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.

Stephanie Brudwick

Accounts Payable

Stephanie moved to Boulder in 1999 to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. Majoring in Environmental Studies, Stephanie has always been passionate about protecting the environment. One of her hobbies is adopting new Zero Waste practices so it seemed like a perfect fit to join the Team at EarthHero. Stephanie comes to EarthHero with more than 17 years of experience in the nonprofit environmental education field and is eager to spread the word about all of the sustainable products that we sell. When not paying the bills for EarthHero, Stephanie can be found practicing yoga, gardening, skiing, saving jars for reuse, or hiking with her husband and son.

Daley Crowley

Content Marketing Strategist

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!

Osiris Mancera

Digital Marketing Specialist

Osiris grew up in suburban Florida, soaking in the sun and enjoying the sandy beach just minutes away. Before starting at EarthHero, Osiris completed their BA and MBA in Maryland and spent time traveling around the world, from farming in rural Italy to studying literature in Cuba. Osiris’ love of sustainability began at school, where composting, quirky sustainable majors, and urban farming were the norm. When not working, you can find Osiris baking vegan cookies, devouring a good book, practicing yoga with their dog Betty, or sipping some earthy genmaicha tea.

Maureen Wolfe

Director of Product

After growing up in the prairies of South Dakota, Maureen moved to Colorado in 2008 in search of scenic views and found her passion for sustainable living. Spending the last ten years in the natural products industry, she has found her focus in making sustainability accessible for everyone and is excited to find eco-conscious solutions for everyday problems. In her free time, she loves to craft and create, tend her garden, bake delicious things for her kids, and go on adventures any chance she gets!

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.

Brent Niccore

Director of Sustainable Gifting

A native Coloradoan, Brent grew up on a 56-acre ranch on a mountain top outside of Lyons. A family with three rambunctious boys, the Niccores were outdoors year-round with races and challenges including bicycles, skateboards, rafts, sleds, and skis. Along with his BA with an Entrepreneurship Emphasis from Western Colorado University, Brent earned a major in snowboarding the extreme steeps at Crested Butte “Colorado’s last great ski town”. He now teaches his two daughters the love of outdoor adventures and the importance of taking care of the environment. Every day at the Niccore Four house is “Earth Day”. They recycle, repurpose and if possible, buy used. His goal at EarthHero is to provide quality, sustainable products that make corporate gifting easy and earth friendly. Joining EarthHero will help in his goal to create a litter-free planet for his daughters and to let future generations know we cared.

Danny Irving

Sales Operations Associate

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.

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.

Daniel Cowell

Director of Operations

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.

Marissa Fugardi

Inventory Specialist

Growing up in the North East, Marissa spent most of her childhood in the woods, where she developed a deep connection to nature. She made the move from Connecticut to Colorado to earn a degree in environmental studies from CU Boulder. Marissa is especially interested in environmental education, global sustainability, and conscious consumerism. As a recent grad, Marissa is so excited to be part of the EarthHero family, helping to make it easier for anyone to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, playing board games or tennis with friends, and hanging with her cat, Nova.

Gabriel Bermudez-Ellis

Warehouse Support Associate

Gabriel grew up in rural upstate New York with a love for the outdoors. After graduating high school, he had an itch for adventure which led him to buy his first van and hit the road. After traveling around the east half of America, he figured it was time to head west. There, Gabriel found the most beautiful sights of his life and a wonderful job at EarthHero. When he’s not working you’ll find him hiking, cooking, running, drawing, and, most importantly, sleeping.

Russ Crossland

Warehouse Support Associate

While originally from North Georgia, Russ has lived in 4 different states and made his way to Colorado in 1995. Russ is a self-proclaimed “adequate musician” and has played guitar since the age of 8, taught by his grandfather who was a professional musician. A musical aficionado, Russ loved singing, songwriting, and performing in front of people! Although he’d rather be on the beach, he enjoys all that Colorado has to offer, from the live music to frisbee golf to spending time with his children.

Emma Brandt

Graduate Student Consultant

Growing up in the Cincinnati, OH area and attending Xavier University, Emma has had a long-standing love for the environment and connecting others to it through community engagement. This passion eventually led her to start in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Masters of the Environment program, where her focus is Urban Resilience and Sustainability. Emma is so excited about the opportunity to work on EarthHero’s first annual impact report as a part of her team’s capstone project! When she’s not in class or working, Emma loves a spicy hot yoga class, diving into a mystery novel, hiking, and enjoying a cup of coffee with her two cats, Piper and Ivy.

Lily Tetu

Graduate Student Consultant

Lily was raised in north Texas and studied bioenvironmental sciences at Texas A&M University. She has always found peace in the outdoors despite living in mostly suburban areas. She has combined her love of studying the environment and enjoying the outdoors by pursuing her Masters of the Environment at CU Boulder, with a focus on Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry. In her free time, Lily likes to cook, hike, and go on adventures with her dog, Juno! Lily is excited to work with EarthHero on measuring impact and helping more people progress in their sustainability journey.

Malinda Tackman

Graduate Student Consultant

Malinda moved to Colorado in 2016 after graduating from the University of Utah with a BS in Psychology. She found her passion and love for nature and outdoor recreation were enhanced here, and immediately fell in love with all that Colorado has to offer. She worked for various outdoor companies for 4 years and loved the industry. She is currently a student at CU Boulder’s Masters of the Environment program with an emphasis on Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry. She is working on her summer capstone project at EarthHero, where she is helping create and execute our first public-facing impact report. When she’s not here working on her project, you can find her biking, hiking, rafting, or camping in Colorado’s great outdoors!

Kaylee Blaylock

Marketing & Communications Intern

Born and raised in Texas, Kaylee wasn’t exposed to the world of sustainability until she started her own food garden which led to an interest in composting food waste. Within a short amount of time, this led her to the Zero Waste community. She hopes her time at Earthhero will help her to encourage others to start their own Zero Waste journey! In her free time, she likes to tend to her houseplants, do yoga, and go camping!

Charlie

Chief Licking Officer

Betty

Chief Napping Officer

Juno

Chief Smiling Officer

Reese

Chief Chewing Officer