Our Founders

Monika Kathuria Tournis, Founder

Monika Kathuria Tournis is a Professional Herbalist with 19 years in the health food industry and a family tradition of herb and spice blending for medicinal and culinary uses. She holds advanced degrees from University of California, Irvine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and East West School of Herbology. She is also the President and product developer of the Hawaii Nutrition Company brand of nutraceuticals and body care products (Hawaiinutrition.com). Monika is a member of the American Herbalist Guild and American Herbal Products Association.

Nickolas A. Tournis, Founder

Nickolas A. Tournis is a Process Improvement Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt who opened his first coffee shop at the age of 23 and now leads the manufacturing element of Herbologie Studio. Nick has degrees from Indiana University and Purdue University, and currently works as Project Executive for Johnson Controls Corporation in San Francisco. Nick designed and built the beautiful Herbologie Studio showroom in Honolulu and created the trademarked brand name and label concepts for Herbologie.
Married in 2014, the newlyweds combined their marketing skills with their passion for gourmet food, beverage and culture to create this artful brand.  Its tag line tells the story of how the Herbologie vision came together. They call it “Natural Chemistry.”