Meet our Team

Formula Botanica is run by a team of people all around the world. Catering for many thousands of students in over 120 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 Dorset 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 and manages our award-winning eLearning platform and courses. When Timi isn’t working for Formula Botanica, she runs Natural Skincare Workshops, her training studio, in London. Timi has a background in education, is originally from Hungary and now lives in London.

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 oversees the technical delivery of our public content strategy. 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.

Priscilla Rolvers | Formula Botanica

Priscilla Rolvers

Priscilla grades the coursework for all the Certificates and the Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation. During her education as a Phytotherapist, Priscilla found that switching to botanical skincare improves people’s skin. Priscilla runs her organic skincare webstore Enjoy Divine Nature and lives with her husband and 3 children in the Netherlands.

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.

Dr. Elham Eghbali | Formula Botanica

Dr. Elham Eghbali
Associate Lecturer

Elham is a Cosmetic Chemist with 20 years experience. She undertakes tutor support and R&D for our Certificate in Natural Cosmetic Preservation and Certificate in Cosmetic Stability Testing. Elham is located in Bavaria, Germany where she runs her cosmetics laboratory and ingredients shop.

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.

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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