Meet The Team

A picture of Emily Kyle with a growing cannabis plant.

Meet Emily Kyle

Emily Kyle is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Holistic Cannabis Practitioner and is the author and photographer behind the blog. She has earned a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from SUNY Oneonta and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is proud to have won several awards and honors to recognize her career accomplishments as a registered dietitian and national media personality.

A picture of Emily Kyle and Phil Kyle with cannabis plants.

Meet Phil Kyle

Phil Kyle is the Executive Culinary Director and Head Chef at Emily Kyle. He has earned an Associate of Science Degree in Natural Resource Conservation – Law Enforcement from Finger Lakes Community College.  Phil Kyle is an experienced chef and successful culinary entrepreneur with more than three decades of restaurant experience. After leaving his own restaurant in 2019, he took over the executive chef and culinary director position. As a Chef, Phil specializes in the cannabis culinary arts and how cannabis can be used in conjunction with food to support a healthy lifestyle.

A picture of Emily Kyle and Renee Leonard.

Meet Reneé Leonard

Reneé Leonard, our Chief Happiness Officer at Emily Kyle, joined us in 2021. She is currently a Certified Cannabis Health Coach and Educator. Renée is a blissfully married mother of five who uses cannabis to fight autoimmune disorders and navigate family life’s joys and challenges. Renee’s personal battle with autoimmune disorders led her to discover the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, and now her goal is to empower others in their health journeys, helping them harness the benefits of cannabis and feel their absolute best.