CEO, Farmer to Formulator
Dawne co-founded the Authentic in 2017 after finding her own healing on the founding premise of bringing integrity, purity & authenticity to the hemp industry from Seed to Skin. Authentic Gardens became one of the first Certified Organic & Certified Biodynamic Industrial hemp farms in the industry. Dawne speaks and teaches nationally on behalf of Regenerative Agriculture and Regenerative Health incorporating western medicinal herbs, bioregional herbalism and ethically building Vertical integration of Seed to Skin.
Dawne formulates & offers effectively focused hemp products with a focus on vibrancy, nourishment & handcrafted small batches based on bio-regionally grown & ethically wildcrafted herbs & botanicals.
Dawne holds 15+ years of experience in the herbal industry including clinical consultation, growing, teaching, formulation & product development as a Certified Herbalist. Before Authentic, she co-founded & formulated for Dynamic Roots & 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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Reiki Master Teacher
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 attended. She enjoys continually deepening her knowledge and relationship with medicinal plants in her gardens and in formulation.