Landon Mcdowell got his start in automotive LED technology years ago, it wasn’t until he combined his true passion as a cannabis enthusiast and activist that he found his niche as President of Aelius LED.
Known online as @AeliusLandon, Landon has a fiery passion for the cannabis industry and knows what he’s talking about when it comes to good LED (and a high-quality flower)! When he isn’t designing the newest Aelius LED products with engineers around the globe he is joining group chats discussing the newest ways to enjoy the healing herb, Landon is our very own King of Cannabis.
Erin Butler is the VP of Corporate Development at the Canadian Cannabis Exchange, which provides the legal Canadian cannabis market with a wholesale distribution channel that can be utilized by cultivators, producers, processors, and retailers. Bringing price transparency and standardized supply contract terms, the CCX online platform connects Health Canada Licensed Producers with an extensive network of potential buyers and sellers.
At CCX Erin leads the business development team and is focused on creating value and market access for its 480+ clients. Erin holds a BCom in Finance and has over 15 years of experience in business strategy and market research from a number of industries including oil & gas, engineering, and non-profit
Joe has held key roles on several teams who have innovated solutions for the Canadian cannabis industry, including but not limited to developing the cannabis program at Durham College as well as the cannabis program at Centennial college. Joe also co-created CannSell, the only government-approved cannabis retail training program in Ontario. He helped to build out Medz Cannabis by the Toronto Pearson Airport, and opened the 2nd licensed Farm Gate store in Canada. Joe has made significant contributions to more than a dozen cannabis SKUs across Canada, including several notable first-to-market products.
Stephanie Pow is a recruitment consultant and cannabis career coach who supports the global cannabis industry.
Starting in the legal industry in 2019, she has spent the last three years recruiting for leading cannabis companies from seed to sale across Canada and Europe. Her role has allowed her the unique opportunity to hear the career stories and “on-the-ground” cannabis industry insights and experiences of thousands of individuals who have helped build the industry from the ground up. This knowledge has helped her to truly understand what the people of cannabis want and need, and she helps her clients to use this knowledge in order to build successful, sustainable cannabis companies and careers.
She is the founder of “The Buddy Program”, a peer-to-peer global mentorship program created to support career development and connection within the cannabis community. With 60+ mentors signed up to date, she aims to formalize and expand the reach of the program into 2023 and beyond.
Stephanie labels her personal approach as “people-first” and is on a mission to bring people into the main focus of the cannabis industry alongside the plants and profits.
Amanda Breeze’s approach to cannabis focuses on the science of terpenes and aroma, linking nuanced flavours and therapeutic value for cannabis consumers and brands.
As a cannabis educator, Amanda offers enthusiastic knowledge into the aromatic bouquets of cannabis. She has developed a sensory approach to educating industry professionals, delivering diverse insights into the therapeutic value of terpenes to enhance the consumer experience and appreciation of cannabis aroma.
Amanda offers diverse perspectives and knowledge in all areas of the Cannabis community. Her exceptional ability to assess quality cannabis comes from a professional working knowledge of the plant and a decade of unique industry experience on the legacy farms of Northern California’s Emerald Triangle. As a certified Cannabis Sommelier and Wholistic Aromatherapist, she specializes in the successful therapeutic applications of terpenes in cannabis medicine to strengthen the neurological and physical effects of terpenes through the lens of aromatherapy.
Visit her website to learn more www.emeraldtempleliving.com
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Ross takes great pride in his work as a cannabis grower and geneticist. He facilitates, plans, executes, and tests the selection and breeding of cannabis plants with the intent to continuously improve the cannabis gene pool. He does this by selecting and breeding for specific traits, such as improved plant performance and production in the areas of terpene/thc/cbd production, plant morphology, flower structure/density, higher yields, and shorter finishing times.
This work led Ross to form Alchemy Genetics in 2019, a company that enables cannabis cultivators to access Ross’ award-winning genetics. When asked why he does the work he does, he shares, “when I hear my work with the plant has helped change or improve someone’s life for the better in some form or capacity, [I feel proud].”
Ross currently resides on the traditional territories of the Anishinabewaki, Odawa, and Mississauga Nations, also known as Tiverton, Ontario, with his loving spouse, Sari.