Meet Our Team

Maureen Wayne
President · Illinois/Michigan Regional Sales
Maureen founded Findings Marketing in 2004, and continues to act as company president and regional sales manager for Illinois and Michigan.  Her talented team of representatives deliver the best products in the personal care and spa industries across the Midwest, with a combined 60 years of retail experience.  Long before she was a business owner, Maureen established herself as a prominent player in the industry.  For many years, Maureen served as a brand ambassador for skincare, fragrances and personal care items.  During that time, she cultivated firm, lasting relationships with retailers of all sizes.  In fact, it is these business partnerships that made Findings so successful.  Maureen’s passion for personal care extends beyond retail.  She is an avid runner, having completed many marathons, and a devoted mother of two.

Ellie Cessna
Ellie Cessna has been a demo ambassador in the natural industry for 8 years. She received her BA in dance education. After dancing as a professional ballerina, Ellie began teaching classical ballet for 15 years. She has combined her love of natural products and skills in education to work as a representative for Findings. Ellie is a traditional foods enthusiast and enjoys cooking nutrient dense food for her husband and 3 children. She spends her free time gardening and backpacking. Ellie is overjoyed to be working for Findings and promoting safe, quality products.

Lois Holtzman 
Illinois – North
Lois comes to Findings from the retail world, bringing experience working for companies such as Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, and J Crew. Inspired by her love for discovering unique products, she conceptualized and merchandised Sunset Home, a specialty goods presence in the family owned grocery chain. When she’s not working, Lois enjoys practicing Tai Chi, playing Canasta, and snuggling with her two grandchildren.

Sara Robertson 
Chicago, Illinois
Sara moved to Chicago in 2013 from Waianae, Hawai`i and met Maureen in 2014 while working as a Lifestyles Buyer.  She has since worked as a Body Care Buyer, Supplements Buyer, and Trainer, and is thrilled to now be working as a rep.  Sara’s passion for natural products and sustainability stem from her parents who insisted on composting in the 80’s… way before it was cool.  When not in the grocery store, you can find Sara performing improv comedy in theatres around Chicago.

Jennifer James
Jennifer brings to Findings more than ten years of experience in sales and marketing for the natural products industry. She is savvy with sales and trend analysis, and is passionate about bringing quality products to the market so that every consumer has the option of a better quality of life.  On a personal level, Jennifer is driven to preserve the environment and the ecology of the natural products industry for the next generations. She has also spent the better part of 10 years as a chef in restaurants and hotels, and moved from Chicago to Stillwater, MN for the love of her life, a better life for her daughter – and also for the cheese!

Tina Walkaus-Misiewicz
Tina comes to Findings with over 20 years retail management experience from Independent stores in Michigan to Sprouts in Phoenix, all the way over to Whole Foods in Madision, WI.  Most recently, Tina served as the Apothecary Director for Plum Market in Michigan for the past six years.  The natural industry is where her heart and soul resides, and she loves being a part of this amazing movement.  Tina enjoys helping friends and family find their perfect supplement/nutrition regimen, and also enjoys reading outside in the spring and fall, golfing, supporting local artists, hanging out in Detroit, Yoga, mediation, a good cardio routine, and any travel she can fit into her schedule.  She was born and raised in Troy, MI, and her housemates include a 21-year old cat named Puppy, and her abfab husband, David.

Tina Valliquette
Chicago, Illinois
Tina met Maureen many years ago while working at Nordstrom.  After falling in love with the world of Whole Body, Tina came to assist Maureen at the office of Findings Marketing.  She is always excited to share great products and educate customers on wellness and beauty.  Her favorite products are Alaffia African Black Soap, Radius Original Toothbrush, and Weleda Sea Buck Oil.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her 14 year old rocker and 9 year old actress.

Julia White
Julia has over 20 years of experience experience in the marketing and communications industry, and has been working in both general and visual merchandising with major retailers since 2008. Shea has an AA in Visual Communications and certificate in Video Production, and has worked as a Digital Marketing Designer at Viking Cues, and with other brands such as LampsUSA, Aeroworks, and Web racing.  Music, the arts and mother nature have always been a her passion. When she’s not working you might find her playing the violin or guitar, hiking, camping, taking photos or video, creating digital art or gardening.  Julia grew up with a family that encouraged buying from local farmers and businesses, and she’s passionate about sustainability, clean energy, and trusting the products we put in our body and skin.

Bobby Boehm 
Bobby worked as a Grocery/Whole Body Buyer for 14 years before joining the Findings team, and it was during this time that he met Maureen. He enjoys his job and is very proud to be a part of the Findings team! In his free time, Bobby enjoys cooking, Bible study and video games…especially Skylanders!

Brittany Steiger
Social Media/Web Marketing Consultant
Brittany, a self-proclaimed organic beauty product junkie,  joined Findings after working with Maureen as a skincare buyer.  She has over ten years’ of retail experience as both a manager and  buyer for beauty/skin care products, home furnishings, accessories, and specialty apparel. She brings to the team a unique understanding of what Buyers and Vendors need to effectively communicate with the combined goal of driving sales for great product lines.  In addition to her retail experience, she is an avid theatre-lover, and spends her days supporting theatre as an arts administrator.