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Founded

2019

Location

1023 Springdale Rd.

Building 5

Austin, TX, 78721

United States

OUR STORY

Canvas 1839 is a community brought together by the restorative power of Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD). We believe deeply in the ritual of wellness. Every day, we strive to take care of ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

Through collaborations with Austin originals, we highlight new creative perspectives on modern health and wellness, harnessing nature’s original medicine with modern recipes.

Canvas 1839 creates the most bioavailable product on the market today. Our revolutionary molecular Uptake Ph.D TM ensures that all our products are consistently faster absorbing and faster acting than any other brand. We help you cultivate balance along multiple dimensions in the mind and body, be it better sleep, improved focus, or eased muscles and joints, so that you can get back to life.

Our products are made with 100% ultra-potent, pharmaceutical-grade CBD and are never psychoactive. Canvas 1839 products contain very low and legal concentrations of THC (0.3% or less.). Our scientific research and development is led by Chief Science Officer and Stanford grad Dr. Kyle Hammerick, whose pioneering work in Nanoscale Biology has myriad applications in CBD.

Canvas 1839. Original Medicine.

FEATURED NEWS

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Austin Monthly

TOP CBD PRODUCTS TO TRY NOW

Madeline Hollern – July 30th, 2019

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Austin Chronicle

CBD Companies Find Practical Uses for Marijuana Compounds

Jess Cape – June 7th, 2019

OUR TEAM

Jason

Jason Luce

Business

Jason Luce is CEO and co-founder of Canvas 1839. Venturing from his Austin roots, Jason’s career started in law in New York City and London and transitioned to investment banking at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley in New York. 

In 2007, he moved back to Texas where he joined Rackspace as Vice President of Finance before co-founding his own cybersecurity start-up, ScaleFT, where he served as CEO until its acquisition by Okta. 

With Austin once again home, Jason Luce co-founded Canvas 1839 on a mission to bring the restorative power of hemp to people everywhere, through superior products based on trusted science. Jason has three sons, Julian, Quincy, and Wesley. 

Barcley

Barcley Houston

Finance

Barcley Houson has managed finance and operations across a range of industries, including energy, supply chain management, and now, consumer goods. 

He started his career as a banker at Wells Fargo & GE Capital, before muddying his boots in the energy sector as COO for an independent diversified energy field services company. He then co-founded his own energy services company, Karnes Water Management (acquired by Basic Energy Services.) Most recently Barcley served as CEO of a logistics, warehousing and supply chain firm with facilities throughout the continental US primarily serving the Department of Defense.

Barcley Houston is a native of San Antonio, Texas and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He has been on the waiting list for season tickets at Wrigley since the age of 18. 

Laura

Laura Komkov

Product

Laura Komkov is co-founder of Canvas 1839, where she manages product and customer experience. She joins the team from Seton Foundations, a part of Ascension Healthcare, where she served as their Director of Strategic Initiatives with a specific emphasis on improving the Foundations' digital presence, content and online fundraising capabilities. 

Prior to The Seton Foundations, she worked at a startup where she provided guidance to sports teams and entertainment companies around how to capture and use 1st party data for targeted communications. Laura learned the "communications ropes" at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she focused particularly on research and data insights, digital strategy and crisis management for clients in public affairs, energy, food & bev, retail, and education.

Laura is Austin born-and-raised and attended The University of Texas at Austin where she majored in theater & dance and art history. In her spare time, she enjoys acting (particularly comedy/improv), hiking through Texas parks, watching and playing sports, and playing with her dog Ted (who might actually be a muppet).

Alison

Alison DiSpaltro

Operations

Alison Di Spaltro’s experience in growth and operations impressively spans several early-stage startups, real-estate and water treatment systems. 

Most recently, she founded Sunroom Ventures in early 2016 to help early-stage startups set up and manage their business operations.  Through Sunroom Ventures she has worked with nearly a dozen founders and startups during the early stages of their companies to help them get organized and prepare for rapid Series A and Series B growth. Prior to founding Sunroom Ventures, she was a founder and Director of Vibe at 42Floors where she scaled their team in San Francisco and opened a sales and brokerage office for their team in New York.

Early in her career, Alison worked as a Staff Engineer at Weiss Associate in Emeryville, CA, where she assisted in the management of water treatment systems on EPA Superfund sites.  

Alison received her B.S. in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University in 2008.

Michael

Michael Aaron

Marketing

Michael is a digital marketing leader with both brand and DTC performance marketing expertise. At Canvas, he leads customer acquisition and growth marketing activities, including brand positioning, content marketing, paid media, influencer and event marketing efforts. 

Prior to Canvas, Michael was VP, Brand Marketing at Onnit, a $70M health and wellness lifestyle brand in Austin, where he drove 35% revenue growth through the first brand refresh in the company’s 9-year history. Before moving client side, Michael spent the majority of his career at top digital agencies, including Deutsch, Razorfish, Engine Digital, and Attention (MDC Partners). Michael holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Texas and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

Monika

Monika Kowalczyk

Customer Success

At Canvas 1839, Monika Kowalczyk focuses her experience in consumer goods marketing and magazine publishing on superior product development and customer success.

Born, raised, and majorly influenced by a Polish-American upbringing in Chicago, Monika moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas, and landed a dream job out of college as a food writer. A handful of pounds later, she continued to work within magazine publishing, event management, performing arts marketing, and consumer product goods, and is proud to bring her varied experience with companies like Citysearch, Austin Way magazine, The Long Center, and Thinkbaby Thinksport to Canvas 1839. 

In her free time, she enjoys learning to play golf/be a good caddy, watching British baking shows, and obediently drinking 14 cups of tea per day in her own wellness routine.