The heart of our operation is our team…
Angela Macke – R.N & Founding Director
Angela founded Light of Day Organics Tea Company in 2004. She and her family own and operate 75+ unique acres – Michigan’s only Demeter certified Biodynamic land. Angela is a Specialty Tea Institute graduate, a Green America Partner, an Advanced Master Gardener & mentor, a member of the U.S. Tea Association, a tea instructor with the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, a Healing Touch Practitioner, and an importer of 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
Susan is an old friend of Light of Day (she and her husband Keith served up our tea at The Flying Bowl restaurant) and has enthusiastically joined us as tea educator in our retail tea shop this year. You will enjoy this lovely author and editor’s intellect, attention to detail and educational style as she orients you to our tea shop or leads you through a tea cupping from behind the tea bar. Welcome Susan!
Welcome Summer Crew 2017: Andrea Green, Madeline Beroli, Fielding Schaefer & Aethen Langdon
This bright, brilliant, and very conscientious team is a welcomed addition to our farm family this season and we hope they’ll be back for many to come.
J.R is our order fulfillment tea fairy! She’s been with us since June of 2016 and processes your online orders with care and attention to detail every time. She’s a solid co-worker and a deeply appreciated component to our team here.
Leland is a huge help to the operation and provides both charming and grounding male energy at the register for us during the Summertime, and occasionally on weekends during the Winter when he’s not bowling with his brother and other high school teammates. Leland grew up on an abundant diet of Matcha and loose teas, and we remember well him drinking Matcha smoothies out of a sippy cup! His favorite tea is our Leelanau Licorice.
Kristen is a tea evangelist and cherished friend of Light of Day family and so much more! Kristen is a Certified School Psychologist during the school year, and comes to play and educate with us here during the Summer months. She also teaches yoga classes at Cowell Cancer Center and here at Light of Day Organics periodically as well.
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.
Rodasi Campbell- guest educator
Rodasi has been a student of meditation for over 15 years, graduating two different meditation teacher trainings between 2001 & 2013, including the Bright Path Ishayas’ Mastery of the Self Course. Rodasi has facilitated meditation & mindfulness trainings + stress reduction workshops for Hagerty Insurance Company, PepsiCo, Northwestern Michigan College, The Women’s Resource Center, Women’s Zonta Club, Addiction Treatment Services and more. She has had the pleasure of teaching Ascension meditation nationwide, as well as in Canada, the UK & Spain, – and Sweden – via Skype! Rodasi is also a Shiatsu therapist (a form of Japanese bodywork). She specializes in pre & postnatal care, but offers therapy to any-body. Since 2003, Rodasi has been a student + teacher of women’s spirituality including lay-woman’s herbology. Rodasi has also attended the Sacred Pregnancy & Sacred Postpartum trainings via the Sacred Living Movement. Last, but really first, Rodasi is the Mama of two amazing daughters ages 11 & 1. She looks so forward to diving into the magic of the Stillness with you, as well as all that Light of Day Organics Farm has to offer.