Meet The Team

Tim Rice

Founder & Managing Partner

After earlier careers in counseling mental health, instructing yoga and Pilates, and owning a Bed and Breakfast, Tim relocated to Hygiene Colorado to operate a hemp farm. Initially thinking of it as a fun and interesting endeavor, he quickly began to understand that he was “employed by the Plant” and working for a movement put in place by Mother Nature.

In 2017, he was drawn by a passion to start a hemp product company that would adhere to the highest standards for seed genetics, farming practices, chemical-free extraction, and a commitment to serving the cleanest processed and highest quality full-spectrum CBD. This ever-present and continuous commitment coupled with the pursuit of highly controlled experimental studies to determine the efficacy of CBD are at the forefront of the Seed2System mission.

Shane C. Mutter

President & CEO

Shane has a passion for people. Developing rock-solid relationships is his innate strong suit—within the team, vendor partners, and into all client relations across all sales channels (e-commerce, retail, and white labeling for institutional customers).

Prior to his time in the hemp industry, Shane was President and CEO of Doerr Furniture; his family’s 80+-year-old home furnishings business on the outskirts of the French Quarter of New Orleans.

As a former executive in the home furnishings industry, Shane is drawing on that experience to introduce hemp products and services to this category as well as many others.

Shane sees growth in the hemp industry reaching exponential numbers in the coming years and wants to take the lead in becoming an educational resource to consumers as well as others interested in joining this industry.

Christy Thiel

Director of Education and Partner Relations

At the forefront of the hemp industry expansion, Christy consults and trains companies through education and elevated best practices. Her approach to total wellness includes nutrition with a strong focus on the endocannabinoid system and CBD/Hemp. Christy breaks through the stigmatism, fear and false assumptions with science, research and patience. She speaks globally about health, prevention and the endocannabinoid system.

“Perky” Kristen Ujazdowski

Director of Marketing

Perky’s life purpose is to help people heal themselves and heal the planet. After learning about the prolific healing and soil regeneration properties of the hemp plant, it became obvious that hemp represented the ultimate platform for delivering on her purpose.

“Do the right thing—and do the thing right,” is the foundation under each quality relationship Perky builds. This has been key in propelling her career in sales/marketing/communications. In addition to running her own marketing consulting business for over 10 years, she earned top accolades at a fun variety of companies including AOL Time Warner, Executive Women’s Golf Association, Cutco Cutlery, and Kaplan University. A bonus claim to fame includes a New York Times Best Selling Book credit for ghostwriting a marketing book with SapientNitro (now Publicis Sapient), a global digital transformation agency.

Drew Dragna

Social Media Director

Drew has spent the last few years as Social Media Director for a salon company based in Louisiana. Striving for up to date knowledge in the field, Drew has attended numerous qualified digital marketing conferences throughout the United States. While Drew is passionate about the products her employers produce, her overwhelming focus is always on the company’s core values. Now, having earned her spot as a Social Media Director on the team at Seed2System, Drew acts as liaison between the digital marketing teams. Creating content for Seed2System has come natural because she believes in and feels inspired by the brand. Passion is everything.

When Drew is not spending her time marketing her favorite brands on social media, she enjoys reading, running or going to a local yoga class. She also loves traveling the world and visiting art or history museums wherever she goes.

Michael Mauti

Director of Business Development and Brand Ambassador

Prior to joining Seed2System, Michael spent 5 years in the NFL as a decorated Linebacker & Special Teams contributor for the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. Since his retirement from football in 2018, Michael has gained unique experience in a variety of arenas including, Public Speaking, TV Broadcasting, Podcasts, NFL Coaching, Youth Mentorship, and most recently, a documentary film producer for the upcoming film ‘Iron Lions’, a film which highlights Michael’s role in helping lead the Penn State community & football program through one of the most turbulent times in it’s storied history.

To many, Michael’s incredible personal story of overcoming adversity, determination, and leadership has served as inspiration to many people battling through similar health issues on and off the field.

Since sharing his story publicly & joining the Seed2system team, having battled throughout his NFL career with the auto-immune related illness, Ulcerative Colitis, Michael has spent time educating himself to help better understand the power of plant-based alternative medicine and its potential.

The more we dive into Michael’s experience, the easier it is to understand his high level of passion for helping connect, inspire & educate people everywhere as he continues his personal quest to find answers to some of the most complex questions in medical science focusing on the use of alternative plant-based medicines.

Heather Caudle

National Sales Director

Heather comes to us from a very eclectic background. She spent the majority of her career in pharmaceuticals in operations and outside sales. She started with Merz Pharmaceuticals, a specialty dermatology company at the time. Heather then spent several years selling for a medical testing laboratory, specifically calling on and building relationships with pain management clinics. She quickly climbed to the top of the ranks in sales.

In 2009, Heather decided to explore other specialties of work and became a buyer for one of the largest hydraulic excavator manufacturers in the world. Most recently, Heather worked for BridgeTower Media in marketing and advertising sales for multiple leading B2B publications in the home furnishings industry.

Heather has come to be a huge advocate for hemp and Seed2System after developing a rare neurological disease in late 2017 called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The most prominent symptom of CRPS is a constant, severe burning and often crushing pain. Using hemp, Heather has found hope that there is a natural way to ease the pain of CRPS often when pharmaceuticals could not.

Heather is a deeply passionate person, and if you have ever met her, you know she has never met a stranger. Her goal in joining Seed2System is sharing hope to others living with chronic pain and those searching for a healthier way of life.

Ross Mutter

Fulfillment Specialist

After graduating from Southeast Louisanna University in Business Management, Ross brought some of his skills right out into the hemp fields! Then he learned different aspects of the hemp industry and settled quite nicely into the pivotal area of order fulfillment. His answer to the question, “What is your favorite part of the job?” was an enthusiastic, “Making people happy by getting orders out quickly!” shows that Ross has his priorities straight. Ross is grateful to help grow the business because he loves the way our CBD helps him with anxiety and stress and wants people to use our healthy options.