Melissa worked as an RN for 17 years and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for 3 years, then moved into new drug research in 2002 where she had oversight and responsibility of clinical trial studies on a global level and managed multi-million dollar projects. She also is fluent in FDA regulations in reference to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and works as a private consultant and auditor for clinical research Bio-techs, Pharmaceutical companies and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs).
Melissa grew up in Hawaii on the island of Oahu in a little town called Red Hill and transplanted with her father, mother and 3 siblings, to N.C. in 1983. Her father was a military man and served in the Coast Guard for 33 years. She loves teaching and helping people in general. Her hobbies include, Kenpo Martial Arts, Concerts, Entertaining and Cooking and spending time with her hubby (Dale Becker) and their pup Sammy.
Dale Becker II, Founder/Owner/V. President
Dale, another owner and also her spouse, grew up in construction and worked his way up to Superintendent and then moved into the media/entertainment industry and currently works as a freelancer for NASCAR and other major networks (FOX, ESPN, BSI, Netflix, etc.).
Dale grew up in Ohio and still loves building or creating beautiful spaces like our store. He transplanted to N.C., in 2002, at the encouragement of his wife and instantly loved the area, the people, our neighbors and considers Wilmington, N.C. his home. His hobbies include, Gardening, Small re-modeling activities for family and friends, Concerts, Metallica, spending time with his wife (Melissa Becker) and their pup Sammy.
Brian, another owner and close friend, also works in the media/entertainment industry for NASCAR and other media networks (FOX, PBR. ESPN, etc.).
Brian also grew up in Ohio and attended Ohio University. He also loves helping people and being an entrepreneur. He is co-owner of Eli’s Food Truck and other small businesses. His hobbies include, Concerts, Phish, traveling, helping and spending time with his friends.
Nicole, another owner and close friend, works as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for one of the largest contract packaging companies (South Atlantic Services (SAS) in the country.
Nicole grew up in Michigan and transplanted to Wilmington, NC 20 years ago. She is happily married with 2 beautiful children. She loves Gardening, Camping, Traveling to exotic locations and spending time with good friends. She is a natural enthusiast and was thrilled when the team asked if she would join them in this endeavor to create a Natural and Organic retail boutique.