Texas Hemp Coalition Founding Board Members

The Texas Hemp Coalition (TxHC) is proud to announce our Founding Board Members. These eight members are made up of the most reputable sources from numerous aspects of the Hemp industry in Texas. Our goal is to educate and advocate for the future of this emerging crop to ensure its success. The TxHC is the premier advocacy and education non-profit representing the Texas Hemp Industry. With the support and representation of our board members and future members, we hope to be a leading force in ensuring the success of this industry.


Jeromy Sherman, CEO of Bayou City Hemp Co.

Texas’ premier hemp processor. Along with Bayou City Hemp, Inc, he also Co-Founded Leaf Life Wellness, a CBD Cosmetic & Wellness Company.

Before starting Bayou City Hemp Company, Inc. and Leaf Life Wellness, Mr. Sherman spent most of his career in the energy sector. He founded several successful startup Oil & Gas Companies. Mr. Sherman also serves as manager of his family farm in Sugar Grove, IL.

Mr. Sherman holds an MBA from the University of Mississippi, and a BA from Mississippi State University. Outside of his professional career, Jeromy enjoys coaching his kids’ basketball and baseball teams. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Sarah, and their four children. Visit Bayou City Hemp Co.

Vice President

Jesse Kerns, Director of New Markets- New Bloom Labs

Jesse Kerns was born in Greene County Tennessee. Growing up in East Tennessee, Jesse was always drawn to the mountains, streams and the great outdoors. The Cherokee National Forest, Nolichucky River, Great Smoky Mountains, and his family farm all served as early settings for Jesse's growing appreciation for our region's greatest asset - its natural geography. Jesse began his career in the stock car racing industry, fielding cars and winning championships with top-tier luminaries like Richard Childress, Ty and Austin Dillon, Dale McDowell, and Scott Bloomquist. His time in the racing industry cultivated his values of teamwork, efficiency, and determination, as well as providing him ample opportunities in the realms of land conservation, big game hunting, live bait fishing, and wilderness protection with his Childress Racing teammates. In 2018 Jesse relocated to Chattanooga to bring his years of experience and passion for the outdoors to pursue a career as a land broker. His personal experience with conservation and gentleman farming was invaluable to his clients as they seek their own opportunities in land ownership, development, and management. As 2019 approached Jesse and his brother John came together and forged New Bloom Labs. At first Jesse continued his real estate duties as he learned the hemp business by attending trade shows, marketing functions, and contributing during heavy volume at the lab. 2020 brings Jesse full-time at New Bloom and he heads the company’s expansion into Texas. He brings all of his years of experience in multiple fields to assemble a remote laboratory location with utmost efficiency. He is most eager to get on the road and meet hemp producers all over the United States. Visit New Bloom Labs.


Haley Hunt, RN- CEO of Trulevia 

Family, community, education, and healing are the cornerstone of the Trulevia story and company. Haley Hunt, the founder and CEO is a nurse with a keen interest in helping her neighbors enjoy maximum health and wellness, but found certain aspects of mainstream medicine were not addressing the power of the plant. Haley now makes it her life’s work to educate the public about cannabis. Casting out misconceptions and fear, she shares groundbreaking research on the medical promise of this misunderstood plant and continues to look for ways to advocate for its legalization. Her CBD boutique, Trulevia, co-managed with business partner Christy Spanton, features high-quality CBD products including a line they designed and developed through a partnership with Tejas Hemp. Knowing the constant evolution of this industry, Haley continues to seek out nursing courses specializing in the use of cannabis and hopes to one day transform their CBD boutique into a full dispensary. Visit Trulevia.

C. William (Bill) Doubleday, MD, FAAD

Dr. Bill Doubleday is a semi-retired board certified dermatologist who has practiced in Houston over 33 years.  He is the 5th generation in his Australian ancestry to own and manage farming and grazing properties.  He owns and manages a cattle, horse, and farming property near Schulenburg, Texas and was one of the very first in Texas to get a permit and grow a test plot of fiber hemp varieties.  He also serves on the Texas Industrial Hemp Council.  Dr. Doubleday received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree and dermatology training at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston.  Dr. Doubleday is currently included in Texas Monthly’s “Super Doctors Hall of Fame.”  Dr. Doubleday is an advocate for medicinal uses of cannabis products.

Dann Burton, SunHouse Ventures

Dan Burton has agriculture roots that go back 6 generations. He serves as the Director of Operations for Sun House Ventures LLC. Dan has 12 years of cannabis cultivation experience, including large scale greenhouse cultivation, large scale indoor and acres of farmland.

Dan has spent the last 4 1/2 years in large scale hemp farming with over 2,000 acres in cultivation. In that time Dan has worked on pioneering hemp harvest processes and technologies. He also designed and built a hemp harvest processing system for Sun House Ventures LLC. Dan has a proven track record in team building and in leadership roles. Dan also represents Sun Ventures LLC as a founding member of the Texas Hemp Coalition.

Eloise Guggolz, LPC

Ms. Guggolz is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice serving a wide range of clients in Austin and her hometown, San Antonio. Eloise works with adults and teens experiencing anxiety, difficult life transitions and challenging  circumstances by offering effective coping strategies, communication tools and new thought patterns. Along with a background in Counseling Psychology, she is also a fifth generation rancher experienced in farming, cattle and land management. Eloise’s interest in the cultivation of hemp originated in its capability of relieving stress and anxiety in clients, its positive impact towards agriculture and support for the farming community.  It is her intention to advocate and promote the positive impact of hemp culture and its benefits in mental health and to support farming communities and businesses. 

Aaron Owens, CEO of Tejas Hemp

Aaron is a native of West Texas, a part of the world where a person's word is gold. His first passion and love has always been ranching, with Hemp coming in as a close second. He served as the VP of Sales for Dutch Pro liquid fertilizers (for the greenhouse industry) where he developed his extensive network within the hemp industry. A hemp pioneer in Texas, he started working with extractions and custom formulations in 2015, and then formally organized his company, Tejas Hemp, in early 2017. As word of his product quality spread, demand sky rocketed, and the business expanded rapidly. In 2020, he successfully produced two acres of boutique organic hemp, bringing the first ever Sativa strain to the Industrial Hemp market. Today, Aaron is in charge of corporate strategy and business development; and focuses heavily on the implementation of the Industrial Hemp industry in Texas. His goals are to help Texas farmers make Texas Hemp business a leader in the global Hemp economy. Visit Tejas Hemp.

Kyle Truesdell, Co-CEO of Agrarian Supply

Kyle currently sits on multiple board of directors for agricultural focused companies and presently is the Co-CEO of Agrarian Supply and the CEO of F1 Genetics.   At the start of his career he spent 6 years in organic farming and fresh food processing as a Sales Manager at Earthbound Farm.  Kyle also spent 7 years at Wilbur-Ellis Company, LLC holding the positions of National Specialty Crop Portfolio Manager, Retail Branch Manager & Pest Control Advisor.  He has over 15 years of Agricultural Sales, Strategy and Management experience.  The last 5 of those years he dedicated most of his time in developing go to market strategies for the entrance of traditional agriculture into the hemp and cannabis industries. Kyle specializes in brand management, business development, agricultural production, and emerging markets.  He has also been a licensed PCA, CCA and QAL in the state of California since 2011. Visit Agrarian Supply.

Please visit our website for more information: www.texashempcoalition.org

About the Texas Hemp Coalition

The Texas Hemp Coalition’s goal is to provide industry specific information to growers, processors and entities that will be involved in the Texas Hemp Industry. We will serve as an advocacy, educational and networking liaison to reputable entities within the hemp industry.