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Laura Greaves

Hi, I’m Laura, owner of Great Lakes Refill Co. I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and I have lived in Sarnia since 2010. I studied Modern European History at university and worked in research for many years before purchasing the store in January 2023. In my previous position, I had the opportunity to talk to many entrepreneurs and business owners, and I was very inspired by their stories. When the opportunity presented itself to purchase the store, I jumped on it. I was very lucky that my family supported me in this, including my partner Rich and our two wonderful boys. When I’m not in the store, you can find me chasing them around at one of Sarnia’s amazing parks or, in the warmer months, splashing at the beach.


Scott Meharey

I’m Scott Meharey, and I was born and raised in London, Ontario; however, after moving to Sarnia with my wife eight years ago, I now truly consider Sarnia my home. Caring for people, our community, and the planet we share is core to my personal values. My previous experience as a Developmental Services Worker; supporting and advocating for people with disabilities, provided an unexpected foundation of transferrable skills that eventually lead to a recent career in Sales and now the opportunity to join the amazing team at Great Lakes Refill Company.  My wife and I share a passion for and commitment to being conscious consumers and making sustainable choices. The launch of GLRC provided a space to help us improve on these practices but the turning point for us was seeing how they expanded and adapted their business to meet the changing needs of their customers during a difficult 2020. From household cleaners to spices and soap, Great Lakes Refill became our trusted source of supplies. I am truly excited to find myself working for this amazing company and look forward to serving you soon!


Joanne Fearns

Joanne is the creator of ISH Nutrition & Wellness, a holistic practice founded on creating sustainable and ‘healthy-ISH’ lifestyles with her clients & create an environment where everyone feels welcomed, supported, and accepted so that they can become and embrace their most authentic, healthy self.
With over 15 years of experience in the holistic field, she has had the opportunity to attend the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, receiving her Nutrition certification from Alive Academy Nutrition, Applied Live Blood Cell Microscopy from the Eddison Institute and Health Coaching & Nutrition Certification from Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

She is the founder of 15 Houses, an educational bursary foundation that provides financial assistance to youth in Foster Care for post secondary education. As a former Crown Ward herself, she knows and understands the importance of community support that is required for youth in the system to create the life that they want, not the life that was given to them.

When the opportunity arose to join the team at Great Lakes Refill, she jumped at the chance to work with wonderful humans who share the same values and beliefs and to continue her work in supporting sustainability and consciousness with our community and environment.


Laurie Harvie

Bio Coming Soon!


Marian Nikel

Hi, I’m Marian and I moved to Sarnia with my husband and three children in 2011. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, our family has also lived in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Duluth, Minnesota. I’ve been passionate about nature ever since I was young, and since having children, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the environment—both the challenges we face as well as the things we can do to make a difference. GLRC was only about a week old when I discovered them in their original location in the Downtown Market, and since becoming a customer, I’ve been able to greatly reduce our family’s waste as well as the number of items we put—with wishful thinking—into our recycling bin. In addition to the environment, I also have a strong interest in rekindling appreciation for life skills that seem to be undervalued, such as cooking, baking, mending, and economizing. I’m excited to be part of the GLRC team, and I look forward to seeing you in the store.