Meet the Hempsley® Team


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work


Kristen Willaims

Chief Executive Officer & Creative Director

Kristen is an activist, entrepreneur and designer dedicated to helping change the stigma surrounding cannabis. Kristen received a degree in Visual Communications and a minor in Business Administration from Truman State University. She derives unique, innovative and intelligent design solutions to visually engage and educate her audience on how cannabis can be incorporated into a healthy, balanced and responsible lifestyle.

Kristen uses cannabis in her daily self-care routine to relieve her chronic back pain, migraines, and anxiety. Her favorite method of consumption is concentrates because they are efficient, discreet, and minimally irritating to her asthmatic lungs, followed by transdermal patches that release a consistent dose of cannabinoids over the course of an entire day.


Vinnie DeBono

Chief Operating Officer

Vinnie graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He believes in the necessity for the normalization of cannabis usage for both medicinal and recreational purposes and wants to spread a message focused on the benefits and responsible usage of cannabis in a person’s everyday life. His main goal is to be a positive representation of what members of the cannabis community can provide for the rest of society.

Vinnie uses cannabis to aid with general stress and anxiety and to help stimulate a mindset of positivity and happiness. His favorite method of consumption is cannabis flower because he believes it is the most effective method and finds the act of hand rolling smokables therapeutic.


Brett Williams

Chief Financial Officer

Brett graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Business Administration and minors in Plant Sciences and Entrepreneurship. Brett enjoys working with plants and is eager to learn more about the science behind cannabis as this industry continues developing.

Brett uses CBD to provide relief from his stomach pain, anxiety, and stress. His favorite method of consumption is vaporizing CBD concentrates because they are very fast and effective.


Alex Sapaugh

Videography, Photography & Design Intern

Alex is currently studying to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Photography at the University of Missouri. She is the Vice President of the local organization Students for Sensible Drug Policy and is passionate about the education and de-stigmatization of drugs including cannabis.

Alex uses cannabis flower to help with stomach cramps, to relieve anxiety, and relax. She also uses topicals on her forehead and back to help with menstrual aches and to decompress before bed. Her favorite method of consumption is tinctures because they are easy to use and make a noticeable difference in her anxiety.


Jordan Weinberg

Social Media Communications Manager

Jordan is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Policy and Nonprofit Administration from the Truman School of Public Affairs. She is passionate about criminal justice and prison reform and hopes to one day pursue a career that allows her to advocate for the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis.

Jordan uses full-spectrum CBD tinctures to help with her daily anxiety. She also uses cannabis flower for menstrual related symptoms, such as painful cramping or migraines. Her favorite method of consumption is topicals, because they alleviate her menstrual cramps almost entirely!


Jillian Janatka

Herbal Consultant

Jillian is currently enrolled in an herbal medicine program through the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. She has been studying and incorporating the use of herbs, foods, and mindfulness tools for the past 4 years and has become a firm believer in the healing power of plants.

Jillian uses CBD to provide relief for her debilitating menstrual cramps, along with easing her anxiety. Her favorite method of consumption is combining full-spectrum CBD tinctures and capsules since the effects last for a long time, making them great for pain management.

It takes a village.

Interested in joining our team? Check out our Apply page for opportunities to get involved with Hempsley®

We would not be who we are today without the support of our family, friends, business community, ambassadors, and all the incredible people we have meet along this journey on social media, at events, and in our daily lives. Thank you for your time, your hands, and all your help — we have endless gratitude for each and every one of you.