Kasey Frady

Shanti Volpe

Queen Bee

Shanti Volpe has a passion for helping people unearth their purpose and discover their own healing and peace. In March of 2017, she solidified her vision and founded Shanti Elixirs. As owner and CEO, she loves bringing joy to the world through her nourishing elixirs. She is a devoted wife and mother of three fabulous boys, RN, and lactation consultant. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, reading self-help books, and playing games with her family.

The one thing I can’t resist is… listening to self-help books on audible.
I’ve always wanted to… travel to Africa.
My desired super-hero power is… to have time expansion.
I love traveling to… India!
My favorite Jun flavor is… Chai.

Kalyan Volpe

Consulting Bee

Kalyan Volpe is passionate about serving his community by facilitating learning and growth. He is co-owner at Shanti Elixirs and has been with the business since its inception in March of 2017. He works doing account and public outreach, sales, and management consulting. Kalyan also co-founded Odyssey Community School, and has a deep commitment to helping young people flourish. He is a devoted husband and father of three boys. In his spare time he enjoys kirtan and spending time in nature with his family.

The one thing I can’t resist is… chocolate cake.
I’ve always wanted to… see more of the world.
My desired super-hero power is… devotion.
I love traveling to…new places with the family.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Blueberry Basil.

Danielle Shea
Kasey Frady

Janaka Volpe

Market Bee

Janaka Volpe enjoys developing personal relationships with co-workers and community members. He has been with the hive from the beginning, when his mother first began the business in March of 2017 and is a bottling and market bee when his school schedule allows. In his spare time he loves creative writing, reading, and learning.

The one thing I can’t resist is… food.
I’ve always wanted to… swim with dolphins.
My desired super-hero power is… to fly.
I love traveling to…Connecticut.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Blueberry Basil.

Jeannie Adair

Creative Bee

Jeannie Adair is passionate about creating design with intention, and has been with the business since it began in March of 2017. She works as a creative consultant, interpreting the essence of the business into beautiful packaging and a visual marketing strategy for the brand. She is the mother of two boys, and loves ecstatic dance, hiking, family card games, and time with friends.

The one thing I can’t resist is… a chocolate brownie.
I’ve always wanted to… dance the 5 Rhythms around the world.
My desired super-hero power is… to be a shapeshifter.
I love traveling to… Italy!
My favorite Jun flavor is… Ginger.

Danielle Shea
Kasey Frady

Michael Siegel

Operations Bee

Michael Siegel is passionate about providing a quality, non alcoholic drink for the community. He joined the hive in August of 2017, helping out wherever he could. His broad experience with the company now informs his role as operations manager, where he provides training, manages accounts, and performs administrative duties. He is an animal lover, and enjoys travel, art, bicycles, and learning.

The one thing I can’t resist is…chocolate and peanut butter things.
I’ve always wanted to… start a trend.
My desired super-hero power is… telekinesis.
I love traveling to…Costa Rica.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Pineapple Turmeric.

Bella Wells-Fried

Labeling Bee

Bella Wells-Fried is passionate about working for a company with purpose. She joined the hive as head labeler in September of 2017, and controls packaging quality with precision. She enjoys bouldering, creative writing, music, and exploring the outdoors.

The one thing I can’t resist is… a chance to be care-free in a beautiful place with people I love.
I’ve always wanted to… get my writing published.
My desired super-hero power is… to bend the elements like they do on Avatar.
I love traveling to…a swimming spot in Spain called Les Olles.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Pineapple Turmeric.

Danielle Shea
Kasey Frady

Meridith Allen

Brewing Bee

Meridith Allen has a longstanding enthusiasm for making ferments and infusions. She joined the hive in October of 2017, and soon after became head brewer at the Junery. She prepares each small batch with intention, imbuing the Jun with love and peace. She is a mother of three wonderful boys, and is passionate about tea, gardening, beekeeping, yoga, and wellness.

The one thing I can’t resist is…tater tots from Asheville Pizza and a good hug.
I’ve always wanted to… go to Hawaii and learn more about tea.
My desired super-hero power is… to speak a foreign language.
I love traveling to… Pai, Thailand!
My favorite Jun flavor is… Lemon Lavender or Orange Roselle.

Erika Eill

Announcement Bee

Erika Eill is passionate about supporting Shanti’s vision and sharing it with the world. She joined the hive in March of 2018, and spreads her excitement for Jun by compiling the newsletter, and collaborating on social media posts. She is the mother of one son, a computer whiz, and enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and watching films.

The one thing I can’t resist is… baked goods.
I’ve always wanted to…see more of the US.
My desired super-hero power is… teleportation.
I love traveling to… New Orleans.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Blueberry Basil.

Danielle Shea
Kasey Frady

Robin Elliot

Flavor Bee

Robin Elliot has a passion for helping others and for cultivating creativity in the kitchen. She joined the hive as flavoring specialist in May of 2018, and prepares each recipe with joy and artistry. She is a loving wife, and the mother of five children. In her free time she enjoys cooking, music, book clubs, and nursing plants back to health.

The one thing I can’t resist is… a good cookie.
I’ve always wanted to… see Aurora Borealis.
My desired super-hero power is… to fly.
I love traveling to… the Sound at Surf City!
My favorite Jun flavor is… Ginger.

Sophia Phillips

Sales Bee

Sophia Phillips is passionate about promoting a company that offers a product that positively impacts her community and enjoys supporting her fellow sister bees. She joined the team in August of 2018, assisting with administrative tasks and building relationships with the community through her work in events and sales. She is a published nature photographer and writer and loving mother of two sons and a therapy dog.

The one thing I can’t resist is… touching and photographing nature.
I’ve always wanted to… swimming with dolphins and standing with the Sequoias.
My desired super-hero power is… to stop the suffering of the planet.
I love traveling to… new places to experience different cultures and nature.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Blueberry Basil

Danielle Shea
Kasey Frady

Grace Winters

Jack of All Bees

Grace Winters is passionate about the local food movement and connecting with her community. She joined the hive in March of 2019, and keeps a busy schedule running markets, cleaning, bottling, and making deliveries. She loves dancing to live music, traveling, and practicing mindfulness and yoga.

The one thing I can’t resist is… peanut butter.
I’ve always wanted to… go sky-diving in the Swiss Alps and see the Patagonia Mountains.
My desired super-hero power is… teleportation.
I love traveling to… Chefchaouen in the mountains of Morocco.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Ginger.

Rachel Pickett

Bottling Bee

Rachel Pickett is passionate about contributing to a thriving local food culture, and sharing the joy of jun with others. She joined the hive in April of 2019 as head bottler, preparing product for distribution and helping with creative projects and administrative duties. She is long distance backpacker who loves partner dancing, reading, and puns.

The one thing I can’t resist is… it’s a showdown between fresh baked bread & frozen dark peanut butter cups.
I’ve always wanted to… hike the PCT, CDT, and Te Araroa & to be a Future doggo & cat mom.
My desired super-hero power is… to be fluent in all languages.
I love traveling to… Washington State and Maine.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Tulsi Rose.

Danielle Shea
Kasey Frady

Michelle Mortensen

Event Bee

Michelle Mortensen has a passion for positivity and sharing whole foods with the world. She joined the hive in August 2019, excited to share probiotics with people through education and tastings while running markets. She also helps with administrative duties and deliveries. In her spare time she loves cooking healthy meals for others, yoga, and developing deep, genuine connections.

The one thing I can’t resist is… chocolate.
I’ve always wanted to… enroll in a cooking class in Europe.
My desired super-hero power is… to heal others.
I love traveling to… the beach.
My favorite Jun flavor is… Ginger.