Hometown: Bridgewater, MA
Years in Cannabis: 10 months
Role at CAC: Cultivation Technician
What is your cannabis origin story?
I have been a cannabis advocate for around 10 years now. About a year ago I decided to change the career path that I was on and jump into the cannabis industry to help people in a new way.
What did you do before this and how did it prepare you for your role today?
Before working at Commonwealth Alternative Care I was heavily involved in the special needs community. I worked as a Developmental Specialist helping the adult special needs population, heavily leaning towards adults with autism. This prepared me for my role today because I learned to be able to adapt to a constantly changing environment. I also was able to see first hand the benefits medicinal cannabis can have on people with epilepsy as well as anxiety in people with autism. It is truly an amazing plant.
What is your strain of choice?
Mimosa! Or anything with citrus notes.
What is your favorite edible?
Chroma Peppermints!!! America runs on Dunkin’ and I run on CHROMA. They're the bomb.
Favorite delivery method? e.g. smoke, dab, vape, eat, topical.
I love smoking flower, specifically blunts. I definitely do love a good edible though!
What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about cannabis recently?
How do you ensure first time visitors are comfortable with their first dispensary experience?
Being a part of the cultivation team, I ensure our visitors are comfortable by always striving to grow the cleanest, best product.
What do you do for fun?
I am a HUGE gamer. I love video games. I also love to spend time in my garden (cannabis and vegetable) and I love spending as much time with my nephews as possible.
Do you have any hobbies or collections?
I have a huge crystal/rock collection, I have ever since I was a little kid. I also collect houseplants.
Where do you go to learn more about cannabis?
I go to my coworkers! They are all super knowledgeable and definitely know a lot of the answers. I also absolutely love reading books about cannabis.
What is the coolest new cannabis-related gadget you’ve seen recently?
A nectar collector! They are super cool and convenient. Great if you need to take your rig with you!
What’s your favorite CAC product right now?
NF1 ANYTHING!! Can’t get enough of it.
What do you like most about working at CAC?
My co-workers. They are some of the funniest, most interesting, knowledgeable people I’ve ever known.