A Consumer and Trade Association

Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

Executive Director:

Founder / Chairman of the Board of Directors

Wayne Richman

Member of the Executive Committee

A former Apple, Inc. business development executive with responsiblity for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education accounts for Apple, Inc.

Founder of Tone-Guard®, a premier guitars parts manufacturing company.

Founder of Sprout Forge 3D, a high tech scanning company for reverse engineering.
Matt McClain

Vice Chair - Member of the Executive Committee - Founder of Recreator® Hemp clothing company based in Los Angeles.


Eric Carlson

Member of the Executive Committee

Adventurer, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and Pioneer. Eric’s work is dedicated to progressing sustainable solutions for both environment and modern day society. His mantra ‘Do Epic Things’ is carried out by his actions related to agriculture, disruptive technologies, and cooperative development between the private and public sectors. Eric holds executive leadership roles in varying cannabis entities and associations with focus on infrastructure development to the industry; he harvested his first licensed hemp plot back in 2014 in the Front Range of Colorado. 
Rick Benson

Member of the Executive Committee - Family farmer (Benson Farms), VC Associate.