Jen Scott, Our Founder

As a steward of two hot spring resorts in northern New Mexico—Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa and Sunrise Springs Spa Resort— Jen Scott has developed an intimate knowledge of skincare with almost 20 years of experience in the spa and beauty industry. Her incredibly high standards when it comes to what goes on her skin and into her waters inspired her to create a skincare line of her own.

Jen, a self-proclaimed recovering skincare snob, wanted to create natural skincare products that were consistently effective and honored the natural beauty & resilience of her surrounding environment.

Working with a team of certified chemists and sustainable farms throughout the Southwest, Jen developed an eco-conscious, organic skincare line that was not only devoid of harmful chemicals, fragrances, and colorants — it worked.

Round Barn Apothecary is an ode to triumph over extreme conditions and our own natural beauty.

Emily Murphy-Darling

Emily’s is a true southwestern gal born and raised in Tucson, AZ. Her call to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle began in 2009 when her mother started a radio show about green living. Since then she has been committed to making positive changes in her life that are good for her and the planet. She is passionate about guiding others on their journey to do the same. She is thrilled to be a part of the Round Barn Apothecary team where she can do just that. Emily is our customer service go-to and is always there to help with a smile on her face!

Marisa Ireland 

Marisa Ireland is in charge of our social media marketing. Originally hailing from Tennessee, Marisa grew up in Southern California where she honed her love of music and began writing and performing original songs. She also enjoys karaoke, cats, and being in nature which inspires her to support organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free brands like Round Barn! She loves working for a company that helps people look and feel their best, while maintaining their commitment to natural, sustainably-sourced products. 


Kelly Nickson

Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, Kelly Nickson is a certified Esthetician with a thriving private practice. Kelly has more than 15 years of experience in world-class spas including the lead educator at Ten Thousand Waves and Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.

Kelly has very high standards when it comes to skincare, she is clearly passionate about educating her clients on the importance of clean products and the overall health of their skin. Kelly was drawn to RBA because of the same desire for quality skincare and education.