Who we are.

We’re a group of food entrepreneurs, chefs and scientists who originally came together after discovering the incredible wellness potential of hemp – one of the most nutritious and sustainable plants. PLNT is part of our quest to introduce hemp superfood CBD to the world in an accessible, delicious and nutritious way.

Dave Holmes · Co-Founder & Team Captain

Dave’s professional life has ranged from five years spent as a Timberframe carpenter in rural Maine to making investments in distressed debt and troubled companies for a large New York bank. Most recently, Dave co-founded SpikedSeltzer, and with it created a new category in the beverage alcohol market.

Spike Mendelsohn · Co-Founder & Culinary Advisor

Currently the Owner & Chef at Good Stuff Eatery, Spike is a Food Network Top Chef & Iron Chef alum and a Graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. Learn more about Spike.

Rob Powell · Co-Founder & Alternate Captain

Rob brings more than 20 years experience as an entrepreneur working with firms and investors to create and implement developed strategies to facilitate growth. Rob has held other positions in finance and marketing in New York, California, and Washington DC.