The MV Advanced Team
Marie Véronique Nadeau founded Marie Veronique over 12 years ago and is a nationally recognized formulator and beauty expert. She collaborates with her daughter, Jay Nadeau, physicist and bio-medical engineer, to carefully choose each ingredient in her products to address the causes of aging at the source. Marie holds a BS in Math and Chemistry as well as an esthetics license from Paris Beauty College. She is a mother of two and a grandmother of one.
May Fung, Director of Production, assists in formulation, brand communications and product development. She is 61 years old, an Oakland native, fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin and English, and worked for over 25 years as a senior planner for the city of San Francisco. May earned her Master’s of City Planning with an emphasis in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and is the mother of four extraordinary grown children. She is also psychogenic work/dowser practitioner of 29 years with spirituality as the most important path in her life.
Daniela Serra, Media Marketing and Brand Communications, has worked in the cosmetics and skin-care industry for over 10 years as a professional make-up artist, skincare specialist and business owner. She has experience working for several cosmetics and skin-care brands and found her passion in the way these products are formulated. Not only does Daniela work on helping to develop our brand, but she also continues to be involved in formulation ideas and offering facial treatments at our Berkeley shop.
Heather Hiett is our Chief Miracle Worker, In-House Photographer, and Director of Wholesale Sales and Accounts. Additionally, she manages the MV Twitter account, plans and assists with in-store events, sources collaborators, and provides excellent customer service. She brings a background in sales and marketing from the software and retail industries and holds a degree in Design from UC Davis.
Claire Hunter, Website Content Development Assistant and Referral Program Administrator, earned a BA in History form Cal State East Bay and attended Academy of Art in San Francisco for Photography. She is a creative and dedicated professional with over 15 years’ experience in sales, retail management, database management, office management, WordPress design and blog maintenance, photography and marketing. Claire has worked for a range of companies, in both office and retail environments, with industry experience in green fashion, online journalism, offset printing, organic skincare, and not-for-profit.
Mary Alice O’Connor is our Chief Catalyst Officer, Office and Shipping Manager. She came to San Francisco from Chicago in the ‘60s to start a band to get the whole world singing together. Since then Mary Alice has worked in various fields, including a small business printing owner/manager and IT at the phone company. Besides working at MV Advanced, she is an ordained interfaith minister and spiritual teacher who performs rituals and loves to sing and dance.
Claudia Anastasio, Copy Director, has written advertising copy for in the Bay Area and Seattle, WA since 1979. She recently retired from 20 years at Nordstrom, and now works exclusively for us.