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Mission & Culture

Valor Craft Cannabis

A combat-disabled, veteran-owned company focused on removing the stigma associated with cannabis.

Doing the right thing even when it’s hard, is one of our core values.  We believe creating premium products, without cutting corners is essential to supporting our customer’s needs and removing the stigma associated with cannabis.

Valor Craft was formed by military veterans with extensive experience in the cannabis industry and a strong belief in the positive benefits its products can have for patients.

Valor Craft offers an array of high-quality strains backed by education and product research. Our goal is to grow/produce premium products and remove the stigma associated with Cannabis.




James Brobyn

Founder & CEO | Board Member

  • Former Executive Director of the Travis Manion Foundation, rated 4-Stars by Charity Navigator.

  • Co-Founder of CauseEngine, which provides on-demand capacity building for the Modern Nonprofit.

  • US Marine with multiple combat deployments; Purple Heart recipient and former Top Secret/SCI security manager

  • B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in NGO and Non-profit leadership


Mackenzie Padell

Chief Operating Officer

  • Former health care director with extensive experience leading diverse teams in dynamic environments

  • Led and implemented transformation of primary care for top-tier integrated health system

  • Founder of 31Heroes Project

  • MS in Healthcare Policy & Management, Carnegie Mellon University.


Kristen Bearup

President, American Fiber Michigan

  • Founder of first MMJ retail experience in Kalamazoo, Compassionate Care By Design.

  • Founder of KVS manufacturing and vape stores in multiple states.

  • Serial and successful entrepreneur with decades of experience building, leading and growing companies.

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