Garrett Carbonell – CBD American Shaman

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River City Six – Garrett Carbonell

Meet Garrett Carbonell, franchise owner of two local CBD American Shaman locations.

Tell us a little about your business.

CBD American Shaman is dedicated to bringing wellness to the world through ultra-concentrated, terpene-rich hemp oil derived from all-natural, high-quality industrial hemp. The American Shaman franchise is very supportive. My wife Jennifer and I are very proud to be the owners of two locations in Omaha. We have three employees, all of whom are knowledgeable and passionate about CBD. Quality is of the highest importance to us. Everyone we have met is so kind and talented in various ways! We believe CBD products can help people live a better life by coming closer to homeostasis.

How did you get started in the business?

Our mentor and good friend from Kansas asked me to help manage the 96th store back in 2017. I was given the opportunity to take ownership last year, and I am grateful that I did.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?

Figuring out how to be a professional and communicating well with people.

What has been your most important achievement professionally?

We recently celebrated one year at our first location in June and opened up a second location in May. My goal as an owner has been to grow a diverse inventory of products, along with establishing consistent advertising in order to promote the products to our neighbors in Omaha.

Tell us a little about your family.

Jennifer has been such a big help to me throughout the franchising and ownership process. We have two toddlers, both girls. They like to help at the store sometimes too!

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?

When I realized material goods don’t hold importance.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?

Spending quality time with my family and taking the girls to do activities!

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?

I’m pretty skilled at most games, board or other.

What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Stop talking. Think before you speak.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

I’d bend space and time.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?

The ability to manifest reality.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To be able to serenade.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?

Marine biologist.

What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?

Hooves and Paws Rescue for their flood relief efforts.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?

Compendium of the Emerald Tablets by Billy Carson.

What is your favorite TV show?

The Office.

What is your favorite local restaurant?

La Casa.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?

King Solomon.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?

Phone: (402) 932-2144; Email:; Website:

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