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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

With a strong four year background as a managing cultivator within the cannabis setting, I am looking to branch out and attain more experience in other areas within this industry. Through hands-on cultivation experience in indoor and greenhouse settings, I'm confident in my ability to successfully manage production operations from seed to sale in large-scale commercial facilities.


Adept knowledge of:

  • Cannabis and genetics
  • Irrigation management
  • Crop scheduling
  • Plant diseases, pest identification, and applying effective treatment options
  • Developing cultivation plans and ensuring growth requirements are consistently met (soil pH & EC, lighting, nutrient, environment
  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking
  • Managing cultivation facilities/facility maintenance
  • Operating within a lab and maintaining best practices
  • Conducting trials and preparing/monitoring research studies
  • Large scale commercial plant cultivation
  • Fertilizer management
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Commercial grow operations in indoor and greenhouse settings and facility maintenance/troubleshooting
  • Detail-oriented & adaptable
  • Management experience with oversight of 12 employees
  • Educating/training individuals in all practices regarding cannabis production
  • Data collection/Data Management
  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL Expected in : General Studies - GPA :
University of Texas At Austin Austin, TX Expected in 2015 Bachelor of Science : Neurobiology - GPA :

2 years of laboratory experience

  • setting up research studies
  • monitoring and analyzing collected data
Cypress Creek High School Houston, TX Expected in 2009 High School Diploma : - GPA :

METRC Certified

Certified Private Pesticide Applicator

Work History
4Front Ventures - Cultivation Consultant & Support
Worcester, MA, 09/2019 - 01/2021
  • Contributed to success of numerous cannabis cultivation operations by improving cultivation performance, enhancing cultivation practices, and reducing labor and inputs
  • Provided around-the-clock technical and cultivation support for cultivation clients to ensure metrics were met
  • Devised strategies to improve cultivation efficiency and optimize production
  • Managed trials with cultivation clients to compare BIO365 products with competitor's soil through an extensive trialing period
  • Consulted numerous indoor, light-dep greenhouse, and outdoor cultivation clients in Colorado and Oklahoma on best practices when utilizing a biologically-active, biochar based, living soil growing solution
  • Assisted the development of a soil reuse program in raised beds to achieve optimal results by altering soil composition, chemistry, and nutrient requirements after each production cycle.
  • Operated an R&D cultivation system to continually test how BIO365 soils perform under a wide range of conditions through water and nutrient management
Curaleaf - Flower Room Manager
Fort Pierce, FL, 06/2019 - 09/2019
  • Utilized Wadsworth Control systems to manage growing environment and maintain climatic conditions within greenhouse environment
  • Managed cultivation operations in 4,000 sq. ft light dep greenhouse flowering room
  • Analyzed plant and environmental cues to implement crop steering farming practices to increase overall plant health, vigor, and yield
  • Developed nutrient feed schedules and monitored uptake rates and plant health to ensure yield and potency expectations were met
  • Organized and documented daily flower room procedures to maintain greenhouse protocols
Batteries Plus, Llc - Cultivation Manager
Chandler Heights, AZ, 03/2018 - 10/2018
  • Responsible for all aspects of recreational cannabis production from clone to post harvest processing and packaging (1 acre light depth greenhouse)
  • Drafted and implemented Standard Operating Procedures for seed germination, cloning practices, cultivation techniques, harvest procedures, pesticide application, disinfection and sterilization protocols, sample preparation for lab testing, and product packaging
  • Conducted all METRC seed to sale operations, which includes: moving and tracking plants, harvesting and creating harvest batches, and packaging product according to current MED & state regulations
  • Responsible for METRC tracking and ensuring the cultivation facility remained compliant in all practices
  • Prepared nutrient feed schedules to ensure yield and potency expectations were met
  • Trained and managed a cultivation team of 12 people with little to no cultivation experience in all aspects of cannabis production and monitored progress to ensure safe and efficient operation of all tasks
  • Head of the propagation department and ensured a cloning success rate of 95% or higher
  • Worked with DRO Flower to produce high quality cannabis for the cannabis market in Colorado
The Garden/4940 Corporation - Lead Cultivator
City, STATE, 01/2016 - 05/2019
  • Managed every aspect of a cultivation facility from seed to sale (6,000 sq ft)
  • Propagation expertise (95-100% success rate)
  • Extensive knowledge of proper IPM practices and current regulations regarding pesticide use
  • Implemented proper clean-up and disinfection practices
  • Mixed and sprayed pesticides and ensured accurate and up to date record keeping of pest logs in accordance with guidelines set by the Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • Prepared METRC reports and excise tax worksheets for submission to the Colorado Department of Revenue
  • Responsible for METRC tracking and ensured the cultivation facility remained compliant in all practices
  • Conducted all Inventory Management within the facility 
  • Prepared nutrient feed schedules to ensure yield and potency expectations were met
  • Monitored medium to prevent/address any issues related to salt/pH/EC/pests
  • Adept knowledge of plant life cycle and possess the ability to diagnose plant illnesses or deficiencies in order to ensure highest quality of health 
  • Developed a proper understanding of the necessary environment required at each stage of the plant life cycle to ensure highest quality end product
  • Worked with DRO Flower to produce high quality pre-packaged cannabis for the cannabis market in Colorado 
Favor Delivery - Favor Care Representative
City, STATE, 01/2016 - 07/2016
  • Scheduled deliveries, monitored progress and communicated updates to customers.
  • provided support through phone, SMS, and chat to find creative solutions to problems arising in real-time
  • Effectively diagnosed issues and directed them to the correct department
  • highly-adaptable and demonstrated the ability to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks in a time-sensitive manner
  • Effectively collaborated with the team to improve processes and outcomes
Favor Delivery - Delivery Driver
City, STATE, 11/2014 - 07/2016
  • Ensured order accuracy and completed on-time deliveries by choosing best and most efficient routes.
  • Fostered positive working relationships with customers by responding to questions and concerns.
  • Updated dispatchers frequently to convey changes such as route issues or weather delays potentially impacting delivery schedules.
  • Accurately recorded delivery, payment and route information using delivery software

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School Attended
  • The University of Alabama
  • University of Texas At Austin
  • Cypress Creek High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Cultivation Consultant & Support
  • Flower Room Manager
  • Cultivation Manager
  • Lead Cultivator
  • Favor Care Representative
  • Delivery Driver
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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