We are a Branding and Packaging company established to provide superior products and services to the Cannabis Industry with pride, passion and professionalism. 

 

 

Our Company

Your brand touches your customers through many channels - website, Social Media & Advertising, packaging, retail environment, trade shows & promotional products. 

Hippo is your one-stop source to create, manage and grow your brand and your business, to its full potential.

 

 

 

Our Team

 
Kary Radestock

Kary Radestock, CEO, Co-founder

Kary Radestock brings over 20 years of award-winning print and packaging expertise, and has worked with some of the top brands in the world. She launched Hippo Premium Packaging in order to fill a need for professional, compliant packaging, branding, marketing, public relations, graphic and web design, and social media expertise in the emerging cannabis industry. A true visionary, Kary helps her clients increase market share and navigate to a more successful future. Whether it’s full brand development or a simple new compliant packaging design, Kary approaches each project with passion, professionalism, and pride.

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Julia Gosnell

Julia Gosnell, COO, Co-founder

Julia Gosnell is a 30-year veteran of business operations and print production. Her experience includes working with EarthLink, The Kern Organization, Resources Global Professionals, Russ Reid and Arch/PMI Mortgage Insurance, in operational, financial, production and procurement lead roles. Her experience on both the agency and client side, along with her extensive business workflow and operational management background, gives Hippo the ability to develop the most cost-effective solutions for their clients.  Gosnell is used to collaborating with multiple creative groups and production entities to create award-winning direct mail campaigns, packaging, promotional and retail items, logistics, fulfillment, digital, conventional and inline print production.

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Randall Huft

Randall Huft, Marketing Strategist

Randall is one of the cannabis industry’s leading marketing strategists, and has helped companies grow from start-up to multi-billion dollar valuations. He has developed innovative advertising campaigns – including the nation’s first television commercial for a cannabis product - as well as highly successful public relations campaigns, and brand positioning. His clients have appeared on virtually every major news program, including ABC, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Bloomberg, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Huft has 25-years of expeience in the advertising industry, working with major brands such as Toyota, Disney, Nestle’s, American Express and United Airlines. He brings that expertise to the cannabis industry to help companies create stellar brands that outshine and outlast the competition.

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Tina Tarvin

Tina Tarvin, Print Production Manager

Tina Tarvin brings 30 years of production experience in direct marketing, print and digital production to Hippo.  Tina’s diversified skillset and expertise in best production practices, isessential in keeping client’s projects moving forward quickly and efficiently.  Tina has developed and produced marketing and mail programs with top agencies and brands such as Russ Reid, Grizzard, The Kern Organization, Deutsch, Countrywide, EarthLink and HealthNet, to name a few. Tina has been instrumental in helping expand Hippo’s production supply chain to manage increased volume. Tina has established production protocol and procedures, and continually strives to meet and exceed client expectations.

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Teri Magnotti, Production Manager

Teri brings over 25 years of marketing, print production and management experience to the Hippo team. Teri spent 12 years at EarthLink with a primary focus on sourcing, procurement, print production, direct mail programs and branding initiatives. She was also responsible for financial operations for the EarthLink Marketing division - overseeing budgets, POs, financial reconciliations and management of the contract review process. Teri has extensive experience in short-run, digital, and high-volume production runs both stateside and internationally. Teri has consistently maintained successful, long-term relationships with clients, agencies, suppliers and co-workers, and she excels at delivering products of exceptional quality, on-time and on-budget.

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Brian Smith
Account Executive, Northern California

Brian is our Northern California Account Executive covering the Central Valley to the Oregon border, as well as the Reno market. Brian has over 25 years of professional packaging experience. He began his career servicing the emerging warehouse club store industry. Through his career, Brian has specialized in paper and plastic packaging for food service, food manufacturing, and consumer product goods. He has vast experience developing custom print solutions with a focus on environmentally friendly packaging. Brian has worked with major brands including Dole Foods, Pepsi, Annie's, Peets Coffee, Sunsweet, Saputo, California Dairies, and Sherwin Williams.

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Amber Loconsole

Amber Loconsole
Account Executive, Humboldt  

Amber comes to Hippo with 10 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry, specializing in sales, marketing, and promotional advertising for retail businesses and distributors.  She has managed many high-profile brands in the beverage industry and has expertise in helping companies grow market share through advertising strategies, direct marketing, and creative merchandising.

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Tanya Parker

Tanya Parker, Financial Controls

Tanya Parker brings 20-years of marketing finance and analysis experience to Hippo. Tanya earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Management in 2004, with an emphasis on business finance and accounting. Tanya has expertise in budgeting, reconciliation, and developing process improvements and operating procedures for direct marketing production, retail packaging and marketing finance. She has worked for major corporations, including EarthLink, Superior Communications Products, and Merrill Corporation.  

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Leslie Tiano Marketing & Design Specialist

Leslie has over 30-years experience in visual arts, printing, marketing and advertising. She is an artist in the truest sense of the word, and has a vast portfolio of paintings and applied design in media such as metal, fiber, wood, ceramics and glass. She has worked with organizations such as Uniroyal, Griffin, Phelps Dodge, San Diego Convention Center, and Petersen Publishing. Additionally, Leslie brings an intimate industry knowledge to her work, as she has managed cannabis farms in Humboldt, Carpinteria and San Diego.

Leslie is also a successful entrepreneur and knows first-hand how thoughtful and creative design can help companies flourish.

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Mitch Kaczmarek

Mitch Kaczmarek
Account Executive, Southern California

Mitch services the lower Southern California region and brings over 25 years of experience to Hippo, spanning across every conceivable type of packaging.  After completing two tours in the U.S. Navy, Mitch entered the packaging industry in the 1990s. His focus started with industrial manufacturing specializing in rigid packaging for the liquid container industry, which included complex sizing variances. Mitch continued his successful career by moving into the returnable packaging industry - working with premium brands including Coke, Pepsi, Mission Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Kraft Foods.

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Laura Dohrmann

Laura Dohrmann
Account Executive, Humboldt

A 20-year high tech industry veteran, Laura has worked in business development, partnerships and marketing in the media and entertainment sector, managing client relationships with ILM, Disney-Pixar, Dreamworks, Sony Imageworks as well as partnerships with Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, HP and Dell. A global road warrior, she has built and expanded businesses both in international and domestic markets. Her specialties include business expansion and strategy, international operations, market messaging, branding, and building trusted relationships with customers and partners alike.

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Britt Murphy

Britt Murphy
Account Executive, Colorado

Britt is a specialist in the cannabis industry. With experience working at one of Colorado’s leading dispensaries, Britt is an expert in strains and formulations, both for the consumer and medical markets. He is well versed in Colorado's legal regulations regarding quality control, supply chain and tracking, procurement, distribution, and inventory management.

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Stewart Huey

Stewart Huey,
Account Executive, Southern California

Stewart Huey comes to Hippo with over three decades of creative experience, and world-class expertise with brands including Universal Pictures, Disney, and a plethora of consumer brands. His skill-set ranges from creative director, graphic designer and photographer, to print production expertise including packaging, collateral, outdoor campaigns and in-theatre displays. His extensive background in print, technology and design adds tremendous value to Hippo’s clients.

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