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November 18, 2020 | Jim Baudino

What started in 2015 as a nudge from the universe immediately transformed into a business built on intention, transparency and positive energy. Everyone at Caliva is powered by our passion for plant-based solutions and purpose to deliver natural, more sustainable wellness options that allow people to lead healthier, happier lives.

We are more than a company; we are a group of people working together with focus in everything we do. Our team is filled with passionate, happy people — and a shaman who blesses our plants with good vibes every Wednesday. We believe the positive energy we put into our work and the plant is essential to creating amazing products. This is the heart of our ethos at Caliva.


Chris Cuvelier
Head of Beverage


Why did you join the cannabis industry?

I believe cannabis is the ultimate plant based ingredient and offers truly functional benefits for health and wellness. I use cannabis to relax, sleep, and as social lubrication.  The growth potential of this industry is huge and it is exciting to be involved in an industry that I believe in.  


Why did you join the CBA?

I have 20+ years of beverage experience and truly am excited to use that experience to promote the emerging infused beverage industry.   It is a pleasure to join such a talented and creative group of entrepreneurs that share the same passion for cannabis.  


Why are you interested in or focused on beverages?

In its most simple form, people consume beverages everyday for hydration to sustain life.  I have always been fascinated with the innovation around beverages to provide so many different effects such as energy, focus, relaxation, recovery, immunity and overall health and wellness.  The beverage industry is very difficult, but success is also very satisfying.    


What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

Surfing, beach, friends, family, travel, coaching