Kathryn Awada

Owner, 5700 Consulting

In 2009 Kathryn joined the industry in Colorado as a trimmer, a seemingly seamless transition from her previous career as a Cosmetologist. From there with her take charge attitude, Kathryn became a store and warehouse manager at a family owned and operated center in south east Denver. In 2011, The Giving Tree of Denver hired Kathryn on as a bud-tender where she would become the operational director and oversee the OPC, MMC and compliance and eventually facilitate the transition to Retail. In 2014 METRC (formerly MITS) was implemented by the state track cannabis and cannabis infused items from seed to the point of sale. At this time, Kathryn was approached by Adilas to teach a class on a new feature she had assisted in testing designed specifically for an integration between these two softwares. After this she began assisting centers in learning this METRC software as well as the transition from Medical to Retail.

Having walked every life within the industry, Kathryn truly has an amazing grasp on the ins and outs and what it takes to operate in the most efficient manor. Bud-tender of the month in the Daily Doobie from her work at the Giving Tree of Denver, Kathryn also assisted in the AIDS walk 2 years in a row, being one of the first centers to get involved in this charity event and even spoke at NCIA conference in October 2014. Kathryn has also coordinated and acted as assistant director in the annual charity event for 5 years running for multiple cause from the children’s hospital to the Germach project with the Mile High Wellness Christmas charity events.

Utilizing the skills acquired from starting at the bottom and working her way up, Kathryn‘s goal is to educate individuals and businesses not only in all aspects of opening a compliant Medical and/or Recreational facility but also maintaining and implementing systems to increase their value and reputation. With proven ability to guide facilities back to success and profitability. After all, it is what you learn after you know everything that counts!


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March 13, 2015