How it Started:
Blue Diamond Herbs was founded back in 2018 In Charlotte NC. Luke had been working with overseas suppliers prior to starting Blue Diamond trying to find the highest quality kratom for himself as well as some friends and acquaintances across the country. He was searching for a direct source because every US-based kratom vendor he tried was more disappointing than the last. They did not have acceptable customer service, and the quality was hit or miss. The pricing was also all over the map, and he couldn’t help but think there had to be a better way.
After exhausting most options, he had the idea that maybe he could be the vendor that he was trying to find. A vendor that only supplied consistent high-quality kratom powder. They also tested their products to ensure everything was clean and safe with every batch. After careful consideration, Luke decided he would take the chance. He started Blue Diamond Herbs with a couple of hundred dollars which he used to purchase Blue Diamond’s first 5 kilos of raw powder. This was all done in a facility that was smaller than most people’s closet, but after just four months Blue Diamond was taking in enough revenue to move into a much bigger facility.
He then bought a cleanroom to be installed in this new facility to package products safely. 8 months after starting Blue Diamond Luke left his software sales job knowing that he couldn’t give 100% to both sales and Blue Diamond. This was a huge risk considering the fate of kratom was unknown as the FDA tried everything in its power to shut it down. Fast forward to today which is Feb 2022. Blue Diamond Herbs products are now being sold in stores across 5 different states, as well as a good size online presence. Blue Diamond Herbs’ mission is and always will be to help people who want a better quality of life. Kratom does this for so many people, and our goal here is to provide them with the quality products they need, and customer service they want that is unmatched by any other company.
The greatest feeling is to receive an email from a customer telling us how grateful they are, and how our products gave them a better quality of life in some way. Blue Diamond Herbs has not only helped countless people but has also changed Luke’s life by helping him realize his passion for helping people. This is just the beginning!
CEO: Luke DiDio
Hometown: Luke is originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania right outside Philadelphia. He has lived in Hawaii and California for brief periods of time but eventually ended up in Wilmington NC where he decided to stay for 6 years until moving to Charlotte NC for a job in 2018.
Fun fact: Luke is currently acquiring his pilot’s license which he considers the ultimate freedom. He also became a certified EMT for a brief time back in Wilmington NC.
What he does: Luke is the founder and owner of Blue Diamond Herbs. Luke is mainly responsible for all of Blue Diamond’s partnerships, finances, legalities, HR, and sales. He also put together an amazing team of people here at Blue Diamond Herbs who are not only ambitious and smart but truly care about helping the people we serve. It will always be a top priority of his to make sure this team is happy working here and has everything they need.
Marketing Director: Kenzie Hansley
Hometown: Topsail Island, NC
Fun Fact: She has a corgi that visits the office and always bothers the team for treats!
What she does: Kenzie is in charge of all things Social Media, design, websites, content creating, and anything Marketing. She is a graduate of High Point University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Business and a Graduate Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with the Blue Diamond Herb community and challenging herself daily by creating trendy and eye-catching content.
Product Manager: Kris Kraut
Hometown: Kris grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He briefly lived in the city of Philadelphia in 2022, but has since moved down to Charlotte, NC to join Luke and his hard-working team at Blue
Diamond Herbs. Kris is a graduate of Delaware Valley University with a degree in Business Administration.
Fun fact: Kris enjoys the beach in the summer, staying active, and being a fan of Philadelphia sports teams, and his favorite movie is Jurassic Park!
What he does: Kris oversees the production of all products leaving our warehouse. He ensures that each product was handled with safety, care, and preciseness. He understands how important Blue Diamond Herbs products are to our customers and finds joy in always maintaining the high level of quality control that goes into each product.
Shipping Director: Jake DiDio
Hometown: Churchville, PA
Fun Fact: He is a huge Philly sports fan, loves to play video games, and read.
What he does: Jake is in charge of all shipping and also helps with production. He personally packs all of your orders and ensures that every package is correct and handled with care before being shipped to you! His favorite part of his job is being able to help others and connect with people in the Kratom Community. He values each and every one of our community members and is always happy to see new people joining the Blue Diamond Herb family.