Our Team




Charley Richards is the founder and owner of MONAS (Marriage of Nature and Science) LABS.  He developed proprietary blending techniques that enabled him to make the first, truly all natural product lines.  

For the last 25 years, MONAS LABS has developed 100’s of products and programs for the world’s best resorts and beyond.  Richards philosophy regarding products is simple… start with finest, cosmetic grade raw materials. Then, develop unique and highly effective formulas utilizing natural ingredients as a base.

Richards was graduated from West Liberty University and for four years taught English, Shakespearean literature and was a wrestling coach in his hometown of Parkersburg, West Virginia.  Richards was anall-American  wrestler while attending school.

Quite aptly, Richards has been called a “serial entrepreneur” starting several companies in the last 33 years… most notably Maui Jim Sunglasses.

Richards lives in Indialantic with his wife, Kelly. His two sons, Josh and Danny, also live in the area.  Danny works in the business and recently added Zoey to the family.



Although just 30 years of age, Danny Richards has been working in the manufacturing industry for nearly half his life.  Richards started in production when he was just 16 and has worked nearly every position in the company including sales and production.  He now is the Vice President of the company in charge of operations and personnel.

Richards was graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing. 



Todd Anderson was graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree and to this day remains an avid Gator fan.

National Director of Sales for 10 years, Anderson enjoys serving our customers and learning their business story and goals. He places high importance on listening and understanding their perspective and needs in order to determine  how we can best support their success as a long-term customer with our offerings.

In his position, he has served hundreds of client companies on countless projects from conceptual stage through implementation and ongoing operations.

Anderson was an athlete at Melbourne High School where he was named first team all state as a soccer goalkeeper.  Anderson also traveled with an all star team and played in Scotland.

He lives in Viera with wife Candace, children Jake and Jessica and Summer, his dog. In addition to favoring all college football (especially the SEC) Anderson enjoys grilling and smoking on his Big Green Egg. 



Claudia Lawson is the Formulation Chemist and Laboratory supervisor for MONAS LABS.  She has been at the facility for more than two years and has made a significant contribution in bringing all natural, proprietary raw materials to her innovative formulas.

Lawson was graduated from the prestigious Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in biochemistry.  She also attends conferences and seminars to keep her hand on the pulse of the natural products industry.

Previous to accepting the position at MONAS LABS, Lawson worked in the lab for Sun and Skin Care Research.  Her experience includes a stint as a microbiologist for Sun and Skin creating bacteria sourced Biodiesel.

Lawson lives on Merritt Island with husband, Tony and her two dogs. 



Summer Ekey has been with MONAS LABS for two years.  She is the company’s Microbiologist and Quality Control Manger. Ekey also handles regulatory matters for the company.

Previous to MONAS LABS, was in quality control/analytic lab technician at Sun and Skincare Research in Cocoa Florida.

Summer’s passionate about Florida’s theme parks as well as horseback riding and football. She is married and has two dogs and a cat. 



Tony Lawson is MONAS LABS blend master and has been at the company for two years. Previously, he was lead compounder and mixing specialist for another Florida manufacturer, Sun and Skincare, LLC.

When not working he enjoys the outdoors especially fishing from his boat. Lawson is married to wife Claudia and resides in Merritt Island with her and their two dogs. 



Marlee Boyer was graduated from Eastern Florida State College with an AS degree in May of 2017 with honors.  She has been with MONAS LABS for more than two years and is our Customer Service Manager concentrating on retail from our web site.

Boyer has two children, 3 year old Emma and newborn Daniel and enjoys spending time with the children and her husband Daniel.  She also enjoys snorkeling and fishing. 



Krystle Cree was graduated Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in English Education.  Cree works as a customer service representative for wholesale and private branding sales.  She has more than 6 years of experience inthis field.

When away from work, she enjoys traveling, comedy clubs and movies with her husband.