- Blake Schroeder
After a successful corporate career, Valerie joined the network marketing industry nearly two decades ago. She is one of the top female leaders in the industry and is passionate about mentoring and coaching others to succeed. In addition to being a guest speaker at networking events and contributing author for several publications, Valerie has also attained the prestigious rank of Crown Ambassador Elite at Kannaway and sits on the company’s Advisory Council. Her motto is to educate, embrace, and empower individuals to become financially independent entrepreneurs.
Valerie began her Kannaway journey with the end in mind. The day she enrolled, she set a goal to reach the very top level of the company within three years. By doing so, she believed it would affect tens of thousands of lives for the better. Valerie saw that the company was more than just a business; they were looking to create a lasting legacy.
The Kannaway experience (the products and the people) has given Valerie the opportunity to educate the masses about hemp and CBD, build sound investment platforms, and support ECHO and other charities. This also allows her to foster confidence in Kannaway’s brand, products, industry, and corporate and field leadership.
In order to start seeing results, Valerie advises entrepreneurs-in-the-making to build relationships with colleagues, attend networking events, and spend a substantial amount of time learning everything about the network marketing and cannabis industries.
Massachusetts natives Jeff and Debbie Lessard currently reside in Peoria, Arizona and have never been happier being part of Kannaway’s mission.
Originally, Jeff and Debbie were both opposed to the idea of cannabis until trying out Kannaway products for themselves, courtesy of company president, Brad Tayles. Through Brad’s guidance, they were able to educate others educating and ultimately, bring value to their community and beyond.
Jeff and Debbie both agree that they are always in “student mode,” consistently learning and gaining new insights from other like-minded individuals who have experienced success at Kannaway.
Since joining Kannaway, the couple is thrilled to pursue their passion together and educate others about hemp and its wide range of benefits. In fact, their family members are avid users of Kannaway’s exclusive line of CBD products. From an opportunity standpoint, Jeff and Debbie view themselves as the “category creators” in the hemp and CBD space.
Nowadays, they have their sights set on attaining Double Crown Ambassador status by continuing to share their hemp knowledge, and inspire others to harness their untapped potential to do the same.
Born in a middle-class farming community, Randy Schroeder learned the values of hard work and entrepreneurship early in life.
At 10 years old, Randy was told by his father that if he wanted to sport the latest fashions or attend the trendiest events, he would need to come up with the funds himself. By age 11, he was a Watkins distributor, an Amway IBO, and a representative of American Greeting Card Company and the American Seed Company.
From his humble beginnings to his tenure as a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch and Pierce Fenner and Smith, Randy has become one of the most successful and highly regarded figures in the direct selling industry. His career has taken him to virtually every corner of the world and his depth and breadth of his experiences are beyond compare.
Franz and Hanka Pollak are entrepreneurs in the health sector and currently based in Austria.
Their journey began with Juraj Mojzis, a member of Kannaway’s prestigious Crown Ambassador Elite rank. After Juraj opened their eyes to the potential CBD holds, and Kannaway’s official launch in Europe, Franz and Hanka officially became Brand Ambassadors in December of 2017.
Their favorite thing about working with Kannaway is helping people help themselves. That commitment is what inspired the pair to develop a new strategy where individuals can earn a full-time income in a few short months.
Franz and Hanka’s key to success is setting goals, focusing on the steps needed to achieve them, and working on your business daily.
Since joining Kannaway, they enjoy seeing Brand Ambassadors grow more confident in their own abilities and transform into leaders with ranks like Executive Director, Area Director, Regional Director, and higher.
Franz and Hanka’s next next goals include bringing a better quality of health and economic security to as many people as possible, with a minimum of 100 Area Directors being added to their team over the next year.
Eva Fazakas is a physician and natural therapist, specializing in sports medicine, who has worked to combine traditional and natural therapies throughout her career. As an ardent believer in the power of nature, Eva joined Kannaway after Kannaway National Director Elite Lajos Farkas invited her to register.
Immediately, Eva called upon her contacts to accompany her at a few Kannaway events, and luckily, they started working alongside her.
Eva says that her downline keeps her motivated. They work with such incredible enthusiasm and dedication and there are already several Regional Directors and Area Directors on her team.
With Kannaway’s products, Eva claims that her team has the potential to change many lives and the best is yet to come.
Gordon Oswald is an American entrepreneur who splits his time between Utah and the Island of Kauai.
Born to a military family, Gordon lived in many places and learned early on to value and appreciate all different types of people. He continues to have a deep love and care for others, and is often acknowledged for his willingness to invest the time necessary to help the members of his team achieve success. He attributes this investment in building a committed and educated team of like-minded people to his achievements in Kannaway so far.
His journey in Kannaway began after being introduced by Randy Schroeder, a member of Kannaway’s prestigious Crown Ambassador Elite rank and one of the most successful and highly regarded figures in the network marketing space. Gordon officially became a Kannaway Brand Ambassador in October of 2018.
Outside of his work in Kannaway, Gordon also consults with other companies and continues to attend to real estate investments he’s made over the years. He also owns the largest septic tank business in Kauai.
After joining Kannaway, Gordon regularly connected with members of his own upline to develop a thorough understanding of the most effective messaging strategy to spread the word of Kannaway and hemp CBD oil. He now happily provides the same level of support to those within his downline, and his goals continue to be to help as many people as possible to succeed and live their dreams. He believes if Brand Ambassadors plan well, work hard, and smile always, good things will happen.Kauai.
Csaba Dévényi has been a network marketer extraordinaire for more than 15 years. With health and wellness being an important part of his life since his youth, Csaba was seeking high-quality that he, his family, and his friends could take regularly. This goal was fulfilled once he joined Kannaway.
In January of 2018, Csaba was invited to work for Kannaway by friend and Kannaway Vice Presidential Director, Tibor Odor. While the first month came with its fair share of trials and tribulations, the hard work proved to be worth it since he quickly rose to the rank of Area Director. By his the third month, Csaba became Regional Director Elite, and in his tenth month, he was the first to achieve National Director Elite status in Hungary.
Another perk of being a part of Kannaway, according to Csaba is the travel opportunities, one of which being the Elite Retreat in Hawaii. And thanks to the Stock Incentive Program, he became a shareholder of Medical Mariujana Inc., in just 10 months.
Csaba is also grateful to Kannaway Crown Ambassador Elite, Juraj Mojzis for his continued support throughout his journey.
While achieving the rank of International Director is a remarkable milestone. Renita was also awarded Kannaway’s “Top Enroller” in both 2018 and 2019 and achieved the highly coveted “Top Team Award” at the 2019 Kannaway Believe Conference. She also led a workout for anyone wanting to donate $25 to Echo Connection and was recognized as one of the Top Three Brand Ambassadors to raise money for Echo Connection families. Her explosive success has recently been highlighted in “Success from Home.”
What sparked Renita’s initial interest in Kannaway was a family health crisis, which led to extensive research conducted by both Renita and her husband, Scott.
Equipped with 22 years in network marketing, Renita explains that her efforts as a Kannaway Brand Ambassador have been the most rewarding part of her career. In addition to Kannaway being the premier cannabis company on the market, she enjoys the thrill of attracting, recruiting, and enrolling new high-quality leaders the most. The freedom to choose how much time to invest and ultimately, how much to earn through Kannaway’s unique compensation plan, was another part of Kannaway’s appeal.
While Renita’s expertise plays a major role in her achievements, she attributes her success to her family, Kannaway’s executive team, corporate team, and customer service team.
For more than 30 years, Grazyna Lopatka worked as a rehabilitator – chiropractic for more 30 years before joining Kannaway, ultimately becoming one of the company’s few International Director Elite members.
At first, Grazyna treated her Kannaway career as a side job, but soon found out that the earning potential far exceeded her expectations.
She found that in order to achieve success, three conditions needed to be met: perseverance, conscientiousness, and regularity.
Once Grazyna realized and accepted that the only person she can thank or blame for her misgivings is herself, her Kannaway business began to flourish.
Seeking an alternative to the traditional 9-5 work model, Roland and Lisa Sonnleitner were looking for a business opportunity where they could make their own hours and be their own bosses.
Kannaway Vice Presidential Director Elite Franz Pollak introduced the couple to Kannaway in January of 2018. While initially disinterested, Roland and Lisa ordered a Starter Value Pack to test out the products for themselves and were immediately impressed by the results. Around that same time, they started an online sales funnel and were amazed at the amount of people looking into CBD. By mid-March, they were starting to sell Kannaway products as Brand Ambassadors.
Since then, their business has been growing faster than ever as the interest in cannabis continues to grow. Roland and Lisa’s key to success in this industry mainly involve using the products and educating others on their benefits.
With their dream of financial freedom officially becoming a reality, they are thrilled to be part of Kannaway. Roland and Lisa’s next goal is to expand their team to 100 people who can each earn more than $2,500 per month.
Kannaway Crown Ambassador Elite Juraj Mojzis originally introduced Fanis and Albina Khabibullin to Kannaway. While initially skeptical, Fanis began to conduct his own research and discover the benefits of cannabis. Now, the network marketing industry has become both Fanis and Albina’s way of life, providing them with opportunities to travel, grow, and experience the kind of financial freedom seldom found in any other industry.
To achieve success in the network marketing business Fanis and Albina state that permanence and perseverance is required to build their business effectively and efficiently.
Since joining Kannaway, the pair have gained a wealth of knowledge in health and wellness industry and credit Kannaway’s compensation plan for allowing to lead the life they’ve always wanted for themselves.
Bill and Susan Wilkinson embarked on their Kannaway journey in April of 2017. They made this decision after personally having a Kannaway product experience that was nothing less than transformative.
While Bill and Susan are appreciative of the recognition of climbing the ranks of Kannaway, their commitment to sharing Kannaway product with other has turned into their mission. Both are truly invested in making a difference and creating a positive change in the lives of everyone they encounter. From the leadership and vision, starting with the CEO on down to the customer service representatives, Kannaway’s high-quality hemp oil products has made their full-time business venture worthwhile.
Bill and Susan claim they are fortunate to have a team that continues to grow and educate others. Without their pledge to share the Kannaway message with others, they would be merely a single voice.
Melissa Temple-Agosta did not start her network marketing career the traditional way after spending 20 years as an executive in the corporate world. She enrolled as a brand ambassador with Kannaway after having a profound experience using Kannaway products. Melissa started sharing her experiences with others in a blog and eventually, joined Kannaway corporate as a guest blogger. This turned into a year at the corporate office helping with operations, support and human resources, leveraging her former expertise at L'Oreal in international sales and education.
Melissa has always taken pride in helping others discover the benefits of Kannaway products. To her, it didn’t make a difference as to whose team someone was on or what position they held in the company. She has always been open to helping cross- line partners succeed and in turn, helping Kannaway succeed.
After spending more than 30 years in and out of the direct sales industry, GT Richie felt at home Kannaway. To be associated with a such a caliber of professionals in an industry that’s anticipated to grow beyond comprehension, is ideal for GT, a Kannaway International Director who gives 110 percent to his business. While the financial benefits are noteworthy, he claims that nothing compares to the impact Kannaway products have on peoples’ lives.
Riom Otsuka, which operates out of Tokyo, Japan, joined Kannaway in the hopes of supporting the health and financial standing of others. Initially enrolling in Kannaway with the idea it would serve as a side business opportunity, they became so passionate about Kannaway and its mission that they’ve since made it their full-time focus.
Their journey in Kannaway began with Yukorin, an early leader in the Japanese market. After Yukorin introduced them to Kannaway products and explained how they can positively influence the health and financial well-being of others, Riom Otsuka officially joined Kannaway as a Brand Ambassador in March of 2020.
Having experienced skin issues in the past themselves, Riom Otsuka was immediately impressed by the nourishing and balancing benefits of Kannaway’s hemp skincare line. Products from other manufacturers never helped, and they were immediately motivated to share Kannaway with others who also struggle with skin challenges.
Riom Otsuka attributes their success in Kannaway so far to their drive to help others. Their favorite aspect of working in Kannaway is constantly meeting others and they truly believe that Kannaway’s products and business opportunities can make a positive difference in people’s lives. They describe every day since joining as fun, and they look forward to every opportunity to introduce new people to Kannaway and CBD.
Believing that there are still so many people in Japan and beyond that have yet to hear of CBD and Kannaway, Riom Otsuka’s next goals in Kannaway are to spread awareness to hundreds of people.
Yuko Imai believes her quick accent through Kannaway’s ranks so far to a strong sense of teamwork that she and her colleagues have developed. After enrolling in Kannaway in February of 2020, Yuko took advantage of the opportunity to learn the art of invitation under Randy Schroeder, Kannaway Crown Ambassador Elite and one of the most successful and highly regarded figures in the network marketing industry.
While managing various other jobs, Yuko immediately applied Randy’s lessons and advanced to Area Director in her very first week, before achieving the rank of Regional Director Elite in the first month. It took her just nine months to ascend to National Director Elite.
What sparked Yuko’s initial interest in Kannaway was an introduction by her good friend and Brand Ambassador, Mike Kakihara. She started using Kannaway products herself and was immediately impressed with the positive impact they immediately noticed, particularly with Kannaway’s Cannabis Beauty Defined hemp skincare line.
Yuko now shares Kannaway’s mission of advocating for cannabis access across the globe. Looking ahead, her goals are to continue to help spread awareness to those who have not yet heard of Kannaway and its positive health and financial wellbeing benefits.
Yuko is a strong believer in team collaboration, and she prioritizes connecting with and supporting those who are just starting out in Kannaway. She advises new entrepreneurs in Kannaway to use the wellness products themselves, work closely with teammates to fulfill everyone’s purpose, and to actively practice gratitude.
Born in the Philippines and raised in sunny Southern California, Rommel and Lesille Hernandez never expected to be part of the direct selling industry. Rommel began his career as a real estate and mortgage broker after earning a Bachelor of Science in Business and Nursing, whicle Lesille earned hers in Marketing and Nursing.
Now, the couple enjoy running their own successful Kannaway CBD businesses. The opportunity to join Kannaway was unplanned. After trying Kannaway products at the recommendation of Dr. Ariel Garcia, the prospect of financial independence started to appeal to both Rommel and Lesille. Plus, they can attest to the strength and efficacy of Kannaway CBD products.
Mathias Audell Ringblom has been in the network marketing industry for 27 years, alongside his different traditional businesses. Since 2014 he has been a full-time network marketer, and in 2018 he found Kannaway.
After researching the company, the compensation plan, MJNA and the people behind it all, the decision to join Kannaway was easy. On 13 October 2018, Mathias joined as Brand Ambassador and started working immediately, reaching the National Director Elite rank in just six months.
His goal is to help the team reach its goals, leading by example. And ultimately, the lifestyle that comes with being in network marketing full time is what drives him.
Already, Mathias has qualified for different lifestyle incentives such as the trip to the hemp farm in Poland, the luxurious trip to Costa Rica, the weekend in Dubai, and the Elite Retreat trip to Thailand.
Sales Executive Jill Levine grew up in Rockland County, New York and now resides in Livingston, New Jersey.
After a friend told her about Kannaway, she pursued the opportunity without question, knowing that CBD is an ideal holistic option for many.
Jill’s favorite thing about working with Kannaway is hearing testimonials from people who had seen dramatic results after using the company’s products.
Her favorite bit of advice to share about the business is to “Love what you sell and be confident. People want to buy from confident people.”
According to Dana Neubert and Mary Sides, joining Kannaway has provided them with an amazing opportunity to help change the quality of peoples’ lives through CBD. They have even incorporated Kannaway products into their own daily routine.
Not only is their business is growing because they understand the ins and outs of network marketing, but they are passionate about what they’re selling and believe everyone should be aware of the benefits of CBD and Kannaway products.
Karen Lucas learned about CBD through her friend Damien Callias, who had started a civilian rescue effort in Baton Rouge to help save survivors from cars, flooded homes, and businesses throughout the area.
After Damien posted a CBD salve update on social media, Karen decided to give it a try. Soon after, she ordered Rev!ve AM and was officially blow away by the results
Karen had come to the realization that Kannaway had a phenomenal product and she decided to make it her mission to share the benefits of Kannaway products with the world. She began watching Kannaway Crown Ambassador Elite Randy Schroeder's videos and committed to doubling his goal of speaking to three new people per day. In fact, Karen spoke to 10 or more people per day during her first three months at Kannaway. Before she knew it, she had earned a cruise for both herself and her husband, several large bonuses, and achieved the rank of Regional Director.
Karen says that she is incredibly proud to represent Kannaway knowing the company has the best leaders in the industry backing her every step of the way. She adds that MJNA CEO Dr. Stuart Titus and his breadth of hemp knowledge coupled with program itself is what Kannaway the leader in the CBD movement.
Junko K. arrived at Kannaway shortly after the company entered the Japanese market. As an entrepreneur, Junko was familiar with the growing demand for hemp and CBD in the United States and knew that it would also have appeal in Asian markets.
With the support of two experienced upline members, Junko launched her business in Kannaway, which she says she knew right away “was the right company.” Despite it being so early on that Kannaway had yet to launch a Japanese website or collateral, she identified an exciting opportunity and took advantage.
It’s no surprise, as Junko is no newcomer to business ownership. In addition to her business in Kannaway, she also owns and operates an import retail and eWallet businesses from the castle town of Kanazawa on Japan’s central Honshu Island.
Junko is a firm believer that goal setting is critical to her success. She not only selects her most important goals for a particular period, but also plots out the small steps necessary along the way to achieve them. She also believes she’s benefitted from embracing the mindset of a leader, so that she can effectively guide her teammates toward achieving their own goals and dreams. Junko is also the first to acknowledge she strives to remain humble and open to learning from others.
Kannaway has given Junko the peace of mind that comes with economic stability. Her next goal is to advance to National Director Elite and to reach the Japan Grand Opening.
Stacey Coler-Dark believes success is not predicted by chance or by luck but earned through hard work and perseverance.
Soon after beginning her sales and marketing in her early twenties, she came to the realization that it was not the kind of environment she wanted to be in, particularly after starting a family.
In 2008, Stacey decided to take a leap of faith and transition into an industry that she knew nothing about—network marketing. She quickly rose to the top and was living proof that this unique business model works. After years of success, and a turning point in her life, she was drawn to a natural and holistic approach to healthcare. Her husband introduced her to Kannaway soon after and she immediately took advantage of the opportunity.
Stacey attributes her success to aligning herself with an experienced mentor, being coachable, identifying leadership qualities in others and creating a culture that everyone wants to be a part of.
Kannaway has given Stacey and her family the freedom to enjoy a steady work/life balance and the ability to live out her passion by helping others regain hope in their personal health and wellbeing.
Wolfgang Umlauf and Marianne Wollinger were both born in Vienna and started network marketing in 2009. After garnering years of experience in the nutrition supplements, cosmetics, travel, and high-tech industries, the pair joined Kannaway in 2018. They made the choice to join after using Kannaway products themselves.
Due to their network marketing activities in the past, they were able to learn that several factors are needed to be successful. There is the daily routine, which determines your success or failure. These habits are like a muscle that you must train. The simple duplication is another success factor, because Wolfgang and Marianne have great people in their team who contribute their talents daily.
They love this industry because it gives them the freedom to devote more time to their daughter and to be able to show her what it means to be self-determined.
Plus, Kannaway has improved the lives of everyone in their team. Many of them are now earning more than $2,500 a month and they’re just getting started. There is nothing better than to help people physically and financially.
Born and raised in North Dakota, Craig and Wendy Johnson both had entrepreneurial aspirations growing up. After many late nights researching the benefits of CBD, they came across Kannaway. The pair were so impressed with the company and quality of products that they made a trip to the corporate office in San Diego, CA to meet with Dr. Titus, Brad Tayles, and Blake Schroeder.
They believe that in order to have true financial success, you need to have the time and freedom to do what you want when you want. They are so grateful for all the leadership, professionalism and teamwork that has changed their life and the lives of so many others. If there is one thing to remember in life, it would be to never, ever give up on going after your dreams!
Since childhood, Andrew Moran grew up with dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. While searching for the American dream, he discovered network marketing and immediately got to work.
After finding success in a real estate business venture, the market crashed, yet he remained committed to finding the right opportunity. Now, he’s excited to be part of the global hemp movement and is working towards changing the public’s perception about hemp.
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece Nicolas Bibas comes from a family that has extensive sales experience. So, it was no wonder that he chose to pursue sales as a career path in his early twenties.
But, at 27, he ventured into the network marketing industry and immediately found success. His focus always remained on helping others improve their quality of life.
What he loves most about Kannaway is that it’s not just a CBD company, but part of a larger global movement.
Nicole Neubert’s journey with Kannaway started after she began using the company’s Essential Oils Trio. After experiencing the benefits for herself, she figured there was no better time to join Kannaway.
She loves that Kannway has given her the opportunity to transform lives and be part of a larger movement.