Entegro Health was founded in 2015 by a team of passionate, hard-working individuals who were fired up by the idea of using living bacteria to help people live a healthier, more productive life. We continue to grow and change to serve as a catalyst of good gut health, but our roots will remain embedded in our founding vision: to help others obtain their best health, allowing them to better fulfill their God-given purpose for life.

Our Headquarters and the home of our all-natural, living probiotics are proudly located in Sioux Center, Iowa. Let’s get to know the people that make up our small team at Entegro Health!

 

Name: Carlos Augusto Bahena Arteaga, CoFounder

Carlos Bahena

Do you prefer Flourish Original or Flourish Junior?

I like them both! That’s like asking which one of your children you love the most! I love them equally.

Tortillas: flour or corn?

Definitely corn. I grew up eating those every day, but quesadillas are best with flour.  

Beach or mountains?

Beach 

Cats or dogs?

Cats 

Bike or run?

All types of outdoor biking 

Toilet paper: over or under?

Definitely over, it rolls better! 

Pizza or nachos?

Steak Nachos 

Tea or coffee?

Coffee 

Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Ice cream 

What do you like to do outside the office? 

I’m more of a traditional guy in this regard. I like to spend time with my wife and kids (Celia (10), Isaiah (8), Isabella (4)) I enjoy helping local people launch/establish their new businesses. I actively participate in several community organizations, bike for miles and miles, meet new people, travel when I can, and cook (I would love to go to culinary school at some point in life!)

Role and number of years at Entegro Health: 

My role is to support, encourage, and lead our team to deliver products and an experience that can change people’s lives, and partner with good people to further our mission. I have had the joy and honor of performing this role since we started Entegro Health in 2015. 

My job responsibilities include overseeing the business development, finances, operations, and overall strategic growth of the company. 

 What’s your favorite part about working at Entegro Health? 

Growing with like-minded people. I also really enjoy seeing our team grow professionally. I like facing the challenges and enjoying the virtues of growing a new business. I love to see and feel how the combination of good people and hard work can organically and constantly deliver a product that continues to positively impact people. That, to me, is the ultimate reward of all we do at Entegro Health.

 

Name: Dr. Jerod Work, CoFounder

Jerod Work

Do you prefer Flourish Original or Flourish Junior? 

I like to mix them in a 1:1 ratio. It’s a delicious blend. Lorilyn and I also get the unique privilege to sample Flourish Junior once a week straight from the fermenter at 99°. 

Tortillas: flour or corn? 

I have eaten gluten-free for the past seven years, so I prefer corn. 

Beach or mountains?

Mountains in the summer.  Beach in the winter. 

Cats or dogs? 

Cats inside the house; dogs outside the house. 

Bike or run? 

Biking. I would rather bike 100 miles than run 5. 

Toilet paper: over or under? 

Is there another option?  Over. 

Pizza or nachos?

Nachos as an appetizer for pizza 

Tea or coffee?

Coffee.  Every single day, my morning must start with coffee.  As a side hobby, we import fresh green coffee beans to roast and grind them here locally.  Once you start experiencing coffee this way, you will never taste coffee the same way again.  I do also enjoy the occasional fermented tea, also known as kombucha. It makes for a great afternoon bubbly treat and the good bugs are good for your gut. 

Frozen yogurt or ice cream? 

Fresh, homemade ice cream, using only five ingredients. 

 What do you like to do outside the office? 

As eluded to in early questions, I enjoy biking, hiking, traveling when possible, being with my family.  Also, I love great coffee. 

 Role and number of years at Entegro Health:

I have been with Entegro Health since the day we started the company, before we even had a name. One of my main roles is to oversee product production and development, which includes the brewing, bottling, testing, and working with Lorilyn in quality assurance.  I am proud to say that I have been a part of every batch of Flourish that has ever been made.  Thankfully, for the last three years, Lorilyn has been my co-brewer, making us better and more efficient in the Lab!  I also handle many of the technical questions relating to products, like dosing, indications, contraindications, outcomes, and tolerability.  In looking towards the future, I am part of the research & development team that designs and vets new products. 

What’s your favorite part about working at Entegro Health? 

I love hearing the testimonials of lives positively impacted.  It warms my heart learning of the positive outcomes that we help foster.  Truly, this is why we do what we do.

 

Name: Lynn Haak, Brand Manager

Lynn Haak

Do you prefer Flourish Original or Flourish Junior?

Original for me with a splash of mango juice

Tortillas: flour or corn?

Can I get one of each? If I have to choose… flour. 

Beach or mountains?

Beach. I could really use some beach time!

Cats or dogs?

I love both! We have a shop cat named Michael Scott and a shop dog named Cleo.

Bike or run? 

Short bike rides and long walks 

Toilet paper: over or under?

Over

Pizza or nachos?

This is almost too tough to answer, but I’m going with buffalo chicken nachos with homemade ranch!

Tea or coffee?

I love a good latte!

Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Cookies & Cream ice cream! This is my Achilles heel.

What do you like to do outside the office?

I share my life with my husband and 2 sons, ages 8 & 5. We live on an acreage and love being outside and enjoying our little slice of Heaven. I also enjoy watching movies, listening and singing along to music from every decade, always have home updating projects in the works, cooking, spending quality time with our parents, siblings, nieces & nephews when possible, and laughing with friends when I have the chance!

Role and number of years at Entegro Health:

I am fortunate to be with Entegro Heath since 2016. One of the things I love about my job is that we all wear many hats. As Brand Manager, I get to be creative everyday. I manage our social media accounts, create printing, and promotional materials, work closely with Kelly and Carlos to provide incentives and resources for our partners, team up with Lorilyn in bringing our blog to life, and communicate with our customers and partners regularly, among other things!

What’s your favorite part about working at Entegro Health?

I absolutely believe in our mission and what we do here. In my opinion, everyone should take Flourish and educate themselves about the importance of gut health! Proactive health has become an important part of my life. I love learning more and more about it and hearing amazing before & after stories from our customers every day! I love and respect everyone on our team. We have a lot of fun together and are enjoying the growth of our company while watching people’s lives change in the process! It is very rewarding and I am extremely grateful to be a part of it.

 

Name: Kelly Kamerman, Relationship Manager

kelly kamerman

Do you prefer Flourish Original or Flourish Junior?

 Flourish Junior is my preference, but I usually say I’ll take what I can get!

Tortillas: flour or corn?

Corn

Beach or mountains?

Beach, with mountains in the background

Cats or dogs?

Dogs

Bike or run?

Run

Toilet paper: over or under? 

As long as the roll is replaced, it’s all good

Pizza or nachos?

Nachos

Tea or coffee?

Coffee

Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Ice Cream

What do you like to do outside the office?

Give me a good podcast and a DIY project. My husband and I also like to be active with our 3 girls, while dreaming of where we’ll travel to or what we’ll experience next.

 Role and number of years at Entegro Health:

I am in my second year as Relationship Manager. Much of what I do involves spending time with our team of Consultants, located nationwide, to support them in their journey of growing their Entegro Health business through trainings, communication, and resources. It brings me joy to see both the Consultants and the overall business grow and develop. The operational side of the company is all hands on deck, so you can also find me assisting in the lab and shipping daily.

What’s your favorite part about working at Entegro Health:

I believe in the mission and the product. So, coming to work each day to support that is incredible. I get to know so many people’s health journeys and hear life changing stories. It’s fun to work with Consultants who share our vision and value good health and to help them overcome challenges.

 

Name: Lorilyn Van Dyke, Quality Assurance & Education

Lorilyn Van Dyke

Do you prefer Flourish Original or Flourish Junior?

Both!

Tortillas: flour or corn?

Corn

Beach or mountains?

Beach

Cats or dogs?

Dogs

Bike or run?

Run

Toilet paper: over or under?

Over

Pizza or nachos?

Pizza

Tea or coffee?

Coffee

Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Frozen yogurt!

What do you like to do outside the office?

I love to spend time with my husband and two girls, ages 12 and 8. We like going for walks with our dog, Hugo. I also enjoy being active through all sorts of movement to stay healthy. Traveling, eating, and fermenting all sorts of foods and beverages at home are also favorite pastimes. 

Role and number of years at Entegro Health:

I’ve worked at Entegro Health for 3 years, starting out in the role of bottling and brewing, then added in the responsibilities of developing the Quality Assurance program. More recently, I’ve been writing blog posts with the goal of sharing information about probiotics, healthy living, and finding joy in the vast microscopic world around us! 

What’s your favorite part about working at Entegro Health:

Disease prevention is a key interest of mine. Hearing stories of how Flourish has helped improve lives and made daily life more enjoyable is encouraging to the work we do here.

 

Name: Nichole Immeker, Office Manager

Nichole Immeker

Do you prefer Flourish Original or Flourish Junior?

Flourish Junior

Tortillas: Flour or corn?

Corn

Beach or Mountains?

Beach 

Cats or dogs?

Dogs

Bike or run?

Run

Toilet paper: Over or under?

Under

Nachos or pizza?

Pizza 

Tea or coffee?

Tea 

Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Ice cream

Role and number of years at Entegro Health:

I’ve been with the company for over 3 years. I have many different roles within Entegro Health, including shipping, bottling, customer service, and office management.  

What do you like to do outside the office?

I like to spend time with my family and friends.  I have three active kids (ages 12,14 & 17) and normally my husband, Chris, and I enjoy going to all of our kids’ athletic games and events. We also like to travel to different places for family vacations (the places with a beach are our favorite!)

Role and number of years at Entegro Health:

I’ve been with the company for over 3 years. I have many different roles within Entegro Health, including shipping, bottling, customer service, and office management.  

What’s your favorite part about working at Entegro Health?

The awesome staff of course! I like the variety of different roles I get to play.  The work days are never boring and always busy!

 

Name: Kenna Rieck, Operations Specialist

Kenna Rieck

Do you prefer Flourish Original or Flourish Junior?

Flourish Original for me.

Tortillas: flour or corn?

Corn

Beach or mountains?

Beach

Cats or dogs?

Dogs 

Bike or run? 

Run

Toilet paper: over or under?

Over

Pizza or nachos?

Pizza 

Tea or coffee?

Coffee

Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Ice cream

What do you like to do outside the office? 

Outside the office, I love to run, spend time with friends and family, and care for livestock on my family farm.   

 Role and number of years at Entegro Health: 

I began working as an intern in the office over a year ago.  After graduating from Morningside College in May, I joined the team full-time as Operations Specialist.  I am involved in many parts of the company.  Some of my duties include shipping orders, serving our customers, brewing and bottling Flourish, and assisting with financial reporting and reconciliation. 

What’s your favorite part about working at Entegro Health? 

My favorite part about working at Entegro Health is interacting with the team as we ship our customers’ orders each day.  I also love going for tacos with the team after we bottle each batch of Flourish Original and Flourish Junior.

 

Thanks for getting to know us! We love flourishing with you.