Meet the Brew Crew!


Valerie Roth – Founder

Valerie went to the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree and has an M.A. in Communications from the Annenberg School for Communications at USC. In 2014, she pursued a certification in Holistic Nutrition and soon discovered how to combine her love of healthy eating with wholesome food products. And so by bringing forth old-world, natural health remedies in a fresh way that peoplecould enjoy, Mind Your Manna was born.

As a brand that focuses on food meant to repair and restore, Mind Your Manna’s sole purpose is to develop healing remedies sourced from nature. Fire Brew is the culmination of those years of fiddling, in addition to Valerie’s passion to bring a healthy product into the world. Valerie’s holistic health tonics are now distributed nationwide, as well as internationally, and she is fulfilling her destiny to see her Brew in every store and household across the country.
Whether you’re familiar with natural health remedies or in the nascent stages of exploring this idea, she encourages you to give Fire Brew a try and see what you think but, more important, see how you feel!

Contact Valerie here

Mapsy Powers – Director of Operations

Mapsy is responsible for business operations of Fire Brew and keeps the trains running on time.  She has a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies and an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration. Mapsy is an advocate for healthy lifestyles and an outdoor enthusiast, fueling her passion for Fire Brew’s health tonics. 



Contact Mapsy here

Ashley Harte - Community Outreach Coordinator

Ashley is a graduate of the School of Visual Art and a recent Portland transplant. She discovered her love of natural medicine while taking a break from New York City and working on a farm in Maine. She hounded Valerie until she gave her a job, and the rest is history. Ashley manages the market and event staff, coordinates Fire Brew’s community outreach and is a general Jane of all trades.                     

Contact Ashley here     

Jocelyn Furtado - Production Manager

Jocelyn is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, where she studied Culinary Nutrition with a focus in Food Science. Her strong love and connection to food began at a young age while studying Culinary Arts in high school and college. She moved to Portland to be in a community that is passionate about great food and health! 



Betsy Ullstrup - Production and Fulfillment 

Betsy has been passionate about health and wellness since a young age. As a certified yoga teacher and reiki healer since 2006, she loves inspiring people on their path to healing through food and natural medicine. She has a degree in biology from Arizona State University and in her free time enjoys traveling the world, hiking in the gorge, and volunteering at a local horse rescue.