HOW WE FLOW

WHY WE’RE HERE

We started K-Zen with an understanding that cannabis has the power to improve people’s daily lives–whether it be for health, recreation or somewhere in between. It’s this belief that drives us to create great-tasting, safe and effective cannabis-infused drinks, making cannabis more accessible and familiar than ever before.

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

K-Zen beverages are developed with different consumers in mind, especially those who are new to cannabis. With our low-dosed, easy-to-use products, we hope to inspire novice consumers to open up to the possibilities of cannabis and in doing so, create special opportunities for education and awareness. 

HOW WE WORK

Our goal is to create a continuous circle of good made to benefit the most essential part of our business: our customers. We start with a team of cannabis experts, food scientists and industry partners who work together to create innovative products with integrity. This dedication to quality flows directly to our customers, whose feedback and experiences are critical in helping us improve our products and the industry.

MEET OUR TEAM

CEO & Co-Founder

JUDY YEE

Co-Founder

SOON YU

EVP of Government Affairs / Biz Dev

JOHNNIE GILES

Jaime Cachero
Sr. Dir. Of Technical Operations

JAIME CACHEIRO

Mohini Pande
Sales Account Manager

MOHINI PANDE

Fiona Nowottny
Project Manager

FIONA NOWOTTNY

Danielle Meyers
Marketing Manager

DANIELLE MEYERS

JUDY YEE

CEO & Co-Founder

“As a long time dancer and recreational runner, I found my body’s recovery became longer and harder, so I started to experiment with cannabis as an alternative healer. It was a game-changer.” 

Judy brings 20+ years of health and wellness, food and beverage experience working for brands like The Clorox Company, Nestle, Earthbound Farm and Crystal Geyser. Her hope is that in founding K-Zen and sharing her own story, she can continue to advocate for cannabis as a healing plant with the potential to benefit so many people.

SOON YU

Co-Founder

“Like many folks, I had a loved one diagnosed with cancer and had to provide care during the treatments that followed. This experience opened my eyes to the healing benefits of cannabis to bring peace and harmony to those that suffer. From that point, I was a believer.”

Soon Yu is an international speaker, award-winning author and Forbes contributor for marketing, innovation, and design. He’s served as the Global VP of Innovation and Officer at VF Corporation and worked with brands at The Clorox Company and Chiquita, as well as founder and CEO of numerous venture-backed startups.

JOHNNIE GILES

EVP of Government Affairs / Biz Dev

“When my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer, my interest piqued in the medicinal properties of cannabis. The cannabinoid that worked specifically well for her was THC, and was not only effective in easing her symptoms, but also had a positive impact on her mood and outlook.”

As an executive member on our board, Johnnie brings 20+ years experience in government relations and affairs, with a majority of the time spent with corporate cable company, Comcast. He brings countless skills to our team, including finding creative ways in which cannabis education can be brought into the mainstream stage.

Jaime Cachero

JAIME CACHERO

Senior Director Of Technical Operations and External Manufacturing

“I entered the world of cannabis through my passion for science. With my background in pharmaceutical and food manufacturing, I garnered a better understanding of what options were out there for people to relieve and manage their ailments.”

Jamie brings 15 years of experience in project management, pharmaceutical manufacturing, compliance and continuous improvement work. He’s taking his experience working with Pfizer corporation and bringing it to K-Zen to ensure products are safe and effective.

Mohini Pande

MOHINI PANDE

Sales Account Manager

“I found myself understanding unique medicines from across the world at a very young age. As I grew, I combined my culinary arts training, knowledge of Ayurvedic cooking and cannabis to reap incredible natural benefits. I enjoy sharing my learnings with friends and those curious about cannabis.”

Mohini’s diverse professional experiences paired with her own deep interest in cannabis make her the ideal team member to lead our K-Zen sales team. Her previous roles as a retail manager for a California dispensary as well as her sales experience working with key cannabis brands bring the perspective we need to move our products and industry forward.

Fiona Nowottny

FIONA NOWOTTNY

Project Manager

“I’ve always appreciated that cannabis was a wonderful alternative medicine for a wide variety of needs – from serious conditions like Parkinson’s, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, to every day pains from anxiety, pain and stress. I’m still in my curious phase, and enjoy integrating cannabis in my life in new ways.”

Fiona started her career in the music industry, working as an executive assistant and tour manager for independent musicians, ranging from local professionals to Grammy-winning world-wide performers for about eight years. She’s excited to bring her project management ninja skills to the cannabis industry.

Danielle Meyers

DANIELLE MEYERS

Marketing Manager

“After learning how cannabis works in the brain and the body, I’m convinced this plant deserves a regulated place in our society. The benefits and applications are undeniable, from pain management to improved mental health. I believe people have the right to explore how cannabis works in their own body.”

Danielle brings nearly ten years of experience in international branding and marketing. She’s contributed her communication skills in writing, strategy, and design to a range of companies from corporate CPG brands like ConAgra to nimble startup teams in the US and abroad.