Meet the Team

Mark Spear

Founder & CEO

-10 years of medical cannabis advocacy & research
-5 years of industry experience, two with Canopy Growth in production, R&D, and special projects

Wynand Stassen

CFO

-10 years experience in senior finance roles in tech and cannabis.
-CPA/CA and expert in capital investment
-Former Rockgarden CFO, now Kolab Project, which sold to Auxly

Brad Boyd

Business Development Manager

-12 years experience with cannabis cultivation
-5 years experience as a peace officer with the Toronto Police
-Extensive licensing and Cannabis Act experience
-RPIC security clearance

Rob Samek

Master Grower

-15 years experience in cannabis cultivation
-3 years of experience at Canopy Growth managing 14,000 sq ft of indoor grow space
-Expert in cultivation, irrigation, breeding and genetics
-RPIC security clearance

Board of Directors

Mark Spear

Founder & CEO

-10 years of medical cannabis advocacy & research
-5 years of industry experience, two with Canopy Growth in production, R&D, and special projects

Brent Parker

Rambridge Wholesale

-Respected industry professional with 25 years experience
-Expert in horticultural lighting technology
-Worldwide network of cannabis industry contacts
-Medical cannabis advocate and global trade show veteran

Georges Routhier

Pipe Dreemz

-Operated a cannabis licensing consulting firm since 2013
-Has received 32 licenses and counting for clients in Canada
-Certified in GMP by Cornell University
-Passionate master gardener, entrepreneur and advisor

Board of Advisors

Don Good

Lawyer/Agronomist

-B.Sc.(Agr.). LL.B with over 32 years of experience providing legal services to Ontario farmers
-Specialization in FarmLaw practice, with a focus on agriculture, food and environment law
-Expert in agriculture, industrial property, regulatory compliance, provincial defence, drainage, administration, and litigation on behalf of farmers across Ontario

FARM LAW

Louis Kyron

Cannainvestor Magazine

-CPA,CGA; CSC,CPH, Honours B.A.
-Chair, Cannabis Industry Program Advisory Committee at Durham College
-Cannabis Beverage Producers’ Alliance
-Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids

Max Spear

Google

-Degrees in math and business with an MBA from Stanford University
-2 years experience at McKinsey & Company as a Senior Business Analyst
-Co-founder of GooseChase.com & Reco.com, two Toronto-based mobile startups
-Currently employed by Google as Product Manager

Steve Smith

Ellisdon

-35 years' with running major construction projects all over Canada
-13 years' as VP of Ellis Don. Ran eastern and northern projects with a volume of 400 million per year and 350 full-time staff
-Founder and CEO of an indoor aeroponic LP startup that will be in production in 2020.

John Kempf

Advancing Eco Agriculture

-Farmer, scientist and agronomist and expert in regenerative farming
-Leading crop health consultant and designer of sustainable soil and plant management systems
-Internationally recognized teacher on the topic of biological agriculture and plant immunity