As a person of vision and integrity, Dionne Holmquist brings inspiration to those who engage her unique talents. She is a natural leader, leading from the heart, warmly embracing and setting at ease those she interacts with in business and personal transactions.
As a social entrepreneur and investor, Dionne possesses the talent to see the bigger picture with precision and brings the best approach and the best individuals together to make any venture function in a harmonious and successful manner. She is a results-oriented, seasoned executive with over seventeen years of combined experience within multiple high compliance state and private organizations.
Dedicated to serving the underserved and their communities, Dionne co-creates with other socially responsible philanthropic professionals toward those goals. Her interest for serving others carries over into each of her endeavors with selfless giving of time and energy. Along with partnering in Hemp Spirit Extracts, Dionne is the founder and Director of HempQuest Ventures, LLC. and Alcodi Collaboratives, LLC. She carries an earned Bachelor of Arts Degree from Chadron State College, is a CAC III Certified Addictions Counselor and holds licensure as a realtor with Equity Colorado.
She brings to Hemp Quest Ventures total dedication with a strong belief in the healing power of the hemp plant in its many uses for a better quality of life for all.
Waylon Pretends Eagle
Waylon Pretends Eagle grew up in a small unincorporated community on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Raised by his grandmother, Waylon learned a great respect and honor for his people. His rich but often traumatic childhood has expanded his world view with an understanding that it is not just the Indigenous ideology that gets overlooked by the mainstream of society. From that broader perspective, Waylon concludes all human beings have a shared history along with a bright, shining and brilliant future when people work together toward common and shared visions and goals.
Waylon is a classically trained journalist and a storyteller at heart. His work experience includes various technical and writing experiences at a staff and managerial level and creating stories and story ideas for a monthly national publication. He has served as Production Assistant of live news broadcasts with commercial productions for KMOT-TV in North Dakota as well.
With a love for listening to others’ life stories, as well as sharing his own story to benefit andencourage healing, Waylon has an ability to instill hope to anyone who is willing to receive. This is often reflected in his talent in mentoring and the giving of himself to the underserved. Waylon graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.A. in Mass Communication and American Indian Studies. He is a holding partner in Hemp Quest Ventures, LLC, and founder of Nuxbicadari Consulting and co-founder of Badlands Band Farms and Xusga Genetics.
Shane Davis is a molecular geneticist, an activist, a researcher and a reverent cultivator and guardian of the hemp plant. Calm of nature, he is nonetheless resolute and deliberate in his goal to honor the Earth and everything living as a sacred, life sustaining force given for healing and rejuvenation. He is a patient, selfless educator and mentor to those who are open to learn and receive from the hemp plant; always willing to share his vast understanding in a manner in which anyone can relate.
More than being well versed in the farming of hemp, he is one who has experienced and knows hemp in intricate detail, advocating around the world on its behalf. As a former recipient of the National Science Foundation Grant in molecular genetics, Shane’s research is as expansive as his knowledge of all things hemp. He has featured his data in hundreds of nationwide public presentations and has been featured in countless magazines and tv shows. Shane has also been involved in several national and international film documentaries in which he acted as technical advisor. In 2015 he directed the Open Pollination and Select Breeding Program to preserve and expand global hemp genetics.
Shane is a Genetic Artisan at Original Breeders League. He also is the co-author of the recently released book, “The Return of an Ancient Partner: HEMP.” Possessing one of the largest hemp genetics libraries in North America, his partnership in Hemp Quest Ventures brings a special energy of miracles and healing.
From speaking recently at the United Nations Global Energy Summit in Paris, to a 200-mile horseback ride with “Honor the Earth’s” Winona LaDuke, Shane Davis, with his hands on approach to life, proves to be the man on a path selflessly paving the way for the good of humankind. His heart and mission could be summed up in a recent statement from him: “We can show the world how to grow our way out of toxic energy and toxic fossil fuels. We are smarter than fossil fuel. We can clean the Earth with hemp.”