Megan Johns - Educator, Founder & Owner
Megan's interest and experience with natural products started in 2004 when she began working for her family's chain of organic clothing stores in beautiful British Columbia. It was this experience that taught her the importance of doing business in a 'better way'. She learned that a consumer's strongest voice can often be found in the power of their own wallet, and that creating her own values based business was truly her life's passion and calling. After reading the book 'The Virtuous Consumer' and subsequently 'Not Just A Pretty Face', she became hungry for change in the beauty industry. Marrying her love of 'girly' with her love of healthy products, and after years of planning, product testing and research, Megan launched The Green Kiss in December of 2011. Her vision is to continue creating a space, both online and in store, where smart, genuine and authentic women come together to effortlessly make the switch to effective natural beauty.
Megan is also half of the Canadian Country duo, 'The County Line'. Singing, songwriting, recording and performing have become her nightly scene, performing over 100 shows a year. You can find The County Line's debut EP here. When there’s downtime from both passions, you can find her undoubtedly spending time with her friends, family, and two fur babies: Chompers and Daisy (The Chiweenies).
Tiffany Dunning - Operations Lead
Tiffany has always had an interest in health and sustainability but it wasn’t until she moved to Victoria and started working at The Green Kiss that her eyes were opened to the world of green beauty. After diving into the products, she noticed a drastic improvement in her skin, specifically from breakouts and immediately decided to #maketheswitch to cleaner beauty.
As the Operations Lead at The Green Kiss, Tiff supports the business by looking after many of the behind the scene details to keep operations running smoothly. By working with wonderful vendors and sending out all online orders, she is able to connect with the strong community that is GK. Empowering women to purchase clean beauty products and take control of their health is what lights her up!
Outside of office hours, you’ll find her hiking in the forest, exploring mountain tops and enjoying the west coast with her husband and dog, Nootka.
Laura Smith - Educator & Marketing Lead
Laura recently graduated from the University of Victoria and was truly introduced into the world of green beauty when she started with The Green Kiss in 2021. She knew it was a perfect mix of her love of sustainability, community, and health. Her degree in Political Science and Communications, and experiences like hosting The Martlet’s Podcast or helping organize the UrbaCity Challenge, has led to a passion for providing accessible (and ideally fun) communication and education - both in person and online. In her free time, you can find Laura hiking any and every mountain she can find, working on her newest art creation, or reading her latest book at one of Victoria’s amazing beaches.
Jessica O'gorman - Store Manager & Lead of Education, Guest Experience and Sales
Jessica is a licensed Aesthetician with over 15 years of experience working in the clean beauty industry. After graduating with honours from the Esthetics program at the Blanche Macdonald Centre, she took an immediate interest in Organic Facials. She has mastered her Facial treatments, massage techniques, and educating her clients on tailored home skincare routines. Jessica has just returned to BC from living in her hometown of Toronto after 8 years of managing a wellness clinic in Leslieville. She was lucky to work alongside Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, and Bodyworkers and learned so much about the skin from a holistic approach from them. Her passion is to provide her Guests with the best possible options for their skin and to empower them to make educated decisions based on their needs.
In her free time you'll find Jessica exploring Victoria or in her backyard with her dog, Odie. She loves to cook for her family but mostly enjoys hiding out in her bathroom for a self care spa night!
Liz Butterfield - Educator & Creative Copywriter
Liz is our creative copywriter here at The Green Kiss. She has vast experience with technical and UX writing and has a knack for conveying a cohesive message. She also likes to geek out on SEO and ad targeting. She believes (and knows), there is a way to use inbound marketing tactics effectively and still be … polite. Liz lives on the Pacific West Coast with her husband, two children, and 200-pound St. Bernard. Growing up on an island stoked a connection to nature, leading Liz to seek fresh air and sandy toes with vigour. When not at work, chances are you'll find her paddleboarding, in a ballet class, hiking local trails, or sitting in a buttery-soft chair, wrapped to the chin in blankets, nose buried in a book. And is that not the very best thing?