Meet Dylan Kinney, Extract Labs’ dedicated Sales Manager. This modern day Colonel Sanders brings his secret blend of herbs and spices to the lab all the way from Bluegrass State. Originally from Louisville Kentucky, Dylan attended South Oldham High School before getting a degree in finance from University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Following graduation, Dylan got his first job as a Subrogation Analyst at The Rawlings Company in LaGrange Kentucky. He recalls that his time there was great, but felt that he had minimal opportunity for growth within the company and he just had no passion for it. He quickly decided he needed a change of pace. Dylan decided to heed the call of Manifest Destiny, and packed up all of his worldly possessions to head west without a plan.
Less than a week after landing in Denver, Dylan found himself working in the hemp industry. For around 3 months, he worked for another CBD company in Denver.
“We did nothing in-house except buy and sell kilos of bulk CBD isolate and softgels – which just becomes a CBD brokerage” Dylan recalls. “My job was just moving CBD between companies, regardless of the source.”
Close but no Cigar
The industry was still relatively young at the time and Dylan loved the energy that surrounded it. While he had found an industry he could be passionate about, he just kept coming back to thinking there must be something better out there. He knew a friend of a friend was working at a CBD company in Boulder, so he decided to give him a call and see what it was about.
“My good friends had a roommate who worked for Extract Labs. I asked him to come by their house so I could learn a bit more about the company” Dylan says. “Instead, he invited me into the lab for an interview and I was hired on the spot!”
The company was still young at the time and didn’t really need the help with wholesale. Dylan spent his first 5 months with the company doing product formulations, batch database management, and handy work around the building. After paying his dues, he was finally given the opportunity to move to a sales role. Dylan eagerly accepted, and has been proudly representing the company to our valued wholesale clients ever since!
Q&A With Dylan
Q: What is your favorite Extract Labs product?
A: My all-time favorite product is our Muscle Cream. Recently I have been really enjoying our Extract Tanks!
Q: Name a book you’ve read that had a major impact on you.
A: I do not read a lot. I prefer listening to podcast ( Pardon My Take, Joe Rogan ) or I like to listen to music.
Q: What’s the best thing you’ve ever watched on Netflix?
A: I like to watch stand-up comedy. Some of my favorites are Tom Segura, Dave Chappell, and Joe Rogan.
Q: What advice would you give to someone looking to start working in the hemp industry?
A: Be passionate for the right reasons, find good people to work with. The more vertically integrated the better – Ultimately just go for it, work hard – you can do anything you set your mind too! It was one of the best decisions of my life.