Who is behind the Harrington Method?

To put it simply, The Harrington Method happened because four people believed in the results of a natural product so much, they wanted to share it with others.

Since 2002, Dr. Howard Owens had been treating naturopathic patients in Bracebridge, just north of Toronto in Muskoka. Being a doctor who wasn’t satisfied in the efficacy of existing products, Dr. Owens started to create formulas for his own patients by sourcing ingredients through a Canadian certified GMP facility. Two of his first formulas - For Athletes and For the Brain - gained immediate success.

The results for the Athlete's formula were so noticeable by one of his patients, she shared it with her business partner, and another colleague. They approached Dr. Owens about developing the brand and bringing these formulas to a larger audience.

Steph Mackie, Mark Biernacki and Peter Reitano were those people finding great results with Harrington's No. 1 for the Athlete. It helped speed up with recovery time for their respected pursuits - equestrian (Steph), cycling (Mark) and soccer (Peter).

And so it began. The Harrington Method was started.


About Steph Mackie and Mark Biernacki, Co-Chief Executive and Marketing Officers:

At their idea shop called Mackie Biernacki, Mark and Steph know creativity can solve any business problem. Over 20 years in marketing, they have worked at big multinationals and small independent creative boutiques here in Canada and the UK. They've been parachuted in to places like Beijing and Dubai to crack a difficult client problem. They have won Cannes Lions, Pencils, Clios, and TED Ideas Worth Sharing, helped launch two agencies from scratch, and published a coffee-table book. They have revived brands, created brands, and re-positioned brands. With The Harrington Method, it's both a passion and a pleasure to be part of a brand with a greater human purpose. 

About Dr. Howard Owens, N.D., Chief Research and Development Officer:

  • 13 years as a practicing naturopath
  • Studied Biomedical Sciences including Nutritional Biochemistry at Guelph University
  • Holds a degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Completed the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program through Harvard Medical School
  • Teaches Herbal Medicine at the Naturopathic College and in the Aboriginal Studies Department at Georgian College
  • Works each month at the Rama Mnjikaning Health Centre treating people in that First Nations Community
  • Had spent nearly six years living and studying abroad, particularly in the Far East


About Peter Reitano, Growth Hacker, Digital and Brand Growth:

Peter pulse-checks the latest tech trends;  he’s been in the digital game for ten years and counting. He’s skipped around the Commonwealth – born in Australia, raised in England, and now resides in Canada. Get him chatting by mentioning growth hacking, philosophy, meditation, soccer, music…you name it. Sporadic guitar player, wannabe chef, and amateur gardener.  Most happy on a beach with a book. 


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