Our Team

Nancy Roberts

Co-Owner

Nancy Roberts has been a retail entrepreneur in emerging industry since the 1980s. She opened the first organic and hydroponic garden center in the southeast in 1988, operating and managing New Earth Organics and Hydroponics until she sold it in 2018. As an early pioneer in that industry, she helped influence it's growth, including speaking at the International Hydroponic Association Conference on Branding and Marketing in the cannabis space. In 2015, Nancy became the first business member of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association, and launched New Earth Hemp Solutions. In 2018 she rebranded New Earth Hemp Solutions as One Love Hemp Dispensary and Distributing, establishing both retail and wholesale CBD sales. In addition to co-founding and operating One Love, Nancy is a cannabis speaker, consultant, and educator. Nancy has taught multiple CBD and terpene classes in Kentucky, and speaks nationally on CBD, terpenes, and how to succeed in retail in the highly competitive hemp industry.

Juliet Lester

Dispensary Associate

Juliet Lester is a Retail Associate for One Love Hemp Dispensary. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and minors in Psychology and Political Science. Juliet received a paralegal certificate from the University of Texas at El Paso in conjunction with the Center for Legal Studies.

She has thirty years of experience in the legal field, with an emphasis in medical malpractice and insurance claims, and developed an extensive layperson’s knowledge of disease progression and treatments.

Juliet has Crohn’s Disease, fibromyalgia, severe anxiety, PTSD, osteoarthritis, and a host of other comorbid conditions. She uses CBD to relieve the pain, anxiety and inflammation. Juliet especially enjoys True Terpenes’ Tangie, for daytime, and Gelato, for evenings. She prefers to vaporize concentrates, for immediate relief, and her favorite products are the Tao vaporizer cartridges.

Juliet also has three children who are on the Autism spectrum. Her adult child uses Earthy Brown’s CBD oil for anxiety. Her two younger children use Nasadol nasal spray for sinus congestion, and Wyld gummies for anxiety. All three love the WholeMade bath bombs for relaxation and sleep.

Jana Groda

Co-Owner

One Love co-founder and CAO, Jana Groda, has been a part of the Kentucky hemp movement since 2015. CBD became a game-changer for Jana, as she recovered from injuries sustained in a forty-five foot rock climbing accident. Since that time, Jana has developed a deep and meaningful relationship with hemp through her personal experience, academic courses, extensive study, participating in a Kentucky-based grow, obtaining a seat on the board of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association (“KYHIA”), and being elected Vice President of the KYHIA.

As a Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury patient, Jana has extensive knowledge of and experience with alternative therapies, including cannabis. She has been a cannabis educator since 2016, teaching classes in Louisville, Lexington and Campbellsville, Kentucky, and also in Franklin, Tennessee. Jana was selected as a speaker at the National Hemp Expo in 2018, and the Southern Hemp Expo in 2019, and in November 2019, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer invited her to speak at their Gynecologic Cancer Education Course. Jana holds a second level interpener certification from the Trichome Institute in Denver, Colorado, and she is a national consultant for CBD retail, distributing and formulation, and as a terpene expert. Recently, Jana earned her certification as a Culinary Nutrition Expert, greatly increasing her knowledge of food as medicine.

In 2018, Jana teamed up with Nancy Roberts to realize their dream of opening a dispensary in Kentucky. At One Love Hemp Dispensary, she can be found doing what she does best -- “talking terps,” educating her customers, and spreading the love of hemp.

Ed Neary

Retail and Wholesale Sales

We are excited to welcome Ed Neary to One Love! We call Edward our One Love renaissance man. He has Billboard #5 cover photo credit in his name, a dessert recipe featured on the Travel Channel, and has written restaurant reviews for the Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO). The last several years you could find Ed scouring Indiana and Kentucky, hunting for antiques and historical treasures. Ed is an autism parent, having two children on the spectrum. His passion for CBD and cannabis has been fueled by his firsthand experience of it's power to transform their lives. Ed's customer service is incredible, and on top of it, he is a heck of a nice guy. Most days you will find Ed working at our Highlands Dispensary. Ed's favorite oil is our Flora Sophia 2100mg full spectrum.

Matthew Hart

Dispensary Associate

Matthew helps out at the Highlands dispensaries a few times each month, while he maintains a busy life of pursuing his Master's and working as a teaching assistant. We are grateful to have him as often as possible, as he is incredibly knowledgeable and loves the plant! You will definitely enjoy talking with Matthew if you get to meet him. Matthew's favorite products include Earthy Brown's 2400mg oil and the 1000mg Lotion Stick.