Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. She is an educator, host, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the cannaculinary world.
In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over ten years of wine industry experience. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries, she is best known for producing high-end events and developing topnotch public relations, marketing, and hospitality programs. Jamie is also a contributor to POPSUGAR and MARY Magazine specializing in cannabis recipes and cannabis lifestyle pieces. She was also recently named as one of Wine Enthusiast
Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers in 2018 and as a SevenFifty Daily 2018 Innovator.
Born and raised in Truckee, CA, Jamie’s roots extend back to South Dakota farm families. She developed a love for wine and agriculture while earning her degree in Wine and Viticulture, with a concentration in Wine Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As an avid traveler, she expanded her knowledge and explored different regions where she studied enology and viticulture at The University of Adelaide, Australia and The Engineering School of Enology at Changins, Switzerland.
Jamie has recently been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, ABC7 News, and 7x7, POPSUGAR, Mother Jones, Edible San Francisco, Munchies, KQED Bay Area Bites, Clever Root, and MSN Lifestyle.
The Herb Somm
The Herb Somm was created in March 2017 with the goal of educating consumers and the public about cannabis, and healthy ways to incorporate herbal products into everyday life. While there is an emphasis on cannabis pairings and recipes, wellness and education are also a focus for the brand.
In March of 2018, The Herb Somm has been brought to life with Thursday Infused, a gourmet event series that highlights different chefs and edible producers in the Bay Area. These educational sessions are focused on promoting healthy and safe ways to use edibles and cannabis products. As part of our mission, The Herb Somm donates a portion of event revenues to local 501(c)(3) nonprofits that provide healthy food to the Bay Area community by creating organic, sustainable, and high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens.
16/08/2019 Following the successful launch of the first-ever Cannabis Drinks Expo in San Francisco in July 2019, event organizers Beverage Trade Network have announced a follow-up Cannabis Drinks Expo event in Chicago for Summer 2020.