Visionaries, leaders, natural health advocates, team players and innovators, who are fun, ethical people.

These are the people we are proud to call members of the Elixinol family.  Each team member plays an integral role in the fulfillment of our vision.

Our culture drives us to build lifelong relationships and to deliver world-class experiences. Together, we are focused on maintaining our industry leadership and making a positive impact in the world.

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Paul Benhaim

Founder and CEO

Paul Benhaim is one of the most respected pioneers in the hemp industry having been involved since 1993. He is the founder of world recognized Hemp Foods Australia…

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Gabriel Ettenson

Founder/General Manager

Gabriel Ettenson earned his master’s degree in physical therapy from Columbia University in 1998 and is a licensed physical therapist. After several years in practice…

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Francine Legaspi

Chief Financial Officer

A founding member of the Elixinol team, Francine Legaspi has more than 20 years of executive experience in financial reporting and business analytics…

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Arthur Jaffee

Founder/Operations

A Boulder native and founding member of Elixinol, Arthur Jaffee brings a range of skills and business experience to the team.

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Dan Schulz

Founder/Formulation Specialist

Dan Schulz is a founding member of Elixinol and heads up product development and branding. Since 2012 Dan has also been Marketing Director for Hemp Foods Australia.

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David Newman

Founder/Financial Advisor

As a securities trader in the high-stress world of finance, David Newman sought physical therapy from Gabriel Ettenson. After using Whole Body Vibration to rehabilitate his back and neck…

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Chris Husong

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Chris Husong is an entrepreneur and marketing executive, skilled in helping people and companies overcome their creative and strategic barriers so they can achieve their goals.

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Phillip Blair, M.D.

Advisor

Col. Philip Blair, M.D. (U.S. Army retired) is a family physician providing disease management for small-business employees in several states. He graduated from West Point in 1972…

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Darren Bray

Director of International Distribution

Darren Bray has a record of success developing international markets and sales networks. He spent 15 years in the Australian and New Zealand aquaculture industry…

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James Geddes

Director of Business Development

James Geddes has worked in product development and distribution with top manufacturers and distributors in the CBD industry, gaining a deep knowledge of what consumers want and need…

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Amberley Calvo

Project Manager

As one of the first employed at Elixinol, Amberley Calvo had previously served in the healthcare industry for more than 7 years as an administrator.  When she was diagnosed…

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