~ Biographies of the Owners ~

George Cox

George Cox has been teaching aromatherapy for 20 years. His classes are accredited by NCBTMB and as such, he is an approved provider of continuing education for massage therapists. He teaches, or has taught, at 25 massage schools in 7 states and has presented to several state AMTA conferences. He is the Director for the state of Ohio for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy.

Natural Options Aromatherapy was founded in 2003 and is an approved educator for N.A.H.A. to teach Aromatherapy Level 1 Professional Certification Classes (30 hours) and Aromatherapy Level 2 Certification Classes (200 hours). He has been chosen as a panel presenter for the 2015 Alliance of International Aromatherapist Conference.

He developed the curriculum and taught a three credit hour class on Aromatherapy at Cincinnati State College that encompasses 18 hours of lecture & 18 hours of laboratory from 2004-2013. His clinical approach to aromatherapy has lead the way for him to develop professional relationships with MD’s, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, the Ohio AIDS Coalition, and numerous hospital support groups.

He is currently working with the Cleveland Clinic Healing Services Department at the main campus as well as Medina, Euclid, Lima Memorial, UPMC, Hillcrest, Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals. Cleveland Clinic is consistently rated one of the Top Ten Hospitals in US News & World Report. Natural Options Aromatherapy also works with many hospices and skilled nursing facilities.

Prior to finding aromatherapy, he has been in field management for Revlon, Inc., been the VP of Marketing and Sales for Fashion Two Twenty Cosmetics, owned and managed a cosmetic company, and held the position of Senior Director Business Development for a chain of Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Vickie Cox : In June of 2006, Vickie’s life took a dramatic turn for the better!  She met George at a massage convention and was just sure that he was a “snake oil salesman”.  She was determined to prove him wrong in the information he was handing out.  It didn’t take her long to understand that not only did George know what he was speaking, but his products of the Chai, the Sleep Easy and Sinus Roll On were not only great, but actually worked! Her massage clients were then the beneficiaries of such great products to increase the efficacy of her massages.

During her massage career she has worked on athletes from the Pan Am games, Olympic track and field and swimming and diving, World Rowing, World Handball and … the best was when she got to have her massage table on the beach, under palm trees, by the ocean, under the moonlight in Kona, Hawaii for the Iron-man!!!!  It doesn’t get much better than that!

The sum of her life experiences of working in hospitals, physical therapy, banking, farming, factory working, retail work has given her a great background for understanding the stresses and strains of various life styles.
Vickie Cox, owner at Natural Options Aromatherapy

No longer thinking George was that “snakeoil saleman”, in 2007 everyone received a Chai Roll On at their wedding.  She now understands the wonderful effects that the essential oils have on the human systems to help it to heal. She now works side by side with George to help educate people of the wonderful values the essential oils contain to make life better.

Billy Galloway, Certified Aromatherapist

Billy Galloway has been experiencing the benefits of aromatherapy since 2006.  He too, like Vickie, once thought that aromatherapy was “Hocus Pocus” but soon learned how it was healing the symptoms that he was experiencing!  He is now a Certified Aromatherapist accredited by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and is the Eastern Director of Operations for Natural Options Aromatherapy, Inc. Both the Teach the Teacher and the Certification classes are now being taught by Billy as well.   Prior to joining Natural Options, Billy was the General Manager of Gray Kennels and Security and is a former Marine.   Billy, his wife Jenny and two children reside in Kingsport, TN.