Employees Hi! My name is Matt. And I am a recovering “knucklehead”. One day at a time… (AKA Mike, Mark, Max, the bald guy, the short guy, the guy in the back, the nephew, the husband, the dad, the uncle, and probably some other names I can’t write out here). I love sports. Bengals season ticket holder by the way. WHODEY! I love watching my daughters compete in whatever it is that day. They do a lot! And I love the career that I have chosen. Or maybe it chose me… I am the owner now despite some people’s surprise when I say that. I bought the store from my amazing Aunt Susan in July of 2017. (Oh yeah, since I own “Susan’s” Natural World I’ve been called the boy named Sue as well. LOL Shot out to Coach Elkin hipping me to that song as a youngster. RIP Johnny Cash) Anyway Aunt Sue owned this business for most of my lifetime, with my awesome mom, Peggy, right by her side helping her out along the way. So, I obviously spent some time here growing up. I loved the store and the feeling it gave me and the people that would come in. I’ll never forget that. People always left with a smile and were so appreciative of the service and knowledge that was provided. We strive to carry on that tradition to this day. This is a very special industry we’re blessed to be a part of, and I feel lucky to have grown and succeeded in being successful and giving my family a better life because of it. My outlook on life and position within it wasn’t always the best. Those who understand that, you already know. I actually started working in this store as a young man in my early to mid-20’s. I fell in love with helping people. Genuinely. It was good for my soul. Good for my, much needed, good karma. Even on a bad day it would only take a minute of helping a “little old lady” (my favorite customers by the way, RIP Hazel) to change my mood and put things in perspective. It helped me grow as a man so much. It solidified my already hard lessons learned of keeping things positive. Counting your blessings. And never taking for granted what someone else is going through. After a few years I ended up leaving this store and going to work for a gentleman named Tony Hause. He owned 2 stores in the Dayton area and 1 in Florence. Close to my home. I was the manager of that store for just about 10 years and Tony trusted me a lot after a short period of time, so I ran it and loved it like my own. I learned a lot from him, and we remain like family to this day. I was very torn to leave that store and those customers when I was given the opportunity to buy the Natural World but couldn’t pass this up. So here I am. Health Food Store owner. A father of 4 amazing daughters. (#girldad RIP KOBE) A son to some awesome parents who have always supported me despite the knuckle headedness (understatement). A husband to a wife I don’t deserve (even bigger understatement). And hopefully a good brother and good friend to the people who remain in my circle. Life is funny. You never know what’s coming. All we can do is show love and be prepared for the hills and valleys. At least that’s how I see it. So, for now and for as long as I can I’m going to be here trying to help people and trying to teach my daughters to do the same. “BE PROACTIVE WITH YOUR HEALTH” Hi, I’m Mandi! I began working here at SNW in November 2017. Prior to joining the family business I worked in Early Childhood for nearly 20 years. I have a passion for helping people and learning alternative ways of living. I did not grow up in the natural health industry as my husband, Matt did. I am very thankful that I had Peggy in my life to introduce me to quality prenatal vitamins and fish oil when I became pregnant with Maliah. Since then, I have continued to make lifestyle changes to enhance the health of my family. Another passion I have is gardening. We grow all organic fruits and vegetables on our farm and it never ceases to excite me! It is my goal to be able to grow all of the produce for our family and our store. My daily go-to products are multivitamin, fish oil, probiotic, magnesium and ubiquinol. In the past I struggled with high blood pressure and used black seed oil and celery seed extract in addition to the other supplements I mentioned. I use CBD oil and Curamin when needed for pain and inflammation. I believe our store is a blessing for our family and the community we serve. We provide a place for healthy meals, clean foods, high quality supplements, and products for your mind, body, and soul. Hi, I’m Peggy Johnson and I’ve been the manager here at Susan’s Natural World for over 27 years. I’ve been honored to be a part of this amazing industry and to serve our community in the most positive way possible. I’ve been so fortunate to work for most of that time with my cousin and best friend, Susan Parker. I was thrilled when my son and daughter (in-law), Matt & Mandi, were able to buy the business from Susan upon her retirement in order to keep it in the family and to continue the good work SNW has been known for over the past 30 years. Here at SNW we have always operated from the point of view of doing our best for our customers and, in doing so, the business would come along. We’ve made a lot of friends along the way and we’ve helped many people “be proactive with their health.” We hope we can add you to that list. We are truly blessed! Hi! My name is Maliah Johnson and I am Matt & Mandi’s oldest daughter. I am 21 years old and finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Communications at NKU. Go Norse! I enjoy riding horses and spend most of my time outside of work training horses and barrel racing. I have a red heeler pup that is the center of my world and does a lot of product testing for our store! He loves the Taste of the Wild dog food and is a huge supporter of the bully sticks! I have worked in this industry since I was 13 years old. I one day hope to have a store of my own or be partners with my parents in another store. I enjoy working in this field because I believe in making people feel their best in the right way. I enjoy bonding with customers and learning about their lives and what works best for them. My favorite supplement in the store is Natural Factors GABA. I have used this for a couple of years for stress and anxiety and it is amazing! I am the Cafe Manager here at SNW and I really enjoy creating yummy drinks and healthy lunches. Our Cafe offers all organic smoothies and juices along with many different vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian options. I look forward to meeting you and helping you in every way to stay proactive with your health! Hi, my name is Lexi. I am 19 years old and have been working here for 2 years. Throughout my time here I have learned many things and continue to learn everyday. Everyone here is family, and is always willing to lend a hand to help one another. I am the niece of Matt & Mandi, and I am also one of the 5 family members that work here. Some of my favorite supplements for myself that I enjoy are: Keto Fit; from Garden of Life, Biotin; from Natrol, and Curamin Headache from Terry Naturally. I also have a 12 week old puppy that loves some products from SNW. She eats the Bison & Venison Food. I use the wonderful smelling shampoo TropiClean. She loves the Greenies and training treats, and her favorite snack is the Bully Stick. My favorite thing about working here at Natural World is that there is always room to grow and you can never know too much. Hey! My name is Leah and I have a passion for helping people and traveling the world. Being a frequent traveler, it is extremely important for me to keep up with my healthy lifestyle. What’s worse than getting food poisoning? Getting food poisoning in Thailand! Luckily, I had brought a few homeopathic products from Natural World to get me through the rest of my trip! I’ve been working here for nearly 3 years and still learn something new everyday. The people I get to meet and help are not only in search of specific products, but honest opinions concerning their life choices which can lead to more energy, happiness, and longevity. We don’t get commission or “brownie points” for upselling. We are trained to give knowledgeable and trustworthy answers to our customers. I truly believe there is no greater wealth that can be obtained than your own health. Be Proactive With Your Health! Hi everyone, my name is Idali. I’ve been working at Susan’s Natural World for a year and a half now and I love it here. I have learned a lot in such a short amount of time and there’s a lot more to learn about. I’m going to school for vet medicine and thought a health food store would help me learn about organic and all natural medicine to help not only humans, but animals as well. I like that we have a variety of products for animals. I started buying our Taste of Wild dog food for my dog, Bella, and she enjoys it. I also recently got her ActiPet Multivitamin. She has tried most of our treats as well, and I can confirm they are dog approved! I have also tried a variety of our grocery and supplement products. The Cafe items are my go to for a quick and easy snack. The Maui is my favorite smoothie and the lemon bars are just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. And for a nice coffee break, Madrinas cold brew is the way to go. All that paired with the Alive Women’s multivitamin (different than the one available in mass market) gives me the energy I need to get through the day just fine. Hope you guys learned a bit about me and the store. Have a good day. Hi, my name is Louis Sandman. I graduated from Ohio University in 2019 with a marketing and business analytics degree. I started working at Susans Natural World about 4 months ago and I’ve loved learning more about the industry. I love helping people who come into the store and meeting new people. I have become more outgoing since I’ve started working here, and hope to continue to grow as a person. One of my absolute favorites to eat at Natural World is the vegan sloppy joe. A close second is the chicken salad from the café as well! Natural World has the small local feel I was looking for in a company. I have learned so much in the short amount of time I have been working here, thanks to my amazing co-workers and management. Hi, my name is Lili. I am the youngest at Natural World at the age of 17. I am a vegetarian as well. I grew up around health food, supplements, and all natural everything. It really sparked my interest. I had shopped at Natural World for many years before starting here and I have learned a lot. Don’t be shy, and feel free to ask me questions!