Kraig Brown, Owner
From an early age Kraig displayed a passion for helping others. As a teenager he began working for Bonner County EMS in Sandpoint, while volunteering for a local fire department as well. After several years with EMS, Kraig transitioned to 911 dispatch. While he loved the excitement of the job, it wasn’t his true passion. After a stint in the hospitality industry Kraig discovered essential oils and aromatherapy, and his true calling. In 2016 he began to conceptualize how he might use his love of holistic health methods to help and educate others. In 2017 that concept came to fruition when Kraig opened SAM’s. It is Kraig’s goal to be the go-to source for alternative and holistic health and wellness in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Supporting the local economy and bringing you the highest quality product, as well as providing education on the benefits and uses of each product is Kraig’s number one goal. Kraig is studying to become a certified aromatherapy practitioner and is currently a Reiki Master & Teacher.
Monica Tripp, Social Media/Marketing
Kraig and Monica met in 2009 while working at 911 in Sandpoint. The two became fast friends and when Kraig decided to open SAM’s Apothecary, Monica was his first choice to run his social media and marketing campaigns. Monica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Mass Communications and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication. While holistic health is a new field for Monica, she prides herself on the scholarly research she puts into each blog, and experiences first-hand each product and method she blogs about. Accuracy and education are her first priorities and she wants SAM’s to be your go-to stop for information and questions about holistic products and practices.