Kristi Knoblich Palmer

Co-founder, Kiva Confections

Applying lessons learned in the hospitality and fine dining sectors, Kristi has built her Oakland, California-based cannabis edibles business into a 100-person company that provides product for roughly 600 retailers in four states. She also founded a distribution company, Kiva Sales and Service. Kristi is board president of the California Cannabis Industry Association and founding board member of the California Cannabis Manufacturers Association. Kristi’s first foray into entrepreneurship was as co-founder of a wedding photography company.