Heather Schieferle
Founder and Executive Director

Heather Schieferle is the daughter of a Vietnam Era Marine, a wife and mother to 3 children and a community leader by example. She realized the need for Veteran’s affordable access to Cannabis as a safe, natural alternative to the often fatal pills pushed onto our Veterans. She has spent countless hours over the last 6 years fighting for Medicinal Marijuana in Florida after voting for it 25 years ago as a resident of California. She is the Founder,  Executive Director and non voting Board of Directors member of Buds for Vets, Inc. A Florida Nonprofit. As well as cannabis advocate for all patients and Founder of The Florida Pediatric Cannabis Club. 

Jon Minion

Jon ("JB") brings 20 years of experience in technology, business management and corporate growth to the organization. He is a founding member and current President of non-profit Beyond Basic Needs, in addition to operating Rockstarr & Moon, a digital marketing agency. He and his wife, Rachel, spend their spare time in the Florida sun with their Bullmastiff Biggie, boating on the rivers and catching the occasional fish.

Melissa Hutton
Intake Coordinator

Melissa Hutton is an Air Force veteran whom is passionate to help other Veterans find relief in medical marijuana.  She is a fighter and a major inspiration to all of us at Buds For Vets!