Our Team

Karin Frost-Madrid, owner

Karin Frost-Madrid

Certified Holistic Aromatherapist and Founder of Mia’s Botanicals & Gifts

I have spent my life connected with nature from romping in the magnificent New Mexico desert on horseback as a child, to protecting and conserving our wild lands throughout the west as an adult. My reason for exploring natural aromatherapy was to take the next step in my family’s wellness routine by replacing traditional personal care products with more natural options that supported the entire personal constitution. I personally saw dramatic results during the use of these aromatherapy products and continue to explore with vigor. I truly believe that in order to flourish, we must remain connected to nature. Aromatherapy, captures the essence of nature, supporting that connection. Aromatherapy coupled with natural ingredients empowers us to move toward a more healthful well-being.

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Supporting Web Designer

Brandon Webster

Web Designer/Editor

My name is Brandon Webster. I am a freelance web designer and the founder of "BJW Designs". I specialize in creating/maintaining user-friendly websites. My weapons of choices are mainly Photoshop and Dreamweaver. When I'm not in front of my computer I'm outside doodling and sketching - the creativity never stops.





Marketing Consultant

Sky Frost

Visual Design Consultant
Divine Dizine

I support your customer’s journey in a visually intuitive manner, while bringing consistency to your brand.  I create concepts and layouts, and produce images (photography) for you to create or enhance your brand. To learn more about Sky, go to http://divinedizine.com/.

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Newsletters Contributors


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Nika Annon
Transformational Life Coach
Create Your Bliss

Her monthly mailing, Star Energy, gives daily suggestions for how to work creatively and intentionally with the astrological energy of the day. To learn more about Nika, go to http://www.nikaannon.com/.





Newsletters Contributors

Angela Byrd
Editor and Aromatherapy Enthusiast

Angela Byrd, born and raised in San Diego, CA but currently reside in Albuquerque, NM. I have a 26 year old son, 5 cats and 2 dogs (my furry babies).
Shortly after I graduated high school, I joined the Army (active duty) and served off and on until I got out permanently in Jan 2005. While in the Army, I served as a paralegal, licensed practical (vocational) nurse, and did a three year stint as a Recruiter. See more





Jessica Dean
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500), Masters in Public Health (MPH), Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
Jess Pearl Yoga

Jessica is a RYT500 hour yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer, massage therapist, and health coach with a BA in Music and an MPH who is from Boise, Idaho currently living in Olympia, Washington. She has studied yoga, Ayurveda, massage, music, and nutrition and integrates them all in her practice in Olympia and online. Her passion is helping people heal themselves and understand themselves deeper through various techniques. When she is not working you may find her backpacking, dancing, hiking, and simply enjoying the beauty that is all around us. If curious, you can find out more at jesspearlyoga.com








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Gail L. Frost, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist

Mrs. Frost is a Registered Dental Hygienist in Las Cruces, NM. She started her career as a Dental Assistant in Albuquerque, NM. She served 13 years with the Indian Health Service as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, where she discovered her interest in Dental Hygiene. She moved to Las Cruces in 2005 where she worked as a Lead Dental Assistant until she had the opportunity to return to school. She was accepted into the NMSU/DACC Dental Hygiene Program in 2011 and graduated in 2013. While in the program, she maintained Crimson Scholar status and received and Division Plus Award from the Health and Public Services for Student Excellence and Leadership. 



Newsletters Contributors

Acazia Gilmore, DOM
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Tree of Life Integrative Medicine

Acazia Gilmore is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine with background in western and eastern herbal medicine.

She grew up within a home environment that used plant medicine and herbs as a part of regular health care. She was infused from a very young age with an understanding that health was rooted in the relationship of mind, body and spirit.

She incorporates Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and the Arvigo techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy into her practice. She is passionate about helping people discover how they can use herbal medicine and foods as a way to care for themselves.

In her own words: “My hope is that through each treatment I make a difference in the health of the patient and therefore increase the overall health of the community.”  To learn more about Acazia, go to www.treeoflifesantafe.com.  



Newsletters Contributors

Charlotte Romero
Licensed Hairstylist
Follow Us on Facebook: Hairstylist at TNA Salon and Barbershop

Having been in the industry for about 8 years now, I love my job because I get to meet so many new and interesting people and I get to make every person who sits in my chair feel great about themselves. I have always loved doing hair and am fortunate to be part of such an exciting and dynamic industry. Understanding my client’s personality and lifestyle helps me to create the best look for each individual.





Newsletters Contributors

Valerie Smith
Sales Development Specialist, Small Farm & Food Businesses

I grew up in rural NM and got my B.S. in Biology from NM Institute of Mining and Technology. My work has centered on sales and retail, but my interest in plants and ecology led me to work in the natural health industry. I was hired by La Montanita Food Co-op and worked in purchasing, management and customer service for 14 years. More recently I have moved into farm and food safety, and food systems development. In my spare time I help organize a permaculture group, garden and share my passion for local food.