Meet the Board
Our experienced and dedicated board members oversee the Young Living Foundation’s work and ensure we are making progress toward our mission. They are leading us every step of the way as we increase our impact across the world.
D. Gary Young
D. Gary Young, the undisputed leader of the essential oil movement, understood the concept of making a difference perhaps more than anyone. Gary was the founder of Young Living Essential Oils and is now the emeritus chairman of the Young Living Foundation.
His love for health, nutrition, and essential oils led to the creation of Young Living Essential Oils; and after 20 years, it has grown into the largest, privately–owned essential oil company in the world. Spreading the message of helping others worldwide to live a healthy lifestyle and be successful is also what led to the creation of the Young Living Foundation in 2009.
Gary passed away on May 12, 2018, but his timeless example and vision continue to guide the Foundation as we look to serve and empower individuals far beyond their present circumstances more than ever before. Gary has said, "This is what Young Living is about—changing the world one person at a time."
chair of the board
Mary Young plays an active role in Young Living’s day-to-day business, providing direction to the Executive team and employees. She also plays a vital role in mentoring and empowering members as they share the mission and benefits of Young Living with the world.
Mary was introduced to the direct-selling industry in 1985, and within two years she had cultivated and built a successful multimillion-dollar organization. Since the inception of Young Living, Mary has combined her expansive knowledge and experience in the direct-selling industry and hands-on approach to help Young Living become—and remain—the world leader in essential oils.
Mary is also instrumental in Young Living’s philanthropic endeavors, and she leads global outreach efforts through the Young Living Foundation. She embodies Young Living’s commitment to supporting individuals and communities as they strive to live healthy lifestyles.
Jared began at Young Living as International Associate General Counsel. With his passion for the company’s growth, he quickly rose through the ranks, holding positions as Vice President of International and Chief Global Sales Officer. Most recently, Turner served as Young Living’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, where he was responsible for strategically identifying and executing the company’s global vision for growth and managing 1,000-plus global sales and marketing employees.
Jared is a results-driven leader, with a hands-on approach. He passionately empowers and inspires field sales leadership. He is a genuine example of Young Living’s mission, as he shares the vision with people around the world.
Some of Jared’s passions are snowboarding, traveling, scuba diving, playing basketball, hiking, and spending time with his son, Campbell.
Greg joined Young Living in 2016 because The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation inspired him. As he puts it, “I had finally found a company that put their money where their mouth is.” Greg wanted to get behind Young Living because of the purpose and projects it supports. Since joining Young Living as a senior manager, he has continually tried to incorporate the values of the Foundation within his department, and he has sought opportunities to work closely with the Foundation. He wants to empower children, families, and underserved communities around the world.
Greg brings with him a solid background of business success and a desire and vision to elevate others. His achievements in strategy, sales, and project management are a testament to his drive and know-how. He is both experienced with and passionate about community-based nonprofits, including leading the growth of a local nonprofit lacrosse association, and serving in various volunteer roles with multiple organizations over the past decade.
Greg is passionate about endurance sports and coaching youth in sports and in life, imparting what he has learned about discipline and sportsmanship. He is also completing an MBA program, focusing on nonprofit leadership. Greg is committed to carrying the torch of the Foundation forward, following the principle of giving others a hand up rather than a handout.
Lee joined Young Living in 2014 with more than 18 years of finance, tax, accounting, and leadership experience. During his time here, Lee has progressed from Director of Finance, to Sr. Director of Finance, to VP of Finance, to Sr. VP of Finance, and now to CFO. Lee has helped oversee some of Young Living’s most crucial financial operations, including planning and analysis, banking, commissions services, fraud, insurance, and payroll. As CFO, he will continue to own these vital areas, as well as take the lead on accounting, tax, and human resources.
The executive team extensively interviewed highly qualified candidates both nationally and internationally, but ultimately decided as a group that Lee had the experience, people skills, attitude, business acumen, and leadership abilities they wanted in Young Living’s CFO. Additionally, he loves what Young Living does, embraces its unique products and empowering culture, and is absolutely passionate about Gary’s original vision.
Lee earned an MBA and MSIM (Master of Science in Information Management) from Arizona State University and a BS in accounting from Brigham Young University. His previous experience includes working at Intel Corporation, an expatriate assignment in Panama as Regional Director of Finance at HILTI, and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Nature’s Sunshine. He is also fluent in Spanish.
Lee has been married to his wife, Tricia, for 20 years, and they have four children—three boys and one girl. He enjoys watching his children’s sports competitions, running, playing golf, and attending BYU athletic events. He starts his day diffusing either Christmas Spirit or an invigorating blend of Lime and Peppermint essential oils.
Kelly has been a valued member of the Young Living team for more than 15 years, and during this time she has gained invaluable insight into many areas of the company, including the Young Living Foundation. Kelly joined Young Living as a member of the marketing department and was then promoted to executive assistant to the founders, where she also supported various areas of the business.
Her role quickly evolved to that of a trusted advisor, where she has played a key role through many challenges and company growth.
Most of Kelly’s role has taken place behind the scenes, where she has mediated issues, advised, and bridged communication across disciplines to create a cohesive environment.
Kelly continues to be a strategic advisor, trusted voice, and sounding board to the executive team, CEO Mary Young, and Founder Gary Young but now plays a more visible role to the corporate staff and the strategic day-to-day business.
Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and loves traveling, spending time at the beach, reading, and attending the theatre.
Marcella Vonn Harting and Jim Harting
Royal Crown Diamonds, Young Living
Marcella Vonn Harting’s journey to the wellness, purpose, and abundance that she enjoys today has its roots in personal challenge: the near death of her infant daughter Kortni more than 20 years ago. After the newborn Kortni survived a traumatic birth and a stint in the intensive care unit, as well as challenges as she continued to grow, Mary Young recommended to Marcella that she try some Young Living products to support the family’s well-being during this difficult time. After seeing the support the oils offered, Marcella became a lifelong believer in the power of essential oils.
“Young Living is who I am,” she declares. “It’s who my family is. We live Young Living and we live it every day. Being able to enjoy and share essential oils with my family is absolutely my biggest joy.”