Sister Kate

Sister Kate

Sister Kate graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Business Education and then spent the first decade of her career working in project management in the credit card industry and the newly de-regulated telecom industry. At the age of thirty-three, she began her own consulting firm (Expert Business Solutions) and embarked on a journey that took her, as an analyst, into a specialization in newly de-regulating industries. Her consulting assignments took her as far away as Canada, England, the Netherlands and beyond, as Sister Kate helped clients open their businesses in those countries as well as in Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. Sister Kate came to California after surviving a financially devastating divorce, and as a single mother of three children, found it impractical to continue her chosen career, as the amount of travel would have meant the children raised themselves. Instead, she looked to California’s most new and most interesting de-regulating market: the cannabis industry. Sister Kate founded a non-profit cannabis collective in the Fall of 2009 and opened for business in 2010 (Caregrowers). After three years of serving local terminal patients, after developing teas and tinctures for the express reason of avoiding having the sick and dying risk torching themselves with fire and pipes, she decided to close that business and focused on developing a non-smokable product line that would reach more people. During the Harvest Moon of 2014, she developed her first line of products for the Sisters of the Valley. In January of 2015, she launched the business that last year (2017) did over a million in...
John Schroyer

John Schroyer

A Colorado-based journalist, John has focused on state politics for most of his career, which included covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. In 2012, he covered the Amendment 64 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana for The Colorado Springs Gazette. As a then-video editor for The Gazette, he was on hand for the first-ever legal recreational marijuana sale in Denver on Jan. 1,...
Lulu Tsui

Lulu Tsui

Hey there! I am a seasoned user experience (UX) designer with 15+ years of experience leading research, strategy, and design for enterprise software, Software as a Service, mobile, and touchscreen technologies. Collaborating with business, product owners, and development teams, I apply user-centered design methodologies to create digital products that are adopted and discoverable by end users. I have deep expertise in the fintech, CRM, supply chain, order to cash, biomedical, and IVR fields, as well as education and non-profit. I specialize in redesigning entire enterprise systems and introducing cross-platform mobile apps for critical transactions for both internal users and external clients. I am a skilled leader and designer with strengths in interaction design, information architecture, user research, and visual design. My clients include Bloomberg LP, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, John Hopkins University, Roche, Thermo Fisher, E2Open, Contact Solutions, Pearson, and...
Morgan Noble

Morgan Noble

Morgan is a creative director, branding consultant, and advisor to emerging cannabis brands. She is the Senior Editor and content curator for www.hitthespark.com, an online resource that covers cannabis industry branding trends and offers marketing tips and insights for cannabis startups. Morgan has spent the last 10 years and has won 10 creative awards working with companies large and small – from automotive to apparel to snack foods – to craft narratives that resonate with customers and boost brand awareness and loyalty. She’s also a proud cannamom, and considers it her personal mission to dispel misconceptions and stigma around cannabis use and responsible parenting. Morgan received a Bachelor in Economics from Vassar College and is a member of Phi Beta...