Meet Our Team
MEET THE DH TEAM.
Our team is committed to providing the highest quality products with outstanding customer support and education at the core of our mission.
Heather Florio, Chief Executive Officer
Heather is the second-generation owner of Desert Harvest and has been an integral part of its operations since 1993. After attending the University of Denver to study Leadership and Organizational Management, Heather took on various roles in the entertainment industry, managing venues and coordinating private events for musicians worldwide. In 2012, with the retirement of her parents, Heather took over as CEO of Desert Harvest, growing the company by over 1000% and bringing her management and operations skills and her passion for helping, advocating, and educating with her vast knowledge of women’s health issues. Heather was named one of the top 50 Women in Wellness by Authority Magazine in 2021 and was featured in Forbes magazine in 2022 as a top woman in business. When not at the helm of Desert Harvest, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons, and three dogs.
"Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today." – James Dean
Amy Coffey, Creative Director & Graphic Designer
Amy joins us remotely from Columbus, Ohio. Amy's creative career began 13 years ago when she graduated with a BA in Art from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She also took an online MasterClass from her favorite photographer, Annie Leibovitz, in 2020. Aside from her design efforts for Desert Harvest, she is also an entrepreneur, photographer, artist, and graphic designer. Her favorite part of her job is being a visual storyteller for the brand. She is also passionate and believes in DH's mission to provide research, resources, education, and awareness to the forefront of women's health. When she's not at work, Amy likes to go thrifting, repurpose furniture and spend time with her family. She is a wife, a mom, and an all-around animal lover.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Shelby Florio, Sales Specialist
Born and raised in North Carolina, Shelby started working part-time at Desert Harvest in 2016 in high school. After attending college, she came back to Desert Harvest full-time because she enjoyed working in a place where she felt she was helping people. Eventually, Shelby and Anthony started dating, so when the Florios decided to move DH to Maine, it was a no-brainer for her to make the transition. While it was a huge move, she fell in love with the state of Maine and the scenery there. Her favorite thing about her job position is knowing she is spreading the word about a great company with amazing products created to help a severely underserved part of the community. Shelby spends her free time with Anthony, her husband, and their two pups, Xander and Athena.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are now and change the ending.” -C.S. Lewis
Kaitlyne Harrison, Customer Service Specialist
Kaitlyne Harrison is a Customer Service Specialist at Desert Harvest. She has lived on an island in beautiful coastal Maine for most of her life, working various jobs in the customer service industry until she found her way to the Desert Harvest team through a mutual connection. She loves meeting new people, sharing experiences, and helping everyone in any way she can! If Kaitlyne is not at the office you can find her collecting shells and sea glass at the beach, trying new recipes in the kitchen (especially baked goods!), hiking with her two dogs, curled up with a good book, or chasing sunsets with her camera.
"You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will." -Author, Stephen King
Dan Florio, Shipping Specialist
Dan is the newest Florio family member to call Desert Harvest his home away from home. A life-long resident of Vermont and master of shipping, Dan moved to ME in 2021 to put his skills to use. He manages all of the orders to get our customers the products they need to help improve their quality of life and takes this responsibility very seriously, packing each order with the care and attention he would want someone to give his own. Outside the office, you can find him at car shows as he has a large passion for anything with wheels, working on his YouTube channel, or hanging out with his daughter.
“It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast, than to drive a fast car slow.” – Unknown
Anthony Florio, Shipping Specialist
Our local office practical joker, Anthony is committed to bringing laughter to the office, his friends, and our customers. Third Generation DH, Anthony has been helping with the family business since he was a small child. He now helps manage the shipping department, packing each customer's order with care, love, and detail. When not at work Anthony enjoys traveling, sushi, fitness, skiing, and spending time with his wife Shelby and his family.
"If you're healthy, you're wealthy."