Sara Cullen: Founder & CEO, GEM

My name is Sara Cullen. I’m not a rocket scientist. I’m simply a woman that has long been curious about our biological homes – our bodies and our earth. I’ve been perplexed by the things we’ve come so readily to accept in our daily health habits – synthetic fillers, artificial ingredients, toxic binders, sugary additives, and harmful junk. GEM was born out of both my frustration with our broken health system and my passion to find healthier ways to nourish ourselves and our planet. My mission to help women feel their best and my belief in the nutritional power of algae is the foundation of all GEM products.

What do you love most about Your City?

Its proximity to nature

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Spirulina smoothie bowls

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Starting to move and stretch my body

10:00 AM - At the office working and eating a GEM

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Poke bowls & seaweed salad

7:00 PM - Taking an evening ocean dip

11:00 PM - Already sound a sleep. I’m in bed by 10pm.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I don’t do well unless I have at least 3-4 bottles of water a day. Besides water, I need at least one coffee or kombucha in the late afternoon depending on the type of day.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I love the Quartz reading app – my favorite way to consume news. You don’t just passively read it, but chat and interact with it.

What should everyone try at least once?


Where do you enjoy getting lost?

The forest.