Meet the Team

An International Team


Real Hemp LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stevia Corp (OTC: STEV), a US company with operations centered in Asia including China where over 70% of the world’s hemp is produced. By leveraging Stevia Corp’s global partnerships, Real Hemp has assembled an international team that is focused on developing the US hemp market.

Realhemp Team

George S. Blankenbaker

George Blankenbaker is an entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable, earth-friendly business and is the Chairman and President of Stevia Corp., Real Hemp’s parent company. Read Full Bio

Thomas Ong
Chief Operating Officer – Asia

Tom Ong serves #TeamReal as Chief Operating Officer for Asia and is strongly guided by his faith to develop sustainable agriculture economies for the ethnic tribes in South East Asia. Read Full Bio

Dr. Paul Mahlberg

Dr. Mahlberg studied Cannabis in the United States spanning a period of 33 years from 1970-2003. During that time he accumulated one of the most extensive seed banks in the world with over 200 strains (varieties) of Cannabis from worldwide sources including landrace varieties, which were cultivated in secure greenhouses. Read Full Bio

Dennis Hill

Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biochemistry from the University of Houston. He participated in postgraduate studies at Baylor Medical School with a concentration in physiology. For 10 years, Mr. Hill was a cancer researcher at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital. Read Full Bio

Dr. Jerry W. Smartt
Chief Medical Advisor

Dr. Jerry Smartt serves #TeamReal as Chief Medical Advisor and is a board-certified neurologist with a passion for understanding how nutrition impacts neurological function to ensure the best care for his patients and serves as Director of Stevia Corp., Real Hemp’s parent company. Read Full Bio

Angeline Liu
Marketing Director

Angeline Liu serves #TeamReal as the head of Marketing, the leading force in building Real Hemp’s brand and direction for the voice of the company. Read Full Bio

Jessica Scott
Public Relations

Jessica Scott serves #TeamReal as Public Relations Manager and believes passionately about the importance of nutrition and how it can heal and prevent illness. Read Full Bio

Dr. Zhang Ji
Technical Advisor

Dr. Zhang Ji is #TeamReal’s Chief Technical Advisor with significant experience leading research projects in China. He founded Guangzhou Health China Technology Development Company Limited. Read Full Bio

Prof. Xie Haihui
Research Advisor

Prof. Xie Haihui is a research advisor to #TeamReal with an extensive research background and interest in the chemistry of natural products. Read Full Bio

Dr. Nguyen Van Dan
Agriculture Advisor

Dr. Nguyen Van Dan (Danny) is Realhemp’s Agriculture Advisor and is the Technical Advisor for Vietnam R&D and Propagation to Stevia Corp. Read Full Bio

Science Based Research
Developing products that incorporate the medicinal properties of cannabinoids.

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The History of Hemp
Hemp was widely grown in the United States from the colonial period into the mid-1800’s.

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Industries We Serve
Hemp serves a purpose in over 65 Industries and is used in more than 25,000 products.

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