Team Simple

Although Simple Organics opened in November 2010, the original store, Simple-Nature’s Alternative located in Fenton, Michigan, was created in 2004. The Farwell’s created Simple because of the lack of natural products and resources that were available to them while trying to raise their pre-mature son Luke who was born with food and environmental allergies. They wanted to carry the best, most natural products available. After selling the original store in 2007, The Farwell’s, along with partners John and Donna LoVasco, continued the journey again in Oxford, Michigan.

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Owner – Dr. Troy Farwell, D.N.M. MS, MH, RAP, RAH, HHP

Dr. Farwell is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, Master Herbalist, and Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner. Dr. Farwell has been in private practice for over a decade and has seen thousands of clients with weight loss and management needs. He is the owner of Simple Organics, a health and wellness store in Oxford, Michigan and is also the director and founder of OM Wellness Institute, a virtual school that specializes in training future wellness practitioners.
Additionally, Dr. Farwell has spent the last several years putting together a weight loss program that focuses on the individual and strives to bring that person to a state of health and balance. Dr. Farwell believes these two key ingredients are the missing ingredients to the majority of weight loss programs available today. According to Dr. Farwell, “When the body is no longer in crisis mode and gets back into balance, the body will be open to sustained weight loss. Most diets focus on the program theory not the individual and not getting them to a place where they can and will lose weight naturally.”

Sunwarrior multivitamin and mineral
Sunwarrior probiotic
Sunwarrior Vegan Chocolate Collagen
Host Defense mushroom powder
Megafood Turmeric Liver
Megafood Prostate
Protocol B12 5000mcg
Organic India mind vitality powder
Bee pollen
North American Herb Spice Hempanol super strength
Pure essence magnesium

Occasionally (seasonally)
Milky Oats
Vitamin C
Herbs etc Deep Health
D3 5000 iu


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Owner – Laura Farwell, BS, MS, Ed.S, HHP

Laura is the co-owner of Simple Organics and is often the “get it done” person behind the scenes as she supports her husband, Dr. Troy Farwell. As a cancer survivor, Laura truly believes in the value of natural health. Laura has a Bachelors and Masters degree from Michigan State University in Community Services, an Ed.S degree from Oakland University in Educational Leadership and is a licensed social worker. Laura has vast experience in curriculum development and training. Laura finished her Holistic Health Practitioner certification in 2014.


All of our staff go through a very serious training routine and give the best customer service around. We are confident you will “Experience the Simple difference,” with our staff.

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Shawna Cloven, HHP – Part-Time:

Shawna is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner specialized in aromatherapy, one of the first graduates of Om Wellness Institute. She currently works part time on weekends at Simple Organics, also creating our monthly newsletter, and teaching aromatherapy classes.

Andalou Face Care
BANYAN product line
Simple Organics product line
Herbs Etc. product line
Sunwarrior Plant Based Collagen


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Renee Backlund, HHP Part-Time:

A healthy lifestyle is something Renee Backlund is extremely passionate about. This love of health led her to graduating from Troy Farwell’s Holistic Health Practitioner Certification Course. Her studies included Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Herbs, and Homeopathy. After being a loyal customer for many years she had the opportunity to join the Simple Organics team. Renee lives in Ortonville with her husband and children. She works part time as a Police/Fire 911 operator and enjoys hiking, backpacking and cooking.


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Janeen Sharrow – Part-Time:

Sharing health and healing brings Janeen the highest joy. Janeen is a lover of yoga, food, all things self-care, exploring in nature and time with loved ones. She is a 2019 Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Certified 200hr Yoga Instructor. Her passion for travel and creating new experiences has led her to a path of sharing health, wellness and optimal living.


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Co-Founders – John and Donna LoVasco