Meet Dara Torres
We are excited to introduce our Chief Lifestyle & Wellness Officer, Dara Torres, to the CaniBrands Athletic Advisory Council. Dara is a five-time Olympian and also the oldest swimmer to compete in the 2008 Olympics. Beyond that, Dara was also named one of the “Top Female Athletes of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated magazine and won the ESPY award for “Best Comeback.”
Outside of the pool, Dara is a top-selling author and has written several books, such as her memoir, “Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life,” published in April 2009. It was listed as one of the top 25 best-selling business books by June. Her second book, “Gold Medal Fitness: A Revolutionary 5-Week Program,” was released in May 2010 and quickly became a New York Times best-seller.
Dara’s remarkable achievements have also led her to become a sought-after motivational speaker. She has spoken to over 500 companies in her career about overcoming challenges, aligning your body and mind for optimal performance, and dealing with the guilt of parenthood as you attempt greatness. Dara is not only a role model to her 15-year old daughter but an inspiration to all working mothers and millions across the globe.
Dara’s Journey with CBD and CaniBrands
Dara discovered CaniBrands from a recommendation of a good friend and former training mentor Andy O’Brien, Director of Sports Science & Performance for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Andy is now CaniBrands’ Sports Science Advisor, and since its inception, he was a pivotal contributor to the development of the formulations. Through his guidance, the product suite evolved to have a powerful blend of CBD, nutrients, and herbal extracts to support sports injury recovery, sleep, and energy boost.
Dara explains how her commitment to using CBD came organically. As a 50-year-old mom, she endured aches and soreness from her workouts and opposed taking pain meds because of fear of addiction. Let us hear what Dara has to say about her journey with CaniBrands:
“This trial of CaniBrands really gave me relief. I was unsure if it was just my body feeling better over time or the products. So, I stopped using the products for a week and I realized it was in fact the CaniBrands that were giving me relief. It gave me comfort and confidence so I could get on with my day-to-day life feeling good. I was amazed at how it just worked for me and immediately wanted to share it with others. Being a woman in my 50s dealing with natural aches and soreness of age really began to weigh on me. Finding a plant-based product line like CaniBrands really gave me my confidence back.
This success led to several conversations with the great people at CaniBrands about their mission, their vision and what my goals were moving forward. I knew I wanted to work with the brand.
I decided that not only did I want to help educate the world on how CBD’s helped me but also how CaniBrands was an early stage company with massive potential and I decided I wanted to become a vested equity partner. It was such an incredible feeling. I love being part of the team. Especially an underdog! The senior management of CaniBrands are so dedicated to creating a lifestyle brand that has the potential to be the next great CPG company.
I love sharing my passion and commitment to CaniBrands. I hope my story inspires you to become the best person you can be.” – Dara Torres
What’s Dara Doing Now?
Dara’s role as the Chief Lifestyle and Wellness Officer is to educate and inform consumers about the benefits of CBD and the products from CaniBrands through the next-generation CBD wellness solutions. As an avid CBD user, Dara believes in the many ways CBD can help with sports injury recovery and overall wellness—mainly through its hydration properties for athletes and baby boomers.
Dara Torres is committed to CaniBrands’ mission to provide customers with the highest quality products, improve experiences, enhance a culture of wellness, and promote personal well-being. We are thrilled to have Dara on the team as we expand CaniBrands’ exposure and presence to new markets.