Our Team

The heart of our operation is our team

Angela Macke — Registered Nurse and Founder

Angela  founded Light of Day Organics Tea Company in 2004. She and her family own and operate 25 unique acres- Michigan’s only Demeter certified Biodynamic land. Angela is a Specialty Tea Institute graduate, a Green America Partner, an Advanced Master Gardener (M.S.U) & mentor, a member of the U.S. Tea Association, a tea instructor with the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, a Healing Touch Practitioner, and a licensed importer of Fair trade certified agricultural commodities.  She is a nationally recognized speaker and tea educator. As founder and director of Light of Day Organics she was named Environmentalist of the Year for Business (2007-2008) and  Michigan Small Business of the Year (2008-2009). She is an honors graduate of Western Michigan University, and of Bronson School of Nursing in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Angela continues to hand harvest and  finish blend her original specialty award-winning Teas and Tisanes that contain many constituents not available in the general marketplace. She is dedicated to teaching through example about the importance of a respect and reverence for all life, and educating about the wonderful world of “Cha-Do” (the “way” of tea) with a fun, creative, mindful, highly enjoyable and memorable Grassroots style. She has said that her intention with this “project” is to support the nurturing of minds, hearts, spirits and bodies with highly nutritious content so that all have the strength to do what we are here on this Earth to do- “to reach our full potential as human beings”.

Come, bring a blanket and bask in the sunshine- treat yourself to a cup of tea- come renew yourself.  With my love…Angela

 

Kelsey Collins

Kelsey is a life-long Leelanau County resident who has been a lovely addition to our team. Her kind, welcoming, fun, and cheerful nature absolutely light up our tea wellness center.

Tami Ward

Tami is a licensed Massage Therapist and tea educator in our retail tea shop. You will enjoy her mellow energy and teaching style as she orients you to our tea shop or teaches you behind the tea bar for a cupping session.

Kim Guilbeau

Kim is a fun Leelanau County Mom with an amazing work ethic and attention to detail. She helps Angela with agricultural needs, kitchen processing, and is also trained in our retail tea shop as a product offering educator.

Dave Bradshaw

Dave is our official  “Mr. Fix- it” and we so appreciative of the care, skill, and healthy sense of humor he brings to the farm along with his other tools.

Sam Holmes

Sam has been helping us keep our grounds maintained for the past three seasons! Thank you for all the love you give to the Earth Sam! Your smile lights up this place and the flowers radiate more color when they know you’re coming!