About Us: The Indigo Herbs Crew

Meet our wonderful Indigo Herbs crew, from the Directors to Production, to Dispatch, to Media & Marketing team members. 

Learn about the people behind the brand - the brains behind the excellent quality of products, the ones who give first class customer service and the crew that help make the Indigo world go round. 

Steve Mckewon

Managing Director

Steve is the one who thought all of this up originally. Initially it was just him but now he is the Managing Director of Indigo Herbs.

He is often to be found overseeing production, sourcing, ordering and managing the arrival of herbs and superfoods from around the world, and pouring his creativity into a better and brighter Indigo Herbs on line. A truly inspired buccaneer.

His current favourite Indigo products are the Chaga Tincture and the Super Mushroom Nutri Complex, as these are great stress busters that help him cope with a busy lifestyle.

Michael Hanby

Director

Michael is a Director and champions strategy, organisational development & tech.

When Michael is not at Indigo Herbs he keeps busy with other business projects, practicing kung-fu, ocassionally climbing and motorbiking, and mainly being Dad to his twins.

His favourite Indigo products are raw cacao buttons and quite a few of the tinctures.

Chloe Frances

Financial Controller & HR Manager

Chloe is our Financial Controller & HR Manager. She always makes sure the business is running smoothly and that she is giving the best service possible. She brings great structure to many of the every day tasks at Indigo Herbs.

Her amazing organisational skills naturally extend to her life outside of work. She has a passion for spreadsheets and uses these to make aspects of her life easier, and she's always willing to help others learn. She enjoys reading, getting engrossed in various series of television and spending time with her daughter and friends. She also enjoys participating in Pilates and Cycling on nice days.

Her favourite Indigo products are Organic Spirulina Tablets and our yummy Raw Chocolate Bars.

Abby Render

Commercial Team Manager & Environmental Officer

Abby mostly spends her days within the Purchasing Team sourcing wonderful natural health products from around the globe. She also manages the Customer Service team, ensuring that our customers get the best service possible.

Outside of work Abby enjoys using Indigo Herbs products in many ways, from cooking up healthy cakes and bakes, to making raw chocolate, and getting creative with our Aromatherapy range. She also is a keen reader and enjoys socialising with her Indigo Herbs family.

She is passionate about all the Indigo Herbs products but her favourites are Astragalus Tincture, Raw Cacao Paste and Sleep Deep Tea.

Hazel Sky

Operations Manager & Environmental Officer

Hazel manages our production and dispatch departments, making sure all of our products are produced to our high standards and all our orders are dispatched to our customers around the world!

Outside of work he is busy bringing up his young son, growing vegetables and reconnecting to nature.

His favourite Indigo Herbs products are Fo-ti tincture and the rose Pure Raw chocolate bar.

Tawny Bartlett

Lead Developer

Tawny is our lead developer; she maintains the website, keeps systems ticking and thrives in a problem solving environment. She classes herself as a full stack developer and contributes to all technical areas of the business. She is a proud member of the Drupal community and organises Drupal Somerset (hosted at Indigo Herbs HQ) once a month.

When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her family, boyfriend, family dogs (Saxon and Star) and her beloved bunny (Shiro) and fluffy dog (Trico). They take up most of the time in her life. When she’s not enjoying their lovely company, she is satisfying her geeky, undying love of technology – whether that is learning about it or playing addictive computer games. She also loves reading, writing and watching anime.

After years of working at Indigo, she has gained a greater interest in herbs and believes in people taking charge of their own health. Her favourite Indigo product is MSM powder, as it helps her hands and wrists stay in good health so she can keep speedily typing away!

Amanda Williams

Customer Service Supervisor

Amanda is our Fulfilment Supervisor and spends her days working with the dispatch team making sure our customers' orders are picked, packed and sent.

Outside of work Amanda enjoys learning about plant healing, cooking for her friends and family and travelling.

Her favourite Indigo Herbs products are the Super Mushroom Nutri-Complex Powder Blend, the Intimate Bliss Essential Oil blend and the Cacao Butter.

Ben Hancock

Senior Operations Operative

Ben is one of our Senior Operations Operatives in our production departement. He helps to create our packaging and sends off Amazon shipments.

When he’s not at Indigo Herbs he enjoys playing tennis, guitar and making raw chocolate.

His favourite Indigo products are Cacao Butter, Cacao Powder and our various fruit powders which like to use in his raw chocolates.

Cameron Scott

Production Operative

Cam works in the Production department decanting, bottling and labelling tinctures, syrups and packing our incenses. He is also one of Indigo Herbs' handy men helping with painting, decorating and building maintenance!

Cam is a very proud father to 3 strapping lads, Indi, Lohkii and Jai. Creatively he has been a musician for 35 + years, he is a guitar player, singer songwriter, music producer, sound engineer and an event promoter.

His favourite products include Love Potion, a variety of our tinctures – Milk Thistle, Echinacea, Ashwagandha, Goldenseal. He also likes to use Coconut Oil as a base for healing salves.

Chris Tinston

Operations Operative

Chris works as one of our Operations Operatives, booking in the bulk stock, creating and organising the packing jobs ensuring the right bulk is packed. He also works in our production kitchen packing products or with our fulfilment team.

Out of work Chris likes to relax listening to Metal Music, building and fixing cars and he loves adding to his tattoo collection!

His favourite products are our Indigo Teas. He likes to buy a selection and make his own tea blends with them at home.

Christoff van der Merwe

Senior Operations Operative

Christoff works in our fulfilment department packing and dispatching our customer orders.

Outside of work, if he's not singing, dancing and making music wherever he goes, you'll find him working on one of the many DIY projects he has up his sleeve.

His favourite products include the Super Blends range, yeast flakes and the Solgar Vegetarian multivitamin.

Corinne Maas

Senior Operations Operative

Corinne/KD works as one of our Senior Operations Operatives in our production department. She spends her day ensuring the production kitchen runs smoothly.

In her spare time she likes reading, the movies, anything Indian but her favourite past time is looking after her baby Granddaughter.

Corinne’s favourite product is our Shaman Spirit Tea as she thinks the smell of it is divine!

Ellie Reed

Customer Service Operative

Ellie works in our Customer Service Team and is one of the friendly voices you’ll speak to when calling Indigo Herbs. She’s on hand to help our customers with any order, shipping or product queries they might have.

When not at Indigo, Ellie can usually be found with her head in a book or on a mat as she’s currently busy training to be a Pilates teacher. Aside from that, she’s a country girl at heart and will most probably be seen out walking her Jack Russell, Buzz, or riding horses.

Ellie’s favourite Indigo products are the Organic Sea Buckthorn powder for gut and skin health and the Organic Chia Seed Protein Powder which she adds to her protein shakes every day.

Gitty Kotschi

FCCA MAAT

Gitty has been acting as the Accountant and Tax Adviser for Indigo Herbs for a few years now and say she is really impressed with the company’s ethos and the integrity of the owners and staff.

She says it has been and is a real pleasure to work with people like this and long may it continue.

Hans Schuldheis

Production Operative

Hans works as a packer in the kitchen and keeps the workhouse in order as a handyman!

Outside of Indigo Herbs he offers Shiatsu sessions, he likes being in nature and he like to do a bit of Shamanic work.

His favourite product is our Chaga Mushroom. He says “Stay alkaline and feel fine!”

Joe Potts

Product Content & Listings Supervisor

Joe works as our Product Content & Listings Supervisor, he is very knowledgable about all our Herbs & Superfoods.

Outside of Indigo Herbs, he enjoys playing sports, watching films, eating out and cooking.

His favourite Indigo Herbs products are Pea Protein, Ashwagandha, Sencha Green Tea and Matcha Powder.

Lally O'Keefe

Fulfilment Operative

Lally works as one our dispatch operators picking and dispatching customer orders.

Outside of work Lally likes to sing, dance and tries to go camping whenever she can.

Her favourite Indigo products are benzoin resin, Solgar chewable B12 and Pure Raw chocolates.

Lisa Hall

Production Operative

Lisa spends her days blending all our Aromatherapy oils, the smell in the building on the days she works are amazing!

Lisa proudly runs her business Pure Raw Chocolate, a delicious brand of organic chocolates that we stock here at Indigo Herbs! In her free time she likes to stay active and enjoy hanging out with her two lovely sons.

Her favourite Indigo products are Maca and Love Potion

Lisa Pivett

Bookkeeping & Administration Assistant

Lisa is our Bookkeeping and Administration Assistant and helps administer the accounting and HR function of the business whilst also supporting the finance team, senior managers and directors at Indigo Herbs.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys catching up with her friends and family, reading and having days out exploring the beautiful Somerset countryside with her husband and two lovely children.

Her favourite products are our Peppermint Tea and Pure Raw chocolate bars.

Lucy Cahill

Customer Service Operative

Lucy works as a Customer Service Provider making sure all our customers are happy and informed of how our business works.

Outside of work Lucy enjoys listening to music and watching movies with her family and loves seeing her favourite bands play live. She likes baking cakes and eating them and enjoys trying out new vegan recipes.

Her favourite Indigo Herbs products are all the lovely organic wholefoods and the Sleep Deep Tea.

Manon Lartet

Front-end Web Developer

Manon is our Front-end Web Developer and is in charge of the graphics.

Outside of work Manon is dedicating most of her time to her health and fitness through CrossFit training. She also enjoys going away on long weekends to discover new places and learn new things.

Her favourite Indigo Herbs products are protein powders and gluten-free flours with which she bakes healthy snacks. She also likes to experiment with diverse herbs as pre-workouts.

Meg Priestley

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Meg works on the Sales and Marketing Team helping to ensure all our products are available for our customers.

When she’s not at work Meg loves spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking, she also likes to keep active and hang out with friends.

Her favourite products are the Super Protein powder, our delicious mulberries for an afternoon snack and Weleda Skin Food as her skin saviour.

Shambo Geib

Production Supervisor

Shambo manages the stock in our Warehouse that comes in from our suppliers, creates the packing jobs and organises them so the Production team can be as efficient as possible.

When not at Indigo Herbs, Shambo loves to spend his time cooking, hanging out with friends, going for long walks and travelling to new and exciting places.

Shambo's favourite Indigo products are Rhodiola Rosea and our Yacon coated Cacao Nibs.

Siobhan King

Customer Service & Fulfilment Operative

Siobhan works as one of our Customer Service Providers spending her days helping people with whatever queries they may have. She also works in our dispatch team, getting the orders out to our customers around the world.

Outside of work Siobhan likes to spend her time on her art, dancing as often as possible, going on trips in her van and supporting her lovely family

Siobhan’s favourite products are the Super Protein Powder, Lion’s mane mushroom powder and the Pure Raw Chocolate range.

Tazmin Grange

Fulfilment Operative

Tazmin works as a fulfilment operative in our dispatch department, processing the orders with speed and accuracy.

When she’s not at work she enjoys quality time at home with her young family, cooking new delicious veggie recipes and likes to relax in the evenings reading a good book.

Her favourite indigo products are our deep sleep tea blend which she swears by and Ashwagandha tincture for general well-being.

Veda Geib Shanley

Senior Operations Operative

Veda works in our production departement overseeing the printing and producing of all our Indigo Herbs packaging.

Outside of work he likes to hang out with all his friends (including all the guys at Indigo), exercise and produce music under his artist name Shanley. He also loves animals, his favourite being turtles.

Veda uses a lot of our Indigo Herbs products, some of his favourites are Hemp/Pea Protein Powder, Ashwagandha, Milk Thistle tincture, Astragalus, Maca powder, Chia Seeds, Chaga extract powder

Yasmin Macneil

Production Operative

Yasmin packs our products as part of the Production Team and works in the Fulfilment department, preparing your orders for posting.

Aside from Indigo Herbs, Yasmin also juggles a second part time job. When she's not working, usually her time is spent at the gym, swimming, cooking and baking, seeing friends and family or going for a walk. Yasmin also enjoys foraging for wild foods, dancing, yoga, making things and listening to all kinds of music.

Her favourite products are the pumpkin protein powder (for making shakes and soups) and the yacon coated cacao nibs.