In the summer of 2019, born of out necessity for doctors and patients, Elevate Holistics was created to better serve patients in the rural communities of Oklahoma. The vision was two-fold: increase accessibility to those in need and provide an easy to use platform for people who want the privacy of their own home. Today, Elevate Holistics operates in multiple states, has served thousands of happy patients, and is innovating to provide doctors & patients a better medical marijuana evaluation experience.
Dr. Gillian Jones
Dr. Gillian Jones grew up in Colorado and received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Arizona. She danced professionally and was active in the dance communities in Colorado, Arizona, and Chicago and taught dance for many years before going into medicine. She then worked in a translational research lab studying targeted therapeutics in various colon cancer models at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her Doctorate of Osteopathy from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014.
She completed her Neurology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA in 2018, and became board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2018. She served in the US Army from 2010-2019 and is a proud veteran. She has a true passion for cannabis and its’ healing and transformative properties from her own personal experience, witnessing her family members healing, and countless patient testimonies. She is actively practicing cannabis medicine in the states of Oklahoma and Missouri with Elevate Holistics.
Stephen is one of the founders of Elevate Holistics. He manages the business on a day-to-day basis making sure the employees, doctors, and patients are happy. Most of his time is spent on the phone with patients, partners, and exploring new ways to better serve the stakeholders involved with Elevate. Stephen is originally from Kentucky (Go Big Blue!) and moved to Austin Texas 6-years ago where he went to graduate school for this MBA.
Since graduate school, he worked in technology and non-profits before starting Elevate Holistics. If you get a text message or call from Elevate, there is a good chance it's him on the other line.
Aspen recently graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Bachelor's in Health Science. In college, she was the president of MUNORML (Mizzou's National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). This organization broadened her studies into cannabis and the laws surrounding it.
Since graduation, Aspen has been managing a CBD store in Kansas City where she educates patients on cannabis and helps people sign up for their own medical marijuana cards. She has a passion for helping people with holistic medicine; her skills and experience make a great addition to our staff!
Russell is an entrepreneur who has been working in the cannabis industry since 2017. With years of work experience ranging from construction to hospitality management Russell has developed cultivations, extraction programs, and retail operations in the California cannabis market. A Missouri native growing up in Bolivar he returned to the Midwest after Missouri passed its medical cannabis bill.
Russell joined Elevate Holistics during its founding to expand services into Missouri. Day to day he manages the relationships with our ever-growing network of compassionate dispensaries partners. His passion for patient advocacy and creative mindset have made him a valued team member of the Elevate staff.
April Hatch & The Cannabis Care Team
April worked as a nurse in acute care before obtaining a Master’s in Public Health Nursing. She knew the best way for patients to get well was to provide the education they needed to make their own informed health-care decisions. She has always focused on the whole person and holistic nursing, but it wasn’t until her son suffered a traumatic brain injury that she discovered how miraculous cannabis could be. April is Healer Certified, a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, a member of the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association, and a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She has taken several courses on cannabis for Health Care Professionals, and received training in Maine with Dr. Dustin Sulak. She is most proud of the relationships she has with her patients.
The Cannabis Care team is dedicated to providing the support and education patients need to truly benefit from this plant.