Our Staff

Loris Ellis - Assistant Manager


Operations Manager

About me: I live in Herrin, IL and am the proud mother of a six year-old boy and two year-old twin girls. I lived in Nashville, TN for several years during which time I earned a BS in Broadcasting from Belmont University. I have an extensive background in theater and music. I spent the last 25 years as the lead singer for my country rock band, traveling in the US and performing for our troops overseas. I also had the honor to tour with and sing backup for Martina McBride. Currently I perform in and serve as a choreographer for many community and professional theater productions.

Why Harbory? I chose to get into this industry because I have seen firsthand the effects of chemo and sedative drugs on an already sick and suffering body. I watched both of my grandmothers, made so weak by conventional treatment methods that they were unable to eat or walk, suffer from and eventually succumb to cancer. Working at Harbory, with a team of people who truly care about the well-being of others, is important to me because we have only touched the surface of what medical cannabis can do to help those suffering win back the quality of life they deserve.

Sara Perdue - Assistant Manager


Business Development Manager

About me: I am a local southern Illinoisan who brings energy and excitement to the Harbory team. I have distinct and extensive knowledge about medical cannabis from my past work in this industry with those suffering from chronic pain and terminal illnesses.

Why Harbory? I truly believe in our mission – to provide the highest quality level of care possible to those in need. I also believe in the medical cannabis industry as a whole, and am eager to meet the needs of our members with the utmost respect and compassion. Being at work is my happy place, and I take immense pride in the fact that I get to help others daily, by providing them with natural alternatives for what ails them.

Doug Mars - Director



About me: Happily married for 25+ years! We have three children and a black lab named Rex. My previous career was with Anheuser-Busch InBev, where I spent 26 years. One project of which I am particularly proud is the Sales Development Program; I was responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training high potential undergraduates from universities across the country. It was through this program that I met Cameron Lehman – one of the founders at Harbory – which started my Harbory journey.

Why Harbory? Through my relationship with Cameron, I was able to meet the Lehman/Koo family. Dr. Rick Lehman and Dr. Michele Koo are successful surgeons in St. Louis, but view Harbory not as a monetary investment, but as an investment in the health and well-being of people. This is one of the driving forces behind my career ambitions. Working at Harbory allows me to be close to and truly connect with our members, which is a gift.

Lindsey Lingle - Receptionist



About me: I live in Herrin, IL and graduated from Herrin High School in 2006. I have a 4-year-old little boy who keeps me on my toes. I am recently engaged and planning to marry in 2017. I love meeting new people and making them smile. I’m always full of energy, and am enthusiastic and outgoing. I was a gymnast for 7 years and also was a Phlebotomist for 4 years before I came to Harbory!

Why Harbory? I want to be in an environment where I can make people’s days better. I love the fact that every day, I am helping someone. We are a big family here at Harbory. It’s literally the best job I have ever had in my life. I love everything about it!

Sam Ridenour - Front Desk


Inventory Specialist / Receptionist

About me: I was born in Orlando Florida and was raised a Disney kid. I belong to a military family and attended five different schools before I was out of Kindergarten. I have lived many places but the beaches of Florida will always be my home. I am active in the theater community. I have been in many musicals some of the most recent being Rock of Ages, the Addams Family, Sweeney Todd, RENT, Les Miserables, Chicago, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. I have also been twirling baton and fire baton since the age of five.

Why Harbory? Many of my family members have fought against cancer and have lost their lives. I want to be a part of something bigger than myself and give those who are struggling a fighting chance.

Ogden D’lima - Floor Manager


Floor Manager

About me: An international student from India, I earned my BS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and my MS from Southern Illinois University Carbondale while providing excellent customer service in the jobs that I held on the side. I was able to assimilate to Western culture while still holding on to the core values and compassionate nature of my homeland.

Why Harbory? My father was a victim of cancer. I deeply understand illnesses that require natural, alternative treatment methods rather than synthetic drug regimens. My work as a Wellness Specialist allows me to provide these natural treatments while employing my customer service skills. Working here means making a difference to those suffering from to life-threatening illnesses.

Abby Mason - Wellness Specialist


Wellness Specialist

About me: I like to think outside the box and go against the mainstream. I am understanding, relatable, and most importantly, your friend. I love to travel and find adventure. On my travels I have met people from all over the world, with so many varied backgrounds. I love learning from every person I encounter.

Why Harbory? It’s a no-brainer. I love people and I love helping them. You are what you put into your body, and I want nothing but the best for others. I work at Harbory to provide the best medicine available, for countless people in need. I’m so excited to come in every week and make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Julie Newell - Wellness Specialist


Wellness Specialist

About me: I am a mother of four and have lived in Southern Illinois my entire life. I have a fun, bubbly personality and am very good with people. I love to laugh and I smile a lot. Regardless of what kind of day I’m having, I always try to see the bright side of everything. If someone seems down, I will always try to bring their spirits up.

Why Harbory? I work at Harbory to help our members with whatever they need, be it finding the right strain of medical cannabis or just lending a listening and sympathetic ear. I love getting to know our members, not just on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. Once you come into the door at Harbory, you are family.

Kaleb - Wellness Specialist


Wellness Specialist

About me: I’m a Southern Illinoisan who’s lived just about everywhere — St. Louis, Los Angeles, Tennessee, Chicago. I’ve had the genuine pleasure of traveling the country performing music, theatre, and arts of various natures. I’m a Southern Illinois University graduate with a great sense of humor and a deep love of film. I also work as a VA Caregiver through the Marion VA. I have always cared deeply regarding veteran’s issues and support of the military due to my own military interests as well as my familial obligations to the armed services.

Why Harbory? First and foremost, I have always been an advocate of the decriminalization of marijuana and am a firm believer in medicinal marijuana as a holistic and healthy alternative to major pharmaceuticals. Medical marijuana has many benefits that have gone unexplored in lieu of experimental and harmful pharmaceuticals. On a much more personal note, I am overjoyed at the opportunity to work for a facility that is literally changing the way that people live their lives from day to day. Medical marijuana has been a proven treatment for not only chronic pain and depression, but works leaps and bounds against PTSD. Furthermore, last year my mother was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, and the idea that anything at all could have helped and made her feel better is something that I would have given my right arm for. Luckily, I still have both of my arms and as of this previous summer my mother has gone into full remission.


Wellness Specialist

About me: Born and raised in Southern Illinois; I’m now married to my very best friend and completely in love with our four rescue animals — two cats and two dogs. I work two jobs and spend the rest of my time at home with my little family.

Why Harbory? I believe this industry is a medical revolution. Being just a small part in helping someone feel better and regain a sense of quality of life is more rewarding than anything else on the planet.


Wellness Specialist

About me: I was born in Colorado Springs but my family made their way to Southern Illinois in 1999. I’ve grown up on many military bases, but I consider Southern Illinois my home. I graduated from SIU with my bachelor of science in Forestry; minoring in environmental studies. I’ve always been very social and I enjoy being around people. I genuinely want to help others and try to make a positive impact wherever I go.

Why Harbory? I’ve always thought that there has to be another way to treat cancer. I’ve lost friends and family to cancer so it’s something I’m passionate about researching. I have seen what medical cannabis can do and believe it can be beneficial. There are always new studies and discoveries being done so the industry is constantly evolving. I want to be a part of this ever- changing medical revolution.