Meet the Team Apr 14, 2020

Meet the Populum Team

by Taylor Hogan

Who we are

Based in Omaha, NE and Phoenix, AZ, the Populum team members have a lot in common like they are all hard working, focused on well-being for all, and are animal-lovers. Yet, their differences and unique perspectives are what make the Populum team one-of-a-kind. To help you get to know them a little better, we asked each team member five questions.

Gunhee Park

Gunhee Park, CEO & Founder

Caring, Resourceful, Adventure-Seeker

Where are you from? I’m originally from South Korea and immigrated to the US in high school.

How did you come to work for Populum? What do you do for Populum? I founded Populum in late 2016, after becoming deeply interested in the health benefits of hemp. I found that there’s a lot of stigma and confusion around hemp-derived CBD, so I focused on building a brand around quality & transparency.

Why do you love working for Populum? It is genuinely delightful when hearing about all the different ways our customers have benefited from CBD over the years. Along with the fact that we have an amazing close-knit team, serving our customers is what drives us to do our best.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Spiderman

What was the last song you listened to? "Hallucinogenics" by Matt Maeson

Emiliy Rockwell

Emily Rockwell, Director of Business Development

Nature-lover, peace-maker, cooking-obsessed

Where are you from? I was born in Eau Claire, WI and now live in Phoenix, AZ.

How did you come to work for Populum? What do you do for Populum? I came to work for Populum because I was originally a big fan of the company, and became a social media affiliate. After communicating with Gunhee and the sales director at the time, I was brought on to help grow the retail division of Populum. At Populum now, I oversee our wholesale/distributor accounts and strategic partnerships as Sales/Business Development Director.

Why do you love working for Populum? I love working for Populum because of the success stories we hear, my coworkers, the flexibility of the company, and what the company stands for as a whole.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? If I could be any super hero, it'd be Poison Ivy from Batman.

What was the last song you listened to? "Blinding Lights" by the Weeknd

Caitlin March

Caitlin March, Director of Marketing

Crafty, Dog-Whisperer, Mountain-Gal

Where are you from? Franklin County, VA

How did you come to work for Populum? What do you do for Populum? I am from the East Coast, so when I found myself in Omaha, I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I was lucky enough to find Populum through friends, and I now lead their marketing team. It has been a dynamic and continuously evolving landscape since I started. My role focuses on all marketing efforts, including our grassroots efforts informing the public of the benefits and uses of hemp.

Why do you love working for Populum? To start, I love CBD! When you believe in the product and mission of a company, it makes working fun and rewarding. I work with a fantastic group of individuals. Everyone is different, but we all work together truly as a team.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? This is a hard one, because I don't know many "superheroes." If I have to choose, I would be Wonder Woman, mostly because this is one of the few superheroes that I know of, but also because she is an inspiring character!

What was the last song you listened to? "Rise Up" by Andra Day

Ivy Sutton

Ivy Oakes, Director of Customer Experience

Smitten ‘bout kittens, Vacation Dreamer, Giphy-Giver & Plantswoman

Where are you from? Omaha, Nebraska

How did you come to work for Populum? Through a mutual friend.

What do you do for Populum? I am the Director of Customer Service. I work with our customers to ensure they are happy with our flexible subscription program and I help first time buyers decide if CBD is right for them!

Why do you love working for Populum? Because I get to help customers feel better and I get to know these amazing customers. I also love the flexible and relaxed work environment. Coming from the Corporate world, this was a welcomed change.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Honestly, I know very little about super heroes. Gosh. Is She-Ra a super hero? I would be her and I would steal or "adopt" Battle Cat from He-Man.

What was the last song you listened to? "Road to Nowhere" by The Talking Heads

Tiffany Murphy

Tiffany Murphy, Graphic Design

Where are you from? Columbus, NE

How did you come to work for Populum? What do you do for Populum? Gunhee went to high school with my husband and the two of them were out one night catching up. My husband ended up showing some of my design work to Gunhee and he mentioned that Populum could use some help with their marketing. I started part-time with Populum in December 2017. I originally helped with customer service in addition to design projects. I've transitioned to only doing graphic design work for the marketing team.

Why do you love working for Populum? Populum lets you know that you're appreciated and valued, whether you're a part-time or full-time employee. They have always worked with me to make sure the time I'm putting in, works with whatever I have going on in my life at the time. Also, I LOVE THE BRAND. It's beautiful and fun to design around.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? FLASH!

What was the last song you listened to? "1950" by King Princess

AJ Stockwell

AJ Stockwell, Finance

Where are you from? Phoenix, AZ

How did you come to work for Populum? What do you do for Populum? I was friends with Gunhee before he started Populum and helped him get his accounting processes set up from the beginning. I handle accounting and finance.

Why do you love working for Populum? I love working for Populum because we're providing honesty and transparency in an industry that really lacks those.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Ironman

What was the last song you listened to? "Some Of It" by Eric Church

Taylor Hogan

Taylor Hogan, Marketing Associate

Where are you from? I am from Bend, Oregon and moved to Omaha, Nebraska in middle school.

How did you come to work for Populum? What do you do for Populum? I am a marketing and graphic design student and came on to Populum as an intern. I have since taken over social media and fulfill various marketing and design roles for the company!

Why do you love working for Populum? I love being able to advocate and stand behind the product I am working to promote. It goes beyond a fad, it’s about holistic wellness and finding balance in your life.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? I would be a catwoman because I have 3 cats (and would have more if I could!)

What was the last song you listened to? Probably anything by Odesza!

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Frank March-Amirtharaj, Hooman Resources & Office Dog

Where are you from? Maryville, MO

How did you come to work for Populum? What do you do for Populum? My mom helped me get the job. I help out around the office by taking naps, playing fetch, and general "office duties," as stated in my job description.

Why do you love working for Populum? It's a hard job, but I get rewarded with Zen Pets CBD Chews, which makes it worth it!

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Captain America! I dressed up as him for Halloween. I think he's great because he protects others from danger.

What was the last song you listened to? "Who Let the Dogs Out" by Baha Men

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