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About CBDistillery

About CBDistillery™

More than just a brand with exceptional products and service, CBDistillery® is on a mission to lead the #CBDMOVEMENT™ by providing the masses easy access to hemp-derived CBD products, widespread education, the latest industry research, and verified consumer testimonials.


Our vision at CBDistillery® is to bring CBD to the world


We provide an alternative path to a healthy and balanced life. We are the #CBDMOVEMENT™.


  • Accountability
  • Team Work
  • Respect
  • Can do
  • Driven to succeed, the right way
  • Enjoy your work

Who Are We?

CBDistillery® was founded in 2016 by a group of Colorado natives with the people’s best interests in mind. Our founders saw that the emerging CBD industry was vastly overpriced and quickly becoming saturated with inferior products. This inspired the strong belief that people have a right to high-quality, fairly priced, U.S. grown, hemp-derived CBD products, so they set out on a mission to be the premier resource for CBD products and education.

And so the #CBDMOVEMENT™ was born. With over 440k mentions and over 37,000 downloads of The Ultimate CBD User Guide, the #CBDMOVEMENT™ is steamrolling change across the nation and inspiring consumers to think about alternative methods of wellness.

Everyone involved in the #CBDMOVEMENT™, from the CBDistillery® team to our loyal customers has been directly impacted by CBD and works hard to spread the movement. At CBDistillery®, our work is fueled by our passionate customers who share their stories with us every day. With over 54k+ verified reviews and testimonials, we all help to prove that CBD isn’t just a buzzword, but a way of life.

CBDistillery® is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and cost-effective brands in the CBD marketplace today. CBDistillery® has over 2 million satisfied customers, and continues to be a leader of the industry and spreading the #CBDMOVEMENT™.

Why Buy Our Products?

At CBDistillery®, we highly value quality and transparency. Purchasing CBD is easy with our new labels that clearly display the CBD content in each product as well as informational inserts that provide extensive insight into what CBD is and what it does for you. You can also scan a QR code on each product to see third-party test results and confirm that the CBD product you select meets regulatory requirements.

We follow stringent industry guidelines set forth by the FDA. We are proud to be certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority which provides guidelines within our industry. Each of our product seals represents our dedication to quality with Natural Farming Practice, Lab Tested Potency & Purity, and the U.S. Hemp Authority on all our labels.

With so many CBD companies emerging, it can be challenging to verify and trust the quality or amount of CBD in your products. With CBDistillery®, “You can trust that we will provide you the highest quality CBD product on the market.”

—CEO Chase Terwilliger.



Chase Terwilliger

Chief Executive Officer


Chase Terwilliger is the Chief Executive Officer of Balanced Health Botanicals (BHB). BHB has some of the top brands in the cannabinoid wellness space, including its flagship brand – CBDistillery. Chase has led BHB since shortly after its conception in 2016, growing the company from $0 in annual revenue to over $30 million. He is an experienced executive with a history of working in the healthcare, technology, and consumer packaged goods industries. Chase received his Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology from University of Colorado – Boulder, received an MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, where he graduated summa cum laude, and received a LEAD certificate from Stanford Business School.

Andy Papilion

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer


Andrew (Andy) Papilion is the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Balanced Health Botanicals. He co-founded CBDistillery and the Bota Skincare brand and has been with the company since its conception in 2016. Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Botany and Biological Sciences from Colorado State University.

Alejandro de Gortari

Chief Financial Officer


Alejandro (Alex) de Gortari is the Chief Financial Officer at Balanced Health Botanicals (BHB). He joins the BHB executive leadership team after over 16 years with Molson Coors and then over a year with Bell Rock Brands. Bell Rock Brands owns and operates some of the largest brands in the high-THC space, such as Mary’s Medicinals and Dixie’s. Alex was the CFO at Bell Rock and led them through a transformational time. At Coors Alex held many different management positions within their finance team. After years in finance, he was promoted to the prestigious position of General Manager- Emerging markets. Prior to Coors, Alex was a senior auditor at one of the big 4 accounting firms- Deloitte. Alex is known not only for his finance skills, but also his ability to lead and build strong teams. Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Bill Stoufer

Chief Operating Officer


Bill Stoufer is the Chief Operating Officer at Balanced Health Botanicals. He has been with the company since 2019 and has over 30 years’ experience in the food safety and processing, sales, logistics, and consumer packaged goods industries. A driven leader, Bill is engaged, customer-focused, and agile, providing data-based, strategic results. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Transportation and Logistics from Iowa State University College of Business, in 1990.

John Harloe

J.D., Ph.D., General Counsel


John Harloe is General Counsel at Balanced Health Botanicals (BHB). John joined BHB in 2019 and has since been involved on the board of the Hemp Round Table, as a representative for Colorado’s CHAMP program, and as Vice-Chair of the ABA’s cannabis practice section. He is a member of the State Bars of Colorado, Texas, and Oregon, and maintains membership in the International Cannabinoid Research Society, and the International Cannabis Bar Association. After graduating from Furman University in South Carolina, he attended VCU Medical Center’s department of Pharmacology & Toxicology in Richmond, Virginia, where he spent the next five years doing cannabinoid and endocannabinoid research. Successfully defending his dissertation on the endocannabinoid system’s role as a potential therapeutic target for disorders of learning and memory, John was awarded his Ph.D. Subsequently, John attended SMU law school in Dallas, Texas, and graduated cum laude in 2011. After graduation, he spent the next few years practicing drug and device litigation, during which time the firm settled over $800M in claims and obtained numerous nationally recognized trial verdicts. He lives with his wife and two pugs in Denver, where they take every opportunity to hike, fish, and camp.

Dexter Nash

Executive Vice President of HR


Dexter Nash is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Balanced Health Botanicals (BHB). His role includes strategic planning and managing the human resource sciences for the organization. Dexter has extensive experience in operations management, process design and improvement, fostering long-term client relationships, and implementing product development cycles. He has a proven track record of success in executive mentoring, strategic planning, financial management, compliance reporting, human resource management, and risk/HS&E management. Dexter is the founder, CEO, and Principal of Human Resource Alliance, Inc., where he models consultative responsiveness and a branded business model that meets the demands of today’s economic business culture and expanding HR needs. Prior to joining BHB, Dexter was an executive with Schlumberger, an international oil field service giant, where his involvement included managing multi-cultural projects and employees from Caracas, Venezuela to Jakarta, Indonesia. Dexter received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and his master’s degree from University of Michigan Graduate School.

James Shoeboot

Executive Vice President of Technology


James Shoeboot is the Executive Vice President of Technology at Balanced Health Botanicals. He has been with the company since 2019 and has over 18 years’ experience in the information technology industry. James received his Bachelor of Science in Business Technology Management from Regis University.

Ellese Symons

Vice President of Marketing


Ellese Symons is the Vice President of Marketing at Balanced Health Botanicals and CBDistillery. She has been with the company since its conception in 2016 and has extensive experience in marketing, strategy, brand management, customer service, and leadership. Prior to joining the BHB team, Ellese had a five-year career focused in commercial and residential real estate. As a business owner and licensed broker, Ellese’s career consisted of repositioning residential distressed properties, brokering $19 million in real estate transactions and providing tenant representation for leading corporations and local Denver businesses. As Vice President of Marketing and one of the first five employees, Ellese has contributed to a team that demonstrated 763% YoY growth in 2018, with reported ecommerce revenue of $19.6 million. She received her Bachelor of Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship from University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.

Sandi Gonzales

Vice President of Retail Sales & Marketing


Sandi Gonzales is the Vice President of Retail Sales and Marketing at Balanced Health Botanicals. She has been with the company since 2019 and has over 24 years’ experience in sales, advertising, and marketing. Sandi is a member of the Forbes Communication Council and has published several articles on brand equity and marketing strategy. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from Boise State University.

Mark Grunder

Vice President of Operations


Mark Grunder is the Vice President of Operations at Balanced Health Botanicals. He has been with the company since 2017 and has over 33 years’ experience in management, operations, safety, logistics, and manufacturing. A highly resourceful leader, Mark drives performance from all levels of the organization, using his excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. He understands the value of complex business strategies and technical processes. He is trained in OSHA compliance, EPA compliance, ADA compliance, the Federal Medical Leave Act, lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.

Alex Blanchette

Quality Assurance Director


Alex Blanchette is the Quality Assurance Director at Balanced Health Botanicals. She has been with the company since 2019 and has nearly a decade of experience implementing quality management systems for startups and other small companies. Alex represents the cannabinoid industry on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Hemp Advisory Committee. Alex received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Luke Symons

Vice President of Global Operations


Luke Symons is the Vice President of Global Operations at Balanced Health Botanicals (BHB). He joined the team in 2019 with a background in sales consulting. Prior to joining BHB, Luke was ranked #1 in his territory in 2017 for 53% YoY growth in national orthopedic medical device sales. Before starting his career, Luke spent five years playing professional golf on various mini tours across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America. Luke played division one golf at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Katy Smith

Director of Customer Service


Katy Smith is the Director of Customer Service at Balanced Health Botanicals. She has been with the company since 2017, developing and growing the customer service department from the ground up, while building sustainable infrastructure, workflows, and training processes. Katy specializes in making systems fast, efficient, and kind - pairing humanizing customer care with good business practices. Katy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Evergreen State College in the Pacific Northwest.

Kurtis Gayman

Controller of Accounting & Finance


Kurtis Gayman is Controller of Accounting & Finance at Balanced Health Botanicals. He has been with the company since 2019 and has over a decade of experience in accounting and finance for manufacturing industries. He is skilled in general ledger, cost accounting, sales tax, depreciation, fixed assets, balance sheet, and ADP payroll. Kurtis received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Colorado State University and his Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.