CEO & Co-Founder
Ben is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sunny Skies CBD. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with undergraduate degrees in Operations Management, Information Systems, and Spanish & Portuguese Language & Culture. Before starting Sunny Skies CBD, he owned and subsequently sold a CBD product manufacturing company in Colorado. Ben feels most alive when he is traveling and playing basketball.
Peter Adler Sr.
COO & Co-Founder
Pete is VP of Operations of Sunny Skies CBD. He was born and raised in Durand and lives there to this day. He and his wife Terri (CFO) are the proud parents of three kids – Peter (Operations Manager), Hunter (Lab Technician), and Libby (UW-Lacrosse student). After graduating from Durand High School, Pete played football at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where he received his bachelor’s degree. After graduating, he earned a master’s in education from UW – Eau Claire. He has been teaching in the Eau Claire school district ever since. Pete, veteran of the Wisconsin National Guard, feels most alive when he is talking to people!
Terri grew up in Menasha, WI and now lives in Durand, WI. She and Pete are college sweethearts, having met at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. The two are the proud parents of three kids – Peter (Operations Manager), Hunter (Lab Technician), and Libby (UW-Lacrosse student). An accountant by trade, Terri left the corporate world to make a difference as a kindergartener teacher in the Lake Pepin School District. She is now the President and Chief Financial Officer at Sunny Skies CBD. Terri, veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, feels most alive when she is traveling to new places and meeting new people!
Peter Adler Jr.
VP of Operations
Peter was born and raised in Durand, WI. He is a machinist by trade and oversees all lab operations at Sunny Skies, including processing, product manufacturing and sanitation procedures. Peter feels most alive when he is fishing!
Director of Marketing
Rob was born in New Hampshire, grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and has explored Oregon the past eight years. He now resides in Eau Claire with his wife and young son, having moved back from Oregon to be close to family on both sides. He oversees all things marketing at Sunny Skies, but particularly enjoys social media marketing, photography, and graphic design. Rob, veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, feels most alive when setting off on new adventures!
Sales Representative & Account Manager
Tom Adler is Pete’s brother and the youngest of the Adler children. He grew up in Durand, WI and graduated from St. Norbert College in Green Bay. Tom is an expert salesman thanks to his 15 years of experience as a business owner. He enjoys lifting weights, running, and walking his three dogs (Lambeau, Lombardi, and Curly). Tom feels most alive when he is problem-solving and delivering for customers!
Cultivation Manager & Senior Lab Technician
Cougan was born and raised in the town of Arkansaw, WI and attended Durand High School. He feels most alive when he is listening to live music and making memories with his friends.
Hunter was born and raised in Durand, WI. He in his final year at University of Wisconsin – Stout where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. In other exciting news, he recently proposed to his middle school sweetheart, Sarah. Hunter works part-time at Sunny Skies CBD as a lab technician and will move to full-time when he graduates. He feels most alive when he is traveling!
Sales Representative/Account Manager
Matt was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Lacrosse where he played baseball. Matt went into auto sales upon graduation and has accumulated 15 years of sales experience. He’s a man of integrity, and as such, finds it easy to build great relationships with customers. Matt feels most alive when he’s spending time with his wife Mary and 3 kids!
Charlie is the sixth of seven Rippley children. He recently moved to Wisconsin with Ben and is a freshman at Durand High School. Charlie feels most alive when he is out on the farm, fishing, riding his dirt bike, and hanging out with his brother Max.
Milos is from Belgrade, Serbia. Before joining the Sunny Skies CBD team, he with more than 9 years of experience working as a freelance graphic designer for over 500 clients. He feels most alive when he’s playing soccer and spending time with his wife and kids.
VP of Product Management
Tiffany was born in Durand, WI and grew up in the neighboring town of Plum City. She is the proud mother of four children. Before joining Sunny Skies CBD, Tiffany was a Production Team Lead at Andersen Windows Corporation. She feels most alive when listening to live music, playing volleyball, and spending time with family.
Dana grew up in Mondovi, WI and attended college at the University of Wisconsin River Falls where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in education. She now resides in Durand, WI and is somewhat of a “Jack of all trades”. She taught middle school science for many years, has ran an in-home daycare, has managed and owned her own business, is a certified insurance agent, and, most importantly, rocks the role of mom for her two children. Dana feels most alive when her kids make her laugh hysterically, when taking on new tasks and challenges, and when meditating into an enlightened state of mind.
Hannah moved here from Colorado in January of 2020 after she graduated from her high school in December. She chose to come and work for Sunny Skies CBD to get exposed to the background and science of the production. Hannah feels most alive when she is adventuring or trying new things.
Executive Assistant and Field Hand
Jack is the fifth of seven Rippley children. During the school year, he is at Colorado State University pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business and working part-time as an Executive Assistant. In the summer, he lives in Durand working with the cultivation team as a field hand. Jack feels most alive when he is playing basketball, golfing, and hanging out with the family.
Jeannine was born and raised in Colorado and it’s where she lives with her husband and children. After leaving the construction supply world in the early 2000’s she was lucky enough to spend the past 14 years at home raising her four children. She also enjoys volunteering and serving on several non profit boards. Jeannine feels most alive when she is serving others, and when I get to be with my family, whether in the mountains, at a ball field or hanging by the pool.
Ariel was born in Rochester, MN and moved to Menomonie, WI when she was eight years old. She is a proud mother of three beautiful children and fur-mother to two cats. Ariel feels most alive when outdoors and spending time with family and friends.