Preston_Whitfeld_HeadshotPreston’s roots began on a tobacco farm in rural North Carolina. Growing up he witnessed the crumbling of the tobacco industry which lead to tobacco subsidies that ultimately shut down his and many other family tobacco farms. From this experience was born his life’s path of sharing the possibilities of Hemp as a viable option to replace tobacco and as a solution to many of the world’s issues. With his eyes set on the future, he received his Degree in Horticulture in 2002. In 2003 he moved with his wife Leslie from North Carolina to her hometown of Boulder, CO. It was here that they founded A Natural Bliss… Healing, Relaxing and Inspiring Through Nature!, a Landscape Design/Build firm. In 2015 he teamed up with the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association to help get movement on the NC Industrial Hemp Bill, SB 313. He was instrumental in educating the legislators and getting the approval of the NC Governor Pat McCroy and Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler. On October 31, 2015, those efforts paid off with the passage of the bill. He continues his efforts of working with NC on the development of their Hemp Program and is committed to the unfolding of this new industry in North Carolina and beyond. He served as the MC for Hemp X 2015 in Asheville North Carolina. His current projects include the development of Source Hemp, a Hemp Brokerage and Consulting firm and is co-hosting the 2016 NOCO Hemp Expo 3 in Loveland, CO. And the journey continues…