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Tina Ulman and Madisen Saglibene
Christine Gamez, Ryan Patton, Sara Kennedy and Tyler Doss
Evan Marder & Gerardo
Madisen Sagelbine & Tina Ulman
Daryl Bauer & Tyler Prough
Vincent E. Norment
Remote Series with Derek Gumin
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Gerardo Gonzalez is a cannabis activist in the state of Nevada and works with cannabis companies such as Fluer and Culture & Cannabis.
This is the FIRST Remote Series Episode. JC and Tony were both out so our great friend Derek Gumin hosted the show. Tony was in Reno for the Happiest Hour launch party with Tiffany English. JC was in Chicago for a speaking engagement.
Jalen Young (@jalenyoung702) is a rapper and entrepreneur from Las Vegas, NV.
Brandon Ghidossi is a Spiritual Warrior, Martial Artist, Adventurer, Cannabis Advocate, Personal Trainer, World Traveler, Public Speaker, Writer, and Universal Truth Seeker. Ever since he was born Brandon has felt he’s an empath towards all creatures on Earth, which has lead to his passion in life – helping others. One of the many ways he has taken this life motto into his own hands is by delivering products for Harmonious CBD. Harmonious CBD is bringing the world quality CBD, and CBD-related products to the market.
Derek Gumin is a content producer and writer, as well as a cannabis marketing and sales specialist living in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a background in alcohol sales, digital production, and social media marketing- Derek was able to adjust into the rapidly growing marijuana industry in 2016. By successfully helping to develop several Nevada cannabis brands, Derek built a name for himself within the cannabis community as one of the best in the business. Currently, Derek is the Senior Account Executive for Ionic Brands and VVG, and is a writer and photographer for Dope Magazine- a national cannabis publication company recently acquired by High Times.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Brooksie Hussle is an innovational edible maker and advocate for cannabis chefs worldwide. He is the CEO of Kandy Grillz and The CannaChef Union, both emerging companies in the industry. Hussle and his team work hard and are consistently defeating the odds when it comes to entering the legal cannabis industry.
Brooksie is single handedly producing original, never before seen edibles while shining light on his fellow teammates and union members along his journey. Hussle’s company, Kandy Grillz, are edible candied grillz that you can sit on your teeth and wear like rappers do, except you can eat these! They are never before seen and come in THC, CBD, and non-medicated versions. You can buy the Kandy Grillz directly at www.bgedibles.com/grillz or check out their Instagram at @kandy_grillz to see all retail locations.
Hussle encourages his squad to be innovative as well through the union. The union is a collective of cannachefs that gain opportunities, sponsorships, and more through the program. The platform is never before seen and is a key tool to helping cannachefs achieve greatness in the industry. The union is also a space where all cannachefs and edible producers can communicate with each other privately, discuss techniques, and learn from one another to be better overall in their careers. The union is the hub for all cannachefs and edible makers worldwide.
Hussle is currently expanding the union worldwide and is going to start certifying chefs himself, through the platform. If you want to join the CannaChef Union, all you have to do is text “chefunion” to 474747 for details. As long as you have a smart device with a good Wi-Fi connection, you can join from anywhere in the world. Check it out on Instagram at @thecannachefunion.
David Farris (@davidfarris) joined Planet 13 Holdings, Inc. in May of 2016. Mr. Farris has established branding and advertising initiatives in the cannabis marketplace focused on creating an unparalleled experience. With oversight of creative direction, David serves as a multidisciplinary graphic designer working on projects ranging from product packaging to web development/design. In addition to creative efforts, he directs media relations and administers strategic sponsorships and events. Mr. Farris holds a B.S. in Business Administration – Marketing from University of Nevada.
Teddy Campos (@tedcampos) runs Glass Vegas.
During the first 12 years of her career in Las Vegas, Jenn Tramaglino (@jenntcannect) served as Chief of Staff developing, marketing and operating nightclubs, bars, pools + restaurants with The Light Group, MGM Resorts, Morgans Hotel Group and Station Casinos. After spending time living in Amsterdam and learning Dutch Cannabis hospitality Jenn T., moved back to Vegas and joined the team at Dope Magazine to launch their regional Nevada Magazine and strengthen the Dope Media brand reach. As a long time Cannabis Medicine Advocate, Jenn T. hopes to help spread the word about Cannabis changing lives thru the magic of strategic marketing & media. Her ultimate goal being to assist brands and locations with getting in front of as many of the right consumers as possible while promoting Cannabis education, awareness and consumer safety
Evan Marder (@evan.matrix.mmj) is from the Philadelphia area. Born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Delaware. He has been very passionate about cannabis since 1986 and has been growing since that time. He was in the restaurant/hospitality industry since that time as well and worked for a company called Kahunaville from 1994 – 2015. He started as a doorman and worked his way up to Director of Operations. In 2001 we opened a restaurant in Treasure Island and moved out here to be a bartender. He figured he do that for 5 years and then get back into management. Instead he did it for 14 years. In 2014 he decided to try to start a cannabis company and put together a business plan and proforma and started shopping for investors and making all the moves necessary to apply to the state, which included having a building to grow in, proof of funds, etc.. He was able to get the owner of the restaurant chain he worked for to partner with him on my idea in June 2014, and from there did all of the work necessary to get the necessary approvals from the state and city. He designed and oversaw all construction of the project and then became Chief Operating Officer of the company (Matrix NV). He was COO of Matrix up until this past June. Since that time he started my own cannabis consulting company and am working on that now. As far as Matrix, he basically did everything. He is a grower and an enthusiastic advocate for cannabis and the industry first and foremost, That’s what I care about most. He is unique in that he has a very deep understanding of every aspect of the cultivation and production side of the business.
David Tran (@thetranimalchronicles) in 1993, attended the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2000, started Old Skool Entertainment, an event and promotional company specializing in producing, promoting some of the biggest events in Seattle. In 2004, co-founded, Cowgirls Inc, a wildly popular bar in Pioneer Square blocks away from Seahawk Stadium, that just celebrated 12 years of business. In 2006, co-founded Venom Nightclub, a sleek New York Style club that hosted some of the biggest parties with artist such as LMFAO, DJ Am, Neyo, Far East Movement and some of the biggest Djs in the world. In the same year co-founded Amber Restaurant and Lounge, a sophisticated Northwest themed concept in the heart of Belltown. Amber is proud to celebrate 10 years of business this year. In 2011, co-founded Conscious Care Cooperative in Ballard, a marijuana dispensary that has served thousands of patients for almost 5 years. In the same year, co-founded DOPE Magazine, a Cannabis Lifestyle Brand that seeks to inform, educate and connect the ever growing Cannabis community. Served as the CEO until 2017 when DOPE was acquired by High Times Magazine and he currently is serving as the companies Chief Brand Officer.
REDX (@1mred) is an artist from Las Vegas, Nevada. He raps, sings, does theater, plays buckets on the strip and so much more! Check him out on in the first episode of the Culture & Cannabis podcast!