The AlgaeCal team is a small group of dedicated employees in Vancouver, BC. We are passionate about making a great product and helping people.
We also believe firmly in sustainability, from the way our product is harvested and created, to the way we live every day; we use sustainable business practices, and most all of our staff commute to work car-free.
Meet the crew behind the product:
Dean Neuls is AlgaeCal’s Co-Founder and CEO. He has been operating the company since its beginning, and is passionate about creating an excellent product that helps people. He leads the rest of the AlgaeCal staff by example with his healthy diet and active lifestyle.
Dean was born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan and raised all over Canada. He claims to be excellent at grasping the obvious, “particularly after my team members have pointed it out several times,” says Dean. In his spare time, Dean enjoys fishing; both sportfishing and “for clues… to the obvious!”
Vivian is AlgaeCal’s COO, and is truly a child of the planet. Born in New York City, she was raised in Hong Kong and Africa before settling in Vancouver. Her special skill at work is “remembering everything Dean forgets.”
While Vivian is in charge of operations for the company, she’s also the creative force behind many of the delicious recipes we share on our blog, on Facebook and on Pinterest. What does she like to do in her spare time? Besides cooking, “I work some more,” she jokes.
Jeanne is an AlgaeCal Co-Founder and Director of International Sales. She was born in Hong Kong, and moved to Dauphin, Manitoba as a child. She now resides a few blocks from AlgaeCal headquarters in Vancouver, where she’s been for over 20 years. She’s a proud mommy to our office dog, Buddy.
Responsible for AlgaeCal’s raw material sales, Jeanne is passionate about people, learning, nature and of course dogs. “Everything in life can teach you something, if you are open to receiving the lesson,” quotes Jeanne.
Kyle Lim is AlgaeCal’s Operations Manager, but he also takes a number of the calls in our call center, so you may have already spoken with Kyle. If you have, it may have been evident that Kyle possesses top-notch interpersonal skills that he’s very proud of.
Born in the Philippines, Kyle’s family moved to Vancouver when he was just three years old. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys regular exercise, and also has a passion for philanthropy.
Monica is AlgaeCal’s Social Media and Design Coordinator. She’s the person behind our Twitter and Pinterest accounts, and also designs a lot of our images. She was born in Kelowna, BC and later moved to Vancouver.
She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a soccer scholarship, and still plays the beautiful game in her spare time. She also enjoys yoga and trying new recipes in the kitchen.
Vanessa is AlgaeCal’s SEO Assistant. She was born in Korea, and has been living in Vancouver for the past 10 years. If you’ve found our website through a web search, chances are Vanessa had something to do with it.
She is passionate about being a healthy vegetarian, and studying to be the best at her craft.
Chester is AlgaeCal’s SEO Director, and was born in Montreal, Que. He’s an internet marketing wunderkind, but is also very active, and loves to travel.
Every year Chester travels to an exotic locale, and comes back with plenty of exciting stories and photos.