MEET OUR TEAM
At Freelance Formulations, LLC, we are dedicated to providing our clients with a formula for success. Our team has a combined industry experience of over 30 years.
We are passionate about the brands we work with and providing our clients with the knowledge to break into new and innovative frontiers!
Meet our team below!
CEO & Senior Chemist
Vanessa Thomas has an advanced master’s degree in Cosmetic Science with over a decade of formulating experience that encompasses brand, generic, over the counter (OTC) and cosmetic products. She fully understands the product development process from product concept to scale-up manufacturing. She has worked with a number of leading brands and contract manufacturers to formulate hundreds of products. Vanessa Thomas is well known in the southeast region and
is an active participant in the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
Erika Owen was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She has a degree in special education and has worked as a teacher before joining us at Freelance Formulations. Erika has a passion for cosmetics and enjoys working in the lab on new and innovative projects.
Creative & Marketing Director
Holly Maguire was born in NJ and attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA obtaining a BFA in Illustration. With 7 years in the industry, Holly specializes in graphic design and marketing in the personal care and health and beauty industry. Holly has worked for Onoxa and started her own juice company before joining the team at Freelance Formulations. Holly values creativity and is passionate about helping brands reach their potential through their unique story.
Business Development & Technical Sales Manager
Tania Robles is a Brand Development and Manufacturing expert. Tania studied Business and Bio-Pharmaceuticals and has over 18 years of experience in the Manufacturing Industry in the sectors of Pharmaceutical, Dietary, Food and, Health & Beauty. Tania is dedicated to the success of our partnering brands past product development. Her passion is educating up and coming brands through the manufacturing and branding process.
Customer Relations Executive
Sharon Nurse is a Business Consultant with twenty years of experience. She majored in Business Marketing at Howard University and holds a master's degree in Communication in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Sharon has a love for all things beauty and fashion. Working at Freelance Formulations is the best of all worlds. "I have the opportunity to use my expertise in business to help young business owners and entrepreneurs grow their business." On the weekends, you will find Sharon in Sephora, Ulta or at a Beauty trade show, checking out the latest beauty brands and trends, in order to stay current in the industry.
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