Meet the Team
Dane Kemp, Founder
Dane was born in Baltimore, MD. He grew up playing lacrosse and multiple instruments. He attended Howard Community College before transferring to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his BA in Economics in 2010 and a graduate certificate in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2011. As a young teen he realized cannabis wasn't the gateway drug it was made out to be and this lead to a curiosity about the plant that has never died. He grew up using himself as an example of a "functional pothead" in an attempt to destigmatize cannabis use on a small scale before 2015 when he quit his job in Quality Assurance to attend Oaksterdam University and move west to start Eva.
Favorite Formula: Better Mood+
Nicole Davidsohn, Herbalist
Nicole was born in Los Angeles, CA. She grew up the youngest of 4 becoming the first in her family to attend college at Antelope Valley Community College before transferring to UC Irvine on a full-scholarship. She received her BA in Psychology in 2011 and later received national certifications in personal training and nutrition consoling. In 2015 she left the world of personal training and fitness to attend Oaksterdam University before moving west to start Eva with Dane.
Mary, Mascot, CSO (Chief Snuggle Officer)
Mary is a Pit/Dalmation mix who received a terminal lymphoma diagnosis in October 2016 and was given 3 months to live. After developing Better Pet Relief for her cancer and arthritis her cancer has gone into remission and her arthritis is managed. This has allowed her to remain an active, playful, healthy, and happy dog as of 19 months after her diagnosis. Today, Mary is 13 and will be 14 in November, 2018. Everyone who sees her can't believe her age, and neither can we sometimes by how active and playful she is! We couldn't be happier to have our best friend still with us to this day and she has become Eva's mascot and symbol of hope. Follow Mary's story on Instagram @MaryTheDogBeatsCancer !!
To tell the story of Eva CBD is to tell the story of Eva. In 2015 Eva was founded out of a passion to raise the bar of the cannabis industry. While working for a microbiology lab in Maryland, Dane visited California with Nicole and quickly saw room for improvement in the cannabis industry. Months later they attended Oaksterdam University to get a more formal education before taking the plunge and moving to Santa Rosa, California to begin their journey to help others as well as themselves. At the time of the move both Dane and Nicole were dealing with Post Concussion Syndrome from concussions suffered in 2014 and Nicole was attempting to manage Ulcerative Colitis.
Upon arriving we started the first 100% comprehensively lab tested dispensary in California.
Our first project was raw cannabis juice. Soon we discovered a way to preserve the raw plant in its raw form indefinitely for approximately 20 years while retaining 99% of all vitamins, minerals, cannabinoids, terpenes, and more. After preserving, the raw cannabis would turn to powder that we could dose into capsules for future use with a much longer shelf life.
This was an idea that we were only playing around with until we were rocked with a cancer diagnosis for our dog, Mary. The vet told us she would survive another 3 months and strongly urged us to immediately begin chemotherapy treatment. We decided not to do chemo and instead we began giving Mary the left over pulp from making raw cannabis juice, and she loved it! On top of this we were giving her CBD isolate mixed with peanut butter twice daily. Mary also has arthritis, so we included turmeric and ginger with the cannabis mix and "Better Pet Relief" was born.
Many stressful days turned into a few months and ultimately a follow up vet visit confirmed the cancer had gone into remission. She was diagnosed in October 2016, wrote off for dead by December 2016, then cancer free by July 2017 and still alive and better than ever to this day (Jan 2018). She is 13 years old and still a very playful and happy pup full of life all thanks to the incredible powers of the cannabis sativa plant (cannabis/hemp,) organic whole foods, and lots of love.
After Mary's incredible turn of events we expanded our efforts to a full lineup to help as many people as we could. As a response to the current state of cannabis we developed CBD versions of all our formulas so a greater number of people could enjoy the benefits of cannabinoids.
Our passion is to improve the lives of as many people as we can and we believe through education and awareness we can all lead better lives.
Evolution Via Awareness