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Meet Our Team

Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and a talented group of people working together.

Richard Ricketts

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Richard is passionate about hemp and the therapeutic benefits it can provide. Richard is a big believer in CBD and its future potential for mankind. Richard finds great satisfaction in growing companies and achieving massive success against the odds. Richard has started several successful companies and is a true entrepreneur at heart. Richard holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah.

Andrew Hardy

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Andrew's experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth. Andrew holds three Bachelor's degrees in International Economics, International Relations, and Middle East Studies from the University of Utah.

Christian Kasteler

Chief Science Officer (CSO)

Christian has a Chemical Engineer background with an emphasis in Bio-Chemical Engineering. Christian brings over 15 years of experience in the industry. Christian believes that science and engineering can directly improve lives. Christian takes pride in delivering tangible, effective results that exceed expectations. Christian holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah.

Gavin Collier

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer (CLCO)

Gavin has Degrees in Biology as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Prior to joining Nature's Ultra, Gavin worked for a private law firm for a number of years. There Gavin specialized in civil litigation, business law and criminal defense matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Gavin worked as a scientist where Gavin managed a research and development lab for a large contract manufacturer.

Josh Lujan

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Josh received a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Finance from Boise State University and has more than 7 years of experience in sales, marketing, and account management. Josh comes to us with a wide variety of sales and revenue generating experience. That range includes overseeing 5+ state territories, government contract acquisition, raising capital for several start-ups, and executive sales roles.

Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)

This professional organization comprises of prominent scientific and medical professionals–uniting years of talent and experience to drive innovation.

Tyler Call, MD

Board Member

Dr. Call, MD brings a physician's perspective to Nature's Ultra. Dr. Call is an Associate Professor at a U.S. top 10 ranked academic hospital and serves as the Director of Peri-Operative Medicine at a nationally recognized cancer research center. He has consulted for other wellness companies and now enjoys helping Nature's Ultra better understand the published scientific literature on CBD. When not caring for patients, he enjoys exploring the outdoors with family and friends.

Rich Carlson, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Carlson holds a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He brings three decades of experience in the field of analytical chemistry to his role as Executive Director of Research for Young Living. Dr. Carlson leads the team responsible for scientific research for Young Living, including the development of analytical test methods that determine the authenticity of essential oils. As part of Young Living’s Seed to Seal® program, Dr. Carlson’s team analyzes more than 1,000 essential oil samples annually.