After a near fatal rafting accident in 1985 Jim Walsh moved his family to Hawaii and over the next ten years created the first ever U.S.-grown cacao plantation and line of chocolate products. His Hawaiian Vintage became the world’s first vintage varietal chocolate and is lauded by The New York Times as the world’s best tasting chocolate. His love for cultivating and harvesting the land and its products led him to start growing cacao in Mexico and eventually cultivate agave for Kimo Sabe. In 2014, with his extensive flavor expertise, Jim and his daughter, Ashley create Kimo Sabe Mezcal. In addition to his chocolate and mezcal businesses, Walsh is Founder and Chairman of the Human Energy System Alliance (HESA) Institute, provides business guidance, venture capital, incubation and development stage management for mind matter technologies and products that transform human health and increase human flourishing.
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