President & CEO, Cannabis Film Festival
Kellie Butterfield Dodds is an Emerald Triangle-based Cannabusiness Consultant (KBD Consulting), Cannabis Speaker/Activist, Humboldt Ambassador and the founder and owner of the Cannabis Film Festival.
In 2010, Dodds co-founded the 707 Cannabis College in Garberville, California. The college provided a forum where cannabis professionals and everyday people can learn from industry experts about the proper and appropriate medicinal uses of cannabis, sustainable gardening practices and the historical, current and potential future legal issues surrounding cannabis.
Dodds is currently part of the Women Grow – Speakers Bureau, which is an amazing group of diverse cannabis professionals. Women Grow was created to connect, educate, inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow is a for-profit entity that serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a national scale. She also serves as Community Leader of the Emerald Triangle Norcal Chapter of the NORML Women’s Alliance, a group of modern mainstream women who advocate for marijuana legalization through grassroots, community-oriented educational campaigns. Dodds is a regular contributor to “The Ganjier” (www.theganjier.com), an online information-sharing platform for cannabis experts.
Before relocating to Southern Humboldt County from Orange County, Ca in 2006, Dodds worked as a journeyman carpenter, building movie sets for the film industry. She also has extensive experience in corporate retail, experience that she has drawn upon to revolutionize Trim Scene Solutions, Inc., Humboldt’s “Harvest Headquarters & Glass Gallery”, where Dodds worked as General Manager for 3 years (5/13 – 6/15).
Dodds currently resides in Garberville, Humboldt County, California, with her partner Cheryl and her dogs Daisy and Sophie and loves her life.