Good Medicine Tea is a labor of love started in 2014 by Nikol Clark and Randy Goetz. In July 2018, Randy and Nikol passed the GMT baton on to their longtime employee, Alexa Savard and her husband, Turner.
Meet the Team
Alexa is our master blender, handcrafting our tea blends, concocting new recipes, and handling our tea, spice, and herb inventory. She is a self-proclaimed “tea nerd” and can usually be found drinking, sharing, and learning (more, and more...and more) about tea.
A Columbia Gorge native, Alexa has been drinking tea since she was a small child. One of her first “tea moments” was sharing peppermint tea with her Dad, from her favorite ceramic mug.
As an adult, her passion for tea deepened while she and Turner were living in Taiwan. Sharing gongfu-style Taiwanese oolong became a weekly ritual with a group of friends, and she was hooked. Alexa’s time at Good Medicine has also developed her love of herbal medicine, and she continues to expand her knowledge of herblore and the natural world.
Turner is originally from Connecticut, and he’s glad every day that Alexa lured him to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Turner also pinches himself every day that he gets to work with his family and tea (his two favorite things)! He is passionate about creating amazing experiences for our drinkers and figuring out ways to lessen the environmental impact of GMT.
Red takes life one day at a time. He hasn’t tasted any of our tea yet but, judging by the way he keeps grabbing our mugs… he can’t wait.
Good Medicine heroes of yore
Big thanks to everyone that helped make Good Medicine what it is today!
Abby Kenny is a Massage Therapist and Energetic Bodyworker who specializes in working with women, offering abdominal massage supporting reproductive health, the energy of the womb and bringing healing to the divine. Flower Essences are a central piece of everything she brings forth and she works deeply with Cacao holding a variety of Women's Circles and gatherings. You can find out what Abby is currently up to on her website- abbykenny.com.
Brittany Bernard has the travel bug! Every winter she explores new countries in Latin America and returns to the Columbia River Gorge in the summer. You can find more about Brittany and catch one of her yoga classes on solspirit.com .
Courtney Zink continues to make the white water community a huge part of her life. If you find yourself on the banks of the White Salmon River, look up! You might see her paddling past.
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