Our Team

Jamie Kennedy

Sales Representative

Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, Jamie attended Fanshawe College for Police Foundations before joining The Canadian Armed Forces for 4 years. Shortly after finishing service, Jamie began studying accounting and secured a full-time position with the Federal Government.

After having surgery from a past injury Jamie, started taking CBD oil and was amazed by the results. Thanks to CBD he is able to enjoy all sports, including golf, tennis, baseball and hockey and coaching his daughter’s soccer team. Jamie personally has found the benefits of using CBD to assist with inflammation, pain and it has also helped with his anxiety. As a long time holder of a medicinal cannabis prescription; he looks forward to assisting in breaking down the stigma of CBD and it’s many benefits- including CBD for furry family members.

Jamie is a father of 2 beautiful daughters and 2 fur babies Max and Goose.

Brenleigh Knutson

Head of Canadian Sales

Born in Chatham, Ontario, Brenleigh Knutson completing her studies in Human Resources and business development. After graduating, she relocated abroad to learn languages and travel the world.

After returning to Canada and settling in London, Ontario, she was appointed Director of Marketing for Our Clinic, where she was in charge of marketing and patient care teams. Brenleigh was able to help build a new model of clinic care and introduce new technologies to it. This experience has proved invaluable in her role as Plants Not Pills’ Head of Canadian Sales.

In her free time Brenleigh can be found making her own essential oils and natural products that she regularly uses on her daughters, husband and Frankie, the family cat.

gabriel shpilt, ceo plants not pills cbdGabriel Shpilt

Founder, Plants Not Pills

Gabriel has been a believer in cannabinoid therapy ever since he was a teenager, when at the age of 16, he witnessed its ability to alleviate his grandmother’s severe arthritis. With a strong interest in cannabis research, Gabriel founded Plants Not Pills in 2014 as a platform for Canadians seeking access to safe, effective medical cannabis. In 2017, he launched Plants Not Pills CBD in the USA as a manufacturer and brand of organically cultivated hemp derived CBD products.

Plants Not Pills CBD pet products are a particular passion for Gabriel. As he is fond of saying, “animals don’t lie”.