We're so grateful you've found us. Proudly Canadian, fearlessly growing, and wildly optimistic. That's us at AURA.
The AURA mission is to fuel every woman’s innate drive to elevate herself and those around her – one activity, one relationship, one moment at a time.
AURA is a holistic, community–driven brand that provides essential supplements to help every female achieve all their wellness goals.
Our products are created, warehoused, and distributed from our head office near beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The AURA team was formed from a passionate group including active mothers, elite–level athletes, specialized nutrition consultants, and a PhD in biomedical engineering.
We're focused on creating high–quality products for everyday use while providing information, inspiration, and support for your lifetime journey in good health.
Kate Marshall – VP of Marketing / Co-Founder
Kate's road to AURA started with education and work experience in marketing and sales. Driven by a life-long love of being physically active and finding ways to contribute to her community, Kate embodies the #LevelUp mantra by quietly striving to lift up people around her. You can find her teaching (or taking) a yoga or spin class, setting the pace for her friends up the Grouse Grind, or building innovative sport and wellness programs at Hollyburn Country Club. She created AURA for her and her tribe.
Jacqui Karr – Specialized Nutrition Consultant
Jaqui Karr, known as “Where Science Meets Common Sense," is a certified sports nutritionist, health educator, corporate consultant, and now advisor to AURA for specialized nutrition. In 2008, she made her prime focus allergen-friendly diets and has since helped tens of thousands back to health through her books, live seminars, and online programs. She brings unparalleled expertise in gluten–free nutrition and strengthening compromised immune systems.
Chris Ongkiko – Co-Founder / Sales & Marketing
Chris’ history in customer experience in luxury retail operations and consumer goods paved the path to AURA. A new addition to the family means less time for his wife to focus on her own nutrition. Looking for the best supplements for her diet, and coming up short for female focused needs, motivated Chris to help create a company in that light. You’ll find this growing family camping and on the shores of BC's best beaches, from Long Beach in Tofino to West Beach in White Rock. He makes AURA for Lora and Carter.
Shelby Lang–Perry – Client Support, Quality Control / Assurance
Growing up on the Prairies, Shelby has always enjoyed a healthy lifestyle filled with sports and home cooking. She explored her passion for active living with a bachelor of science in human nutrition and food science from the University of Alberta. Shelby strives to be a role model in the community and most importantly to her two baby sisters. Most often you can find her in a yoga studio, on a bike, enjoying the mountain views with a snowboard strapped to her feet, or in the kitchen making tasty gluten-free treats.
Sarah Choi – Design and Media
Growing up in Vancouver taught Sarah, how to enjoy life to the fullest while living abroad had taught her how to be healthy in the mind and body. She listened to her passion for art and design with a bachelor of fine arts at Columbus College of Art and Design and continued her education in graphic design at British Columbia Institute of Technology and Emily Carr University. You will find Sarah, in front of her laptop day and night or out exploring the woods and jogging under any weather.
Kirstin Berrington – Nutrition Associate
Kirstin Berrington is a nutritionist, health educator, and yoga instructor. While completing her bachelor’s degree in Human Nutritional Sciences, she developed an interest in international nutrition and received a scholarship to travel to India where she conducted research and wrote her thesis on the diabetes epidemic. Kirstin approaches her work from a global health perspective and has previously worked for several non-profits as a nutrition education facilitator and health coach, but she's excited to now focus her knowledge on women’s health and nutrition. Originally from Winnipeg, a city she largely credits for shaping her desire to live an active and healthy lifestyle, she now calls Vancouver home. When not at work or the yoga studio, Kirstin is probably working on her Spanish or listening to Patti Smith records.