Meet The Team
Co-Founder/CEOStan Deland graduated college and joined the Marine Corps in 2000. As an infantry Platoon Commander, he led 60 Marines from Kuwait to Baghdad during the initial invasion of Iraq. A year later he returned to the Middle East as second in command of an Infantry Company that swelled to 260 Marines for the November 2004 assault through Fallujah. Shortly after returning to the States from Fallujah, he began using¬† Emotional Detox. It is because of the remarkable direct experience with these products that Stan founded Siddha Flower Essences.
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National Sales ManagerLori has been a nutrition supplement/natural products industry veteran for over 20 years specializing in homeopathic and natural remedies. Her¬†love for natural and nutritional healing began at an early age. At age 11, she relied heavily on proper diet and supplementation to help with various family and personal health issues. Lori has worked for various companies such as Hyland‚Äôs Homeopathic Company and Twinlab. She has held various positions from National Sales Trainer to Brand Manager to Director of Sales. She holds a Bachelor‚Äôs degree in Marketing Communications from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and a CN (Certified Nutritionist) designation from American Health Science University in Aurora, Colorado.¬†She¬†is based out of her Long Island, New York office.
Creative DeveloperJessica began searching for natural health alternatives¬†during her undergraduate years. She came to love the results she found from homeopathy and flower essences and finally discovered Siddha in 2014. She has found a wonderful fit as Siddha's Creative Developer for the past three years, where she gets to blend her passions for health and wellness, research, analysis, design, and marketing.¬†Jessica¬†holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the College of Charleston with an emphasis in Eastern Philosophy and a minor in Studio Art; and she is currently pursuing a legal education at Cumberland School of Law. Her¬†go-to Siddha remedies are Mood & Patience,¬†Happy Heart, Emotional Detox, and¬†Youthful Skin.¬†Jessica currently works freelance from her home office in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.
Katie joined the Siddha team after graduating college with a degree in Biology, with an Ecology emphasis. She has always been passionate about the natural world and all things botanical. Katie has benefitted from the healing properties of plants, finding solace in wilderness adventures. Katie's previous work experience in the E-commerce industry includes managerial positions in operations and customer service. Working for Siddha Flower Essences has been a wonderful way to share her passions and help those searching for, and in need of, alternative medicine.¬†Energy & Motivation and Mood & Patience are Katie's favorite Siddha remedies. Katie works from our Siddha office in Oxnard, California.
FormulatorFred began his professional journey working in a metal foundry in Brooklyn in his early 20s. ¬†After that he owned an apothecary in Manhattan's West Village, ¬†In 1987 he bought Pegasus Products and moved to Colorado. ¬†Since Fred's passing in 2016, Stan has taken on ownership and operation of Pegasus. ¬†Stan and Fred were¬†glad they got to work together and support each other in their respective endeavors. ¬†Having worked with flower essences and gems for some 40 years, Fred brought invaluable¬†experience, expertise, and love to¬†these formulations. Rest in paradise, Fred.
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