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Meet the Team

Todd Salemi

CEO, President, Founder

Todd Salemi grew up in the little beach town of Dana Point. Growing up as a surfer, his connection with the ocean nurtured his philosophy and his passion for gardening, specifically cannabis. For years, Todd spent time perfecting his craft, ultimately stepping into the entrepreneurial world. With over 18 years of business experience, his reputation is one of persistence and discipline which has been built on an ethical philosophy, solid relationships, and an insatiable drive to succeed.

Erik Sykes

Vice President, Founder

Erik is a Southern California native. When he's not working, you can catch Erik with his family at the beach, in the mountains or on our farm. A deep connection to nature drives him to spread his passion for Organics Alive worldwide. At the core, Erik’s motivation is his genuine desire to help others. Combining 20 years of soil, fertilizer and farming experience, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge to customers. He is most proud of the positive impact OA leaves on its customers as well as the environment.

Justin Ackerman

Chief Sales Officer

Born and raised in San Clemente CA, Justin feels more comfortable in the sea than he does on land. He loves helping people become the best versions of themselves and firmly believes that “your vibe attracts your tribe". Justin has spent the last decade developing start-up companies from conception to completion across multiple industries which include green energy, aerospace and finance. When not building companies, Justin enjoys bodyboarding, Jiu Jitsu and raising his two beautiful children with his wife Angela.

Jennie McGuirk

Creative Pollinator

Originally hailing from Manchester, England, Jennie has 20 years of experience working with multidisciplinary creative teams, across a spectrum of sectors, in the USA & Europe. A passionate advocate of sustainable design thinking, she began working to support better business practices in the fashion industry in 2011. This fueled her desire to create positive impact on a grander scale. Now making a difference at ground level, she joins the Organics Alive team as a creative consultant, strategist and relationship builder. Treasuring her connection with the natural world, Jennie has made her California home between the beaches and mountains of Topanga Canyon.