My parents, Joan and Jim, purchased Simpson & Vail in the late 1970’s when I was in middle school.
Having a free labor source, our parents put my brothers and I to work right away doing a variety of projects for them. I joined the company full-time a few years after college (in the early 90’s).
My studies and interest in herbal medicine transformed into a line of herbal blends, most of which we still sell today.
Over the past 30 years I have specialized in creating the majority of herbal and flavored blends that we offer.