Meet our Team

Formula Botanica is run by a team of people all around the world. Catering for many thousands of students in over 130 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 | Formula Botanica

Lorraine Dallmeier

Lorraine runs Formula Botanica. A biologist and environmental scientist by training, Lorraine lives in Exeter with her partner and 2 young sons. 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.

Timi Racz | Formula Botanica

Timi Racz
Education Manager 

Timi runs our Education Department, heads up our team of tutors, manages our accredited eLearning platform, takes care of our award-winning courses and oversees our R&D programme. Timi has a background in education, is originally from Hungary and now lives in Plymouth. Timi is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists.

Gemma Ortega Perez | Formula Botanica

Gemma Ortega Perez
Business & Relationship Manager

Gemma oversees the day-to-day school business, undertakes new business development, works with our huge student community and organises our annual student conference. Gemma worked in the student advice team of a large London University for years and understands student needs. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

Eliziane Pozzagnolo | Formula Botanica

Eliziane Pozzagnolo
Technical Manager

Eliziane manages our extremely busy helpdesk and provides technical advice for the ingredients research we undertake and provide. 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. Eliziane lives in Brazil with her young family.

Kelly Gill | Formula Botanica

Kelly Gill
Community Manager

Kelly Gill runs our thriving online communities with 10k+ organic skincare formulators and entrepreneurs, supports all the regional study groups for our thousands of students and works with Gemma on our annual conference. Kelly runs Sacred Earth Holistics in Leeds, where she offers services such as aromatherapy, massage and reiki.

Angelica Dyer

Angelica Dyer
Student Adviser

Angelica is our Student Adviser and works in our busy Admissions and Student Support Team helpdesk, where we deal with thousands of enquiries every month. Angelica has a background in working with students in further education and supports our students and wider community with all of their queries.

Barbora Harmatova | Formula Botanica

Barbora Harmatova

Barbora Harmatova grades the coursework for our courses. Loving herbal ingredients runs in her family, as Barbora inherited her love of botanicals from her grandmother. Barbora has a background in teaching and is part of our busy tutor team. She lives in Bratislava, Slovakia with her husband and two daughters.

Jilly Schechter | Formula Botanica

Jilly Schechter
Teaching Assistant

Jilly Schechter grades the coursework for our advanced courses and helps our students become better formulators. She loves natural ingredients and has a background as a health practitioner. Jilly enjoys tinkering in her artisan lab with new ingredients. She lives in Belgium with her dog Mickey.

Priscilla Rolvers | Formula Botanica

Priscilla Rolvers

Priscilla grades the coursework for all the courses in organic skincare formulation. During her education as a Phytotherapist, Priscilla found that switching to botanical skincare improves people’s skin. Priscilla runs Enjoy Divine Nature where she undertakes formulation design and is building her own cosmetic production lab. She lives with her husband and 3 children in the Netherlands.

Liz Ayling | Formula Botanica

Liz Ayling
Top Secret Project Manager

Liz has been working with Formula Botanica since mid 2017 on a top secret project. It’s so top secret that we’re not even going to mention it here! Liz is an experienced journalist, blogger and web developer, as well being an aficionado of organic skincare. She helps our team develop content for a new project (to be launched in 2018) and lives in Malta with her husband and son.

Marcea Dietzel | Formula Botanica

Marcea Dietzel
Technical Adviser

Marcea is currently working on a top secret technical project for the school. Marcea holds qualifications in business administration, herbalism, aromatic medicine and functional nutrition. She also has a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Marcea lives in Texas, USA with her family.

Catherine Collins

Catherine Collins
Beauty Business Adviser

Catherine is currently working with the Formula Botanica team to develop our beauty business training. Catherine built a successful beauty distribution business in the Middle East and has worked with a variety of professional and retail sectors. She runs Upfront Consultancy where she advises beauty brands on brand management, sales strategy and more.

Suresh Kumar | Formula Botanica

Suresh Kumar
IT Manager

Suresh has the daunting job of keeping our websites and platforms running smoothly. He has fixed all the tech hiccups we’ve experienced, and has helped us undergo multiple major platform upgrades to serve our student community. Suresh runs his IT development company Mango Software Solutions in Chandigarh, India.

Lewis Carr

Lewis Carr
eLearning Platform Developer

Lewis keeps our eLearning platform running at lightning speed. He is a specialist in Moodle design and hosting and runs his business AdaptiVLE in the north of England. Lewis started working with us in 2015 to help create our award-winning and accredited eLearning platform.


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