Mr. Waldrop co-founded EVIO, Inc. in 2014, and serves as its CEO and Chairman. Mr. Waldrop led the company from startup to nationwide presence with labs in five states. Previously, Mr. Waldrop was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Newport Entertainment Group Inc. since September 2005 and served as its Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of College Partnership, a publicly traded company that assists high school students with their college selection and financial aid. Prior to joining College Partnership, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Vision Direct Marketing, a full-service marketing company. Prior to starting Vision Direct Marketing, he held the position of Executive Vice President of First World Financial Inc. a nationwide mortgage company. As Vice President of Operations for Leading Edge Broadband Services, a start-up international communications company, he built the telecommunications network managing call traffic between the United States and the Philippines for International Call Centers. While at AirTouch Cellular, (now Verizon Wireless) he served as Senior Manager contributing to the development and implementation of the National Retail Distribution Strategy and as a Regional Sales Development Manager, where he led the formation of a 44-store, $100 million annual revenue distribution channel. He has been a Director of Newport Entertainment Group Inc. since September 2005 and serves as Director of iPure Labs. Mr. Waldrop received a B.S. from California State University of Long Beach, 1991 and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California, 1997.