In the heart of Sacramento, California, there is a marijuana dispensary that has been making waves in the cannabis industry: Seven Leaves. With its recent plans to expand across the U.S. and into international waters like the EU and the UK, the brand is on a meteoric rise. But behind every great brand is an even greater story. For Seven Leaves, that story begins with its CEO and Co-Founder, Tyler Kearns.
Born and raised in the iconic hills of Humboldt County, often referred to as America’s Original Cannabis Mecca, Kearns had an early introduction to the world of marijuana. But it wasn’t always glamorous. Before his journey in the cannabis industry, Kearns was entrenched in the worlds of construction and electrical industries. Yet, it was the potential of the pot plant, with its myriad possibilities, that finally captivated him.
With 15 years under his belt, Kearns’ journey in the cannabis industry has been nothing short of eventful. From living in a tent 16 miles deep in the wilderness of the Six Rivers Forest to dealing with mold infestations and forest fires, the challenges seemed endless. Fast forward to today, and the hurdles have evolved – from navigating the intricacies of banking for cannabis businesses to dealing with the bankruptcy of a major distributor.
Yet, through it all, Kearns credits the resilience of his company to strong business beliefs, especially the importance of solid business and personal savings. That resilience is evident in Seven Leaves’ mission, which is underscored by an unyielding commitment to its team.
At its core, Seven Leaves is all about its team. “We are only as good as our plants and teams of cultivators and processors,” Kearns often states, emphasizing that the success of the company is rooted in a collective effort. It’s this approach that has fostered an environment where employees feel supported and motivated.
Seven Leaves also places a strong emphasis on community engagement. With a dedicated social media presence, the brand is keen on connecting with its customers and partners. Whether it’s through online platforms or in-person interactions, Seven Leaves is all about nurturing these relationships.
Expansion on the Horizon
Looking ahead, Kearns is bullish about the future. With plans to license the brand in other U.S. states and even overseas in the EU and the UK, Seven Leaves is set to make its mark globally. And as the brand looks to these new horizons, Kearns remains grounded in the lessons from his journey – from the importance of adaptation in the ever-evolving cannabis industry to the value of team effort.
In the end, Tyler Kearns is not just a CEO; he’s a visionary on a mission to share the Seven Leaves experience with the world.