Hemp Building Products
Chairman / CEO
James (Jim) A. Eberhardt is a combat veteran and former Air Force fighter pilot who graduated from Notre Dame and MIT with a master’s degree and received a PhD from the University of Rochester. Jim is owner and founder of Eberhardt Motor Sports and has operated and driven in the NHRA Top Fuel dragster and Funny Car divisions. Jim was the youngest NASCAR team owner with his Busch Grand National team. His NASCAR team landed the DuPont sponsorship, which he later delivered to Jeff Gordon’s number 24 NASCAR Cup Series team. Jim, a licensed insurance agent, will manage the CannaVision, Inc. insurance requirements. When Jim is not busy with one of his business ventures, he continues to be an avid car collector and active pilot, flying his Pitts Special aerobatics plane or his Russian built ISKRA jet that flies faster than the speed of sound.
Steven Previch is a highly accomplished senior executive with 20 years’ experience in the financial securities industry. Equipped with broad-based experience in directing operations for international corporations' multi-million-dollar enterprises. He is well versed in all aspects of strategic planning, coupled with an outstanding ability to maximize the performance of operations with an emphasis on strategy formulation and profitability improvement. An empowering manager, he is known for utilizing interactive, motivational, and decisive management style in developing highly motivated service teams to support business objectives.
David A. Russell
Vice President / CFO
Mr. Russell brings 32 years of entrepreneurial fortitude to the team. He currently serves as President-Elect board member for the National Association of Insurance & Financial Associates (NAIFA) 2018-2019 and served as NAIFA Secretary 2017-2018, and as Treasurer for NAIFA 2016-2017. He has also maintained a Group One Insurance License since 2011.
Mr. Russell holds senior level management and leadership positions focused on corporate strategy, development, and independent agent relationship building. As Principle of iRight Benefit Consultants, LLC, Mr. Russell created a profitable and stable work environment for 22 independent agents from 2011-2017. As President of Critter Cribs, LLC, he developed two product lines, bringing them to market in eight months. Retailers included Cabela’s, Gander Mountain, boutique retail stores and over 50+ affiliate retail websites, including Amazon. Most recently, Mr. Russell founded a 501(C)3 non-profit charity in 2011, the iRight Motion Foundation, which was made active March of 2018.
Ms. Mahloch is a North Scottsdale, Arizona designer and real estate developer and a CannaVision, Inc. Principal Investor.
Mr. Romero is the son of Governor Carlos Romero Barcelo, Puerto Rico's former two-term governor and two-term U.S. Congressman. He has also served as president of Phoneworks Inc., a public pay phone company in Puerto Rico. For 15 years he also served as president and director of Puerto Rico 7 Inc., a company operating the majority of the 7-11 franchises in Puerto Rico. Mr. Romero now provides CannaVision, Inc. sister company, Inspirational Vision Media Inc., access to the many filmmaking opportunities in Puerto Rico and is the Company's liaison with Puerto Rico's Film Commission.
Judge Walter Marrero Melendez
Judge Walter Marrero Melendez, a practicing attorney and former criminal court judge in Puerto Rico, has been a cannabis and hemp advocate for over 10 years. Judge Marrero is well connected in the medical cannabis and hemp industries and is working with Dr. Ellenby to grow CannaVision's corporate footprint.
Mr. Hegland is a multigenerational Iowa farmer. His family farms over 10,000 acres annually. He is also a CannaVision principal investor.
Board of Advisors
Marc Ellenby is a master agronomist whose extraordinary education in agriculture began with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois. He continued with his botany and horticulture studies at Clemson culminating a Master's degree in Agriculture and Horticulture from the University of Florida. He has vast experience with a wide variety of greenery, which includes 30 years as owner of LNB Grove featuring 190 acres of tropical fruit orchards in Homestead, Florida. Demonstrating permaculture principles, Mr. Ellenby also manages a bamboo agro-forestry project in Belize, which grows 75 acres of bamboo and perennial tropical crops amidst 1,900 acres of tropical rainforest. This project also boasts a wildlife habitat which has allowed him to achieve unsurpassed levels of quality in ecological farming and regenerative agriculture. Marc is the point man for the CannaVision industrial hemp program.
Mr. Markley, a principal investor in CannaVision, is a commercial and residential real estate developer and investor residing in North Redington Beach, Florida. As a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Dennis is active as a real estate consultant and property manager primarily in the Tampa Bay area. Prior to making Florida his home 20 years ago, his roots stem from Western Pennsylvania where he established his background in engineering and business. Mr. Markley also has traveled internationally for the World Bank as a management consultant.