Michael Bumgarner, Founder & CEO, Cannuka

Michael Bumgarner is the Founder of Cannuka, the clean beauty skincare line for the canna-curious. Cannuka combines two powerful ingredients, CBD and Manuka honey. Cannuka was the first CBD skincare line to launch nationally in Ulta Beauty, making it the largest CBD beauty product launch in history at roughly 1200 doors. Michael is a firm believer that redefining and de-stigmatizing the word cannabis will ultimately improve people’s health, the environment, and provide sustainable job opportunities throughout the vertical.


Jay Hartenbach, CEO, Medterra

Jay Hartenbach is the Co-Founder and CEO of Medterra CBD. Co-Founding Medterra in 2017, Jay has led Medterra’s rapid growth from living room start-up to employing over 75 people. With offices in the US and Europe, Medterra has been a CBD leader online and recently secured distribution in major retailers across the world.


Dr. Andrew Kerklaan, Founder, Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics

Dr. Andrew Kerklaan, DC has more than 20 years of experience at the pulse of the global health and wellness industry. He completed his studies in Toronto, Canada and launched his career in London, England. Five years later, Dr. Kerklaan returned to his hometown of Montreal determined to bring the best in integrative health care to his own community-based center. Convinced of the need for trusted products that deliver canna-rich relief without the feeling of being high, Dr. Kerklaan worked in tandem with leading biochemists to develop a line of topical formulas under his company Dr. Keerklan Therapeutics.


Chris Van Dusen, CMO, CBDistillery / Bota

Chris Van Dusen is currently the CMO of Balanced Health Botanicals™ (BHB) in Denver, CO and has spent the last 10 years in various executive level roles both in-house and at leading agencies. Since joining BHB™, Chris has become an expert at navigating the challenges of an industry with roadblocks. He leads a diverse team of marketers focused on making BOTA™ the largest supplier of hemp-derived CBD in the world. Chris’ implemented strategy has supported rapid company growth, which reflects $20 million in e-commerce sales, $40mm overall in 2018 and is up 130% YoY so far in 2019.


Christopher Gavigan, Founder, Prima

Christopher is Founder and CEO of Prima, a consumer wellness brand founded in 2019 to bridge the gap between science, nature, and the human body through education, social impact, and functionally innovative botanical products. In addition, Christopher is the Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of The Honest Company. He is a champion for environmental and human health, an acclaimed author and speaker, and social entrepreneur. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children's Environmental Health Center and is The New York Times Bestselling Author of “Healthy Child, Healthy World.”