who

Valerie Roth – Owner
The Mind Your Manna company, and Fire Brew specifically, got its start back in Valerie’s kitchen in New Jersey, decades ago. Even as a seven year old, trying to make sweet potato chips in a pan, she loved coming up with unique and interesting food ideas. Fire Brew is the culmination of those years of fiddling, testing and experimenting. Things really came into focus when she went back to school to become a Holistic Nutritionist where she found her opportunity to blend her love of healthy eating with wholesome food products aimed to heal and restore. She hopes you love Fire Brew and appreciates your commitment to exploring the healing power of whole foods. Contact Valerie here

Mary Audrey Powers – Operations
Mapsy is an advocate for healthy lifestyles and an outdoor enthusiast. She has a background in the outdoor adventure industry, from leading kayaking trips in the Australian outback to working on ziplines in the mountains on both US coasts. Joining the Fire Brew team seemed a natural fit because of her passion for encouraging people to be active and sharing the benefits of leading a healthy and conscious lifestyle. She has an B.A. in Communication and Media Studies and an M.A. in Educational Leadership. You can reach Mapsy here

Diana Duthie – Production
Native Oregonian Diana has always been passionate about delicious food, nutrition and health. After a B.S. in psychology, Diana focused on food management and then co-founded Portland Paleo LLC. A specialist in essential oils, in her spare time, she loves hiking in the gorge and playing with her orange tabby, Arturo. Falling in love with Fire Brew, she’s dedicated herself to stoking the fires and pursuing a career in natural wellness. She make sure the wheels run in the production department. Contact Diana here

Cory Aron – Communications
Cory heads up Communications at Fire Brew. Cory’s mission is to spread the word about Fire Brew. He works to grow and update our social community, make exciting new partnerships, and find new venues to get Fire Brew to the people! When wearing his other hats, Cory is a freelance copywriter and musician. ‘The Lower Pine’ is his new Portland-based folk-rock duo, named after the street where they first practiced. He is also easily distracted by craft beers and golden retrievers. To reach Cory, contact him here

Vicky Madruga – Herbalist
Fire Brew’s resident Herbalist and witch, Vicky has been working with plants and natural medicine since 2009 and has a passion for wellness. When not at the kitchen blending up herbs and stirring the cauldrons of brews you can find her working in Portland at The Herb Shoppe or frolicking in the woods with the plants. Vicky’s deep passion for health and teaching people how to care for themselves holistically is what brought her and Val together years ago. Vicky loves to laugh and you can often hear her cackling from around the corner. Come visit her throughout the year at our events around town.

Nicki Ulrich – Fulfillment
Nicki handles all of Fire Brew’s on-line orders and fulfillment. When she’s not with Fire Brew, she’s working her other jobs or volunteering at one of three schools that her respective children attend. Contact Nicki here

Boris
A master fisherman and mushroom forager, Boris can get out in the wild and bring home dinner for an army. But, aside from his love of communing outdoors, Boris is our awesome programmer who makes all the Fire Brew technical underpinnings work while we’re busy shredding vegetables. Boris doesn’t like to be contacted