Andrea Harris, CEO
Hippie Hounds is owned and operated by Andrea Harris. She has always had a deep love for dogs and spent her earlier years working as a dog trainer. Andrea attended the Veterinary Technology program at Arkansas State University Beebe before launching her career in general practice. Her experience took her to several general practices, shelter medicine, critical care, and emergency. The highlight of Andrea's career took place in the summer of 2018. She traveled to Northwest University in Mahfikeng, South Africa to teach animal technician students. In her time there she lectured on client communication, performed vaccine outreach in local villages, and teamed up with the local SPCA to teach students how to train canines and change animal behavior through bridging the gap between human and animal communication.
Andrea launched Hippie Hounds LLC in December of 2019. She completed the Veterinary Cannabis Counselor course from Veterinary Cannabis Education and Consulting in Denver, Colorado in 2020. This program took an in depth look at product testing, laws, dosing, blood work, current research, and more. With a strong grasp on the legal landscape, Andrea's treats began to adorn the shelves of Veterinary clinics, cannabis dispensaries, CBD stores, grooming salons, and pet boutiques.
Andrea is a certified instructor with the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. Contact us today for information on her lecture, Veterinary Cannabis, approved for one hour of continued education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Sales & Events
Justin Edrington joined the Hippie Hounds team as Executive of Sales & Events in 2021. Justin has been involved in the legal cannabis industry since its conception in Arkansas. He founded MMJ Arkansas, a local patient group that served as a platform for him to share his research with the budding medical cannabis community. His tribe continued to grow and his reach now spans out to Missouri and Oklahoma.
As more and more patients turned to Justin for answers about testing, processing, strains, legalities, and cultivators he lauched, "Keep it or Toss it," aka KIOTI. KIOTI offers honest reviews on strains, cultivators, & dispensaries in Arkansas. Hippie Hounds is proud to bring Justin's cannabis background to the head of our sales department.