Our Team



Madelyn Morris
co-founder of Mickelberry Gardens

Madelyn is an herbalist gardener who grew up in Northeast Portland. She studied at Portland State University for Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science, where she studied botany, social science, and sustainability education. She continues to study and practice herbal medicine, creates all of the formulas for Mickelberry Gardens products, and is interested in always learning more as well as educating others. When she's not attending to the many details of running a small business, she enjoys cooking, practicing yoga and martial arts, and spending time with her pets, plants, and husband.

Matt Morris
co-founder of Mickelberry Gardens

Matt Morris is originally from Atlanta, but has been thriving in Portland since 1997. He has been beekeeping organically for 7 years, and his enthusiasm for this work is infectious. Matt’s beekeeping adventures and business savvy have led to this unique business venture. He enjoys gardening, telling jokes, and taking care of his animal friends and awesome wife.



Jaime Darnell
Facilities Coordinator of Mickelberry Gardens

Jaime fell in love with Portland and moved here in 2013. Before becoming intrigued by the medicinal properties of honey and plants, Jaime worked as a chef and kitchen manager. As he and his wife became more engulfed in their community garden plot, growing their own food and herbs, Jaime found himself in search of a workplace and team that would help him expand his knowledge, and allow him to play outside. Jaime loves all the adventures that Mickelberry Gardens has brought his way, and is proud to Bee apart of their sustainable bigger picture! He is a jack of all trades, and his head for organization and processes is a huge asset to the Mickelberry Gardens team

Fern Kossuth
Production Assistant of Mickelberry Gardens

Fern is originally from the East Coast, but feels right at home in Portland. She has a background working in production environments for businesses such as Salt Fire and Time and White Pine Beer. She is also a talented photographer, and you can find some of her photos gracing the pages of this very website.

Gabriel Matson
QA/QC Coordinator of Mickelberry Gardens

Gabriel recently wrapped up his Herbal Sciences studies at Bastyr University, and  also has a background in chemistry. He brings research skills, a keen eye for detail, as well as herbal medicine and plant knowledge to our team. Gabriel always enjoys learning new skills, and his latest hobby is in video editing and production for YouTube. He is also slowly working toward a professional membership in the American Herbalist's Guild.

Wendy Abram
Event Support Specialist

Wendy has spent time working in the Health and Beauty departments of cooperative groceries and Whole Body, and her enthusiasm for our product line can be found as she promotes our products at events around Portland all year.