About

 

Dawne Vrabel, HHP (AADP) (CEO)
Dawne co-founded the Authentic Hemp Company after finding her own healing on the founding premise of bringing integrity, purity & authenticity to the hemp industry from seed to product.  Authentic Gardens is a High Country Hemp Company that Biodynamically cultivates Industrial hemp & is registered in the Colorado Industrial Hemp Program.  Dawne formulates for Authentic which extracts & offers effectively focused hemp products.
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Dawne holds 13+ years of experience in the herbal industry including clinical consultation, growing, teaching, formulation & product development as a Certified Herbalist. Dawne co-founded & formulates for Dynamic Roots, a family focused, Bioregional based product line that supports seasonal health.  Before DR, she brought herbal products to her Integrative Nutrition practice; specializing in Pediatric, Digestive & Women’s Health.  Dawne holds a pre-med track BS degree from Colorado State University in Developmental/Genetic Biology & has a history in lab, genetics, nutrition with a solid foundation of biological knowledge.
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Certifications include:
Western Herbalism
cGMP & ServSafe
Integrative Nutrition
Permaculture Design
Reiki Master Teacher
Functional Medicine
Women’s Health
Metabolic Diseases
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Dawne has worked passionately in food security and community development.  Dawne co-founded the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council ( http://www.roaringforkfood.org/) and chaired Parent Council for the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork (http://www.waldorfschoolrf.com/) where her 2 sons attend.  She enjoys continually deepening her knowledge and relationship with medicinal plants in her gardens and in formulation.

     

    Mike Vrabel
    Cultivation, Breeding & Extraction
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    Mike is CTO for Authentic Hemp Company, focusing his diverse business, financial and technical design experience into the Industrial Hemp space.  He currently designs and oversees Authentic's extraction processes ensuring efficient scaling without compromising quality.  Progressing our strain’s genetic expression to the highest potential is another focus while managing Authentic Gardens cultivation and breeding program.  Mike holds a BS from Colorado State University in Mechanical Engineering.