Island works closely with doctors and caregivers to provide patients with high quality products and reliable information. We are at the forefront of natural cannabis growers in Michigan due to our knowledge, growing practices, and community education efforts.
We have patients referred from St. Joe’s, U of M Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, IHA Health System, among many others.
We have hundreds of patients that use medical cannabis - conditions that range from headaches and trouble sleeping, to multiple sclerosis and cancer. The power and versatility of cannabis allows it to be an extremely successful treatment for a multitude of conditions.
Meet the Team
Leah coordinates Island’s specialized teams, defines protocol for procedures such as product processing and quality testing, and is one of Island's gas-chromatograph technicians. She has years of experience working with cannabis experts, doctors, and botanists. Together with Maia, she represents Island at educational presentations and events. She enjoys practicing yoga, riding horses, and loves spending time with her dog Azra who you can meet at the farm!
Leah's Experience with Cannabis:
I deal with chronic stress which sometimes leads to high anxiety. I find it hard to relax in the evening, making it difficult to fall asleep. It's a cyclical process! Less sleep leads to more anxiety, and more anxiety leads to less sleep. I use Island's CBD Elixir during the day, and I use a Tsunami Vaporizer to vape Peppermint Panda before bed. The combination of these two have restored a balanced sleep cycle, and have made my anxiety much more manageable.
Maia oversees and facilitates customer interactions, ensuring a positive experience for every patient. She conducts client consultations to provide education and personalized dosing plans. As one of our gas-chromatograph technicians, Maia prepares samples and runs tests to ensure the proper concentration of our products. She analyzes cannabis studies in-depth and is exceptionally knowledgeable about current research. Maia is passionate about holistic medicine and loves to spend her free time outdoors in nature.
Maia's Experience with Cannabis:
Throughout my life I have struggled with debilitating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. When I was only 11 years old I was put on SSRI’s, sleep medications, and anti-anxiety drugs. I experienced a wide array of side effects, and many of the medications made my conditions worse. Around the time I was 16, I was introduced to natural medicine and it completely changed my life. I love that I can manage my conditions without worrying about side effects or drug interactions. Integrating natural cannabis into my daily routine has allowed me to lead a normal life without worrying about my conditions on a daily basis. I am beyond grateful to be a part of a company that I full-heartedly believe in.
Concentrate's Specialist & Botanist
Nate leads Island’s extraction lab ensuring we process our plants to preserve the maximum amount of medicinal plant compounds. The results are bubble hash and rosin that are potent, full spectrum and all natural. He is completing a degree in botany at Northern Michigan University, and has perfected his skill at a wide range of cannabis facilities for the last five years. He is mindful about living a balanced and healthy lifestyle and incorporates natural cannabis into his daily routine.
Nate's Experience with Cannabis:
I have dealt with insomnia and hypomania. Using cannabis allowed me to fall asleep which helped to improve my mental clarity throughout the day. I was able to perform better at school and work. After being hit by a car in 2020 I have used cannabis to deal with chronic neuropathy in my lower back. Cannabis is the best medicine I have tried - especially for long term relief without the nasty side effects of conventional medicines.
Nick maintains Island’s facilities and assists in our construction projects. He has background in renovation, construction, plumbing, electrical and more. His tasks have included everything from ethernet & camera wiring to repairing tracks on bulldozers and rebuilding cooling systems on loaders. In his free time he is an avid disc golfer, enjoys fishing and photography.
Nick's Experience with Cannabis
I have undergone both hand and elbow surgery. I still deal with pain from both the original injury and the surgery. Traditional medications have a long list of possible side effects that I do not want to risk. When possible I prefer to use natural medicine to help my body heal. I use our CBD Elixir and Skin Balms. The Cooling THC/CBD Skin Balm has been the most effective for decreasing pain. The CBD Elixir not only helps to relieve my pain, but it also helps to decrease day-to-day anxiety.
Together with Nick, Brett maintains Island’s facilities and assists in our construction projects. He has a background in masonry, carpentry, landscaping, and roofing. He plays a major role in keeping our farm grounds organized and functioning smoothly. During the summer he helps with plant care - preparing soil, spreading natural fertilizers, and pruning. Brett enjoys spending time with family, camping, and traveling.
Brett's Experience with Cannabis
In 2005 I injured my right eye resulting in a detached retina and a damaged pupil. My eye can’t properly dilate so I dealt with daily light-induced headaches. Now I use cannabis proactively and my headaches have decreased to only once a week and they are much less severe. A combination of edibles and smoking flower has helped me stay functional. Now I don’t have to wake up dreading the daily headache.
In 2013 KC founded Island Farms. After being in a plane crash he had 19 rib fractures, many fractured vertebrae, and a traumatic brain injury. Massive amounts of pharmaceutical medications left him feeling foggy, unable to function and with severe long lasting side effects. After having no luck finding any alternatives, KC and some associates set out on a mission to provide 100% natural cannabis for themselves and their community. After growing the business and finding a team, he focuses on the financial and legal aspects of the farm. He loves to spend time with family, travel, and surf.
KC's Experience with Cannabis
I take CBD to deal with pain and reduce anxiety. I prefer taking the CBD Elixir sublingually - I typically take 8mg twice a day. I have taken many different pharmaceutial medications for many different reasons - most of them have caused mild to severe side effects - CBD has zero negative side effects so I have less to worry about!