Our in-store team!
Our in-store team! Michelle, Aisha, Kathryn & Avery!
My name is Michelle, I have been the general manager of Aroma since April of 2021. You can find me making the products, working the storefront, working with our wholesale customers, ordering, budgeting, this list goes on :D
I am from a small town in Southwestern Ontario where I was raised on a farm where I learned from early on the importance of living, working and appreciating the land/ animals. Since a young age I have been very interested in natural nutrition, holistic approaches and the empowerment of taking control of my own health and wellness as well as helping others. I have always had great interest in health which led me to a career in dentistry, aromatherapy and holistic massage.
A couple odd and fun facts about me; I played competitive hockey for 20 years, worked on our farm since I was young, construction sites since I was a pre-teen, did barrel racing with my horse and have far too many tattoos to count.
I am thankful to call Whitehorse home and be involved in supporting our incredible community in their journey to empowering themselves in health and wellness.
My name is Aisha Alwarid. I’m a 20 years old and Yukon born and raised!I enjoy Exploring music as well as the outdoors and love fashion.
I am a part of the Production team at Aroma Borealis. I, along with our lovely manager, work our hardest to hand make the best quality products for our lovely customers :) Occasionally you may catch me on our store floor where I love to catch up with our community and all the wonderful folks that come by, so when you do come by always feel free to say hi!
I have loved my position at Aroma Borealis because it really helps connect myself to my Gwich'in First Nations culture which is filled with an abundance of traditional herbal remedies and medicines. Each day I get a step closer to learning and experiencing how my ancestors once lived and how they nurtured themselves and their community. I also get to experience the amazing knowledge of Beverly Gray and what she brings to the practice from her Irish heritage. All and all everyday is quite the experience with our amazing team and I feel blessed to be a part of it :)
Hi, my name is Kathryn Linklater I was born in Inuvik and raised in the Yukon where I also raised my daughter Aisha. I am a member of the Tetlit Gwich'in Nation of Fort McPherson N.W.T.
I have the privilege of working alongside my daughter who is also a team member at Aroma Borealis.
My partner and I spend our time on the land traversing rivers and exploring the backcountry in all its beauty and splendour. For me working at Aroma Borealis is a natural fit and I look forward to providing all our clients and customers with personalised service that reflects our community values.
Our behind the scenes team!
Aroma Borealis was born in 1998 from Herbalist Beverley Gray’s love and passion for wild medicinal plants. Aroma Borealis operates in the wilderness city of Whitehorse, Yukon and creates and sells all-natural bodycare, aromatherapy and herbal skin care products in addition to herbal teas, all of which have been inspired by the plants of the northern Boreal forest and the people who live here.
Beverley is a herbalist, aromatherapist, natural-health practitioner, journalist, and an award-winning natural health-product formulator. She owns the Aroma Borealis Herb Shop in Whitehorse, Yukon. Beverley loves to share her knowledge and passion for wild medicinal plants through herb walks, talks and medicine making.
Beverley Gray is the author of the national bestselling and international award winning book, The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North and A Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants of Canada.
My name is Ceilidh. I have been working at Aroma in some capacity most of my life alongside my mom Beverley. For the past 5 years I have held the role of Marketting Coordinator- I have mostly worked remotly from Ireland where I have lived with my husband, our 2 kids and our dogs. We have recently moved back to the Yukon and I am excited to back in action (in-person).
As well as being able to work closer with the store in-person, this past summer with my sister Markie we have done the Fireweed Market which has been a blast! I am enjoying being home and showing my family where I grew up :)
Mother Daughter Teams!
Did you know that Aroma Borealis runs on mother daughter power!? Our entire team is made up of mothers and daughters which we think is amazing!
Beverley, Ceilidh & Markie (Ceilidh & Markie run the Fireweed market booth in Whitehorse on Thursdays!)
Michelle & Avery
Kathryn & Aisha