Leo Hickman - Founder
A professional tea sommelier, biomedical engineer, post 9/11 soldier and world traveler. Leo has been experiencing loose leaf tea from all over the world first hand. His travels inspired Leo to create the Classy Hippie Tea Co. to bring his artisan tea creations to Sacramento and local communities everywhere.
Mike Shaldone - Partner
I began working and learning from Leo in 2016 and joined Classy Hippie with a business background and the desire to bring healing to communities through T.E.A. (Travel, Events and Activism). Originally, driven by corporate success, I was an engineer and financial planner; seeking the trappings of salary, titles and materialism.
Having a change of heart and experiencing the damage of attachments on the mind and body, I have shifted my sights towards the healing arts. My journey inward pursues constant growth and exploration at deeper and deeper levels; spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. Finding center and connection through tea and community is essential to the journey.
I am passionate to be the catalyst to help others change their lives. Our bodies are not designed to self-destruct. Given the needed tools, we will naturally heal ourselves. In our daily life, we may have created habits causing disease and stress to move our energy in the wrong direction. Simple techniques can remedy and get us back on track. We teach this through taking your “MEDS” (Meditation, Exercise, Diet and Sleep). Join us on the journey towards improved health!
Ken Henderson - Partner
Ken Henderson is the newest partner and CEO and Founder of Sublime Digital Marketing Group, Inc.
They provide clients with effective digital marketing campaigns, that produce amazing return on investment.
This includes everything from website design, search engine optimization, video campaigns, paid and organic social media, email, text messaging marketing and online reputation management.
Ken has spent 15 years as an entrepreneur as operations manager and chief executive officer in a variety of industries, including real estate, consumer products, I.T., and digital marketing.
Ken is an avid tea connoisseur and loves the creations Leo comes up with at Classy Hippie Tea.