Kieley is a 25 year cannabis consumer and entered the medical cannabis space via a family member where she began making various products to treat their cancer. She entered the legal space in 2017 and began the plans to build a micro-cultivation. She co-founded Parkland Flower, Alberta’s 9th micro licence holder and 1st to sell directly to the province of Alberta. She then founded the Alberta Cannabis Micro Licence Association, where she is a fierce advocate for small producers. Parkland Flower focuses on breeding cannabis seeds for home growers and medical patients and runs boutique breeding programs for other LPs.
President of Studio 420 Calgary
From cultivation practices to store management in the new legal market, Kelly has a broad understanding of the cannabis industry and the plant itself. Her experience in Calgary's explosive retail cannabis realm, combined with a passion for cultivation and facility design, have allowed some interesting consulting and industry engagement opportunities. With a background in interior design, residential construction and home inspection, she is in a good position to share knowledge and expertise with others.
CEO, Intergalactic Cannabis (micro cultivator)
CEO, Alpine Craft Cannabis (micro cultivator)
For over 20 years, David has specialized in controlled environments for food and cannabis production. His current areas of focus include vertical growing, space efficiency, sustainability, and Lean Production methodology in grow operations.
As an entrepreneur, master grower, and consultant for craft cannabis, David brings expertise on technical design, operational planning, and business planning for micro startups.
Alberta Bud: CEO and Cofounder
Rocky Plains Cannabis Cooperative: Director and Cofounder
Brock Law: Partner
Tim cofounded Alberta Bud, the first company in Alberta to receive both micro cultivation and processing licenses. After nearly a decade in private practice, Tim is applying his legal background to advocate for the equitable development of the regulation and taxation of the craft cannabis industry.
Jameson has been personally involved in all aspects of the cannabis business including cultivation, production, distribution and financing. He has a deep passion for the business of cannabis, as well as the plant itself, and has been following the evolution of the industry closely since 2005.
A journalist and researcher for more than 20 years at the Calgary Sun, Postmedia, CBC and CTV, Dave combined his passion for research and love of cannabis to create Cannanaskis, Alberta's first legal cannabis tourism operator. Focusing on the History of Cannabis, Cannanaskis offers weekend day tours to Kananaskis Country, and evening tours at Heritage Park.
Dave specializes in communications and communication strategies.
Business Support ~ Birds & Bees Winery, Meadery, Distillery
Well rounded individual, Courtney has specialized in product packaging for retail items and secondary cannabis products. Her current areas of focus include superior organization, document control, production processes, workflow, packaging ideas and of course at home gardening.
As an employee of a few small businesses, Courtney understands the value of wearing multiple hats and brings packaging expertise on design, paper substrates, and regulatory document control options.
Living in the Canadian Rockies, Sacha Hockenhull is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience ranging from restaurant management, corporate communications, and event organization. With a mandate to enjoy life to the fullest through outdoor adventures and entrepreneurial endeavours, Sacha brings a fun and energetic management style to the ACMLA.
Hempfest Canada team provides event management services, handles logistics, and coordinates all operations for the Association's board and its members. With over 18 events under his belt, Sacha, COO of Hempfest Canada, offers full-time professional and engaging services to help the association grow and thrive.