Sean Tonner manages and operates a 1,500 acre hemp farm in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. At almost 8,000 feet of elevation, the farm employs over 20 full time team members. Sean is proud to bring good-paying jobs to this highly impoverished area and strives to employ veterans and others who have faced adversity including those who have been incarcerated. Sean is also working to teach traditional Valley farmers about how hemp can be used as a rotational crop, helping local farmers diversify their crops and crop yields.
His organic farm abides by industry-leading practices of transparency throughout the seed to extraction process. His farm only partners with ethical and skilled extractors to ensure a pure and refined, high quality end product.
Sean’s earlier years were spent in the U.S. Army where he attended Reconnaissance, Airborne, Ranger, Desert and Jungle Warfare Training. During this time, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Valor for his actions during Desert Storm. Sean and his wife of over 20 years, Laura, have two children Reagan and Hunter. Their family helped establish and currently serve on the board for the charity Project El Crucero which supports families, mothers and children living in poverty in Nicaragua.