Greg pursued a career in building, learning all facets of construction, later moving to California where he partnered with a friend to start a General Contracting company.
2005 saw a change of direction for Greg when he learned about the many benefits of Industrial Hemp and it's applications, particularly in regard to construction, to reduce the CO2 emitted from mineral based building products and to increase indoor air quality.
In 2008 Greg co-founded Hemp Technologies (USA) Inc. in Asheville, NC, to build healthy, energy saving homes with Hemp+Lime.
Greg is a qualified Chef, plays Scottish BagPipes and enjoys golf, tennis, fishing. and family time.
Anndrea Hermann is from Joplin, Missouri she graduated from Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO in 2002 with a B.GS in Hemp Ecolonomics. She acquired an internship with the Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers in the summer of 2001 and in late 2003, she was selected as a Manitoban Provincial Nominee under the Unique Skilled Worker Program (Hemp Technician). Anndrea became a landed immigrant/permanent resident in 2004 and in July of 2012 she became a Canadian Citizen holding dual USA citizenship. In August of 2008 she completed a Masters of Science in Hemp Fibre Agronomy, University of Manitoba. In 2011, Anndrea was selected as A Champion of the New Rural Economy in Manitoba, Canada.
Anndrea has authored articles, a book chapter and industry reviews. With over 15 years experience in the Canadian & International Cannabis industry, she has a wide range of interdisciplinary skills: Hemp Fibre & Seed Agronomy, Hemp Field Trials & Crop THC Sampling, Product Quality Standards and Testing, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Certifications and Licensing, Client to Client Connections, Hemp Building Applications, Project Analysis, Bodycare, Fashion, Food and so much more….
Anndrea is Advisor for Nutiva Foods, Owner of The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting and is an Instructor, Oregon State University WSE266 Industrial Hemp. She is an Independent Professional Agrologist and researcher, President of the Hemp Industries Association USA, Special Committee Member (Former VP, Science Officer and Interim Executive Director) the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, member of the European Industrial Hemp Association and the International Hemp Building Association. Anndrea is a board advisor to Vote Hemp Inc. USA, Manitoba Organic Alliance Canada, Hemp Now South Africa and the Latin American Hemp Trading while supporting efforts in Oceania, Eurasia and the Middle East. She is a Health Canada Authorized Hemp THC Sampler (2005-present) and assists with a wide range of interdisciplinary Cannabis related projects. She has assisted with creating and reviewing hemp regulations in Canada, EU, South Africa, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, India, Vermont, Virginia, Tennessee, North Dakota, Missouri, Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington and Michigan for example. These regulation govern the hemp industry.
Anndrea continues to share her experiences in the areas of hemp cultivation, processing, regulations and networking… all things hemp. Her background includes over 15 years of promoting Cannabis in the USA and 12 years of professional experience in the Canadian hemp sector from field to end consumer. Not only does she respect this plant but it is a way of life for her, eating hemp, wearing hemp, and building with hemp, speaking about hemp, sharing knowledge and inspiring others to do the same. Cannabis is part of what Anndrea calls her final vocabulary.
Rob’s interests are mainly alternative, including a long-standing interest in hemp and the planet. Rob has designed and patented a revolutionary solids separation machine that will soon be built partly with Hemp, like Henry Ford's car. This "MUDWIZ" will be a game changer for the energy sector and could very well become mandated to reduce the environmental impact of drilling.
Hemp Technologies is a member of The Hemp Industries Association a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers and supporters. HIA has been at the forefront of the drive for fair and equal treatment of Industrial Hemp since 1992.
Hemp Technologies is a member of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance. Canadian farmers and businesses are interested in the growing business of hemp as it realizes its potential to produce healthy food and environmentally-friendly products, including paper, textiles, bio-composites and sustainable building materials.