Laura Komkov is a co-founder of Canvas 1839, a company focused on creating optimized drug delivery technologies in the cannabis space, where she manages product and customer experience. Responsible for overseeing the development of Canvas CBD-only products, packaging, and educational materials, she has a strong understanding of customer needs and desires. In addition to overseeing product, she is involved hands-on in all of the day-to-day aspects of the business, regularly attending events as a representative and speaker, answering customer questions, writing content, and deeply researching cannabis. Komkov’s motivation to co-found Canvas 1839 Group stemmed from autoimmune and genetic problems that she’s experienced since age 12 -- she has a deep knowledge of both traditional and non-traditional healing methods, learned from personal experience as a “medical unicorn.”
Komkov joined the Canvas 1839 team from Seton Foundations, a part of Ascension Healthcare, where she served as Director of Strategic Initiatives with a specific emphasis on improving Seton’s digital presence, content, and online fundraising capabilities. Prior to Seton, Komkov spent time at a first-party data startup and at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she worked with clients in public affairs, energy, food and beverage, retail, education, and healthcare.
Komkov is from Austin and attended The University of Texas at Austin where she majored in theater and dance, and art history. In her spare time, she enjoys acting (particularly comedy/improv), watching and participating in a variety of sports, and playing with her dog, Ted (who might actually be a muppet).