Senior Operations Manager, Point Seven Group
1:45 pm–2:45 pm - Growing Green: Greenhouse Cultivation in a Competitive Marketplace
John Torkelson is a dedicated cannabis cultivator and Operations Consultant with over seven years of experience in the regulated cannabis space. John learned cannabis cultivation best practices while working in the Denver market, serving as Nursery Director for a large vertically integrated company for five years. John has put those best farming practices to good use, focusing on the breeding and documentation of unique cannabis cultivars both professionally and privately. John is well versed in efficient and low-cost overhead cannabis cultivation techniques and is a proven educator. As a consultant, John has worked with clients throughout the United States and Canada including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ontario, Michigan, and Colorado. John has provided consulting in the areas of business management, recruitment, and employee training and has assisted clients through the f licensing and certification processes at both the state and municipal level. He has designed cultivation facilities in Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas. John also holds a certification in CO2 extraction methodology and has technical knowledge pertaining to infused product creation and post-extraction methodology.
John is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a B.A in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management.