Dr. David Hepburn, is Canada’s foremost medical cannabinoid educator of physicians and the scientific communities. He is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) and Physicians for Medical Cannabis (PMC). He currently consults with companies and countries on the role of medical cannabis and cannabinoids and the wide range of aspects that it holds.
Dr. Hepburn is an award-winning syndicated columnist to more than 100 newspapers across the United States and Canada. He is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Community Newspaper Association columnist of the year award as well as the Arizona Newspaper Association columnist of the year.
Dr. Hepburn was a Canadian naval surgeon in the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Served as the doctor for the Canadian Armed Forces’ West Coast fleet for three years. Instructor of NBCW (nuclear, biological, chemical warfare) medical treatment. Doctor to the 1996 Olympic Games and Medical Director of the 1994 Commonwealth Games in gymnastics. Former team doctor to national rugby teams as well as junior and professional. He has been a team physician to the Canadian Jr. National Rugby team, two professional hockey teams and a minor league hockey team.
Dr. Hepburn will be reviewing current and new formulations, with emphasis on a range of cannabinoids and other ingredients, that can help improve the effectiveness of our products. These evaluations will include advise on new cannabinoids and cannabinoid concentration levels. He will be evaluating current and future research on cannabinoids, terpenes and other ingredients that could be used to formulate or improve our products for sleep, discomfort, stress, and athletic performance. Lastly, Dr. Hepburn will assist with procedures to effectively test products using different consumer feedback methods and data collection to help improve product effectiveness for our customers.
Stacey Smith is a licensed physical therapist who has owned a practice in Santa Monica for 20 years. She received her Master’s degree in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy from USC. She focused on research, diagnosis, and treatment of functional motion at the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cellular level. The focus was an interdisciplinary clinical perspective towards rehabilitating disorders which affect pain and movement. Prior to that, she graduated cum laude with a B.A. from UCLA. She has also been a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association for 20 years.
Stacey has a wide variety of clinical and hospital experience. She has worked with a gamete of patients from total hip and knee replacements, back surgery, elite athletes, everyday weekend warriors, teenage athletes, the geriatric population, and many pediatric cases.
On a personal level, she knows the importance of having a pain free and functioning body as a lifelong athlete. She has personally dealt with rehabilitation from orthopedic surgeries as well as arthritic ridden joints, so she knows firsthand the need to return to both life and career passions.
Stacey will be assisting Chil Wellness with product efficacy and dosing procedures that could help with discomfort, mobility, recovery, stress, and athletic performance. She will continue to evaluate our products; use-to-effect timing, length-of-effect measurement and redosing schedules. Lastly, Stacey will provide feedback regarding delivery methods that are most convenient for people with different discomforts or circumstances.
Tina graduated from California State University Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. While taking her Masters in Sports Medicine/Exercise Science, she worked with high profile celebrities including Jaclyn Smith and Sugar Ray Lenard. Tina’s interest in healthy living began with her involvement in the health and fitness industry where she taught therapeutic exercise and wrote numerous articles for health and fitness publications.
Tina is a Certified Natural Product Specialist, Certified Aromatherapist, Kinesiologist and a plant-based ingredients expert. In 1995, Tina launched Aroma Naturals, which quickly became known for its formulations of high-quality aromatherapy based essential oils. We are fortunate to have such a superior partner helping with our natural ingredient formulations and manufacturing quality standards.
Tina will be helping Chil Wellness formulate our natural and plant-based products, help assure quality manufacturing standards and our use of sustainable and/or recyclable packaging.
Susanne Davis is a Brand and Marketing specialist who consults top Nutraceutical product lines to improve brand strength and visibility. She has an extensive knowledge of the supply chain and excels in performing due diligence on key manufacturing companies involved in getting the CBD extract seamlessly to the end consumer.
In addition to her brand and supply consulting, Susanne’s real strength lies in product analysis. She is one of the top age group triathletes in the world. Her accolades start with the USA National Triathlon Team and bid for the 2000 Olympics. 5 years as Professional Olympic Distance athlete and the current US Master’s American Amateur World Record holder in 9:41 at Kona Ironman World Championships and as a mother of two! Certified Personal Trainer and elite athlete with more than 200 races under her belt she knows what’s needed, expected and what works. She has also been named USA Triathlete of the Year after winning back to back USA Triathlon National Championships. She’s had a successful sponsorship career with Team Timex the sports longest running triathlon team. Her personal training business with top ranked athletes is a perfect opportunity to test, train, race and recover with all Chil Wellness products
Within Chil Wellness, Susanne will be providing vital advice on product formulations and performance benefits under the demands of endurance athletics. Her expertise will help guide our firm on defining and fine-tuning ingredients and dosages. Trusting and understanding what’s in the product is our mission. As a young athlete, weekend warrior, a competitive age grouper to a professional athlete knowing Chil products are USA sourced, certified, tested, all natural, organic and safe makes any day a better day.