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 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
Chief Operating Officer
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.
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.
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.
When Patrick was introduced to CBD by his brother, Michael, he jumped right in and immediately contributed to the team. With a degree in Kinesiology, he is excited to share all the tremendous benefits with as many people as he can.
Patrick comes to us with a diverse sales background. He started at Konica Minolta as an Account Executive before being promoted to Selling Manager, earning Presidents Club all three years. His 3rd year he ranked #1 sales representative in Central Florida in 2016. With his outgoing, positive, and charismatic personality, Patrick then built an immediate rapport with his customer base at Mint Global. His speedy response time and urgency to handle customer concerns in an efficient manner, instantly gained customers respect, trust, and credibility.
With previous experience in the affiliate space, Patrick managed over 230+ accounts and ensured detailed needs, campaign links, tracking, clicks, requests, compliance, suppression issues were all met.
Patrick believes individual success comes from working with people who have a strong drive and determination which is one of the many reasons he decided to join Seed2System.
We’re looking forward to having Patrick build and support a strong affiliate team.
Accounting & Operations Specialist
Dina brings 30 years of business administration and accounting experience to Seed2System from both the private and public sectors. She came to Seed2System because she saw a greater purpose in being involved in a company that has a strong emphasis on hemp education.
Through her personal life, she's found comfort and calm with CBD and wants to support any effort to share this natural remedy with others who deal with anxiety and stress—especially since it's also great for the planet.
Dina's detailed eye and process-driven mind has helped us streamline our operations internally and with our external vendors and partners. We look forward to incorporating more of her great ideas as we grow.
After graduating from Southeast Louisiana 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.
Director of Happiness
This pup greets us with a real-life, honest to goodness smile whenever she comes to the farm—which of course then makes each of us smile, which in turn makes her smile bigger, which in turn makes us….well, you get the point of why she was the ringer for Director of Happiness.
Miss Raven is also our Pet CBD mascot. Her story includes majorly improved health—to the tune of two avoided ACL surgeries! The anti-inflammatory properties bounced her right back into excellent health within just a couple of weeks. The vet couldn’t believe it! Partly because he didn’t believe in the healing benefits of CBD, partly because he wasn’t accustomed to people refusing his suggested meds, and perhaps part of it was that he may have been banking the nearly $10,000 he would have made if her owner hadn’t given her CBD.
Being around Raven reminds us to appreciate the simple things in life, like eating raw hemp leaves, carrying around a good old-fashioned stick, and of course, those beloved belly rubs! Thank you Raven for bringing so much goodness into our work!