A Family Affair

One reason for the care and attention to detail is that Thumb Coast CBD is family owned. Each one of us offers a specific talent to make the final CBD products the best possible for consumption by ourselves and our valued clients.

Like any family, we’ve had our highs and lows

Thumb Coast CBD is a family founded, owned and operated business. For us, family is at the core of everything that we do.

Our family is the reason why we started this business, plain and simple.  All of our success has only been made possible because of our family’s commitment to one another. The initial purpose of developing our products was to help our family, and  that mission has grown to include helping our Thumb Coast CBD client family

Like any family, we’ve had our highs and lows,  and have experienced some intense and unique challenges. About a decade ago, we faced a family tragedy that shook us to the core. It could’ve torn us apart entirely, but for those of us who stuck together, it made us take a look at what – and who – really mattered most. Through compassion and patience, we got through it together. In fact, we learned more about the value of our relationships with each other and the importance of nurturing those relationships.

A tragedy like ours leaves scars, and not always visible ones. We struggled in different areas which led us to seek relief from those symptoms. After trying traditional pharmaceutical medication, we found that it led to other undesirable symptoms and side effects, causing more harm than benefit. After diligent research and trial and error, CBD was the most effective regimen we found to manage our symptoms. It has been, as it turns out, our saving grace.

When the law was passed in the State of Michigan to legalize the growing and selling of hemp, an opportunity arose for us to manage and grow our own. We met with one another, and after an efficient and enthusiastic meeting, decided to pursue this endeavor together. We saw this as a way to grow closer, and to help others in the process.

As we’ve learned more about this incredible plant and the business, we’ve heard more and more from friends who see the same need for this product. Friends with arthritis, neurological disorders, chronic pain, insomnia, and autoimmune diseases have all sought a more affordable and transparent market for CBD products. We are proud to know that we have been able to provide for that need. We know what it’s like from personal experience to need these products to live a healthy life, and we aim to help as many others access this remedy as possible.

We have been able to open three main locations where we sell Thumb Coast CBD, as well as in multiple retailers. We are thankful for the opportunity that we’ve had to share the benefits of CBD with others. We have been able to meet many individuals who have suffered as well, either physically or mentally, and are now our loyal customers and friends who are experiencing relief from their ailments due to our CBD products. We are hopeful that Thumb Coast CBD will continue to grow. Our work within our company is truly a passion, and at the core of it is helping others.

Thumb Coast CBD is a Michigan grown, family owned and operated business. We provide high quality products to our customers, which we use ourselves. We provide a wide range of products and are happy to offer free consultations to ensure that the product you purchase meets your needs. We focus on CBD education and are enthusiastic about the benefits of CBD use! 

As we’ve learned more about this incredible plant and the business, we’ve heard more and more from friends who see the same need for this product to be more readily available. Friends with arthritis, neurological disorders, and autoimmune diseases have all wanted a more affordable and transparent market for CBD products. We hope to fill that need. We know what it’s like from personal experience to need these products to live a healthy life, and we aim to help as many families access this remedy as possible.

After all, we are Michigan grown and family-owned, and we intend to stay that way.

Michigan Grown
Family Owned

Each of us has a role to play in our family business.
Here’s how we fit into the picture.

Kyle McCalmon

Director of Data and Analytics
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With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Kyle has a strong understanding of the logistics required to establish a successful business. With a focus on customer service, Kyle brings high quality standards and streamlined processes to the Thumb Coast CBD team. He earned his certification through the Healer Medical Cannabis Wellness Advisor Training in Cannabis Core Curriculum with a specialization in Dosage Protocols and Methodologies. Placing an emphasis on CBD education, Kyle enjoys sharing his knowledge with others through individual consultations as well as offering group informational sessions. Kyle is excited for the future of Thumb Coast CBD and the opportunity to serve and educate clients.

Marcel Borja

Director of Finance and Manufacturing
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Marcel worked as an educator, teaching secondary and higher education mathematics for over 20 years before founding Thumb Coast CBD alongside Kyle, Mara and Jeff. Marcel holds a master’s degree. Dedicating a large portion of his life to the study of mathematics, Marcel uses precise calculations in the manufacturing of CBD products. This detail-oriented approach provides a high-quality product that can only be found in Thumb Coast CBD. Marcel is excited to continue to develop the highest quality CBD products while implementing new strategies to extend the benefits of CBD for Thumb Coast CBD clients.

Jeff Borja

Director of Sales and Marketing
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As a coach and teacher for nearly 30 years, Jeff has proven to be an enthusiastic and strong leader. Jeff holds a master’s degree.  Jeff brings passion and creativity to the team. With an interest in sales and a passion for the cannabis industry, Jeff fully understands the benefits that CBD provides and the importance of effectively sharing that information. Jeff looks forward to continuing to expand the Thumb Coast CBD product line and increasing sales while sharing the benefits of CBD products.

Madelyn DeCeuninck

Digital Account Manager
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Madelyn is a Digital Account Manager who joined the Thumb Coast CBD team in 2021. In addition to her role operating digital accounts, she has served the company in various other process improvement capacities. She holds a bachelor’s degree and previously worked for over 13 years as a social worker, including in a managerial capacity. Throughout her professional career, Madelyn has developed strong organizational, leadership and communication skills. Madelyn brings enthusiasm, creativity and innovative ideas to the team. She is excited to officially be involved with the family business and looks forward to expanding her knowledge of CBD, and online sales and marketing. 

Aaron Skinner, DC

Thumb Coast CBD Sales Consultant
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Dr. Skinner is a board-certified, licensed Chiropractor in Michigan. Dr. Skinner obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2018 from Life University College of Chiropractic. Dr. Skinner has been practicing for over three years and has learned the value of CBD both professionally and personally. With an emphasis on a holistic approach, Dr. Skinner is well-researched and understands the benefits of CBD and endorses its use. Dr. Skinner believes in the innate capacity of the human being to adapt to and thrive in an increasingly hostile environment.  While studying chiropractic, Dr. Skinner learned about the role of the endocannabinoid system in the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis. Dr. Skinner endorses a full spectrum of phytocannabinoids as a natural supplement to help our bodies self-regulate and self-heal. Thumb Coast CBD is excited to have Dr. Skinner on the team, and values the health and wellness knowledge that he is able to offer.

Jeff Skinner, MHA, BSN, RN, CEN

Business Consultant
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Jeff Skinner MHA, BSN, RN, CEN, is currently a healthcare executive in West Michigan. He is a member of the National Leadership Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kapa, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. With over 15 years of clinical and administrative healthcare experience, he has published works involving predictive analytics and resource allocation. As an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry, Jeff assists Thumb Coast CBD with strategic planning and business development.

Partnerships

Amber Smallridge

Professional Athlete
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Thumb Coast CBD sponsors professional athlete, Amber Smallridge. Amber is a NASM CPT/CNC with a lifetime of experience in athletics and sports. She is currently a BJJ purple belt competitor and owns a personal training gym. 

Amber says of Thumb Coast CBD, “I have been using Thumb Coast CBD products religiously over the last three years and they are a staple in my recovery regimen. The tincture keeps systemic inflammation down in my body so I can train to my fullest potential on the jiujitsu mats and in the weight room. The lotion provides instant relief of any aches and pains I have from hard training. I highly recommend all products to any athlete, gym goer or anyone with aches and pains, it truly is life changing. I am so blessed to be a part of the Thumb Coast team and thank you for all of your support.”

Ryan Huffman, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine