Founder’s Biography

John Russo founded Carmel Lavender in 2007 as an agricultural enterprise dedicated to the cultivation and processing of lavender essential oils and manufacture of an all natural product line for health and wellness. In 2010, John began his journey in agri-tourism when he pioneered the Bee Experience program in partnership with a local venue. Under this and other programs in distilling and manufacture, John has introduced thousands of visitors each year to beekeeping, lavender, and essential oils.

Prior to Carmel Lavender, John held key management positions in high-tech companies from large to small. He has built and developed many highly effective organizations and delivered many large technical projects in the challenging environment of Silicon Valley. These organizations built products ranging from computer manufacture, communications protocols, telecommunications billing, and human resource management.

John holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Brown University.

Contact Information

Address: Carmel Lavender, 316 Mid Valley Center, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone: 1 (800) 949-2645

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