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 and Social Behavior in 2011 and shortly after achieved her national certifications in personal training and nutrition consulting from NASM. In 2015, she graduated Oaksterdam University's Advanced Seminar before moving west to start Eva with Dane. She is now a Happiness Mentor, using her psychology, fitness, nutrition, and cannabis education to help people live healthier and happier lives.
Mary, Mascot, CSO (Chief Snuggle Officer)
Mary was our best friend, a Pit/Dalmatian mix who received a terminal lymphoma diagnosis in October 2016 and was given 3 months to live. We're not allowed by law to tell you honestly what happened to her here on our website because to tell Mary's story would prevent us from being able to process credit cards or receive funds. All we can say is that she got that diagnosis and was given 3 months to live, we did not follow the Vet's advice and through our own actions were able to give her 33 months. If you would like to hear her story in it's unedited/uncensored format please check out our podcast on Learn True Health
The games the FDA and others require us to play just to honestly help people is deeply saddening. We should not have to censor the truth.
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 that big "scary terminal 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. It gave her energy and recharged her cells. Mary also had 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 "scary diagnosis" had gone into remission. She was diagnosed in October 2016, wrote off for dead by December 2016, then free and clear by July 2017. She lived until the old age of 15 years old, chasing geese only 3 days before passing. She was such a sweet, loving, 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 legality, we developed our current legal industrial hemp 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, one better day at at time.
Evolution Via Awareness