AC Braddock

AC Braddock

CEO, Eden Labs AC Braddock is a career entrepreneur. Her ability to recognize market trends and establish a profitable enterprise within a short time frame has been a hallmark of her success. Ms. Braddock met Fritz Chess, Founder of Eden Labs, in the late ‘90s. Sharing a keen interest in plants as medicine, she was impressed with his botanical extraction knowledge and his ability to engineer highly sophisticated extraction systems that were easy to operate and affordable. At this point, he had already developed the Coldfinger design and Eden’s first generation CO2 system, becoming the first person in the US to extract Kava Kava and Cannabis with CO2. In 2007 Ms. Braddock left her position as Sales and Marketing Director for a multi-million dollar Built Green construction project to become Head of Sales and Marketing at Eden Labs. In 2010 Ms. Braddock became CEO of Eden Labs and has successfully transformed the company into a highly respected multi-million dollar extraction technology powerhouse. A member of two of Washington’s Cannabis Business Women’s groups; WOW (Women of Weed) and the MJBA’s Women’s Alliance, Ms. Braddock is dedicated to creating a new way of corporate structure in this emerging industry. She is also a board member of the Council of Responsible Cannabis Regulation and NCIA. She resides in Seattle...
Shelly Peterson

Shelly Peterson

Vice President of Sales, Urban-Gro Serving as the Vice President of Sales, Shelly manages the company’s sales force located across the Country. Her passion for eco friendly solutions and creating a sustainable environment ensures that the commercial cultivator is provided with a lighting plan that utilizes the least amount of equipment. Further, her skills learned in the commercial lighting industry have enabled her to work with regional electrical providers to maximize available utility rebates for urban-gro’s customers. Shelly holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance, and currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband of 9 years, Justin, and their two...
Dani Geen

Dani Geen

Executive Team, Harborside Health Center A longtime activist and patient, Dani Geen is an expert in cannabis concentrates and the healthful aspects of ‘dabbing.’ As a member of the executive team at Harborside Health Center, Dani is privy to the latest products and methods of consumption on the market, and to the evolving science of cannabis medicines. Now ready to share what she’s learned, Dani hopes to remove the stigma of dabbing, and educate other patients and adult-use consumers on its many benefits compared to other methods of consumption. Because her parents were patients, Dani became familiar with cannabis as a medicine at an early age. In high school she began having severe pain issues and subsequently started studying the plant more seriously. In 2006 she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia while attending college for artist management and music tech studies. Lacking medical insurance and not wanting to rely on opiates, Dani turned to cannabis for relief, eventually discovering the powerful efficacy of extracts. In 2008 Dani began working at Harborside Health Center—the nation’s largest model cannabis dispensary, based in California and Oregon—while finishing school. After a short time in Harborside’s Ombuds department welcoming and orienting patients, she was quickly recruited to the executive management team alongside executive director and co-founder, Steve DeAngelo. While traveling across the country with Steve, Dani was introduced to a titanium nail and Healthstone pipe. She discovered that the higher cannabinoid profiles of the concentrates used by this method gave her the edge she needed to combat her fibromyalgia and to quit smoking cigarettes. She’s now been pharmaceutical-free (and a non-smoker) for nearly six years....
Stephanie Hopper

Stephanie Hopper

COO, Ballpark Holistic Dispensary Stephanie Hopper has 15 years of experience in the consulting and compliance fields. Stephanie worked for industry leaders BDO Seidman, KPMG, and Verizon prior to entering the Cannabis Industry. Stephanie has focused her career on helping companies implement solutions that improve efficiencies and controls around their businesses to meet and maintain compliance with industry regulations. As the Chief Operating Officer at Ballpark Holistic Dispensary Stephanie manages the operations for the medical and recreational cultivation facilities and the dispensary. Stephanie serves as the Chairman of the Legislative Council for the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce (C4). C4 actively works with lawmakers and regulators to help educate and make rules and regulations that support the growth of the Cannabis...
Ellis Smith

Ellis Smith

Chief Development Officer & Co-founder, American Cannabis Company Ellis has 15 years of horticultural experience, 8 years owning/operating businesses, and 2 years of international business. Working in the specialty cut flower market and running indoor gardens at an early age helped him understand complex growing systems and production protocols. Prior to starting American Cannabis Company Inc. (ACC), Ellis, along with ACC CEO Corey Hollister, owned and operated a medical cannabis center called The Village Green Society (VGS) in Boulder, Colorado. During his time operating VGS, Ellis was able to successfully manage his business’ vendor relations. Other accomplishments include; identifying pest mitigation protocol for the hemp russet mite, as featured in Skunk Magazine. Ellis works to perpetuate ACCs vision of redefining society’s relationship with cannabis through responsible stewardship. After selling the VGS in 2013, Ellis and Corey started ACC for the purpose of providing consulting and advisory services to the cannabis industry. Some of Ellis’s achievements include increasing yields by 111% for the Green Solution, while decreasing input costs.  Also, Ellis consulted for La Contes dispensary in Denver, where he raised yields 30% on two separate consulting periods. Ellis’ first hand knowledge in dispensary management has provided him with the expertise necessary to guide first-time and established cannabis based businesses within regulated markets. Ellis has utilized this knowledge to develop cutting edge cultivation systems with the ACC team.  Systems like the High Density Cultivation System and The Cultivation Cube are used to increase production in any given amount of square footage.  This experience has also aided him building an expert team of consultants that help grow the next frontier of the cannabis...