Patricia Rossi joins us and shares that a two year trip from Paris to Portland turned into a 17 year stay. She thought she was on her way to Portland Oregon- she had interviews lined up with agencies there- but in fact landed in Maine. As a truly high-level agency executive, Patricia was literally over qualified for every position she pursued, which led her to cannabis in 2011. She knew how to create an experience around a brand- so she brought that mindset to Wellness Connection. Patricia is responsible for four of the eight licenses in Maine and takes us the history of cannabis in the great state.
Jim Patterson joins us and adds himself to the astonishingly long list of cannabis industry executives who have previously served in the military. He kindly takes us through his experience and how it informed his leadership skills and how he realized that he was an entrepreneur. Going from Kuwait to Los Angeles he joined the Yammer team with Keith McCarty. Jim takes us through the fact that the team certainly had a sense of constant momentum before being sold to Microsoft and the ultimate exit. He had to put in some time under Redmond leadership which allowed him to experience "Steve Ballmer doing his thing” in his words. After launching his own company called CoTap (now ZiNC), Keith eventually called Jim and asked him to lead Eaze…Jim then takes us through how in fact he’s doing just that.
Mike Ray, Bloom Farms & Dr. Michele Ross, IMPACT Network
Anita Morgan, Representative Pamela Anderson & Ray Morgan
Kristi Knoblich, Kiva Confections & Dennis Depaolo, Curio Wellness
Florida Cannabis: John Morgan, Yes On 2 & Ben Pollara, United For Care
Ari Hoffnung, Vireo & Pamela Hadfield, HelloMD
Melissa Fults, Issue 7 & David Couch, Issue 6
Meg Sanders, MiNDFUL & Lilach Power, Giving Tree
Jordan Person, Primal Therapeutics & Bob Eschino, Medically Correct