2017 SpeakersLearn From The Industry Experts

Mowgli Holmes, PhD
Phylos Bioscience Mowgli Holmes, PhD

Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Nancy Whiteman
Wana Brands Nancy Whiteman

Co-founder & Co-owner

Mary Smith
AVO Lifestyle Science Mary Smith


Julie Dooley
Julie's Natural Edibles Julie Dooley


Jim Thorburn
Thorburn & Walker Jim Thorburn


Jacob Policzer
The Cannabis Conservancy LLC Jacob Policzer

Co-Founder and President

Debra Kimless
ForwardGro Debra Kimless

Medical Director

Aaron Smith
National Cannabis Industry Association Aaron Smith

Executive Director

Brian Richardson
Foundations Insurance Brian Richardson


Frank Vizcarra
McDonald's Frank Vizcarra

Former VP Strategy Restaurant Support Group

J. Chandler
urban-gro J. Chandler

Vice President of Cultivation Technologies

Joel Milton
Baker Technologies Joel Milton


Nick Hice
Denver Relief Consulting Nick Hice


Matthew Huron
Good Chemistry Nurseries Matthew Huron

Founder & CEO

Paul Golden
Nexus Greenhouse Systems Paul Golden

Special Projects Engineer

Liz Stahura
BDS Analytics Liz Stahura

Co-Founder and Vice President

Allison Justice PhD
OutCo Labs Allison Justice PhD

VP of Cultivation

Roy Bingham
BDS Analytics Roy Bingham


Joe Hodas
Dixie Brands Joe Hodas

Chief Marketing Officer

Session Host: Maureen McNamara
Cannabis Trainers Session Host: Maureen McNamara

Founder & Chief Facilitator

Rich Walker
Thorburn & Walker Rich Walker


Jake Browne
The Cannabist Jake Browne


Peggy Moore
Love's Oven Bakery Peggy Moore


Session Host: Guy Rocourt
Papa & Barkley Session Host: Guy Rocourt


Session Host: Alex Cooley
Solstice Session Host: Alex Cooley


Session Host: Shelly Peterson
urban-gro Session Host: Shelly Peterson

Vice President of Light Product Solutions

Session Host: Amanda R. Conley
Brand & Branch LLP ® Session Host: Amanda R. Conley


Michael Weiss
Nature’s Dream, Inc. Michael Weiss

President & Founder

Kara Bradford
Viridian Staffng Kara Bradford

Chief Talent Officer

Shane Young
Natural Enemies Shane Young


Carole Richter
CRichter~HR Consulting Carole Richter


James Kelly
Cultivated Power James Kelly


Sohum Shah
Cannabis Commodities Exchange Sohum Shah


Robert O'Shaughnessy
Higher Ground Agency Robert O'Shaughnessy

Co-Founder & Partner

Session Host: Shabnam Malek
Brand & Branch LLP ® Session Host: Shabnam Malek


Brenda Blanchard-Kooser
Faces Human Capital Management Brenda Blanchard-Kooser

VP of People and Organizational Development

Session Host: Bethany Moore
National Cannabis Industry Association Session Host: Bethany Moore

Communications & Project Manager

Session Host: Jamie L. Pearson
Bhang Corporation Session Host: Jamie L. Pearson

Director of Operations

Scott Afable
Highest Reward, Inc. Scott Afable


Stephanie Hopper
KSF Consulting Stephanie Hopper

Founder & CEO

Shannon Brooks
Lightshade Shannon Brooks

Director of Marketing

Trey Fisher
Medicine Man Trey Fisher

Marketing Director

Nancy Gruskin Warner
Assurpack Nancy Gruskin Warner


Lisa Buffo
Cannabis Marketing Association Lisa Buffo

Founder & CEO

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