Meet Our Team

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Kimiko Foster
Creator/Founder
Contact for: Absolutely everything!

Hometown:  100 Mile House

Studied:  Environmental Studies, Anthropology & Bikram Yoga

Favourite tea?  Bengal Spice, and Matcha Tea the traditional style. Also anything Avery makes.

How do you recharge?  In the morning, I will wake up and meditate, but the best way to recharge is nature + friends + WINE (and maybe a sauna and a little yoga, too!)

Go-to essential oil?  1. Lavender 2. Frankincense 3. Clove 4. Lemon

Best food in YYJ?  Ferris

Which way does your toilet paper hang on your wall - over or under?  I'm just happy if the roll is on the ring!

Sunrise or sunset?  Sunset.

First moment with Miiko?  After Ki. (... get it?)

Fun Fact about you?  I eat really fast.

Do you consider yourself a great dancer?  Heck yes - I Zumba like a bad*ss

If you could ride any animal into battle, what would it be and why?  Pterodactyl or dragon - 'cause it can fly far away from the battle.

What kitchen appliance would you be?  Coffee maker, aeropress, or milk frother because give me coffeeeeee. I also like micro-fibre towels.

Miiko product you can’t go without: Apple Toner

Favourite Miiko routine?  Honey Face Wash on a dry face, toner with a cotton pad then spray more into hands and pat onto face, and finish with two pumps of Luminous Serum.

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Sarah Higgins
Director of Online & Wholesale Operations 
Contact for: Customer service, website edits, new wholesale opportunities, new wholesale orders, product feedback and questions

Hometown:  Waterloo, ON

Studied:  Psychology

Favourite tea?  Tropical green tea or salted caramel maté

How do you recharge?  Red wine + a face mask

Go-to essential oil?  Eucalyptus - it reminds me of a spa!

Best food in YYJ?  Il Terrazzo for a fancy dinner, and The Local for something more casual

Which way does your toilet paper hang on your wall - over or under?  Over - anything else drives me crazy.

Sunrise or sunset?  Sunset!

First moment with Miiko?  Volunteering at a Miiko Spa Night

Fun Fact about you?  I am horribly accident-prone when it comes to my feet

Do you consider yourself a great dancer? Yes! *salsa dancer emoji*

If you could ride any animal into battle, what would it be and why?  Pegasus because it's a flying horse... works on the ground and in the sky.

What kitchen appliance would you be?  BBQ 'cause I make food taste better and I smell great

Miiko product you can’t go without: Apple Toner

Favourite Miiko routine?  My nighttime routine: remove mascara with I-Coco, cleanse the rest of my face with the Honey Face Wash, then a few spritzes of Apple Toner, and a face massage with the Luminous Serum. It really helps me unwind and clean off the day.

 

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Avery Herbert
Director of Manufacturing and Product Development
Contact for: Bulk sales, to become a supplier, supplier/ingredient inquiries, herbal medicine, to book a consultation regarding internal health or herbal medicine

Hometown:  Port Alberni, BC

Studied:  Phytotherapy and Herbal Medicine

Favourite tea?  Medicinal chai tea with nut milk or Astragulus with holy basil!

How do you recharge?  Enjoy red wine with loved ones, recoop and listen to soul charging tunes! 

Go-to essential oil?  I have 3 in my purse right now! Where do I start? Bergamot, lavender, peppermint, geranium, jasmine, and the list goes on! But my ALL-TIME favourite is ylang-ylang!

Best food in YYJ?  The Tapa Bar or Be Love!

Which way does your toilet paper hang on your wall - over or under?  I never notice ... or care.

Sunrise or sunset?  Both! It depends on the day or event! But there is something so special about a sunrise.

First moment with Miiko?  The very first focus group Kimiko held

Fun Fact about you?  Kimiko thinks my laugh is "guttural" but one time she called it "gulty" - is that even a word?

Do you consider yourself a great dancer?  Heck yes! Just give me some great bass!

If you could ride any animal into battle, what would it be and why?  Hippogryph or a dragon obviously... 

What kitchen appliance would you be?  A crock-pot ... it's slow to cook but it's always worth the wait and amazing! 

Miiko product you can’t go without:  Uh ... the Honey Face Wash with the Konjac sponge ... and the Luminous Serum ... and the Apple Toner. Yes I said 4 I know. 

Favourite Miiko routine?  Using the Face Wash with the Konjac sponge and then spritzing with the Toner and then massaging the serum into my face!

 

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Felicity Mutadi
Sales and Manufacturing
Contact for: Markets, demos and workshops, customer service, recipes, or as a last resort (you don't know who else to contact!)

Hometown:  Chase, BC

Studied:  Computer Programming and Woodwork/Joinery

Favourite tea?  In the morning, I drink Japanese green tea with roasted rice. Any other time of day my go-to would be Angelwater from Silk Road, hot or cold with no sweetener!

How do you recharge?  If the kids are asleep, I sleep. I'll hang out with my hot man and spend time with the people I love.

Go-to essential oil?  Frankincense, lavender, tea tree oil

Best food in YYJ?  My house!

Which way does your toilet paper hang on your wall - over or under?  Over - the other way is wrong!

Sunrise or sunset?  In the summer it's the sunset, in the winter it's the sunrise.

First moment with Miiko?  Focus group with Kimiko

Fun Fact about you?  I love flying, especially aerobatics!

Do you consider yourself a great dancer?  Yes - I used to be a part of a salsa performance group and that's where I met my husband!

If you could ride any animal into battle, what would it be and why?  Tiger - fast and furious.

What kitchen appliance would you be?  Knife, because they're sharp and very useful and you have to be careful with them or you'll get cut.

Miiko product you can’t go without:  Any of our Face Serums!

Favourite Miiko routine?  In the morning: just Face Serum! In the evening, Face Wash + Toner + Face Serum.

Christine Robertson
Executive Assistant
Contact for: A little bit of everything happening behind the scenes at Miiko HQ: manufacturing, customer service, retail hours... the list goes on! 

Hometown:  Port Alberni

Studied:  Geography and Anthropology at UVic, and I'm also a certified yoga teacher :)

Favourite tea?  Earl grey

How do you recharge?  A nice long walk with my dog at the beach or in the forest... and a good nap never hurt either:)

Go-to essential oil?  Lavender

Which way does your toilet paper hang on your wall - over or under?  I'm not truly picky about this - whichever way it ends up is fine with me!

Sunrise or sunset?  Sunset

First moment with Miiko?  At one of the first focus groups when Kimiko was starting the company.

Fun Fact about you?  I have a 4 year old Mexpup rescue dog named Maya and she is the best!

Do you consider yourself a great dancer? Great, maybe not... but decent, definitely!

If you could ride any animal into battle, what would it be and why?  A griffin! Half lion, half eagle, it is the most majestic of all creatures.

What kitchen appliance would you be?  A coffee maker because I love my morning cup!

Miiko product you can’t go without:  The whole face line but I LOVE the Saving Face Apple Toner. As a yoga teacher/practitioner, I sweat a lot and the toner keeps my face balanced so I don't break out.

Favourite Miiko routine? Luminous Serum all over my face and neck after using the Konjac Sponge to exfoliate. Never has my skin been so smooth!