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.

Matt Simon

Dispensary Associate

Matt joined the team after graduating from Bellarmine University with his Bachelors in Communications and has been a valuable member of our team from day one! When not working and furthering his cannabis knowledge, Matt is spends his time producing music and performing as a DJ. His favorite part about working for One Love is getting to meet and learn about our customers and his favorite product is the Green Market D9 Gummies.

Alec Roberts

Dispensary Associate

Alec is behind the case in our Highlands dispensary, and is very knowledgeable about hemp and terpenes. He is a member of a local metal band and also a numismatist in his spare time. Alec spent time working on a farm in the Emerald Triangle before coming back to Kentucky and joining the One Love team. His favorite products are the Gummy Girl Lemon Jack gummies and the Earthy Brown's Lotion Stick.

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.

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 Realize drink mix.

Sabrina Ferris

Dispensary Associate

Sabrina wears several hats with One Love! You may find her updating our website, assisting customers, or teaching at our educational events. Sabrina is currently finishing her degree in Wellness Coaching, and is a certified herbalist. She is an accomplished artist and enjoys creative endeavors of all kinds and gardening. Her favorite products are our Ancient Aromas bath bombs and the Gummy Girl 50mg Blue Dream gummies.