Matt Morris is originally from Atlanta, but has been thriving in Portland since 1997. He has been beekeeping organically for 12 years, and his enthusiasm for this work is infectious. Matt’s beekeeping adventures and business savvy have led to this unique business venture. He enjoys gardening, telling jokes, and taking care of his animal friends and awesome wife.
National Sales Manager
After graduating from Smith College and then Antioch University where she earned a BS in Economics and an MS in Business, Organization & Management, Bergen had the privilege of working with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. John Douillard at the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Lancaster, MA before joining Gaia Herbs as Director of National Sales. Bergen, working closely with owner, Ric Scalzo, led the team through a rapid growth phase including the company’s relocation to Brevard, NC. She later moved to Ashland, Oregon where she held the position of National Sales Manager for Herb Pharm for almost a decade during which time they achieved #1 Spins ranking. Bergen still resides in Oregon and joined Mickelberry Gardens as National Sales Manager in 2019. She spends most of her weekends enjoying the outdoors with her healthy, strong, and fearless granddaughter.
Facilities Coordinator and Production Manager
Jaime fell in love with Portland and moved here in 2013. Before becoming intrigued by the medicinal properties of honey and plants, Jaime worked as a chef and kitchen manager. Jaime loves all the adventures that Mickelberry Gardens has brought his way, and is proud to Bee apart of their sustainable bigger picture! He is a jack of all trades, and his head for organization and processes is a huge asset to the Mickelberry Gardens team, and he's been with us for over 6 years now.
Eve is trained as a chemist, and has previously worked with CBD start-ups prior to her work at Mickelberry Gardens. Her strong science background, herbalism skills, and head for organization and details is perfect for her role here with everything quality-control! She enjoys backpacking, studying plant medicine, and gardening in her spare time. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Quality Assurance and Quality Control to our team!
Nikki has lots of experience in the restaurant industry, and also studied nutrition and fermentation at NUNM. They are now in charge of all aspects of making our honey tonics and skin care. Her interest in herbal medicine and science make her the perfect match for this job!
Farmers Market Support
You can find Lori's friendly face representing Mickelberry Gardens at our Farmers Market booth every Saturday - she's been helping out with farmers markets for over 7 years now! She has background in nutrition and astrology, and has also helped out behind-the-scenes in our production space.
Clyde works hard at getting all of our orders packed up and shipped out in a timely manner. He's organized and thorough, which is super helpful for making sure all our orders arrive in one piece and we keep our customers satisfied! He also has a great attitude and we're happy to have him on our team.
Bottling & Packaging Crew
Camila helps out with labeling, bottling, capping, shrink-banding, and packaging all of our products with a lot of care and consistency. She's quick, sharp, and funny, and great with trouble-shooting all of our automated equipment. She's worked for us for over 3 years now.
Lacey is the friendly voice you may have heard when giving us a call or shooting us an email! She treats everyone with kindness and care, and brought a lot of administrative muscle to our team. Whether it was upgrading our bookkeeping, dialing in our inventory systems, or helping keep our website running smoothly, she confidently and competently tackled it. She has moved on to start a family - we are very sad to lose her, but wish her all the best, and are currently looking to fill her shoes!