined the team. Cullen is passionate about how business can affect change in our modern world, and cares deeply about the ecosystems and people that live on our planet. When he isn’t crushing it in the office, you can find Cullen hiking, running, reading a good book, watching documentaries, and playing video games.

Grace Burleson

Senior Community Experience Specialist

Grace hit the open road and moved from Minneapolis to Boulder to join the team after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sustainability Studies, Design, and Applied Business. While interning with EarthHero during undergrad, Grace found her calling –  helping people find ways to incorporate sustainability into their own lives. When she’s not buzzing around the office, you can find her testing recipes, exploring Boulder, and tending her massive house plant collection!

Daniel Cowell

Warehouse Manager

As a transplant from the all too busy northeast, Dan moved out to Colorado ten years ago to further his passion for the outdoors and do his part in protecting our environment.  When he saw the opportunity to be a part of something as consequential as EarthHero is he jumped at the chance to join the growing team.  Having worked in the outdoor industry in a variety of positions for his entire life, Dan saw the impact that a throwaway culture can have and no longer wanted to turn a blind eye to being part of the problem and wanted to start working with an amazing crew of people helping to find a solution!  When not working to optimize our warehouse operations you can try to keep up with Dan on a mountain bike or laying early morning skin tracks west of his home in Nederland with his wife and daughter.

Damir Kocer

Product Manager and Business Analyst

After cutting his teeth in the Chicago agency world, Damir began searching for a career that better aligned with his passion for sustainability. Less than six months after moving to Colorado, he found just that with the team at EarthHero. Helping to improve EarthHero’s site experience, Damir loves making it as easy as possible for everyone to make more sustainable and ethical choices. When he’s not in the office, you’ll find him out on a long trail or picking up a new hobby.

Alan Bourgeois

Inventory Manager

Alan recently graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Computer Science. Having worked various jobs through college, joining the EarthHero team was quite a shock (in a good way!). He finds it refreshing to work alongside a kind, passionate group of people who actually love what they do. Packing and shipping orders takes on real meaning here. He looks forward to a brighter future where humans are in harmony with the Earth instead of harming it. When he’s not in the warehouse, he is probably on the golf course, tennis court, basketball court, or a mountain trail on two wheels.

Noah Licata

Warehouse Communications Specialist

Noah is a classical pianist, percussionist, music producer, and DJ, with over 20 years of musicianship under his belt. He grew up playing piano concerts around Colorado, performing with various artists, and hosting his own solo shows. Noah enjoys the atmosphere that EarthHero brings, working alongside a team of easygoing yet dedicated and hardworking individuals. Noah oversees the entire shipping process, making sure nothing prevents orders from making their way to each and every customer. When he’s not at the warehouse, you can find him at his studio producing music, DJing, playing through his favorite Chopin compositions, or relaxing at home with his wife and two husky mixes.

Anthony Murray

Warehouse Lead

Anthony is a Minnesota native who moved to Colorado to escape the cold.  He enjoys long drives up the mountain and skydiving.  He is striving to reduce his carbon footprint, and he has aspirations to become a chef some day!

Danny Irving

Community Experience Team

Growing up on the east coast, Danny had heard so much about life out West, and wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. He moved to Boulder hoping to find a job with a company whose ideals align with his own, and he found that and more at EarthHero! Danny sees the mission of EarthHero as a vital step in the business of e-commerce, and is so happy to be part of this growing and successful team. Outside of work, Danny loves to cook, rock climb, make a great cup of joe, and drive around. Favorite item: The Ring Veggie Brush.

Lane Martin

Warehouse Support Associate

A native of Boulder, Lane has never strayed far from the majestic natural playground that surrounds us here. An avid yogi, spiritualist, and hiker, his love and appreciation for Mother Earth brought him to a divine path-crossing with EarthHero and there was no question that he wanted to be involved. Learning how to tackle the task of consuming consciously and sustainably as individuals, communities, and on an even larger scale is a daunting task for all of us, and Lane is stoked to be involved in helping lay the foundation for that change.

Chris McGurrin

Community Experience Manager & Sustainable Sales Executive

Working in the natural and organic food industry for years, Chris developed a deep passion for sustainability and education. He always kept a close eye on EarthHero, knowing the team was building something that could change the world. As a people-Hahperson and Enneagram 7, joining the Community Experience team was a no-brainer. Chris loves building meaningful relationships and problem-solving to make people happy and support them on their own sustainability journey! Being half-Japanese and originally from New Jersey, Chris can often be found cooking Japanese and Italian food at home in Boulder CO. When he’s not in his kitchen, he’s traveling the US in his converted van, climbing every rock, skiing every patch of snow, and biking every trail of dirt he can find.

Daley Crowley

Content & Email Marketing Specialist

Daley grew up in rural Vermont where sustainable concepts like composting, gardening, and buying locally were second nature to her. Upon entering college, she realized a sustainable lifestyle wasn’t practiced by most people around her, so she quickly began to educate herself and others on the importance of protecting our planet. When Daley saw an opening on the marketing team at EarthHero, she knew it would be the perfect opportunity to use her marketing experience at a company that shares her passion for the environment – so off to Boulder she went! In her free time, Daley likes to be outdoors – gardening, swimming, hiking, picnicking, you name it!

Quin Girardin

Community Experience Team

Working in the outdoor industry for years, Quin’s passion for the environment and keeping our planet clean is at the forefront of everything she does. Growing up in Michigan on the Great Lakes, she saw firsthand how plastic pollution can affect our beautiful planet. Moving from the lakes to the mountains, Quin soon realized how many opportunities for growth she was going to have. she spotted EarthHero and made it her goal to work there. As an enneagram 9, the peacemaker, Quin strives to solve problems, and she’s dedicated to finding peace for others. In her free time, she loves tending to her more than 50 house plants, composting, gardening, hiking, backpacking, and educating people on Leave No Trace and how to be a conscious consumer.

Leigh Pond

Sustainable Sourcing Specialist

Leigh made her way to Colorado from the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from Santa Clara University with an Environmental Science and Art History degree. After finishing a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA, she knew her Colorado adventure was just beginning. As part of the product team, she researches and gathers as many details as she can about each product EarthHero has to offer. She believes everyone is on their own sustainability journey and wants to meet them with the best information and support wherever that may be. When not in the office, you can find Leigh gardening, playing Ultimate Frisbee, or sipping on a delicious sour beer at trivia!

Kristen Reed

Warehouse Support Associate

Kristen is currently pursuing her Masters in Environmental Engineering with a concentration in natural water systems. When she isn’t chasing microplastics out of our waterways, you can find her chasing plastic on the frisbee field. In addition to ultimate frisbee, she thoroughly enjoys snowboarding, hiking, kayaking and virtually any other outdoor activity. She has lived abroad and traveled to numerous countries allowing her to see many natural beauties of the world. Her experiences have inspired her to pursue a career that will create a sustainable future and preserve Mother Earth for generations to come.

Brie McNeal

Sustainable Sourcing Manager

Brie fulfilled a lifelong dream of moving to Denver in 2020 and instantly fell in love with the mountains. After learning about EarthHero, she knew her background in sourcing sustainable artisan-made accessories and home goods for the last 7 years would be a perfect fit for the team! Outside of traveling to remote places to find the most innovative and sustainable products, she enjoys cooking for friends with her cajun flare, taking a new hike, and spending a lazy Sunday with her cat Roux watching LifeTime movies.

 

Mary Gonzalez

WAREHOUSE SUPPORT ASSOCIATE

Mary moved to Colorado from Louisiana shortly after high school and has enjoyed the Colorado lifestyle ever since – camping, hiking, exploring hot springs, and enjoying local food and breweries. Mary has held the value of sustainability and conservation through her adult life – she loves to garden and thrift shop as much as possible. She is also an experienced scuba diver and loves to participate in activities related to reef health. When she’s not exploring the mountains or oceans, she’s often found spending time with her teenage daughter!

Tara Applegate

Marketing + Communications Intern

Chloe Baldwin

Photography Intern

Mimi Nguyen

Graphic Design Intern