Meet the Garners
Meet the Garner Family
The Garner Family
Candace Garner, Owner and CEO
Candace grew up in Elyria, Ohio, and majored in transportation and logistics at Kent State University. She married Robin Garner in 1978 and joined the family business. In 2007, the operation and management of Garner’s transitioned to Candace. A year later, Candace Garner and her children decided it was time to get back to their roots and opened their current location on Pleasantburg Drive with a new name—Garner’s Natural Life—and new goal. With a smaller storefront, Garner’s Natural Life was able to be more focused on herbs, vitamins, supplements and skin care, including over 9,000 products. As demand grew, Candace decided to add a second location in Columbia, South Carolina. Within only two years, it was time to grow again with a third location in 2010 next to the Fresh Market on Woodruff Road in Greenville. In 2019 Garner's expanded even more with a fourth location in Lexington, SC.
Jeff moved down to Columbia SC in 2010 to run Garner's Natural Life Columbia. Jeff is usually in the back doing all the receiving and business responsibilities but you can find him everywhere from helping customers to taking out the trash. When he is not at the store he loves to be outside riding his bike. He fuels his bike rides with Amazing Grass Peanut Butter Protein powder.
I have always loved cooking fresh, organic foods. I have always loved the smell and the preparation of herbs to incorporate in food. (I attended cooking school)...the food scene can be pretty intense though and I was wanting something different. My mum (Mrs. Garner herself) had a position open and I thought it was a great time to learn the family business.
Healthforce Vitamineral Green, Healthforce Earth, Hemp Meds CBD oil, Fungi Perfecti medicinal mushrooms, Reishi mushrooms, Chaga mushrooms and Maitake mushrooms.
Matt has always had a strong passion for health and wellness and loves being in the health industry. You'll see him around the Woodruff road location receiving products. When not at the store Matt enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.