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Our Team

Nico Marley

Founder & CEO

Nico Marley was born in Haiti but raised in South Florida where he found his love for the game of Football and earned All-State First Team honors as a linebacker for Cypress Bay High School. Despite being an undersized linebacker, Nico grew accustomed to being seen as an underdog and continued his football career in Division 1 on scholarship at Tulane University. In his time playing for the Green Wave, Nico was competitive beyond measure and grew into a respected team leader, earning consecutive All-Conference First-Team honors and his Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing before advancing to the professional level, where he played for the Washington Redskins during the 2017 Preseason.

Throughout his career, Nico has always advocated for natural healing, but until he discovered CBD, the lingering aches and pains of his football career had hindered his life off the field. Within a few days of incorporating CBD into his daily routine, Nico came to realize firsthand that it helped with his pain management, recovery, and relaxation. After experiencing such a profound impact, Nico was inspired to launch Lion X – his premium CBD Product Line – to spread awareness for its potential in the wellness community and ignite a movement for peace, health, and happiness that holds true to his family’s values.

Gaetan Khawly

Founder & CEO

Born and raised in Haiti, Gaetan Khawly spent his youth competing in motocross races around Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where he quickly discovered a love of the outdoors, an interest in soccer and basketball, and an appreciation for more active lifestyles. His fascination with health and wellness evolved when – at the age of 12 – he built a chicken coop in his backyard and started selling organic eggs to a local baker. Over time, Gaetan’s entrepreneurial awakening led to his farm’s expansion into other livestock including goats, pigs, and cows, specializing in breeding and selling organic, non-GMO, grass-fed meat.

In 2014, Gaetan moved to Washington D.C. to study International Business and Marketing at American University. In those four years earning his degree, his passion for vitality manifested in cooking his own meals and investigating new ways to enhance his healthy lifestyle. Then in the Fall of 2018, Gaetan discovered the life-changing benefits of CBD. Since then, he has made it his mission to join his prior business experience, passion for wellness, and entrepreneurial spirit to launch a CBD Brand with a Premium Product Line that promotes healthy lifestyle choices.