Our People

Our team of dedicated and amazing individuals
is what makes things possible.

KELSEY KRUSE

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

“Can we test this batch again Todd?”

A line her scientists – Todd Griffin, Ashley Neil and Ethan Berney – will inevitably hear whenever she visits the AppaExtracts Laboratory in Locust, North Carolina. And it’s not for the lack of trust either. Todd, Ashley and Ethan are talented and skilled (and loyal) scientists with degrees up the wazoo and to be honest, she’s lucky to have em’.

Some say it’s a tad bit obsessive-compulsive. A lot will say she’s a perfectionist.

CORY VONEGIDY

COO & CO-FOUNDER

“This industry is full of…!”

A loud sigh by Appa Life’s co-founder, Cory VonEgidy.
A frustration brought about by the current state of the CBD industry that is slowly mirroring “Big Pharma”. And an industry that will inevitably resemble the “Weight Loss” industry in the near future.

While most focus their resources on extracting money out of Hemp, VonEgidy focused on the best methods to extract CBD – along with hundreds of other compounds – out of Hemp (Cold Extracted, hands down).

MAX TAVE

MARKETING

ETHAN BERNEY

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

TAMLA BOONE

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

TODD GRIFFIN

SCIENTIST

ASHLEY NEILL

SCIENTIST

BRAD TODD

FARMER

SHAWN HATLEY

FARMER

MARK MARSH

PROCESSOR