Curious to know the faces behind our sustainably focused, environmentally conscious, premium quality hemp brand? Here’s your chance! Meet the Moon Mother Hemp executive team and learn about the individuals who champion for clean and safe hemp based natural products.
First up, meet Founder & CEO, Jessica Bates.
Certified Herbalist Jessica Bates, is passionate about developing sustainable and clean health and beauty products.
Jessica’s product formulations are drawn from over ten years of experience working with medicinal herbs. She has a special interest in creating products for women’s health and wellbeing, including the Wise Woman Bath Salts and the Wise Woman Healing Balm for menstrual relief.
Just over a year ago, Jessica and her partner Edward, who has over ten years of experience in Cannabis cultivation, combined their experience and love for plants to collaborate on Moon Mother Hemp Company. As a mother of two young children, Jessica is motivated to ensure that Moon Mother Hemp Company provides not only the cleanest possible supplements, but does so in a way that helps preserve the environment for generations to come.
Go To CBD Product: Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Tincture in Cinnamon Flavor 1500MG
Way to Incorporate CBD Into Her Daily Rituals: Rubbing Dream Balm on my kids’ feet before putting them to bed. It settles us ALL down! I will also massage it into their legs if they are having growing pains and it works quickly and smells so soothing.
Current drink: My homemade tea blend of Tulsi, Oat Straw, Rose & Cinnamon Chips
Sun Sign: Libra
Artist: Emily Balivet
Her Pet: Black and White cat named Mr. T
Ice Cream: @cadoicecream Deep Dark Chocolate
Edward Bates is passionate about organic cannabis cultivation and caring for his community.
With 15 years of experience as a medical care provider in the cannabis space, co-founder Edward Bates’s drive for providing access to high-quality organic cannabis is rooted in eco-consciousness and sustainability. He serves as lead farmer and production manager ensuring quality from the growth stages through the final product.
Dedicating his life to the soil and the sacred cannabis plant is Ed’s offering to the earth. Edward’s commitment to sustainability is amplified by his love for his children and desire to leave the world a better place for them.
Go To CBD Product: Peppermint 1000mg tincture
Way to Incorporate CBD Into His Daily Rituals: 20 mg of @moonmotherhempco Peppermint flavored tincture drops sublingually once in the morning and let it ride.
Current drink: Apple Juice
Sun Sign: Leo
Musicians: @phish Why Phish? Because they are masters at the art of avant garde improvisational music. Channeling positive high energy into their live music and creating hundreds of original and unique titles is what makes this band top on my list. Best since Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead. Ed has been to over 140 Phish shows!
His Pet: Black and White cat named Mr. T
Ice Cream: @benandjerrys Mint Chocolate Cookie
Rachael Carlevale, began working in the soil on the hemp farm.
She has since grown the seed to sale company’s impact internationally and continues to scale their wholesale program. As a trailblazer in the eco-conscious movement, her experience and passion for regenerative farming pairs harmoniously with the sustainable, responsible mission of Moon Mother Hemp.
In addition to her dedication to Moon Mother, Rachael honors plant spirit medicine through @Ganjasana. She founded the Cannabis Yoga Ceremony and School in 2014 and fulfills the roles of educator and activist farmer who offers healing retreats, courses, and certification trainings. Rachael resides in the mountains of Colorado where she enjoys vermicomposting, permaculture, meditation, and raising her plants and dogs.
Go To CBD Product: Wise Woman CBD Comfort Balm. A savior during my moon cycle!
Way to Incorporate CBD Into Her Daily Rituals: Hemp plant medicine is a close ally of mine that I work with everyday, and I enjoy integrating CBD into my Dinacharya, or morning routine for optimal health and wellness. Waking up with the sun, I sit in meditation and take the Cinnamon tincture sublingually before my morning yoga practice. After showering, I gently massage the Glow Skin Face Serum on to awaken my day with a beautiful glow!
Current Drink: Essential Cacao Medicinal Mushroom Elixir by @dragonflyearthmedicine. Its an organic blend of cacao, chaga, reishi, and cordyceps. I love drinking it with warm hemp milk to start the day off!
Sun Sign: Libra
Artist: Andy Goldsworthy
Her Pet: Philly Bear! Named after the one and only Phil Lesh, he is a Rhodesian Ridgeback, White American Shepherd mix. And a family of Red Wiggler worms that help do the dirty work! ✨
Ice Cream: @nicecreamsammies Fudge Batter with Raspberry
Tori Rerick, PharmD, joined the Moon Mother Hemp Team eager to support community health through cannabis and combine it with her integrative health background.
She facilitates relationships between Moon Mother Hemp Company and the press, celebrities and influencers as well as keeping our social media audience engaged.
As a mother and mindfulness coach, Tori advocates for the individualization of each person’s healing journey. She created the Well Connected Self Healing Membership to connect people with resources for establishing self care, emotional wellbeing and resilience. Tori also runs the Moon Mother charity initiatives as well as internal morale and mindfulness projects.
Go To CBD Product: Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Tincture in Natural Flavor 1000MG
Way to Incorporate CBD Into Her Daily Rituals: Completing my skincare routine with the CBD Beauty Box! Prior to this system, I’d NEVER had a consistent skincare practice. I do my Manuka Honey Mask in the shower and once I’m out, I can’t wait to apply the Glow Serum to my face. Hello, CO dryness! I even use the serum to nourish the ends of my kinky curls!
Current Drink: Cinnamon + Spice Tea
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Her Pet: Twiggy, a Chocolate Lab Rescue
Ice Cream: Birthday Cake!