Chief Operating Officer
With over 10 years of successful management experience in the cannabis industry, Chris has demonstrated expertise in business strategy and development, revenue growth, profit maximization, start-up know-how, and organizational restructuring to enhance business models, staff performance, and infrastructure. He is an early advocate and pioneer of Vermont’s emerging cannabis and CBD market. His advocacy work was crucial to shaping Vermont’s ongoing legal framework for medical cannabis and supporting future legislation for the recreational cannabis industry.
Chris is also the Co-Founder of Upstate Elevator Supply Company, one of the fastest growing CBD brands in the Cannabis sector. In January 2020 Chris was hired as the COO for Citiva Jamaica, a cannabinoid manufacturing company based in the Medical Science building of University of the West Indies Mona Campus in Kingston.
Previous to his role as Chief Operating Officer for Citiva Jamaica, Chris was President of Grassroots Vermont a Dispensary and Cultivation subsidiary of iAnthus, one of largest MSO’s in North American.
Chris has been creating his own Cannabis and CBD strains for the past 20 years using various Caribbean and Equatorial landrace sativas as part of the backbone of his breeding philosophy.