Experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services and marketing sectors. Sean is skilled in entrepreneurship, venture capital, public and private equity, foreign exchange, options and asset management.
Hez is a native of Humboldt with an international education in sustainable global development. A lifelong champion for the legitimacy and legacy of the cannabis industry, Hezekiah has acquired, developed, operated and sold several successful medical cannabis farms. As founder of the California Growers Association, he helped drive membership growth from 60 to 1,600 licensed members. He has also led advocacy efforts to establish the Cannabis Cooperative in California, Senate Bill State Law 94, and was a key architect of the Medical Cannabis Regulatory and Safety Act in 2015 and Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulatory and Safety Act in 2017.
Liz is a goal-oriented professional with a track record of building brands and teams through strong leadership and effective communications. Liz opened the North East US market for lululemon in branding and community and then went onto found and operate an award-winning communications start-up in New York. She’s a certified coach in organizational leadership and facilitates health and wellness workshops for government and corporate clients. Liz has been featured in the New York Times, ABC networks and multiples publications as an expert and thought-leader in health and wellness.
Wes has been CEO of Westone Distribution for more than 20 years. He has decades of experience around production, manufacturing, supply chain and has white-labeled for countless clients. Managing over 5000 SKUs, 100 vendor relationships and 500 wholesale partners, Wes runs one of the most respected distribution companies in the smoking accessories industry.
Moss has been President of PUFF retail for more than 20 years managing inventory, staff and sales. As one of the longest-running and award-winning retail operations in North America, PUFF is a coveted place to work. Moss is also known as one of the strongest supporters of the glassblowing community in North America – every year hosting events and competitions and drawing crowds in the thousands.
Dario was at the forefront of the research and development related to the regulation of “tobacco substitutes” within Switzerland. Through his advocacy, the low-THC product Chronic was approved and is now sold throughout Europe. In 2017, Dario challenged the status quo again by undergoing the first organic certification in Switzerland under the Bio Suisse label. Zitronic’s hemp-derived CBD was the first and remains the only certified organic product on the market.
Jan has expertise in cultivation and genetics. As well, he has led all business development for Zitronic Switzerland over the past five years. He manages the marketing and distribution relationships for Europe and has been integral to the company’s branded vending machine strategy -- currently with over 60 placed throughout Switzerland.
Navitas Organics based in Marin County, CA. Started in 2003, Navitas Organics is the leading global brand of organic super-foods and snacks. Previously, Zach was a founding partner in Puff Pipes located in Vancouver, BC. He has passion for building businesses and brands with a focus on a triple bottom line – people, planet and profit. This passion has led him to be a spokesperson for organic agriculture, socially and environmentally responsibility and businesses with a purpose.
Michael has spent the last 30+ years working in the environmental movement in the US, serving as Board Chair and member of Rainforest Action Network for over 20 years and Board member at ForestEthics, Redefining Progress and The Coastal Rainforest Coalition. He is also Founder and CEO of bio365 LLC, a California based horticultural soil provider for high value crops.
Josh is a founding partner at Vicente Sederberg specializing in risk assessment for multinational corporations and financial transactions in the highly regulated cannabis industry. Recently, Josh has focused his time on the two largest cannabis markets in the world: California and Canada. He previously served as Associate Director of Sensible Colorado, a non-profit organization that advocated for medical marijuana patient rights and played a key role in opening the door for the state’s regulated medical marijuana system. Josh also contributed to the drafting of Amendment 64, which legalized cannabis for adults in Colorado. Josh is a founding board member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, Simplifya, and VS Tech Ventures, and a founding member of the Council for Responsible Cannabis Regulation (CRCR). He is a sought-after thought leader in cannabis policy, contributing writings, presenting at local and international conferences, and testifying at public hearings on marijuana-related issues related.
Nick is a Denver tax attorney representing individuals and businesses in tax audits, trials and collections throughout Colorado, California and the U.S. He joins Dill & Dill after six years of successfully representing taxpayers and eleven years as an IRS trial attorney. While at the IRS, he was a leading trial attorney, an advisor to the IRS Chief Counsel, a lead program attorney, an IRS instructor, and he represented the IRS in bankruptcy court as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Nick also teaches tax attorneys and CPAs throughout the US and he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver, Graduate Tax Program, where he teaches State and Local Tax and Civil and Criminal Tax.
Christian Sederberg, Esq.,is a partner and founding member of Vicente Sederberg LLC. Since the inception of Colorado‘s state regulated medical marijuana program, Christian and the firm have provided a wide range of real estate, transactional and regulatory assistance to the marijuana community. Christian was also an integral part of Colorado’s Amendment 64 campaign, acting as core volunteer for the campaign, representing the campaign on Governor Hickenlooper‘s Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, and leading the campaign’s legislative implementation team in the Colorado legislature by coordinating the implementation of the Colorado legislative and regulatory structure related to adult-use marijuana. Christian sat on the executive committee of the Committee for Responsible Regulation, which coordinated the campaign to establish statewide excise and sales taxes on the sale of adult-use marijuana in Colorado.