Laura Marshall Brizes
Laura Marshall Brizes, M.S., M.S.A., founder of WNSM since 1996 (then called The Green Goddess Group), began her official natural products career, after having received an M.S. in Corporate Wellness from The American University in D.C. She began working with nutritional products companies (specifically Nutraceutical Corporation and New Chapter) for the Carolinas Territory. She built a solid reputation as a sales leader and educator before launching her brokerage in 2005. Before launching the brokerage, she got an M.S.A. in Classical Chinese Medicine, following her heart and passion for a deeper understanding of natural medicine. Since being in the industry she and her reps over the years have worked for numerous wellness companies, proud to be part of the nurturing of brands.
Her Team has won the Heavy Hitter’s Award (best in overall sales) for Host Defense 4 years in a row. They’re consistent in meeting sales goals over the years, having built deep relationships with their stores. Most of the sales team has been with Laura for over a decade.
Melody Diaz Williams
Melody is our Eastern North and South Carolina representative, based out of beautiful Wilmington, N.C. She has worked in the natural products industry since 2004 starting her career as Marketing Director for an independent natural market. She has worked on the brand side as an education, marketing, and sales specialist before entering the brokerage world where she has worked since 2012.
Laura Kearns, CFSP, CFSS
Laura manages the territory of Greenville SC, Asheville, NC and all those stores around and in between those gorgeous mountains. She has 30 years of industry experience working with companies such as Eden Foods & Kehe Distributors in positions that range from Regional Sales Mgr to Wellness Category Broker. She understands the business from multiple angles forging partnerships with retailers, distributors & vendors to uphold the value & integrity of wholesome products.
Heather came to us from Earth Fare at the height of its success, she has been with us for nearly 12 years developing very strong relationships with our retail partners in gorgeous Boone, NC and the surrounding area. She is a true mountain lover & is devoted to the community she serves.
Heather's hobbies include fitness, playing with her dogs, and making the most out of what life has to offer. Her positive nature and ability to persevere are assets to WNSM.
Upon graduating from Flagler College in Florida, Jenny moved to Asheville, NC. She quickly fell in love with the mountains and noticed an improved sense of well-being and quality of life after eating better foods from the area's natural food stores. With her passion for healthy living, she knew she belonged in the natural products industry. For the past 15 years, Jenny has thoroughly enjoyed working in this industry on the finance/admin supportive side. She understands the important role local health food stores play in ones’ community. As the Office Manager for WNSM she feels honored to help support those hard-working stores, their local reps, and the vendors that bring these great, natural products to us.