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 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
Missy has been working with our team since October of 2016. She works in the kitchen, carefully packaging our product, and you’ll also see her in the store when you come in for a tea tasting. She loves serving our guests and making them feel welcome.
Tami is a licensed Massage Therapist and has been a tea educator in our retail tea shop since March of 2015. 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. Tami also helps out with wholesale account management, order fulfillment and with our educational programs.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Macke, Kyle Storey, and Sam Holmes
Sam and Peter have been helping us keep our grounds during the summers since 2013. Kyle was a fantastic addition in 2016. Thank you for all the love you give to the Earth boys! Your smiles and laughter, plus brilliant ideas light up this place! The flowers stand up tall and radiate more color when they know you’re coming!