Former Boca Native Kymberly Byrnes Is Crushing The Hemp Game

In the fast-paced cannabis world, not many stories are as powerful as that of Kymberly Byrnes, a former Boca Raton resident who has made herself a prominent leader in the hemp industry. As the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of TribeTokes, Byrnes, lovingly known as KymB, is at the forefront of the clean cannabis movement, setting new standards for wellness-oriented cannabis production and distribution.

The Genesis of TribeTokes

The history of TribeTokes dates back to 2017 when Byrnes met her co-founder Degelis at the Women Grow event in NYC. These two women quickly saw that they had a common vision for the future of cannabis – one that was based on purity, community, and sustainability. This encounter was the beginning of an incredible partnership which later turned into a pioneering force in the industry.

Degelis had already started laying down the foundation for the clean vaping movement due to her own respiratory problems and so both women embarked on a mission to create such cannabis products which they would use themselves and recommend comfortably to their closest family members and friends. Their guiding principle was quite clear: “Never sell a product you wouldn’t give your own mother or sister.”

Building a Brand on Integrity and Innovation

TribeTokes distinguished itself by concentrating on creating vape oils which were strain-specific, and plant-based without any harmful fillers, additives, or artificial flavors. Their strong belief in creating cleaner yet more effective vaping products paid off during the Vape Crisis 2019 when these types of products gained much attention and popularity; this event brought about serious questions regarding the safety of vaping products. Publications like Rolling Stone and Forbes recognized TribeTokes for their commitment to cleaner alternatives during that crisis which was indeed a milestone for the brand.

The success of TribeTokes goes beyond THCa Vapes. The brand has its clean cannabis concept integrated into a wide range of products such as gummies, topicals, tinctures, and even pet products. This broadening of the product line reflects a holistic approach to wellness which is at the heart of the cannabis community.

Kymberly Byrnes: A Pillar of the Community

Besides her role at TribeTokes, Kymberly Byrnes is a leading community activist and influencer in her own right. Her position on the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBE) Advisory Board and her work with many local and national organizations are clear indications of her commitment to growing the cannabis industry positively.

Byrnes’s advocacy is not limited to just cannabis; she also is an influential voice for psilocybin showing her dedication to exploring and promoting the therapeutic benefits of all-natural substances. In addition, she is also a leader in fitness as a 20-year Pilates instructor and Lululemon Ambassador where she has inspired many.

Personal Favorites and Personal Touches

Her favorite TribeTokes product, CBD + CBG Live Resin Gummies, mirrors Byrnes’ personal and professional commitment to health and wellness. These gummies are preferred for their anti-inflammatory properties which capture the company’s values of making products that add value to consumer well-being

About Tribetokes

Pioneering Clean Cannabis Products

TribeTokes made an entry into the market in 2017 with Kymberly Byrnes and CEO Degelis Tufts Pilla as founders with a goal to offer cleaner, healthier cannabis choices. The company’s reputation was built on its unwavering commitment to product safety which came in handy during the vape crisis of 2019. Unlike other companies who had compromised on safety by adding dangerous additives, TribeTokes had already launched a line of vape products that were free from heavy metals, and Vitamin E acetate among other harmful additives.

The authenticity of TribeTokes is the essence of the company. Every product batch goes through thorough laboratory testing, and the results can be found on the website of the company. This level of transparency is not just about compliance with regulations; it is also about creating trust with customers and setting a benchmark for what clean and safe cannabis products should look like.

Women Behind the Weed

At TribeTokes, the leadership team brings in an interesting combination of skills and backgrounds, with Byrnes being responsible for marketing and community engagement. Together with Pilla and COO Greg Pilla, Byrnes has created a powerful trio that draws expertise from fitness, business, plant-based medicine, etc. The diverse nature of this leadership reflects the brand’s innovative approach to cannabis as well as the wellness & therapeutic benefits of CBD and Delta-8 THC.

Community Engagement and Medical Advisory

One of TribeTokes’ most prominent achievements under Byrnes’s guidance is its community engagement and medical advisory that is led by Dr. Lynn Parodneck. Dr. Parodneck as a medical advisor to the brand provides over 20 years of experience in the medical marijuana field thereby increasing the brand’s dedication to patient wellbeing. TribeTokes has established programs like “Pot Luck” which give very ill patients, veterans, and those below the poverty level donations of CBD products as well as lifelong discounts.


The transformational journey of Kymberly Byrnes from a Boca native to a powerhouse in the cannabis industry is a testimony to the vision, perseverance, and ethical entrepreneurship. Through TribeTokes, Byrnes has not only built up a line that features purity and consumer health but also developed a community supporting sustainable/responsible cannabis consumption.

As the industry keeps evolving Kymberly Byrnes will no doubt continue to play an instrumental role in shaping its future indicating that with the right approach, one can make a substantial difference.