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About Shawn

Shawn is the Vice President at Mountain Rose Herbs, which means he has his hands in just about everything here, but he is most passionate about advancing the company's ecological platforms for sustainable business practices. In his spare time, he can be found deep in Oregon’s designated wilderness areas or fly fishing (strictly catch and release) with his furry friends Abigail and Maggie.

Join Us In Saving Honey Bees!

Mountain Rose Herbs has gotten together with our long term partner Beyond Toxics on their most recent project called 1000 Friends of Bees Campaign. As most of your know, a large percentage of our honeybee colonies are being threatened by habitat loss, introduced diseases, the spread of parasites, and worst of all, the widespread use of pesticides. Many biologists agree that without the simple honey bee, our entire food system would collapse as would other essential plant systems. The problem is that pesticides poison the bees by direct contact with the plants and flowers they pollinate and from here the compound chemicals eventually contaminate the honey, pollen, and entire hive. Entire bee colonies have been collapsing at an alarming rate and the latest research points to […]

We'll Double Your Donation To Land Conservation

Want to make your donation to land and river conservation go even further? Donate to the McKenzie River Trust by March 31st and Mountain Rose Herbs will automatically match your donation dollar for dollar up to $5,000. This is a perfect opportunity to double your investment in Western Oregon land conservation, and it will help advance the programs put into place by this priceless organization we all love and adore. Please help McKenzie River Trust secure these much needed funds by sending them your contribution by the deadline, and remember for each dollar you donate, Mountain Rose Herbs will match it up to $5,000. To learn more about the Mountain Rose Herbs matching gift campaign and to donate please visit www.mckenzieriver.org  

Win A $250 Gift Certificate From Mountain Rose Herbs!

Want to publicly announce your love of pristine rivers for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate from Mountain Rose Herbs? All you have to do is “Like” Pacific Rivers Council on Facebook and post a comment on their wall about why healthy rivers are special to you, pretty simple eh?  This little act by itself will put you into a drawing for a $250 gift certificate from Mountain Rose Herbs and for complete (and easy) instructions, please see below. For the month of November, Mountain Rose Herbs will join forces with our partners at Pacific Rivers Council in a campaign to bring attention to the issue surrounding watershed and river protection which is important to all life as we know it. So please join us […]

We Are Now An EarthShare Business Member!

We are utterly thrilled to announce that Mountain Rose Herbs is an EarthShare business member and we have setup a generous employee giving program which connects our staff with like-minded environmental organizations that work to protect and defend the places we hold dear. This further outlines the legacy of generosity which is fundamental in the operational foundation of Mountain Rose Herbs, and the simple act of setting up a workplace giving program through EarthShare will guarantee that the natural gifts this planet offers us will always be protected. If you are employed by a company that is not an EarthShare member, we would like for you to encourage your employer to become one, and if you are a business owner who is not an […]

Introducing The Mountain Rose River Project!

As most of you know, all of us at Mountain Rose Herbs have an unbridled soft spot for our wilderness areas and the great outdoors. In fact, our love for wild places is so strong that we dedicate time, staffing, and money to the preservation and expansion of our state’s natural heritage, and in doing this we realized that we could accomplish something much larger. Just over a year ago we began the groundwork for a company run grassroots program called the Mountain Rose River Project which focuses on the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of our Northwest rivers, and we are happy to announce that the Mountain Rose River Project is now official! When you live in the Pacific Northwest (or the Cascadian Bioregion) you quickly […]

Fish Love US Because Of Our Bioswale

Sadly I will admit that up until 5-6 years ago, I had no idea what a bioswale was and when I first heard the term I thought it was another name for a biologically rich prairie. Thankfully for me things have changed and recently Mountain Rose Herbs finished the enhancement and expansion of our bioswale located at our West Eugene headquarters, where this system collects and filters all of the storm water runoff from our 2 acre industrial complex. The restoration of this bioswale was done through low-impact methods and we only used native trees, shrubs, and plants that are rated high for their ability to soak up pollutants and other particulate matter. Bioswales often get overlooked for their environmental contributions, and having them in […]

Double Your Donation To Wilderness Conservation!

Cascadia Wildlands is a small but fierce organization of planet guardians who educate, agitate, and work to inspire a movement to protect and restore Cascadia’s wild ecosystems. This amazing group fights to preserve and rebuild a Pacific Northwest with vast old-growth forests, rivers full of wild salmon, wolves howling in the backcountry, and vibrant communities sustained by the thriving temperate forest zones found from central Alaska to northern California. These unique landscapes of the Cascadian bioregion are crucial to the health of our world and to the abundant natural splendor we hold so dear in our lives. During the month of April every donation you make to Cascadia Wildlands will be automatically doubled by Mountain Rose Herbs which is a great way to make your […]

Marvelous Maqui!

Three cheers for Maqui berry! We would like to introduce you all to this amazing little fruit (we hate to call them “super fruits” simply because we consider all fruit “super”) that comes to us from our Chilean contract farm as a wild forest item. One interesting bit that we would like to share with you is that there are no commercial orchards that produce Maqui on a commercial scale and most of the world’s supply is from wild gathered areas. This delectable little beauty has several trade names and it is most commonly referred to as Chilean Wineberry because of its use in producing experimental wines during the last 4 centuries. Maqui or Chilean Wineberry has been successfully cultivated in England since the 1700s, and was cultivated […]

Double Your Donation To Land Conservation

Want to make your donation to land conservation go even further? Donate to the McKenzie River Trust by March 31st and Mountain Rose Herbs will automatically match your donation dollar for dollar up to $2,500. This is a perfect opportunity to double your investment in Western Oregon land conservation, and it will help advance the programs put into place by this priceless organization we all love and adore. Please help McKenzie River Trust secure these much needed funds by sending them your contribution by the deadline, and remember for each dollar you donate, Mountain Rose Herbs will match it up to $2,500. To learn more about the Mountain Rose Herbs matching gift campaign and to donate please visit www.mckenzieriver.org

Just In!

We just love expanding our liquid herbal extract (also known as tinctures) line and recently we completed 5 new single extracts which we are now offering. They include Catnip, Cilantro, Blue Vervain, Alfalfa, Raspberry, and Rosemary. Oh boy are they good! We are also working on a select line of about 20 combination extracts and with a little luck they should be available in the next month or so. Click here to see our complete line of herbal extracts. Also, instead of buying our herbal extracts, you can very easily make your very own from freshly harvested materials from your garden or surrounding area, which is infinitely more fun and satisfying. If this is something that might interest you, check out this video….

Let Nature Design Her Own Blueprints

As most of you have heard, we have been sadly hit with another defeat by the USDA’s recent deregulation of genetically modified Alfalfa. All of us at Mountain Rose Herbs don’t like the idea of folks in funny lab suits manipulating nature’s blueprint and for these people who have always promoted that it COULD be done, we have always retorted with SHOULD it be done. In 1999 Mountain Rose Herbs began campaigning for mandatory labeling of genetically modified food items and at that time we had partnered with a ground breaking organization called Mothers For Natural Law. Sadly they are no longer with us but we have not stopped the fight! Currently our regulatory compliance manager Bryan Burnette has begun developing a partnership with Organic […]

A Passion For Organic

Back in 2001 I began the process of re-structuring Mountain Rose Herbs with an exclusive focus on certified organic materials- simply because I could not blithely ignore the harsh realities that conventional agriculture was causing to our communities, landscape, rivers and wildlife. This was a daunting task because it meant that no conventionally grown materials could enter our warehouse, which is much more difficult to enforce than you can imagine! However it fills all of us at Mountain Rose Herbs with an immense sense of pride knowing that we remain the only herbal products company that does not offer its customers conventionally grown items, nor do we allow them into our facilities. I was recently given an awesome opportunity to speak candidly with Organic Connections […]