Staff Profiles

Meet some of the friendly Badgers!

Rebecca Hamilton Badger

Rebecca Hamilton - Family Owner and VP of Research & Development - With Badger since 1995
"Learning about the ingredients we use and actually visiting our growers has helped to shape my life's work, from what I studied in college to the types of food I eat and the products that I use on my body. Badger has made me passionate about social and sustainable issues and has inspired me to work towards making a positive impact on the world around me. Knowing that we create something that helps people makes me feel as though I am doing good in the world."

Rebecca's favorite Badger products: Cocoa Butter Lip Balms, Cuticle Care, & Rose Geranium Face & Body Soap.

Emily Hall Warren

Emily Hall Warren - Director of Administration - With Badger since 2002 - returned in 2013
I’ve had the opportunity to watch Badger grow from a small 20 person business to the 70+ employees we have today – what a thrill! One main thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that we have smart, interesting, creative and devoted employees – which makes the organization the place it is – fun, diverse, and personal.

Emily’s favorite Badger products: Unscented Antioxidant Body Oil, Badger sunscreens (for her boys)

Iris Piedmont-Fleischmann

Iris Piedmont-Fleischmann - Director of Sales - With Badger since 2000
"Back at the old Badger building, we played fiercely competitive badminton matches during our lunch breaks. We even ended the season with a single-elimination bracket competition! Passers-by used to think that Badger was a roadside ice-cream stand, since the lawn was filled with people eating lunch and playing games. I love working at Badger – and not just for the badminton – it’s a pleasure to show up every day and get to work with great people and great products!"

Iris’ favorite Badger products: Bug Spray! Sunscreen lotions, Argan Beauty Balm, Tea Tree Lip Balm, Shave Soap, Body Oils

Sarah Barkhouse

Sarah Barkhouse - Administrative Coordinator - With Badger since 2012
Only a few weeks after I first began working at Badger, they announced they were taking us all to the beach for the day.  I remember being so baffled - I just couldn’t get my head around getting a paid fun day at the beach!  I was still the new girl, but on that “field trip” I connected with a lot of people and got my first glimpse into how Badger sees running a business so differently.  Money isn’t the #1 goal - it’s doing the right thing and caring for people that comes first.

Sarah’s favorite Badger products:  Poetic Pomegranate Cocoa Butter Lip Balm, Anti Bug Shake n’ Spray, Argon Beauty Balm, and Baby Balm

Will Collins

Will Collins - Purchasing & Sourcing Manager - With Badger since 2011
During my first roadside cleanup in 2011, I was paired with a seasonal employee in my department (at that time, Fulfillment) who I hadn't spoken with before. We ended up chatting about books, music, writing (he's a writer) - basically everything. This man ended up becoming one of my best friends in the world and was recently present at my wedding with his own wife - we've been in touch consistently since his departure from Badger.

Will’s favorite Badger products: Nutmeg & Shea Every Day Moisturizer, After Sun Balm, and soaps
Jay Smeltz

Jay Smeltz - Human Resources Coordinator - With Badger since 2004
One of my favorite things about this company is traveling around the country, seeing a great display of Badger products somewhere, and recognizing that I know the people who purchased the ingredients to make the product, filled the tins, shipped the products and talked to the store buyer who purchased it for their business.  I feel proud when I look at a product on a store shelf and know that there’s a lot more in the tin than just the balm.  There’s the organic certification,  the B-Corp certification, and the knowledge that it was  manufactured by employees who are aligned with all that Badger is trying to do with our products and the way we do business.

Jay’s favorite Badger products:  After Sun Balm,  Sore Joint and Sore Muscle Rubs

Caity Stuart

Caity Stuart - Educator - With Badger since 2014
I remember the first time I visited Badger. While I was enamored with the new building and certainly loved the products, I was absolutely floored to learn about how the employees came first in every decision. Some of the benefits I was first attracted to were the wellness program, the charitable donation program, and (my all-time favorite) the free organic lunch program. Who wouldn’t want to be here? After that first tour, I vowed to someday work at Badger. A year later, I found myself getting to enjoy those benefits and many more. While it is easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day now, there are many times where I can’t help but wonder, “how did I get to be working at a place that is so incredible?”   

Caity’s favorite Badger products: Vanilla Orchid Body Oil, Tea Tree and Lemon Balm Cocoa Butter Lip Balm, and Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands

Derek Galligan

Derek Galligan - Inventory Analyst - With Badger since 2007
"At Badger we make healing products in a healthy, supportive and nourishing environment. For instance, instead of sick days we get wellness days, meaning that I can take a day off to go hiking if I want. This culture of wellness blends into my everyday life. When I 'bring my work home' it means that I come home smelling of lavender and rose or ginger. That is something that I am happy to share with my family at the end of the day."

Derek's favorite Badger products: Sore Joint Rub, Baby Balm (for my baby daughter), & Creamy Cocoa Every Day Moisturizer.

Robin Hayes

Robin Hayes - Graphic Designer - With Badger since 2011
"When I first stepped into the little white house that was the original home of Badger, I knew that life, as I knew it, was about to change. I instantly fell in love with the people, the atmosphere, the smells, the products, the ethics, the stories, and the art. After being self-employed for many years I knew that the only company that could take me away from being able to work in my pajamas was Badger!"

Robin's favorite Badger products: Vanilla Bean Cocoa Butter Lip Balm, Sore Joint Rub, Men's Hair Oil

Katie Schwerin Badger

Katie Schwerin - Chief Operating Officer - With Badger since 1995.
"My husband started the WS Badger Co. in the back room of our home. I love being a part of this company that we have seen evolve and grow over the years. I know I am helping to do good in the world, and we've made a healthy and happy place for people to work. I also love working with my husband and many of my family members - and we all get along!"

Katie's favorite Badger products: Creamy Cocoa Everyday Body Moisturizer, Sleep Balm, & Sore Joint Rub.

Bill Whyte

Bill Whyte - Head Badger & CEO - Started Badger in 1995
"Badger's been my lifework for the past 19 years. Everyday I'm around wonderful people and fragrant herbs. We've had full contact badminton games, daily lunch together, opportunities to explore and challenges to transcend. It doesn't get much better than this! And now I have my wife, two of my daughters and my son-in-law working here and my new super-cute granddaughter Maya is here every day also. It's been so much fun."

Bill's favorite Badger products: Ginger Massage Oil, Creamy Cocoa Everyday Moisturizer, & Cheerful Mind Balm.

Jentri Jollimore - PR & Social Media Manager - With Badger since 2008
"I bought my first tin of Badger back around 1998 when I was working in a bakery, and I've been hooked ever since. When I moved to New Hampshire, I knew that this was the company I wanted to work for - not only because the products are great, but because everyone here genuinely cares about what they do. I can't say enough good things about the products or the company - even though that's what I do all day!"

Jentri's favorite Badger products: Damascus Rose Face Oil, After Sun Balm, & Badger Balm.

Emily Schwerin-Whyte

Emily Schwerin-Whyte - Family Owner and VP of Sales and Marketing - With Badger since 1995
"I remember packing boxes off of our dining room table alongside my dad when Badger first started in 1995. We have grown quite a bit since then, and we now come to work each day in a beautiful ecological building, but I am still lucky enough to work with my family. I even got to bring my daughter Maya to work with me when she was a baby!"

Emily's favorite Badger products: Sleep Balm, Sore Muscle Rub, & Lip Tint & Shimmer (so I can be a classy new mom).

Stephanie Ritchie

Stephanie Ritchie - International Account Manager - With Badger since 2007
"Badger helps me walk a healthy trail by being family-friendly. When our son was born, being able to bring him to work with me for a few months was invaluable! I am grateful to work for a company that values the child-parent relationship. My whole family uses at least one Badger product daily and I feel good knowing that they are pure and organic."

Stephanie's favorite Badger products: Night Night Balm, Red Jasper Lip Tint & Shimmer, & Sore Joint Rub.

Chris Hamilton

Chris Hamilton - E-Commerce & Marketing - With Badger since 2007
"Working at Badger has really opened my eyes and made me think about what sort of products I use on my body. I've learned so much about what makes a product genuinely natural, and I now read all ingredient labels on body care products before I use them. I've also gained respect for how extraordinarily natural Badger products are. I am convinced that using them, instead of synthetic products, helps to keep me healthy and happy."

Chris's favorite Badger products: Sleep Balm, All Cocoa Butter Lip Balms, & SPF30+ Sunscreen Stick.

Emily Mason - Customer Service Representative - With Badger since 2011
"My favorite things about Badger are the products, the service and the ethos. I love working in the Customer Service department because I know how committed we are as a company to finding the highest quality, cleanest, and most ethical ingredients for our products. This makes it so easy to have a wonderful relationship with our customers. It's really great getting calls again and again from people who found real relief from our products."

Emily's favorite Badger products: Nutmeg and Shea Moisturizer, Rose Tourmaline Lip Tint + Shimmer, Unscented Badger Balm, & Baby Sunscreen.