About Kefla Organics
Founded in 2017, Kefla Organics is a family owned manufacturer of certified organic full spectrum CBD confections.
We take great pride in our craft, believing that the secret to success is to use ingredients that have no secrets. Our full spectrum hemp CBD products are made in small batches, by hand in our GMP certified facility a.k.a. the Shop. To ensure each product meets our rigorous quality standards, we taste (and lab) test each batch. It's tough work, but somebody has to do it!
At the soul of Kefla is positivity, good energy, and a love and passion for everything we make. We hope the joy and positivity we bring to making our products gives you a reason to smile today.
Enjoy Life, Enjoy Kefla!
Meet the Kefla Team
Brian Donovan, Owner Operator
Brian’s entrepreneurial spirit began at a young age working in his family’s motel in Pensacola, FL. He comes from a long line of small business owners and is grateful today to carry on his family’s tradition with the “green thumb” of this era. At the age of 27, Brian started his first business, Milton & Small, in the boutique coffee world around the San Francisco Bay Area. Through product innovations and direct feedback loops at Milton & Small i.e. farmers markets, Brian was first introduced to hemp and CBD. As an early adopter (and much to his parents dismay) of cannabis, Brian felt his entrepreneurial quest could better serve the world by creating within the realm of cannabinoids. In 2017, Brian co-founded Kefla Organics (originally Rise Relief) in Oakland, CA with his friend Yohannes F., and as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Today, Brian is very much in tune with the day-to-day operations at Kefla Organics. Brian feels a strong connection to his work and there is a high chance that he’s whisking, enrobing, and bringing dance-y vibes to the production as you are reading this.
Just like a parent won't ever admit they have a favorite child, Brian won't admit he has a favorite Kefla product, even though he cleary does.
Christina Abstein, Office Manager
Christina grew up on a farm in Jacksonville, FL and brings with her the attitude and spirit one might expect of someone who corralled chickens during their youth. Christina is a Jill of All Trades around the Shop, doing everything from customer service to sourcing ingredients, but her favorite responsibility is quality control. Her contagious laughter, positive energy, and mentality that you can achieve all that you dream keeps Kefla on the rails while also serving as a reminder of having fun while doing it, whatever it may be.
Christina loves it when you all are buying lots of Kefla because she gets to roll her sleeves up and step in to the production. When Christina isn’t wrangling the Kefla team, she’s busy wrangling her two sons, husband, and most importantly her dog.
Christina's favorite Kefla Organics product is the Extra Strength Cherry Gummies because they help her get in to the mom zone.
Jon "KJ" Colegrove, Production Manager
Jon made his way to Colorado by way of Virginia and is a beacon of good energy at the Shop. Jon always brings a positive mindset to every task he undertakes no matter how big or small it may be and he loves to be creative in the production room with the tastebuds of Kefla’s fans at the forefront of his mind. Jon brings a lightness to the room that usually has everyone laughing, smiling, and feeling good about the work they are doing. Jon has a strong appreciation for the spontaneous nature of Kefla Organics, and he loves thinking about new ways to make you all smile.
Jon’s favorite Kefla product is the one he’s working on at the moment, but he really appreciates the meditative vibes when making Kefla's Chocolate Covered Gummies.