After serving for over 10 years, Chase was banged up, couldn't sleep, was in constant pain, and was even stressed out on top of everything. When Chase couldn't finda clean and effective solution to the issues that he was having, he set out to solve his own problems with his hands.
Chase' constant suffering and lack of clean solutions ultimately led him to co-found VRB Labs, where they develop targeted, natural, and effective solutions for sleep, stress, and pain powered by CBD.
Question 1 - Where were you born?
Chase Hobby - Baltimore, MD.
Question 2 - What school(s) did you attend?
Chase Hobby - United States Naval Academy, Wharton School of Business.
Question 3 - What did you do after graduating?
Chase Hobby - I went to flight school and, with a few strikes and gutters, earned my wings as a Naval Flight Officer.
Question 4 - What was your first job?
Chase Hobby - Mall greeter… exactly what it sounds like.
Question 5 - What do you do for a living?
Chase Hobby - I co-founded VRB Labs - we develop targeted, natural, and effective solutions for sleep, stress, and pain powered by CBD.
Question 6 - What inspired you to pursue your job?
Chase Hobby - After 10+ years in the military, I was banged up; I couldn't sleep, I was in constant pain, and I was stressed out. When I couldn't find clean and effective solutions to the issues I was having I set out to solve my own problems which ultimately led me to start VRB with Evan Seale.
Question 7 - How would you describe Woobies in 3 words?
Chase Hobby - Built to Last
Question 8 - What are some of your achievements?
Chase Hobby - I’ve been fortunate to find myself on incredible teams throughout my life. I was fortunate to earn my wings and serve with incredible people aboard aircraft carriers around the world. I played rugby at the Naval Academy, Wharton, and throughout my time in the Navy including with USS George Washington RFC. Individually, I’m proud to have been awarded the Goldman Scholar Fellowship for academic & professional achievement and the Wharton McNulty Program Tikvah Coin for exceptional Leadership.
Question 9 - What are your goals and aspirations?
Chase Hobby - I intend to continue to serve. We built VRB to be a vehicle to drive outsized impact for veterans and the high-speed, driven doers who make things happen. We give 10% of our profits to impactful organizations and are psyched to continue giving as we grow.
Question 10 - Is there anything else you would like to say to our veteran community and customers?
Chase Hobby - Unsolicited advice: Do your best to keep a hold of the core values the military taught all of us. Look out for others. Be of service. Stand up for those who need it. Don’t let the negativity out there get to you or dictate your behavior.
We named our company VRB (pronounced ‘verb’) because we are dead serious about living out the best of the values we were taught in service. Saying it is easy. Doing it is hard. We are doers; never forget that.