Meet the Team

Todd Salemi


Todd Salemi grew up in the little beach town of Dana Point. He, his wife and 2 daughters love spending time gardening, surfing and cooking big meals for friends and family! Growing up as a surfer, his connection with the ocean nurtured his philosophy and his passion for gardening, specifically cannabis.

For years, Todd spent time perfecting his craft, ultimately stepping into the entrepreneurial world with over 20 years of Cannabis business experience. His reputation is one of persistence which has been built on an ambitious drive, ethical philosophy, and solid relationships.

Erik Sykes


Erik is a Southern California native. When he's not working, you can catch Erik with his family at the beach, in the mountains or on our farm. A deep connection to nature drives him to spread his passion for Organics worldwide.

At the core, Erik’s motivation is his genuine desire to help others. Combining 20 years of soil, fertilizer and farming experience, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge to customers. He is most proud of the positive impact HVF has on its customers as well as the environment.

Justin Ackerman


Born and raised in San Clemente CA, Justin feels more comfortable in the sea than he does on land. He loves helping people become the best versions of themselves and firmly believes that “your vibe attracts your tribe".

Justin has spent the last decade developing start-up companies from conception to completion across multiple industries which include green energy, aerospace and finance. When not building companies, Justin enjoys bodyboarding, Jiu Jitsu and raising his two beautiful children with his wife Angela.

Bailey Slimm

Logistics and Operations 

Another SoCal native, Bailey has known Todd and Erik since their youth. A hustler at heart, her focused work ethic and upbeat attitude keep the operations at the HVF warehouse moving smoothly.

She strongly believes in the impact of organic biology and is studying urban farming and sustainable landscape design on the side. When Bailey isn’t filling orders for excited customers, she is likely to be spending time in nature, cooking at home, or finding her groove on a funky dance floor.

Kevin Wayland

Regional Sales

Another local, Kevin was born and raised in San Clemente and brings a lifetime of experience in customer service. After losing his wife to cancer, fate brought him through the doors of Organics Alive where he joined the team of friends he’s known since high school.

Kevin is a devoted father to his two beautiful daughters, Isla and Freida. He has a deep connection with nature and a love for all fauna and flora. He enjoys camping with his daughters and running on the beach every morning. He brings an unstoppable work ethic to the team and loves building great relationships with clients. Kevin is very engaging, which is something he has acquired from 15 years of high-end bartending.

We are very excited to continue seeing his growth with our HVF family.