Our Team

Helping you live more sustainably, wherever you are.

We’re a small (but mighty!) team, where everyone is an active contributor towards our goal of building a more sustainable world. Everyone — you, me, we — is on their own unique sustainability journey, where we’re constantly learning as we go. For our part, we’re eager to share what we’ve discovered with you, your neighbor, your cat, or anyone who will listen, really. Building a more sustainable world will take all of us learning and consuming more consciously, and anyone is welcome and encouraged to come along. If you want to join our team, get a culture-vibe check, or meet us, you’ve come to the right place.

So what’s the culture like? Really, though.

EarthHero was built from a place of sincerity in reducing wasteful consumption, where everyone’s values directly impact our mission. Today, we amplify our team member’s values through their voices, experience and skills; creating a culture of hyper collaboration and contribution from each member. Honestly, we’re pretty jazzed about each other and sustainability tips get us going.

Breath Breaks

Around noon, we pause from work for a moment of mindfulness, often involving breathing exercises, yoga stretches or meditations. Flexibility never required.

Warehouse Parties

Each Monday, all members of our team participate in packing orders in our warehouse to support our warehouse staff, learn more about our products, connect with customers, and collaborate with one another — all orchestrated to some great music!

Annual Company Retreats

Each year the entire team participates in an off-site retreat to discuss our collective company goals for the year to come, and brainstorm ways we can further our mission and increase impact.

JEDI Committee

To lead our Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) initiatives, all team members participate in contributing ideas by department, and report on progress monthly.

Meet our team

Ryan Lewis

Founder & 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.

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!

Favorite Product: Cedar + Sandalwood Shampoo

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 & 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.

Favorite Product: Luzon Del Día Backpack 18L

Danny Irving

Sales Opperations 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 Product: Classic Beeswax Candle

Quin Girardin

Community Experience

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.

Favorite Product: Reusable Beeswax Sandwich Wrap

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.

Favorite Product: Oasis Water Jug 128oz

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.

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Company Snacks

Our kitchen is always stocked with goodies from our local zero-waste grocer, guaranteed to satiate any on-coming snack attack.

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Employee Discount

EarthHero has thousands of sustainable products that we truly love (the proof is in our Sourcing Methodology), and offers a significant discount to all team members.

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Medical + Dental Insurance

We want to make sure our employees are staying safe and healthy 100% of the time – we just try to make it easier.

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Pet-Friendly Office

Pups are a core part of our team, and you’ll find them in our meetings, outside during our breath breaks, and greeting any visitors.

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Flexible Work Environment

Most employees have the opportunity to design their work schedule on days and hours that work best for them.

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Flexible PTO

Personal time off is just that—personal—and our flexible PTO policy allows team members to design a vacation schedule to meet their needs, whatever that may be.


Let's meet up

If you’re interested in joining our team, or want to partner with us, we’re excited to meet you on your journey, wherever you are.

Are you all about creating meaningful relationships and making the world a better place? Do you thrive in a
fast-paced startup culture? Are you a problem solver and passionate about helping people? We’d love to talk to
you!

About EarthHero
We’re an online marketplace that exists to make it easier for everyone to shop sustainably. We focus on curating
sustainably-made consumer lifestyle products. Our mission is to make sustainable shopping so easy, everyone does it! By providing high-quality, low-impact products from trusted companies, we take the guesswork out of mindful
shopping.

The Position
This position will be a part of the EarthHero Community Experience team, a group of passionate, inclusive,
kind-hearted sustainability advocates looking to make the world a better place.The goal of this positionis to provide care and support to the EarthHero community - our amazing customers who are making the world a better place. This role will work with the Community Experience team to deliver tip-top customer service, respond
compassionately to inquiries, and create lifelong EarthHeroes. As the most front-facing member of ourteam, you’ll
breathe EartHero’s friendly, authentic brand and voice into the world.We utilize multiple channels to communicate
with our community - phone, live chat, and email - to empathetically answer questions and assist our community
members on their sustainability journeys.

Essential Job Functions
- Be a sustainability resource for our community by sharing eco-tips, facts, and real-life experiences with our
customers to support them on their sustainability journey.
- Directly communicate and problem solve with customers via phone, live chat, and email.
- Engage with product vendors regarding customer orders and issues.
- Work with customers, vendors, and our warehouse team to process orders that experienced problems.
- Approve and respond to customer product reviews promptly and compassionately.
- Collaborate with the warehouse team to ensure orders are correctly fulfilled as customer requests are
received.
- Expedite vendor dropship orders to ensure timely delivery to customers.

Additional Job Functions
- Leverage customer questions and feedback to proactively create additional site content to reduce future
questions on common topics.
- Question and innovate current systems to improve efficiency, customer satisfaction, to help us to scale the
department as we grow.
- Collaborate with the marketing team to develop strategies for improving, collecting, and reporting on
customer feedback (direct, via survey, product/brand reviews, etc.)

- Assist the warehouse with packing and pulling orders, receiving deliveries, cycle counting, and various tasks
as needed.


Our ideal candidate is, above all, passionate about the environment!
They are detail-oriented, have strongwritten
and verbal communication skills, and are intrinsically motivated to talk to and help people. A strong candidate will express an eagerness to learn how traditional e-commerce impacts the environment.

Skills Needed:
1. Kind, compassionate, and authentic character.
2. Positive and professional demeanor.
3. Driven and motivated attitude.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
5. Ability to quickly and kindly respond to customer inquiries via phone and live chat.
6. Capacity to stay focused in a dynamic, ever-changing environment.
7. Attention to detail: managing customer interactions beyond the initial point of contact to ensure customer
satisfaction.
8. Project Organization: ability to organize, track, and manage multiple tasks at once.
9. Flexibility: as a start-up, the fast-paced environment requires the ability to quickly pivot and support our team in other ways when necessary.


Our ideal candidate will have the following:
- Experience in customer service or related role.
- Eagerness to chat with people over live chat and on the phone.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Some knowledge of sustainability and a desire to help accelerate the movement.
- Passion for self-care and community care.
- Ability to receive and respond to constructive feedback.
- Strong problem-solving abilities.
- Drive to take initiative on projects.
- Enthusiasm for your work and a down-to-earth attitude.
- Time management skills and ability to pivot and multitask.
- Desire to build meaningful relationships with our community and other team members.


Salary & Benefits:
The anticipated salary for this position is $45,000. Benefits include a stipend for Health & Dental Insurance, 401k offering, flexible time off, 6 paid holidays, paid Team volunteering days, hybrid work from home schedule, employee discount, and working with a caring and compassionate Team.


To Apply:
Email jobs@earthhero.com with a resume, cover letterand include:
1. Any examples, large or small, of things that you do in your life to reduce your environmental
impact, even if it is just aspirational,
2. What makes you the perfect fit for this role,
3. Two truths and a lie about you (we’d love to get to know you as a person)!

Time Well-Spent

Everything on our site is vetted through our 5-Pillar Sourcing Methodology, and our Community Experience team is always here to help through chat, call, or email.

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