Our Team

 

RICKY WATTERS, Founder, Health & Wellness Advocate

Ricky was a starting running back for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Seattle Seahawks, amassing over 10,000 rushing yards during his 10-year career. He is both a Super Bowl Champion and University of Notre Dame National Champion, 5-Time Pro Bowler, 4-Time All-Madden and 3 Time All-Pro.  Like most of his teammates, life after football was painful. When fans ask him if he would have played football knowing what he knows now about injury, the answer is not so easy. He was from the era of players that played for the love of the game and he thought he was invincible because that was the culture of football. The thousands of massive hits to his head and body would inevitably come back to haunt him and he quickly learned that opioids were not the answer. He feels blessed to have found relief with holistic medicine and wants to share his line of premium CBD products with all those who are suffering.

 

Catherina Chang Watters, Esq., Co-Founder & Strategic Operations

Cat practices law in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing NFL players nationwide in various disability claims and helping her clients transition to life after football. Most people are unaware of the challenges involved after an athlete leaves the game as they face the reality of their debilitating injuries and the effects these injuries have on their loved onesCat consults for several non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of former players dealing with physical and mental disability and advocates for increased awareness, research and treatment for brain injury in athletes.

MICHAEL JONES Co-Founder, Product Formulator & Innovator

Michael entered the medical cannabis and hemp industry in 1996 and formed Hemp Life Global, to help military veterans suffering from PTSD and children living with chronic disease by offering CBD, medical cannabis, and organic plant-based medicines as a safer, more effective treatment option. Michael also co-founded Vaidya Ayurveda with Ph.D. Ayurveda doctors and holistic healers, which fuses ancient medicine and CBD to create cutting-edge all natural plant based medicinal products that promote natural healing, happiness and mind and heart coherence for a balanced life.

Through his passion for being in the forefront of natural medicine, Michael has helped create numerous formulations which are being used in private medical practices, cancer treatment facilities, wellness centers, dental offices, and hospice care. 

 

Pravina Narayan, Co-Founder, Formulation Research & Product Innovation

Creative visionary, businesswoman, and natural medicine healer, Pravina brings immense experience and knowledge of ancient medicine. Pravina is a co-founder of Vaidya Ayurveda, where she takes great pride in helping others achieve genuine happiness and health with the support of her passionate team of healers and Ph.D. Ayurveda Doctors by her side to formulate revolutionizing Ayurveda medicine. Her work and research has led to creating formulations which have remediated chronic illnesses, slowed degeneration, and promoted balance within the body and mind, the Ayurveda lifestyle.

With the legalization and popularity of cannabinoids, and it's health benefits. Pravina's vision is to fuse the medicinal properties of CBD and Ayurveda medicine to further enhance the healing benefits of CBD with Ayurvedic herbs making Impact Wellness a pioneer, fusing East Indian and Western natural medicine.

 

Dr. Abhishek Joshi (BAMS, MD, Ph.D.) and Dr. Aparna (BAMS, MD, Ph.D.)

We work with renowned physicians Dr. Abhishek Joshi (BAMS, MD, Ph.D.) and Dr. Aparna (BAMS, MD, Ph.D.) as formulation consultants for our range of IMPACT WELLNESS CBD products. Dr. Abhishek Joshi and Dr. Aparna are highly enthusiastic and proficient Ayurveda Physicians devoted to spreading authentic traditional Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an ancient holistic science of life that originated in India 5,000 years ago and is the world's oldest system of medicine, which is where all the world's systems of medicine stem from. Ayurveda advocates that health and wellness depend upon a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its basis is maintaining health, preventing and curing disease by promoting the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and further unique health practices to achieve harmony within us and with nature.

Doctors Abhishek and Aparna are a perfect blend of authentic tradition and modern scientific research, with over twelve years of intense academic Ayurveda studies, including graduate, post-graduate, and a Ph.D. in Ayurveda including a Bachelors in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S). They belong to a traditional family of Ayurveda practitioners running an Ayurveda Panchakarma Yoga Center in Kerala, the cradle of Ayurveda in the South of India.

Impact Wellness CBD products are the only products on the market that feature Ayurveda's holistic medicinal practices as an integral part of our product formulation.