Meet the Team
MARC TAWEEL / CO-FOUNDER, OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION
Marc oversees Avid Hemp’s day-to-day operations with an emphasis in product formulation, operations and quality control. After graduating from Brooklyn College with a degree in Business, Marc launched a varied and successful 15-year business career. Along the way, he became interested in the nascent CBD industry, investing five years in marketing CBD during the industry’s formative period.
JESSE MYERS / CO-FOUNDER, SALES & MARKETING
Jesse manages Avid Hemp’s sales and marketing efforts. He graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2004 with a degree in Business Marketing and Management. He brings more than 15 years of successful sales and marketing experience to Avid Hemp. A lifelong athlete and father of two, Jesse is proud to have introduced Avid Hemp’s charitable initiative, which devotes money from each sale to cancer research, and just as proud to introduce Avid Hemp’s new products at local and national events.
OMAR AWAD / SALES MANAGER
Omar Awad, born in Phoenix Arizona, has been passionate about natural healing for many years. Omar was first introduced to CBD while growing Medical Cannabis in California. After trying his first CBD dominant strain of cannabis he noticed an instant relief from his heart palpitations and anxiety. From this point on Omar had a new found passion for Cannabis and CBD. Omar also has a background in educating people and dispensing herbal medicines at an herbal apothecary. As a result of his experiences with herbal medicines, informing people on the potential benefits of plants comes naturally and passionately.
LARA PHILLIPS / CREATIVE GURU, PHOTOGRAPHY & SOCIAL MEDIA
Lara’s career as an artist stretches back to high school, where she studied painting and photography. After graduating from Ohio University with a BFA in Graphic Design, Lara has expanded her portfolio to include screen-printing, fashion, social media, web design, and video services. A sought-after creator of cutting-edge imagery for the hip hop and fashion world, Lara brings more than 15 years of savvy creative skills to Avid Hemp.
JUAN MARTINEZ / PRODUCTION & SHIPPING MANAGER
Juan manages Avid Hemp’s manufacturing, production, fulfillment, and shipping operations. After earning a degree in industrial psychology, Juan built a successful 12-year career in operations management with small businesses and large companies before lending his talents to Avid Hemp.
ALISON MARRO / SHIPPING ADMINISTRATOR
Alison oversees all incoming and outgoing shipments for Avid Hemp, ensuring that all shipments are packaged with care and shipped punctually. With a nursing degree and eight years of experience in management and administration, Alison combines a devotion to customer service with a keen attention to detail.
JAY / QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER
Jay oversees the quality control systems in place that ensure that Avid Hemp provides consistently superior CBD products. Before joining Avid Hemp as a production lead, Jay spent 8 years as a supervisor and batch maker in a concrete manufacturing plant.
LINSAY FRANKS / MARKETING & ADMINISTRATION
Linsay’s passion for helping others led her to a career in customer service, where she enjoyed more than 10 years of success before joining Avid Hemp. Her connection with CBD is just as personal as her customers’: after struggling for years with anxiety, Linsay found extraordinary relief with CBD. Whether she’s working directly with customers, coordinating marketing events, or helping prepare complex shipments, Linsay’s work reflects her appreciation of CBD and her respect for the people who benefit from it.
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