Meet The Team
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.
Director of Education & Partner Relations
Education in the hemp industry is paramount—which is why Christy Thiel was our first hire! She represents a pioneering frontrunner of the hemp industry and its expansion. In her role as Director of Education, Christy speaks globally about health, prevention, and the importance of using hemp to balance the human Endocannabinoid System. Christy enthusiastically breaks through the stigmatism, fear, and false assumptions with science, research, and patience as she consults with and trains companies about hemp, CBD, and elevated best practices.
As a Master Nutrition Therapist with a focus on ancestral health, Christy’s approach to total wellness includes nutrition with a strong focus on the Endocannabinoid System and CBD/Hemp. Previous to her career in nutrition, she was a personal trainer and has continued to motivate individuals and groups toward improved health.
Christy is your go-to for answers on how hemp works for everything from daily prevention to specific medical challenges.
Director of Business Development & Brand Ambassador
Prior to joining Seed2System, Michael spent five years in the NFL as a decorated Linebacker & Special Teams contributor for the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.
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. Michael’s incredible personal story of overcoming adversity, determination, and leadership has served as an inspiration to many people battling through similar health issues on and off the field. He truly feels our CBD has been a life saver which explains his high level of passion for helping connect, inspire, and educate people everywhere. We’re thrilled about his results and love watching him continue his personal quest to find answers to some of the most complex questions in medical science that focus on the use of alternative plant-based medicines.
Since his retirement from football in 2018, Michael has gained experience in a variety of arenas including, public speaking, TV broadcasting, podcasts, NFL coaching, youth mentorship, and most recently, as 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 the most turbulent of times in its storied history.
“Perky” Kristen Ujazdowski
Director of Marketing
Perky’s life purpose is to help people understand they can heal themselves through nature—as long as we take care of the planet. After learning about the prolific human healing abilities, soil regeneration properties, and sustainability aspects 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 and each project she manages. This philosophy has been key in propelling her 20 year career in the trifecta of sales, marketing, and 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. Perky’s experience, skills, and passion for helping people and the planet are elevating our company and it’s brand a little more everyday.
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.