Informed by her direct business development experience in the startup cannabis industries, Melany focuses on cannabis R&D and brand development.
During her previous roles as executive assistant for a major cannabis brand, and as a compliance manager for Humboldt Brothers, a network of medical marijuana production firms in Northern California, she gained expertise in local regulation and state legislature. As COO of People Need People, a temporary cannabis labor firm, she oversaw ongoing operations of more than 40 contracted laborers, and crafted project proposals for a range of stakeholders. Seeking to unite her commitment to climate change and regenerative land management, she worked as a research and lab contributor assistant at Hudson Carbon before joining Hudson Hemp.
Inspired by a childhood spent on organic farms, Melany is motivated by the potential of cannabis as the future of food, fuel, fiber and medicine.