Robby Wilkins’ life embraces both adventure and focus. After competing aboard a Santa Cruz 52 during Barbados Race Week, he returns to his office at Southern Visions Realty, Inc., in Lexington, SC, the company he’s guided since 1984. On his desk are documents, to-dos, memos, drawings and plans pertaining to the hemp and real estate company his family runs.
“My hours are 24/7,” he intones, still taking it all in stride just as he did at the outset. Sleep is a precious commodity when juggling endeavors of these sorts. But Robby wouldn’t trade what he’s doing for anything.
Anne Wilkins Brooks
Founder/Director of Marketing
Anne has been in marketing, development and sales of real estate for more than 30 years. When her family was presented with the opportunity to start a company in the Hemp Industry, Anne jumped at the chance. "Being a native of South Carolina, I am excited to be a part of a company that produces the best products for our customers right here in our state." Anne has an MBA with a focus in marketing from the University of South Carolina.
When Wilkins was informed of the chance to create a brand-new hemp company in his native South Carolina with his family he was beyond floored. “I have always known that the cannabis plant is a miracle in so many ways, and when I saw the ability to be one of the first in South Carolina to work with hemp it was an offer I couldn’t turn down.” Wilkins has a background in commercial real estate development and a fond affinity for nature and the outdoors and “This translates well into the cannabis industry” says Wilkins. Wilkins believes there is going to be a massive shift from the public’s strict adherence to large pharmaceutical care options, to more wholistic and cannabis derived drugs. Wilkins is excited about the future of Indigo Ridge Hemp and the entire industry as a whole, “This is just the beginning,” finishes Wilkins.
As a self-described "innovator", Reid urged his family farm into hemp cultivation as soon as it was allowed. "The chance to grow a plant that could be so beneficial to people's lives offered the perfect opportunity to balance work and advocacy." Reid received a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Clemson in '06, and a master's in '13. "Whether it's buildings or businesses, the fruits of our labor should benefit society as a whole." Reid brings this holistic mindset into the development of Indigo Ridge Hemp. "Through design and research, we will strive to deliver the healthiest products on the market by offering certified organic hemp, and the highest quality extraction methods available."
Director of Business Operations
Indigo Ridge’s Director of Business Operations, Courtney, was born in Gilbert, South Carolina and grew up on Lake Murray. In 2018, Courtney graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a minor in psychology from the University of South Carolina. After graduating, Courtney managed an Acupuncture and Holistic Health Clinic before joining the team at IRH. Courtney enjoys traveling, reading, any kind of podcast and any activity on the water in her free time.
Anuka Champeneri was born and raised in Zambia until she moved to United Kingdom at the age of 13 along with her mother and twin sister. While living across the pond, Anuka obtained her accounting degree from The College of Paddington in London.
Currently Anuka resides in Lexington, South Carolina with her husband, sons, and dog Finn.
When she isn’t working, Anuka enjoys walking, exercising, and riding on the golf course with her three favorite people (her two boys and husband). As a breast cancer survivor, Anuka is involved in various charity initiatives dedicated to Breast Cancer research and sits on the board of Lexington Medical Center hospital in Lexington, South Carolina.
From Lexington, South Carolina, MaKenzie serves as Indigo Ridge’s Brand Manager. MaKenzie received her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University where she studied both Marketing and Communications. In MaKenzie’s free time she loves to travel, exercise, and spend time with her loved ones.