Meet our Team

Formula Botanica is run by a team of people all around the world. Catering for many thousands of students in over 140 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.

Steph Kelby | Formula Botanica

Steph Kelby
General Manager 

Steph takes care of the day-to-day running of Formula Botanica, coordinating the team, overseeing all of tech and making sure that we can deliver a fantastic learning experience for all of our students. Steph worked in the financial services industry before joining the school and also runs her own natural skincare business.

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
Relationship Manager

Gemma oversees our busy helpdesk and communities, develops relationships in the industry, hosts our popular Green Beauty Conversations podcast and organises our live events and conferences. Gemma worked in the student advice team of a large London University for years and understands student needs. She lives in London with her family.

Kelly Gill | Formula Botanica

Kelly Gill
Community Manager

Kelly Gill runs our thriving online communities with 20k+ organic skincare formulators and entrepreneurs and also supports all the regional study groups for our thousands of students. Kelly is a qualified yoga instructor and has taught and practised aromatherapy, massage and reiki.

Eliziane Pozzagnolo | Formula Botanica

Eliziane Pozzagnolo
Helpdesk 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 loves sharing about the science of organic beauty in her native Brazil. Eliziane lives in Brazil with her young family.

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 family.

Tamara Cetkovic | Formula Botanica Tutor

Tamara Cetkovic

Tamara Cetkovic grades the coursework for our courses. After developing a number of skin conditions, Tamara decided to become a formulator and studied with Formula Botanica. Tamara jets around the world as an In-Flight Manager when not working at Formula Botanica. She lives in Malta with her family.
Ana Green | Formula Botanica

Ana Green
Membership Site Coordinator

Ana Green is our Membership Site Coordinator, working on a top secret project that we’re launching in 2019 for our students and graduates. Ana is well known for her fabulous Ana Goes Green blog, where she works with green beauty brands from all over the industry.

Marcea Dietzel | Formula Botanica

Marcea Dietzel
Business Tutor

Marcea Dietzel is our Business Tutor, helping to teach our beauty brand courses. 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.

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.

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.

Liz Ayling | Formula Botanica

Liz Ayling
Content Coordinator

Liz is our Content Coordinator and runs our very popular Formula Botanica blog, which welcomes around 100,000 readers per month. A journalist, professional blogger and web developer by training, Liz helps us find the latest scoop for our community. She lives in Malta with her husband and son.

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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