Gay Timmons owns and operates Oh, Oh Organic, Inc., an organic and specialty ingredient distribution company founded in 2000. Oh, Oh is committed to the development and delivery of sustainable agricultural ingredients for the cosmetic and personal care industries.
Over the past 18 years she has supported the development and compliance needs of hundreds of organic and natural cosmetic brands and ingredient companies.
Her first career was as the first American woman to manage vessel operations, loading and unloading cargo on the Oakland and San Francisco docks, and international traffic management.
Since 1991, she has worked as a producer and marketer of organic ingredients and an advocate for regulatory clarity for organic and natural producers and consumers. Her introduction to the field began as a ten-year job co-managing an organic farm and production facility. She also supports ASCO (a USDA Accredited Certifier) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture as their internal ISO compliance consultant. She served as the Chair of the California Organic Products Advisory Committee, serving on that committee for eleven years and served as Secretary on the CCOF Board of Directors and Chair of the Processor Chapter for twelve years.
Gay graduated from UC Davis, has an MS in Physiology and lives in Point Richmond with an organic recording engineer and entrepreneur. She has two organic daughters, one in college and one valiantly working!