Meet our Team

Zinda Colburn

CEO

Zinda’s 30+ years of experience in agricultural sales and product development positions her as one of the foremost experts on hemp production and supply chain logistics. Zinda has advised over 100 farm operations and companies across the hemp value chain …

Dr. Tom Quick

Director of Agricultural Science

Dr. Tom has been a leader in the agriculture industry for more than 30 years and is recognized globally for his work with microbial and organic pesticides. Dr. Tom provides scientific, agronomic, and product development support for Blake Industries’ clients …

Tara Bonhorst

Director of Strategic Analysis

Tara is an astute market observer with more than 10 years of experience providing market and policy intelligence to clients in volatile and emerging industries. As Director of Strategic Analysis, Tara delivers tailored research and meaningful insights which help inform…

Warren Rager

Farm Services Specialist

Warren Rager has over thirty years of experience in agricultural product sales, working with companies from across the manufacturing, distribution, and retail sectors. Warren focuses on finding our clients the inputs and equipment they need to maximize their yield potential …

Sam Cook

Farm Services Specialist

Sam is an owner and operator of Boring Hemp Company, one of the first licensed hemp operations in the state of Oregon. BHC has been producing top quality hemp flower and providing genetics to farmers across the country since early 2016. Sam brings practical knowledge and tested solutions …

Natalie Darves

Industry Analyst

Natalie is a leading expert in the cannabis industry, bringing more than 15 years of experience as an educator, consultant, and farmer to the Blake Industries team. Natalie is currently the Managing Partner for Cougar Acres Consulting, where she focuses on long-term business strategy …

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