Our Story

Born out of a perfect combination of core competencies in agriculture and an inate desire to help people and animals, Colorado Hemp Solutions was founded by a farming and ranching entrepreneur in 2016. Industrial hemp, grown specifically for cannabinoid extraction, was brought into Western Colorado in 2016 on a very small scale. During that year, Founder Wacey Clarke saw the tide that was coming due to the undeniable value of the industrial hemp plant. Fate was on his side when in Winter 2016 Tanner Willis, a forward thinking veteran of the cannabis industry, collaborated with Wacey to form an industrial hemp operation. Immediately, the infancy of the industry and what it lacked spurred CHS onto become a self-sufficient and cutting edge leader in our exciting new industry. During the formation of CHS, there has been countless contributors and supporters along the way that continue to challenge and enrich the CHS operation.

Meet a Few of our Team Members

Wacey Clarke

Colorado Hemp Solutions (CHS) was a natural step in Wacey’s life long desire to help people near and far. Born into a farming and ranching family, who also owns and runs a successful contracting business, Wacey has always felt called to make a lasting impression on the lives of his friends and strangers alike. His education at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) has helped him grow into an effective and successful leader, but his hands on experience on the family farm and ranch has proven to be most valuable to CHS. Wacey’s core competencies in agricultural business are unparalleled in the hemp industry currently. He brings experience in farm management, agronomic principles, farm equipment technology, equipment operator training / certification, agricultural data management, soil amendments, soil conditioners, irrigation, and labor relations to the table. Pair that with the canna-based growing experience and success of his partners and you can see why CHS has emerged as a premier hemp production company in the marketplace.

Melody Corpening

Melody moved from Texas to Western Colorado and made her home in Grand Junction in 2013. She brings with her over 20 years of professional business experience with a large Fortune 500 company. She handles CHS’ operations, customer service and safety coordination. If you call CHS you’ll likely be greeted by Melody. She’s passionate about helping spread the good word about what CHS is doing to help our industry and customers.

Tanner Willis

Tanner is the General Manager and minority partner of CHS. He has over 15 years of growing experience in the cannabis industry, ranging from small scale operations to massive commercial warehouses. He is a skilled grower in all medias; from hydroponics of all types (ebb-n-flow flood tables, DWC), rockwool, soil, and aeroponics. For two years, Tanner was also head breeder of a Colorado seed company before joining forces with Wacey to form CHS. His personal experience with the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids inspire Tanner to be the champion of the hemp industry that he is today.

Marshall Allen

As Head Grower, Marshall oversees the entire growing process at CHS. Born in Grand Junction, and raised in Kansas City, Marshall returned to Colorado to work in the oil fields in 2007. Like so many others, Marshall left the oil field as a result of the economic bust and started blazing his own trail. He is passionate about all aspects of the hemp plant and the amazing opportunities it brings to us all. He brings to CHS his fine-tuned cloning process, which allows us the ability to hone in on the best genetics and plants so we can bring you the very best products. Throughout the years Marshall has also worked as a caregiver to many patients who rely on the healing power of the hemp plant for their wellbeing. Marshall’s innovation and two green thumbs continue to bless our cloning facility, greenhouses, and farms.