Team

Melissa Matthews

I am Melissa Matthews, co-owner and founder of Great Lakes Refill co. alongside my sister Lisa. I live in the small beautiful town of Petrolia with my husband Craig and our two wonderful little boys Grayson (5) & Bodhi (2). Being mommy to these two little men is my greatest joy. I am proud to teach them to live a more sustainable life, find joy in nature and treat our planet respectfully. Owning Great Lakes Refill has become a huge part of our lives and my greatest accomplishment thus far. Owning this business, helping others reduce waste and building up a community around a reduced waste lifestyle is so deeply rewarding. I am thankful everyday to be living this rollercoaster of a dream with my little sis.

Lisa Ladouceur

I am co-owner and founder of Great Lakes Refill alongside my sister Melissa. Growing up in a small-town, and on a family farm, we understand the pride that comes from sustainable stewardship. We took this little idea of creating package free grocery in our community and grew it into our lovingly named “big girl store”. When I’m not counting peanuts at the shop as the resident CPA, I enjoy hanging out with my pupper Artemis, hiking the local trails, discovering new haunts, and hobby photography.

 

 Alannah Moscardelli

I am born and raised in Sarnia-Lambton, spending 17 years living in the beautiful town of Point Edward. I have a 7-year old black lab named Abby who loves to join me on hikes and strolling the beautiful beaches in the area. I have a deep love of travelling, spending 6 months exploring Costa Rica, England, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and Bali. My most recent trip was a month in Thailand, where I got to enjoy the local cuisine and partake in some amazing scooter trips through the mountains. When I’m not out on the road, I’m at home reading about the next big adventure. I love learning about sustainability, and am part of a local group called the Sarnia Sustainability Ambassadors. My favourite part about working for Great Lakes Refill Co. is getting to learn about everyone and joking around daily! And also filling the bins

 

Grant Oreskovich

I have always been interested in reducing my environmental impact, so now that I am working here at GLRC, I am excited to be part of a company dedicated to minimizing waste and to also learn how to live more sustainably myself. I am a University of Guelph graduate with a degree in English who enjoys reading, hiking and travelling. I often spend my spare time indoor gardening, cooking various meals, and hanging out with my friends or my dog, Bug. Working here is a great opportunity for me and I’m excited to continue to get to know my coworkers and the customers at this store.

 

 

Olivia Martin

 

 

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!