Jamie Evans is the co-founder and CEO of Herbacée. As a notable cannabis and wine personality, she is best known for creating The Herb Somm, a cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the industry.
In addition to leading the Herbacée team, Jamie is a celebrated writer and author. Since 2018, she’s been contributing to POPSUGAR and other leading publications specializing in lifestyle features for the modern consumer. Jamie is also the co-editor of GoldLeaf’s acclaimed cannabis Cooking Journal and the author of The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol. Her second book, Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home, was published in April 2021 by Fair Winds Press of Quarto Publishing Group.
As an industry leader, Jamie was named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018 and as a 2018 Innovator by SevenFifty Daily. She was also recognized as one of Green Market Report’s “Most Important Women in Weed” in 2020.
Alongside her work in the cannabis space, Jamie is a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine with over a decade of wine industry experience. She has traveled the world, studying viticulture in the legendary winemaking regions of Champagne and Alsace in France as well as in Australia, Italy, Switzerland, and California. Most recently she earned the Wine Scholar Guild’s French Wine Scholar (FWS) certification with highest honors. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries including Jackson Family Wines, Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, and more, she is well-known for developing top-notch public relations, marketing, and hospitality programs.
Erin Gore is founder and CEO of Garden Society, a California-based, cannabis-focused benefit corporation serving women in search of new, more holistic ways to rejuvenate from the rigors of their daily lives.
Garden Society offers high quality, low dose artisanal confections and sun-grown pre-rolls that connect biodynamic farming, sustainable ingredients and strain-specific cannabis in a variety of products.
Erin is an active member of the Northern California cannabis community, and frequently speaks on the topics of cannabis and entrepreneurship. She’s a fearless advocate for women-owned cannabis businesses, and equally dedicated to breaking the stigma and rewriting the script around the plant. With a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erin is also fluent in the science-based talk of cannabis and production.
He began his career as a graphic artist and developed a wide variety of design skills working for companies such as Tilly’s Corp., Hot Wheels, Quiznos, Quiksilver, and T-mobile. Alongside his passion for design, Kevin is an avid surfer and enjoys practicing yoga or hanging out with his two dogs, Cleo and Beans.