Meet the Ladies of Luxley
The three founders noticed that most of the cannabis edibles in the marketplace were high-dose and full of refined sugars as well as other unhealthy ingredients. With a desire to serve the canna-curious and mild users, they created Luxley. Committed to helping women who suffer from similar stresses, demands, and ailments with an all-natural product, Luxley gives health-minded people an edible they can feel good about putting into their bodies – all while adding a little levity to the daily grind.
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Co-Founder | Sales
Ana graduated with a BS in Communications from the University of Florida. Shortly after graduation, and moving cross-country for her new career in advertising, her father passed away. The heavy loss and grief coupled with her demanding career led to a severe form of Crohn’s disease (an auto-immune disorder) that ravaged her body from the inside out. Responsible for developing strategic global marketing and promotional campaigns for some of Hasbro’s mega-brands including Transformers, GI Joe, Marvel, Star Wars, and Tonka, her responsibilities grew, as did her symptoms. After taking a two-year break from her career to focus on her health, Ana joined Aegis Sciences, a science-first healthcare company specializing in laboratory-based compliance drug testing. Here, she worked with pain management doctors across the state of California and saw the impacts of the opioid crisis firsthand. At the same time, she was on her own search for natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals for her Crohn’s related pains and anxieties. After much research and an introduction to cannabis from a close friend, she discovered its benefits for the first time and realized shortly after she could help others find a more natural solution to pain and anxiety management, just as she had.
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Co-Founder | Marketing
Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. After business school, Kim spent over 10 years in brand management for 2 of the largest wine producers in the world, E&J Gallo and The Wine Group, and launched 15+ SKUs for major wine brands such as Cupcake Vineyards and Chloe Wine Collection. However, like many women, she found herself juggling responsibilities with her career and her family of five. Ultimately, the burden of “trying to do it all” was negatively impacting her health from stress induced ailments to many sleepless nights. She tried melatonin to help her sleep because she wanted to avoid over the counter medications and prescription drugs. When that didn’t work, she consulted with a naturopath who explained the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant. With this in mind, Kim tried cannabis and to her relief, she could finally sleep. Kim’s experience inspired her to help other women with similar stresses and demands with a natural, yet effective remedy.
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Co-Founder | Operations
Liz earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in Psychology with a concentration in Civil Engineering and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. She has almost two decades of operations management experience from her time as a US Army MEDEVAC pilot and team leader, corporate sector work at DaVita Dialysis and Stanford Health Care, and roles building systems from scratch with two start-ups. Following her time in the Army, Liz witnessed the hardships facing female veterans post-deployment and separation from the military. With issues of anxiety, depression, and PTSD, Liz’s friends searched for healthy coping strategies after being offered a myriad of prescription solutions. Liz saw first-hand the benefits of responsible cannabis utilization across a broad-spectrum of high-achieving females.
Meet the Rest of the Team
With the goal of crafting the best premium edibles on the market, we sought out industry experts to create an experience that elevates your daily routine.
Research and Development Chef
Luxley’s R&D Chef, CJ Egts, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts from Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois. She has over 15 years in the food development industry with the leading natural and organic food retailer in the country. Her work as a research and development chef includes corporate-wide culinary trend forecasting, co-creation for national menu roll-outs and standardization, independent development of recipes across the offering spectrum, participation in and chef for menu tastings supporting company-wide projects, and ongoing interaction with world-renowned chefs on recipe development.
Luxley’s Food Scientist partner earned a BS degree in Foods and Nutrition from a top-caliber undergraduate institution as well as a Master of Science in Food Science and Biotechnology. With over a decade of work specializing in flavor and product creation for food and beverage companies, this teammate brings invaluable experience from the corporate food offering world. His main focus over the second half of his career has been confection development with extensive experience with laboratory requirements, compliance systems, and flavor trends.
Luxley’s Wellness Consultant is Natiya Guin, a primary care doctor at one of the country’s top integrative clinics, Pacific Pearl of La Jolla, CA. She partners with her patients to create and maintain optimal health by focusing on the foundations of health, including nutrition, sleep, hydration, emotional well being, movement, and joy. The practice utilizes the appropriate combination of CBD, THC, and hemp for health support internally and externally. She recently joined Nourish Medical Center to practice family medicine.
Luxley’s Creative Director, Jason West, leverages a foundation in industrial design to support a diverse skill set of technical prototyping, product design, and comprehensive brand identity cultivation. He has over 10 years of design partnerships with clients ranging from global companies to smaller, grassroots start-ups. He currently designs for one of the largest premium sporting goods company known for their quality golf bags. These bags are trusted and used by some of the largest names in golf and have been featured at PGA tournaments as well as the Olympics.