Meet our Team

Formula Botanica is run by a team of people all around the world. Catering for many thousands of students in 110+ countries around the world, our global team consists of dedicated experts who aim to make your learning experience the very best it can possible be.

Lorraine Dallmeier

Lorraine Dallmeier
Director

Lorraine runs Formula Botanica and its team. A biologist and environmental scientist by training, Lorraine took over the School in early 2014 when it was still a tiny bootstrapped one-person website and turned it into an award-winning, accredited teaching brand with almost 3,000 students. Lorraine lives on the south coast of England with her partner and two busy children. Lorraine is a Chartered Environmentalist, as well as a full Member of the Royal Society of Biology, the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment. Follow Lorraine here on Facebook.

Timi Racz

Timi Racz
Education Manager 

Timi is our Education Manager, heads up our team of tutors and is in charge of maintaining and updating our courses to keep up to date with all of the changes in the industry. She runs Natural Skincare Workshops, her training studio, in London. Timi has a background in education, business management and teaching, is also a qualified EFL teacher and has run her own language school in North London for years, so she knows exactly how to help students learn new material. Timi is originally from Hungary and now lives in London.

Elham Eghbali

Dr. Elham Eghbali
Cosmetic Chemist

Elham is a Cosmetic Chemist and founder of Polymorphy Consulting and SkinChakra. Elham teaches our Certificate in Natural Cosmetic Preservation and Certificate in Cosmetic Stability Testing. She is an artisan soap manufacturer, a supplier of innovative natural cosmetic ingredients through her SkinChakra shop, an industry consultant and formulator and a tutor for almost 20 years. She runs workshops and seminars in her small cosmetics laboratory in Bavaria, Germany and elsewhere in the world for a broad range of participants from industry formulators to DIY laywomen. Elham also runs her informative blog with hundreds of sample natural cosmetic formulations.

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Gemma Dickenson
School Business Manager

Gemma has had a keen interest in natural skincare since trying to find moisturisers for her very sensitive skin. She oversees the day-to-day school business, runs our extremely busy helpdesk, helps Lorraine run the marketing efforts for the school and organises our annual students and graduates-only conference. Gemma worked in the admissions team of a large London University for years and is very experienced at helping students. She has a BA in English and History and an MSc in Food Policy where her research has focused on breastfeeding within contemporary society. She lives in London where she is kept busy by her two lively children.

Teresa Foo

Teresa Foo
Tutor

Teresa Foo is an experienced organic cosmetic formulator, Tutor with Formula Botanica and the Founder of Balm Kitchen. Teresa grades our students’ coursework and helps provide advice to perfect their organic formulations and make them stable, safe and sellable. She also helps us run our bi-monthly formulation challenges and works behind the scenes on various technical projects to help us continuously improve our course materials and teaching methods. Teresa originally joined Formula Botanica as a student in 2014 and has been part of our team since 2015.

Jilly Schechter

Jilly Schechter
Tutor

Jilly Schechter is part of Formula Botanica’s Tutor Team and grades the coursework for our Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation. Jilly joined Formula Botanica in 2016 and quickly grew to become an experienced organic cosmetic formulator. She has a background as a health practitioner; her specialities involved adjusting people’s relationship with food. Nonetheless, Jilly knew that there was a piece of the puzzle missing and she found that piece when she joined Formula Botanica. Jilly loves tinkering in her lab with new ingredients and sharing her experiments in our online classroom. She lives in Belgium with her dog Mickey.

Kelly Gill

Kelly Gill
Community Manager

Kelly Gill is our Community Manager and runs our thriving online communities with 10k+ organic skincare formulators and entrepreneurs. She joined Formula Botanica in 2017 and loves networking with our followers all over the world. As well as running our big communities, Kelly also supports all the regional study groups for our thousands of students and helps our students host live meet-ups. Kelly runs her Enchanted Earth Healing Sanctuary in Leeds, where she offers services such as aromatherapy, massage, crystal healing and reiki.

Nicola Bradshaw

Nicola Bradshaw
Student Adviser

Nicola Bradshaw is our Student Adviser and works in our Admissions Team to help answer the (quite literally!) thousands of questions we are sent from prospective and current students all over the world. Nicola is a medicinal herbalist with a long track record of working in customer service. She runs Herbal Artisan in the UK where you can attend herbcraft education workshops. Nicola joined Formula Botanica in 2017 and works closely together with Gemma in our helpdesk.

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Marcea Dietzel
Technical Adviser

Marcea has been working with Formula Botanica since 2014 and is currently working on a top secret technical project for the school. In 2004, Marcea founded SUNI Company, a natural skin care company and is currently developing a new brand of natural products for leading medical spas. Marcea has a diploma in Business Administration and Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Marcea also holds certifications in herbalism, aromatic medicine and functional nutrition. She lives in Texas, USA with her family.

Eliziane Pozzagnolo

Eliziane Pozzagnolo
Technical Adviser

Eliziane joined Formula Botanica in 2016 as a Technical Adviser and is currently working on a top secret technical project for the school. Eliziane is a Pharmacist and Biochemist by training and runs her website Cosmetologia Organica to spread knowledge about the science of organic beauty in her native Brazil. She is strongly motivated by the principles of sustainability and environmental protection, and loves working with native Brazilian ingredients in her formulations. Eliziane lives in Brazil with her young family.

Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar
IT Manager

Suresh is the School’s IT Manager and has the daunting job of keeping our websites and platforms running smoothly. We honestly don’t know what we would do without him. Suresh has worked for Formula Botanica since 2014. Suresh has amazing skills in fixing the strangest tech hiccups we’ve experienced, and has helped us undergo major platform upgrades to serve our student community the best we can. Suresh runs his IT development company Mango Software Solutions in Chandigarh, India.

Lewis Carr

Lewis Carr
eLearning Platform Developer

Lewis Carr is our eLearning platform developer and together with his team, he keeps our eLearning platform running at lightning speed. Formula Botanica uses Moodle for its eLearning software (the main eLearning software used by all major Universities around the world). Lewis is a specialist in Moodle design and hosting and has helped us grow enormously. Lewis runs his business AdaptiVLE in the north of England and started working with us in 2015 to help create our award-winning and accredited eLearning platform.

Lukas Wydrzynski

Lukas Wydrzynski
Videographer

Lukas is Formula Botanica’s Videographer and has worked with us since 2015. Lukas produces all of our high quality video footage – if you’ve seen our videos for our conference, our professional teaching videos, or our free masterclass videos, then you’ll have seen Lukas’ creative work before. Lukas is the Founder and Creative Producer at Medialook, a London-based video production company. His expertise lies in brand video, video interview, event video and explainer video. Find out more at www.medialook.tv.

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Louis Dyer
Graphic designer

Louis is the School’s designer and makes all your teaching materials look beautiful. He has worked with Formula Botanica since 2012 and regularly creates all of our professional imagery. Louis has worked with professionals in the skincare industry for many years creating websites, logos, print materials & apps. His strengths lie in the ability to adapt to various styles and subjects ranging from the professional and corporate to the niche and highly artistic.

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