Meet Our Team

Kristen Dunning, Owner and Creator
 (aka Professional Plant Girl)
Kristen began Gently in October 2020 after 3 years of extensive horticultural research. She carefully formulates each product with herbal intention and love. Kristen received her BSA degree in Agricultural Communication and Horticulture from The University of Georgia (UGA) in May 2021 and is currently still at UGA pursuing her Masters in Crop and Soil Science. Kristen enjoys herbalism and gardening, is a hardcore Taylor Swift fan, and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Emma Gough, Finance Consultant
Emma (BBA Accounting & International Business, '20) is a full-time graduate student in pursuit of a Masters degree from the University of Georgia. In addition to coursework she is in the process of sitting for the CPA Exam, works as a graduate teaching assistant for UGA's accounting program, and is honored to be involved with Gently Soap as a financial consultant. Her favorite pastimes are crafting of any kind, trying new restaurants and, of course, creating Excel spreadsheets for everything.
Carley Cronic, Social Media Intern

Carley is from Grayson, Georgia! She is a rising senior at UGA studying advertising, and just recently finished an internship with Spotify. She loves all things beauty and skincare and is so excited to be Gently’s social media intern this Fall. 







Leo Umberger, Order Fulfillment Associate 

Leo is a UGA freshman from Acworth, GA. He is currently studying for a BA in Classical Archeology and a Certificate in Historic Preservation. He is a member of the UGA Rowing Club and spends most of his free time outdoors. Leo is passionate about nature and gardening and is very excited to be at Gently!