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March 2012

Congratulations to Kelly House!

Location: Greensboro, NC
Hobbies:  Bikram Yoga, Ascension, hiking, visiting wineries, and enjoying anything fun.
On her iPod: Foo Fighters, Echo and the Bunnymen, Prince, Radiohead, I love most music.
Favorite Quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Favorite Animal: My seal point siamese, Sammy and my tuxedo boy, Simon.
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Hibiscus…unless there is Coconut Mango!
Bio: I get told at least 3x a month that I should be a stand up comedian. I teach a very wonderful Enlightenment tool called Ascension. I have a pre-med degree and majored in health science and psychology. I love showing appreciation for others and really enjoy working with companies that can do the same. Mamma Chia is wonderful!


Congratulations to Kelly House our March 2012 Ambassador of the Month! Kelly’s vast experience in the natural foods industry combined with her love of chia has made her an invaluable addition to the Mamma Chia family! She is always willing to step forward and take on additional responsibilities and she puts 110% in everything she does. She truly has a wonderful and giving heart and her positive and energetic attitude is very contagious!

Thank you Kelly, for being a shining star and helping to share the magic of Mamma Chia with the fabulous people of North Carolina!

February 2012

Congratulations to Brooke Ziegler!

Location: Twin Cities, MN
Hobbies: Time with family, Fall Harvest, working out, movies, flea market shopping, dancing.
On her iPod: Oldies Country and a little of every other genre; iPod what? Haha!
Favorite Quote: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
Favorite Animal: Cat
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cherry Lime
Bio: I grew up on a farm in a small town in Minnesota. My degree is in Marketing Communications and English. Since graduating, I’ve worked with my boyfriend at his financial services company and done tons of promotional and modeling gigs. The jobs we do in this industry are always different and exciting; favorite gigs have included going on trips (to places WARMER than MN), being in a fitness video and magazine, going on the field at an MLB game, and of course, Mamma Chia! There’s something new to learn and do each day, and that’s the best part!


It is with much joy and delight that we announce our February 2012 Ambassador of the month, Brooke Ziegler! From the beginning, Brooke has exemplified the Mamma Chia magic by sharing her zest for life and showing that hard work really does pay off! Brooke lives her dream by spreading happiness through her beautiful smile. Her dedication and professionalism make her shine, especially when she’s sharing the magic of Chia in the marvelous Midwest! We are delighted to call her one of our own!

Warm congratulations Brooke! We are beyond grateful that you are a part of the Mamma Chia family!

Mamma Chia in Organic Processing Magazine

After a very successful year, founder Janie Hoffman returned to announce the Mamma Chia Donor Advised Fund, which will contribute 1 percent of sales to the Slow Money “Soil Trust” to help other entrepreneurs build conscious food systems. Read more …

January 2012

Congratulations to Jess Canterbury!

Location: Reno, NV
Hobbies: Making jewelry
On her iPod: Bassnectar
Favorite Quote: “That’s what she said.”
Favorite Animal: Both of my dogs, Emma (Border Collie) and Gabby (Beagle/Huskey).
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: It depends on the day. Usually varies between Blackberry Hibiscus, Raspberry Passion and Cherry Lime. I hear there might be some new flavors coming out, so, I will have to wait to claim a favorite.
Bio: I grew up on an oyster farm in Washington State and have now found myself in Lake Tahoe, CA for the past five years. I love to snowboard in the winter and skate long-boards in the summer. I really love traveling and have recently been to Kauai, hiked the Na Pali Coast and most recently, spent time roaming around Costa Rica.   My real passion in life is making jewelry, more specifically earrings. Thanks Mamma Chia! P.S. My Dad is the BEST!

We’re thrilled to kick off the New Year by celebrating Jess Canterbury, our January 2012 Mamma Chia Ambassador of the Month! Jess has been a star since day one! Sharing the Magic of Chia in Northern California & Reno, Nevada, she always has a great smile and inspires everyone around her. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with, and customers love her kind soul, fun demeanor and sparkling enthusiasm for life!

Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes Jess!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Jess’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

Mamma Chia Wins BevNET Best of 2011 Award

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, kombucha, mama chia, mamma chiaMamma Chia, the first‐to-market, organic chia seed beverage, today announced that it was awarded the BevNET 2011 “Best Non‐Carbonated Beverage Award” at the 9th Annual BevNET Live Winter Conference in Santa Monica, CA. Read more ..
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December 2011

Congratulations to Steve Cochran!

Location:  Oceanside, CA
Hobbies:  Composing Music, writing comedy sketches, entertaining people, staying active with diverse forms of exercise to keep it from getting boring and perpetually staying young.
On his iPod:  Metallica, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson
Favorite Quote: To Love others, you must first love yourself.  
Favorite Animal: Dog
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cranberry Lemonade
Bio:  I believe that my calling is to entertain people, make them laugh, smile and feel good through comedy and music. I am a super serious person, but the longer that you know me the more you get to see and hear all of the funny stuff I have been holding back. My humor is what helps me deal with the fact that I am so serious.

For his dedication, determination, and enthusiasm we are excited to honor Steve Cochran as our December 2011 Ambassador of the Month! Steve is a full-time Mamma Chia brand ambassador who truly embodies the Mamma Chia mission of honoring and uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. We hear nothing but praise from all who come in contact with him, and we are eternally grateful for the joy and dedication he brings to the Mamma Chia family.

Thank you Steve! You have shown commitment, honesty, and humor right from day one.

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Steve’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate him!

November 2011

Congratulations to Sarah Chirila!

Location: Tacoma, WA
Hobbies: Scuba Diving
On her iPod: Weezer
Favorite Quote:  “I was hopin’ to go out in a flash of blazes, but I’ll probably just end up goin’ home.”   -Bill Murray
Favorite Animal: The Jaguar Shark
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Mixing Raspberry Passion and Blackberry Hibiscus together.
Bio: When I grow up I want to be a forester, run through the moss on high heels. I put my soul in what I do. I’m very good with plants. When my friends are away they let me keep the soil moist.


Sarah’s love of Mamma Chia combined with her vast demonstration experience truly makes her the model ambassador! She never ceases to amaze us with her delightful and professional attitude, willingness to take initiative, flexibility and dependability. Sarah’s enthusiasm and energy for life carry over into every customer event and we are proud to have her as part of the Mamma Chia family! Whether near or far, she’s always up for the next adventure, spreading the Mamma Chia love everywhere she goes!

Sarah, thank you for the enthusiasm you bring to the team! You are a great contributor and we sincerely appreciate your outstanding work!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Sarah’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

October 2011

Congratulations to Kaki Garrett!

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Hobbies: Flea markets, deep sea fishing, reading & lawn mowing
On her iPod:  Ray Lamontagne, Blind Pilo, Angus & Julia Stone
Favorite Quote:  “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” – Jay Z
Favorite Animal: Definitely dogs. Specifically, my schnauzer Chuck Taylor and Airedale Terrier, Bosco.
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cranberry Lemonade
Bio: Just a small town girl, born and raised in Texas. My background is in sales but my real passion lies in food/cooking and travel. I’m an avid antiquer, traveling once a month to some of the largest flea markets in the country. Most recently, I relocated to Salt Lake City where I am learning to embrace all 4 seasons. And so, to help pass the frigid winter months, I have taken up snowboarding. I’ll be the one flailing down the mountain…so watch your back. 🙂


Kaki started as a Mamma Chia fan! She fell in love with our line of organic chia seed beverages and was deeply inspired by our environmental and social mission. Now it is us who are deeply inspired by her. We are grateful for the love, humor, and integrity she radiates as she shares the Mamma Chia Magic with the beautiful people of Utah. And we are delighted that she reached out to us to join our dynamic team of brand ambassadors!

Many thanks Kaki, for being the beautiful soul that you are! We are thrilled to have you part of the Mamma Chia family!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Kaki’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

September 2011

Congratulations to Jennifer Strandburg

Location: San Diego, CA
Hobbies: Going to the Beach, Volleyball, Cooking, Friends & Family
On her iPod: Miranda Lambert, Ludacris, Paramore
Favorite Quote: Life is too short to be anything but happy!
Favorite Animal: I love animals but my favorite are dogs : )
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Raspberry Passion
Bio: I am a recent graduate from San Diego State University and received a degree in Business Marketing. I moved down to San Diego to go to school, but now I am looking forward to starting my career in this beautiful place! I am originally from Northern California but I have Greek heritage. I hope one day   to learn how to speak Greek because I know my grandparents would love it if I could speak with them in their native language. I have always wanted to move to Europe for a short period of time but have never had the guts to do it! One thing that people, who aren’t my close friends, don’t know about me is that I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and have even dressed up in Harry Potter attire for the movie premieres!


Congratulations to the September 2011 Mamma Chia Ambassador of the Month, Jennifer Strandburg! Jennifer was our first Mamma Chia Ambassador and set the bar high with her vast product knowledge, unbeatable smile and winning attitude! Since day one, she has delighted Mamma Chia fans in Southern California sharing her love of chia everywhere she goes. Jennifer is a beautiful and charming soul, who embodies the vitality, energy and strength that is at the heart of Mamma Chia.

Thank you Jennifer for the bright and cheerful energy you bring to Mamma Chia!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Jennifer’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

Karma Yoga San Diego 2011

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5th Annual Karma Yoga San Diego Event for
Shakti Rising on Sunday, Sept 18, 2011 from
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the beautiful Quail
Botanical Gardens in Encinitas.

Please join Mamma Chia and Four Seasons Yoga in the fun at the 5th Annual Karma Yoga San Diego Event. All proceeds go to support Shakti Rising.

The event offers yoga classes, Karma Yoga opportunities, inspirational quest speakers, healthy food, and take home gifts! it continues to be a huge success and continues to offer an extraordinary, nourishing and transforming day for all of those attended. This event is about introducing the Shakti Rising community and their exceptional recovery program, the women in the program and their success stories. The event is about introducing Shakti’s eminent services to the greater San Diego community by offering classes lead by their staff members. The day offers a true profound taste of transformation and Karma Yoga. It is a must do event in San Diego! Serve yourself by serving others. The event is being held at the beautiful Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas.

Click here to buy tickets for this wonderful event!

Glitz, Glam, Granola – Mamma Chia Review

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, kombucha, mama chia, mamma chiaNever one to pass up free samples, I immediately walked over to the table and started trying some of the flavors. This stuff is delicious! It comes in four flavors: Cherry Lime, Raspberry Passion, Blackberry Hibiscus and my personal favorite, Cranberry Lemonade. Read more …

August 2011

Congratulations to Marquesa Versola

Location:  Northern California
Hobbies:  Singing, Writing Music, Hiking & Yoga
On her iPod:  Mat Kearney, Bob Marley, Ella Fitzgerald
Favorite Quote:  Life is Good!
Favorite Animal:  White Egret  
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor:  Blackberry Hibiscus
Bio:  Born in Hawaii, I’ve always had a love affair with the sun, ocean and open air. I grew up in Marin, CA & graduated from CSU Chico with a degree in Recording Arts. I’ve been performing on stage & in bands for most of my life, singing is my passion! One of my favorite places on earth is on the Marin Headlands overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.


Since her first day with Mamma Chia, Marquesa has been a shining star! She brings an engaging big smile, a positive attitude, and a wealth of Mamma Chia knowledge to every customer event. Marquesa helps share the magic of Mamma Chia by connecting with people in an authentic way with charisma and enthusiasm.  She has a gift for connecting with people which makes her a great Mamma Chia  ambassador and a beautiful soul.  We’re happy to announce that  Marquesa is our first  ambassador  of the month for August 2011 and is now our Marketing Coordinator for Northern California!

 Thanks, Marquesa, for your hard work, your big heart and spreading the Mamma Chia love!

Take a look at all the fun she’s been having at our events by visiting the  Mamma Chia Photo Galleries on Facebook. You can visit Marquesa at  Mamma Chia Events  in Northern California or connect with Marquesa on Twitter.

Serious Eats – Cool Drinks: Mamma Chia

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, kombucha, mama chia, mamma chiaFor a long time chia seeds were only stocked at health food markets, touted as a “superfood” with numerous health benefits. The seeds could be used in many different ways, easily blended into baked goods, and toasted and incorporated into salads. But now chia seeds have gone mainstream with texturally memorable Mamma Chia drinks. Read more …

Scissors and Spice – Favorite Find: Mamma Chia

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, kombucha, mama chia, mamma chiaBeing a little familiar with the health benefits of chia and super curious, I picked a bottle of the Raspberry Passion flavor. I loved it! It’s like a slightly sweet tea flavor with the fun crunch of the chia seeds in a every sip! I can’t wait to try the other flavors. Read more …


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Mother Earth News Fair – Puyallup, WA

Join Mamma Chia at the Mother Earth News Fair!
June 2 – 3, 2012

The Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event. FAIRS feature practical, hands-on demos and workshops pertaining to renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, livestock, gardening, green building, green transportation, and natural health!   Join Mamma Chia for this joyful event full of smiles, complimentary Mamma Chia samples, as well as generous coupons!

Saturday, June 2 · 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, June 3 · 9:00am – 6:00pm

110 9th Avenue
Southwest Puyallup, WA 98371

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