Meet Our Founders
Our founders Steven Saxton and Katherine Guevara Saxton were the first entrepreneurs to launch USDA certified organic CBD products. They first discovered CBD in the early 2000s and established Green Gorilla in 2013.
With Steven’s background in entertainment and finance and his wife Katherine studying nutrition, they first learned about CBD through celebrities and saw the miraculous results of CBD in a terminally ill dog. Steven began to use CBD for relief when injuries from racing dirt bikes in his younger years began to take a toll. Katherine was intrigued by the many applicable uses of CBD and the science behind the ways it influenced our bodies. Her interest in exercise and alternative medicine drove her passion for using CBD in her daily wellness routine.
Ultimately, the Saxton family founded Green Gorilla because they wanted to share the miraculous benefits of hemp and CBD to people around the world.
Green Gorilla™ – Parent Company
A Malibu lifestyle brand, Green Gorilla is the leader in USDA certified Organic products. We are a vertically integrated seed to shelf company with sustainable organic farming practices and GMPc. Green Gorilla is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives every day.
Green Gorilla Organics™
Green Gorilla Organics includes USDA certified organic CBD dietary supplements, pet and equine care, and topicals. Our product lines are all third-party lab tested, made in the USA, and use good manufacturing practices.
Green Gorilla Europe™
An international sales team oversees Green Gorilla’s operations throughout major European cities. Green Gorilla Europe has operations in Oslo, London, Stockholm, and Amsterdam.
Gorilla FarmCo has farming partners that grow hemp organically in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon. We also own and operate a 1,500 acre organic hemp farm in Arizona. We use USDA Organic Certification, third-party lab testing, and CO2 extraction methods to keep you safe and healthy. See more at: https://gorillafarmco.com
Our regenerative growing techniques protect the environment, public health, local communities, and animal welfare. We grow hemp organically without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. To conserve water, we use a natural aquifer with holding ponds. Nutrient-rich organic soil matter retains rainfall, reducing the need to water the plants ourselves.
Hemp has excellent ecological benefits, from cleaning the air to using fewer resources than most other crops. Vast acres of our hemp farm remove carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. The more plants we grow, the more we can lessen the increasing impacts of climate change.
Our eco-friendly agricultural practices have contributed to the biodiversity of the land. There are now a variety of animal species that call our once-barren farm home. We’ve created a sustainable ecosystem linking a community of organisms together.
Above all, we promise to be a positive force for environmental change.
Employee Activism Initiative
As a team, we look to participate in volunteering opportunities around the world and give back to the community in beneficial ways, such as organizing donation drives for local animal shelters to leading beach cleanups near our headquarters. With a focus to protect our planet, we work to make our company green and sustainable.