Brian Frank is the co-founder and owner of Hammer Nutrition, a leader in the sports nutrition industry since 1987 with distribution throughout the United States and around the world. Brian's commitment to constant innovation resulted in an ever-evolving line of fuels and supplements that are completely unique in their effectiveness and natural composition. Brian also pioneered the “less is best” approach to fueling athletes, revolutionizing endurance competition while extending the boundaries of human endurance.
Brian's reputation as a forward-thinking leader in the sports nutrition continues with his early awareness, acceptance, and adoption of hemp-derived products for athletes. With Big Sky Botanicals, Brian expands his vision beyond the endurance market, introducing a line of athlete-quality products for the general health market enabling him to continue his mission to promote wellness and positive daily health practices to a growing audience.
Vince Arnone grew up in Montana. At 19, he began his journey as a digital marketer when he began working at Hammer Nutrition under Brian Frank's direction.
A couple of years later, Vince relocated to Arizona and spent many years as a professional indoor and outdoor skydiver. This passion led him around the world and afforded him the opportunity to coach professionals, military personnel, and to compete in both outdoor and indoor skydiving events.
During his time in the skydiving industry, Vince combined his passion for the sport with his web-based skillset. These efforts manifested as an online resource for indoor skydiving: Indoor Skydiving Source. This database and content website, founded in 2014, continues to serve an active community around the sport.
With his skydiving days behind him, Vince transitioned from the air to the ground, landing on his yoga mat. Beginning in 2018, he discovered the potential CBD oil held to help him optimize the physical, mental, and recovery aspects of his practice.
Repeating a similar theme, Vince combined with his interest in CBD with his passion for web development. From this combination, a new website, IntelliCBD, was born. This content-based website inspired months of work to translate academic-level research into easy to consume hemp-related content.
With the launch of Big Sky Botanicals, the IntelliCBD content merged to join the new retail brand, providing the educational foundation of Big Sky. With this transition, Vince continues his 15+ year relationship with Brian, exercising his wide-ranging online skillset - touching a wide range of online business related aspects including website development, user experience, eCommerce marketing, content development, SEO and beyond.
"My goal is to provide a top-notch, easy-to-use, online shopping and educational experience for our website visitors. I hope that the long-term vision that Brian and I share for this brand manifests as a positive, healing influence on the daily lives of the customers that trust us with their business."