Meet Our Advisory Board

Ryan Brown, Groundworks Industries

Ryan Brown

Chief Executive Officer at Groundworks Industries

Driven and effective leader with a track record of successful projects in a variety of industries and environments. Adept at quickly understanding company needs, facilitating strategy / solution design, and delivering results.
Charlie Cain

Charlie Cain

FMR Vice President, Global Retail at Tilray

Entrepreneurial executive with a proven track record developing and inspiring teams to create iconic brands, exceptional customer experiences, and high performing cultures. Thrilled to be on the front lines of the next big economic and cultural wave: legalized cannabis.
Marji Chimes, Coda Signature

Marji Chimes

Chief Marketing Officer at Coda Signature

Award winning creative and entrepreneurial senior level marketing executive with over 20+ years experience developing, building and implementing high-impact, digital customer experience programs.
Bob Eschino, Medically Correct

Bob Eschino

Founder & President at Medically Correct, LLC

Medically Correct, LLC is best known for its trusted brand incredibles, the number one cannabis infused edible producer in Colorado. As an expert in the packaging industry, Bob partnered with food expert and serial entrepreneur, Rick Scarpello to form Medically Correct, LLC in 2010.
MIke Hennesy, Wana Brands

Mike Hennesy

Vice President of Innovation at Wana Brands

Mike Hennesy joined the small but hard-working team at Wana Brands as a Sales Representative in 2014, where the quickly growing business proved demanding but rewarding. He has filled many hats for the business and oversees a diverse range of business analytics, training development, cannabis acquisition and partnership building.
Vince NIng

Vince Ning

Founder & CEO - Nabis

Notable Awards:
• Y Combinator Top Company (2021)
• Forbes 30 Under 30 - Enterprise Technology (2021)
• Entrepreneur Top 100 Cannabis Companies (2019)
Art Smuck, Herbl

Art Smuck

Chief Operating Officer at HERBL Distribution Solutions

Sally Vander Veer, Medicine Man

Sally Vander Veer

Chief Executive Officer at Medicine Man

Considered a cannabis industry pioneer, Vander Veer is at the helm of Colorado’s most recognized and successful brand, Medicine Man. The operation includes a 40,000 square foot cultivation and five dispensaries. Under her leadership, Medicine Man has expanded their retail footprint by adopting mainstream retail strategies to expand both customer experience, customer base, and profit.
Katrina Yolen

Katrina Yolen

CMO, Acreage Holdings

Classically trained brand marketing executive with 20 years’ experience growing iconic, emerging, and turnaround brands. A proven track record of delivering results in small, mid-sized, and large CPG companies. Passion for mission-driven, socially responsible businesses.