The National Hemp Association is primarily an all-volunteer organization with limited staff and volunteers who have become essential in the successful operation of the Association.

Below are the people behind the scenes to help make NHA the best resource around. Thank you!

John FinamoreInterim Executive Director – John is a business and management strategist with cross-functional expertise in business and financial analysis, planning and program implementation. He has provided consulting for hemp and cannabis related production and product commercialization and he is dedicated to furthering the mission of the NHA and its state chapters. Please contact John at

Alexandra Cloyd - National Hemp Association Alli Cloyd Assistant Director – Alli is a hemp enthusiast with a background in event planning, marketing and fundraising. She graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 2013 and wants to see hemp be part of the lives of everyone. “Hemp is the answer to helping every aspect of today’s world.” Alexandra is a new member of Rocky Mountain Hemp Association and loves absorbing the members’ knowledge and passion for hemp. She is excited to meet more hempsters and hemp lovers. As our volunteer event manager, please contact her about your event. Her email is

Emily Rowe – Social Media Volunteer– Emily is originally from Massachusetts and moved to Boulder 3 Emily Rowe headshotyears ago when she became a student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, studying Psychology, Education and Leadership and is training to become a Yoga teacher. An animal rights activist and a vegan who loves to cook, Emily is very passionate about Hemp and believes that it has endless potential in benefiting our planet and our society. She loves offering her skills and is very excited to be working with so many other amazing people involved in the Hemp community. If you have ideas or information to share on social media, please email Emily at


Abbie Marks - National Hemp AssociationAbbie Marks– Newsletter Editor – Abbie has always been intrigued by the elusive yet profound impact from the plants on our nation’s history. In her home state of Louisiana, marijuana regulations still coincide with the generally limiting perspective on cannabis and its potential benefits for our society. After discovering that industrial hemp held thousands of possibilities for improving our environmental and economic quality of life and trade in the US, she was delighted to discover that hemp offered solutions to many of our global agricultural and economic hardships. In her literature and writing, she enjoys bringing the educational and collaborative capabilities of hemp to the forefront in a state where hemp is not only supported by individuals state-wide, but encouraged as a strong network on the entrepreneurial level.