The founders of Element brand products have been farming hemp since 2017, and have spent years studying the plant’s most important properties and how they can be used to support the wellbeing of horses, dogs, and the other important pets in your life. Unlike most high CBD cultivators, we don’t use mountains of plastic or chemicals to bring our crop to fruition. We use regenerative farming practices, which include maintaining year round cover crops to protect our overworked soil from continued erosion. Eliminating things like glyphosate while reducing water usage is one of the key components that makes our company different, and that difference is something our planet needs more than ever.

Products like Remedy stand out from industry competitors, as remedy is the first equine pellet on the market that is made from fresh, full spectrum hemp, containing cannabinoid dosages that studies show are high enough to create noticeable results. Remedy offers dosages far above industry competitors, and we do it with freshly milled hemp, not leftover material from previous chemical extraction.

From choosing the mother plants each fall for the subsequent crop, to packaging our products, our team is there from start to finish. We know hemp, we know animals, and we know nutrition. Element Original brand products are the gold standard when choosing a hemp based supplement for your animal.

  • Adrienne Snow, MBA

    CEO & Founder

    Adrienne is a well-respected visionary in Nevada’s entrepreneurial scene. She’s the creative force behind Element & Western States Hemp, digging deep on current issues and avenues and exploring opportunities that others have yet to imagine. Nevada Business Magazine and the Reno Gazette Journal are among the many publications that have paid tribute to her spirit and skills. She is one of the owner’s of an AQHA breeding program that produces sound, working class horses for cattle ranching operations. She is responsible for the development of new products and brand identity. She values relationship building, and it is those varied and long standing relationships that she’s brought together that lend Element the edge when it comes to innovation and market potential. In addition to being a mother of three boys and the owner of multiple businesses, she is the executive director of Nevada’s oldest summer festival.

  • Joseph Frey, CCA

    COO & Founder

    Joe Frey is a life long, 4th generation farmer whose primary passion lies in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. He’s a leading member of the western states cover crop council, and an active farming partner with the Savory Global Network. As the acting COO of Western States Hemp, he’s planted and harvested more varietals of hemp than any other farmer in Nevada, and has extensive experience with both CBD and industrial post processing. He holds a bachelors in aeronautics from Embry Riddle, and when he isn’t running the farm, he is often cultivating his other career passion as a Lear jet captain. He’s an active father of four, and a avid community activist.

  • Sam Sneed, PhD

    Animal Nutritionist & Biochemist

    Sam Sneed is an animal nutritionist with an extensive history in animal science, biochemistry, and agriculture. He has spent years working on various supplemental formulations for horses to support health and mitigate chronic problems. Sam’s expertise and industry relationships have helped the Element team find the best ingredients as well as the production facilities to assist in the manufacturing of first to market hemp derived supplement products. Sam resides on his farm just outside of Nashville with his family, all of whom are actively involved in fox hunting, United States Pony Club, and various equestrian competitive events

  • Rich Grondin

    Biochemist & Cannabinoid Specialist

    Having 35 years of experience as a chief chemist with a focus on analytical inorganic geochemistry, Rich Grondin began new and groundbreaking work involving cannabinoids in 2015. With the passing of Nevada’s medical cannabis program, he began in depth cannabis research that led to the pivotal development and execution for the infusion and manufacturing process of the Cantabs product line. Development of a simple one step non-toxic conversion of CBD to Δ-9 THC and Δ-8 THC. (Patent No.: 10941131). He’s experienced in in-house HPLC analysis of production and research products. His background experience includes extraction, distillation, chromatography, chemical synthesis and instrumental analysis of organic and inorganic compounds, minerals and metals. Rich works on product development for Element, with a specific focus on cannabinoid formulation, delivery, and suspension.

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