Gayle Thom began her career in the organic and natural industry with Horizon in 1993, working in various roles including sales and administration before leaving in 2003 to found Evolution Marketing, a natural products brokerage. In 2006, Gayle rejoined Horizon to develop a marketing department and work as part of the senior management team in assisting with the development and implementation of overall strategic directives for the company.
Working closely with today’s management team, Gayle oversees procurement, pricing, supplier relations, marketing, brand management, and publishing. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Simon Fraser University, where she developed an interest in the deep ecology movement. Gayle enjoys developing long-term relationships with suppliers to build brands that aim to protect and restore the natural world.
Having grown up amongst apple and peach orchards in BC’s Okanagan valley, Gayle now spends much of her time near her home in the forests of North Vancouver, hiking and running with her dogs. She is a dedicated student of ISKF Shotokan karate, currently holding the rank of 1st kyu brown belt.