team simple

At Simple Organics, our passionate and educated staff will help guide you through your wellness journey.

Our Experts

Heather Shalayko

Owner, HHP, CWP, CLC

Heather Shalayko is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Wellness Practitioner, and Certified Lactation Counselor. Heather has a Bachelors of Science in Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention from Oakland University and she is currently completing her Masters Degree.  Heather has worked in the health and wellness field for over 12 years in the community, government, institutional, private and non-profit sectors.  Heather is a mom to two beautiful girls and loves the outdoors. Heather and her husband Steve both grew up and graduated from Oxford High School and she is so happy to be back here, as a small business owner. 

Heather is looking forward to bringing her experience teaching mindfulness, nutrition, and various physical activity programs to the Simple Organics community. One of her favorite programs she teaches is Cooking with Kids, a family based nutrition program. “I have found that when families learn together, they’re much more likely to make those healthy behavior changes and be successful together.” Heather wants Simple to continue to be a staple for health and wellness in the community and move toward an overall wellness center. Simple Organics will have biweekly breastfeeding hours starting in October where new moms and expecting moms can come in, sip on some tea, and get breastfeeding support for free. When Heather had her two daughters she struggled to find breastfeeding support. Heather wants to change that and support new moms to successfully breastfeed for as long as they want to!  


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Amber brings a diverse background as an artist and a musician, with a Film and Video Degree from Grand Valley State University. Interning at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, she developed her love for Permaculture and Ecological Restoration. She is trained as a Master Gardener, worked in landscaping using permaculture ethics, and recently spent a year studying with Herbalist Jim McDonald in his Lindera Herbal Intensive. She loves mindfulness meditation, foraging and folk medicine, and living close to nature for holistic health and well being.


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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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Lydia has a degree in architecture from Lawrence Tech and loves all things design. She has been helping Simple Organics build their e commerce store. She is a mother of two who places a high value on bringing health and wellness into her and her families’ daily lives. She enjoys gardening and growing veggies and herbs, but will admit she hates cooking. Lydia believes life is all about finding balance.


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Hannah is an Oxford native and artist. She loves conversation and listening to people’s stories,  classical music and anything pink! Her hobbies include painting and drawing, cooking, YouTube, audiobooks, and looking at AirBNBs. She is passionate about delicious food, aliens, mindbodysoul healing, and zero waste living.


Wellness Advisor

Shawna has been a seasonal employee with Simple Organics since 2014 upon completing her Holistic Health Practitioner certification with Troy Farwell. She began her holistic lifestyle journey in 2012 (right here at Simple Organics!) and has been passionate about sharing her knowledge with others ever since. Shawna keeps herself busy raising two teenage children. She also helps her husband with his greenhouse business, and experiments with aromatherapy in her hobby soap business.


Wellness Intern

Wellness Intern Ava is a full time student at Oxford High School. Ava is a cancer survivor and now that she is older she is interested in learning more about healthy living and holistic health. Some things Ava likes to do are cooking, hanging out with friends, and playing with her dogs!

Troy Farwell


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 meeting with patients virtually please learn more by visiting his website:

Laura Farwell


Laura 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.

John & Donna LoVasco



Simple Organics is a local wellness store that provides a variety of Health Products. Our selection of supplements includes a diverse set of food-based, whole food, organic and full spectrum natural products. We stock fair traded, wild crafted, organic, non GMO, and local products of the highest quality. Additionally, we stock the largest selection of Essential Oils in the area.

Simple Organics provides high quality education and superior customer service…come and experience the SIMPLE DIFFERENCE.

Please note: We are experiencing shipping delays due to Covid-19. We process all orders within 1-2 days of receiving them, and send all orders out expedited shipping. However, we cannot guarantee arrival times once we have shipped orders. Please understand that we will not issue refunds for items received outside of a shipping window. We offer curbside pickup and can even drop off purchases within 15 miles for free for orders needed ASAP!

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111 S Washington St.

Oxford, MI 48371


Simple Organics is the first Michigan company to go completely NON-GMO