Co-founder & Executive Vice President
ELI’s Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Thomas Hoffman brings agricultural expertise to ELI as an experienced farmer and expert in the cultivation of industrial hemp fiber crops. Thomas also has extensive entrepreneurial experience managing start-ups and nonprofits geared towards supporting his community.
Thomas founded and operates, along with his family, a nonprofit called Tri-County Rescue Inc. in Central Georgia, which serves as a no-kill animal shelter and rescue facility, as well provides the support for Warrior Acres, a veterans recovery and relief center focused on rehabilitating current and former members of the armed forces suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
In 2017, Thomas joined the local Volunteer Fire Department, after completing several training courses and was appointed Chief Training Officer and later, the Fire Chief. Today, he is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician who serves on two rural EMS services. Thomas met Bryan Wilson while working in EMS, where their relationship would develop into a business partnership with the goal of reigniting the domestic industrial hemp fiber Industry.