Meet the friendly faces of our amazing store team!


Nicole Leffler, Wild Ginger Apothecary Owner + CBD Educator 

I am the owner and wellness junkie at Wild Ginger Apothecary.  With almost 15 years of wellness experience, including tenure with national retailers, I value the importance of continual education in the natural and holistic industry (personally and professionally).  I have been everything from a licensed builder to a business consultant to a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and I use all those experiences in my practice and business today.

I am a soul searcher, explorer, foodie, puppy lover, water baby, Intuitive Business Consultant, and previous Desire Map Facilitator.   Originally an Ann Arbor, Michigan native, I have had roots to the Sarasota community since birth.  I'm happy to bring the health + wellness community together with all that Wild Ginger Apothecary has to offer and look forward to meeting each of you!


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Paige Charron, Apothecary + CBD Educator

Native to Sarasota, Paige became involved in the Wild Ginger Apothecary Health + Wellness community in 2016. Paige’s perspective on wellness shifted during her studies and experiences at University of North Florida studying Health Science. After graduating, she continued her education to specialize in Herbalism at Traditions School of Herbal Studies in St Petersburg, Florida. She also trained to be a Yoga Teacher in Peru, where she gained a deeper meaning for serving her community as a Teacher, Herbalist, and Holistic Health Advisor.

Paige’s ideal for supporting her community to live inspired while providing great motivation, education, and support and empower her clients by creating strong, effective, and natural remedies. Along with her Ashtanga yoga practice, Prana Paige jewelry is an intentional gemstone mala jewelry line, to wear your affirmations. In her practices she teaches healthy lifestyle habits, herbal remedies, food as medicine, mindfulness, and movement!

In her own life, Paige is a new mom to a precious baby boy, named Audric. She likes to spend time in nature, at the beach or at local parks. She also enjoys spending time on her yoga mat, working on creative projects, juicing, cooking, and photography.

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Mary Ouellette, Apothecary

Mary has been a Sarasota County resident for 25 years. During her time in the community, she has had over 12 years of experience working in Natural Health Industry. She studied Nutrition at MCC 30 years ago with a nurse practitioner as a mentor.

Mary has taken endless product trainings in the vitamin/supplement realm; as well as multiple trainings in Management, Priority Management, Sales, Service and Diversity while working in corporate banking.

She received her Ayurvedic Essential Oil Training and Certificate from Light Miller and is a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner.

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Ozlem Comer, Apothecary + CBD Educator

Ozlem has been studying and practicing Complementary and Energy Medicine since 2003. She is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and specializes in ACMOS Energy Balancing Therapy, certified by the Paris Academy of Quantum Medicine in 2008. She was the co-founder of Niagara Wellness Center and YOUniversity School for Self Awareness in Turkey before moving to Florida.

Ozlem has been trained in Brennan Healing Science, Transformational Breathing, Reiki, Pranic Healing,  Family Constellation, Innovative Energy Medicine, Shamanic Healing, Tantric Healing, Rejuvenation, Healing with Crystals, Phytotherapy, Merkaba, Sacred Geometry, NIA, and more.  She has her Raw Nutrition/Superfoods/Living Foods Certification with David Wolfe, and is currently studying with the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy

Ozlem offers energy balancing sessions for clients, teaches classes (from “Goddess Kitchen” to “Awaken the Feminine”), and designs custom Corporate Wellness programs.

Ozlem can be reached at

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Steve Comer, CBD Educator

Steve studied at Parker Chiropractic College and Southern California University of Health Sciences.  Outside of his formal education Steve became certified as a Hypnotherapist and pursued his interests in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Neuro Anatomy, Bioenergetic Synchronization, Neuro Emotional Technique, and Organizational Behavior.

Steve previously taught advanced workshops for Access Consciousness, internationally recognized for his capacity to inspire audiences and transform the way people look at and relate to their bodies, their relationships and their lives.  He has worked with with performers, athletes and celebrities, and has facilitated hundreds of workshops and retreats - traveling throughout the world.

Steve’s work continues to evolve, integrating elements of Evolutionary Psychology, Epigenetics and Neuroscience to influence energy fields, expand awareness and empower possibilities.  He has been featured on many television programs, including CNN and TNT, and co-hosted the “Wake Up Call,” a program on FOX news radio.

Steve co-founded the Niagara Wellness Center in Istanbul, Turkey for the past 6 years, as well as the YOUniversity School for Self Awareness, previous to returning to the US.

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