Parisa Mansouri-Rad

Parisa Mansouri-Rad

Parisa Mansouri-Rad is a marketing executive and Cannabis advocate whose experience as the mom of a special needs child propelled her into the industry. When spinal fusion surgery to correct scoliosis left her 15-year-old daughter with a rare, life-threatening condition characterized by chronic abdominal pain, Parisa’s search for palliatives led her to Cannabis (Medicinal Marijuana). After witnessing her daughter’s dramatic improvement, Parisa decided to leverage her marketing experience to re-brand the maligned Cannabis industry through ongoing advocacy and education of the public on the benefits of medicinal marijuana.Parisa graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a Major in Agriculture Business and a Minor in Marketing. She serves as Communications Director for Women Grow Phoenix Market & CEO of MjMomma Consulting LLC, a Social Media Marketing...
Sarah Grew

Sarah Grew

Sarah Grew is a multi-talented entrepreneur in Northern California. Currently she is chairwoman of the Gold Country chapter of Women Grow, Director of the Sierra County Grower’s Association, member of the board of California Growers Association, partner at Sierra Sun Farms, specializing in organic, craft-grown cannabis, partner at The Ridge Café, an all-organic community café, mother of twin daughters, wife, artist, dancer and homesteader. She is passionate about treading lightly on this earth, employing sustainable practices in all her endeavors and engaging in her community. Sarah was raised to know she could be and accomplish anything she set out to in life and works to empower others to feel the same. Sarah was born in Minnesota and raised on a small dairy farm, learning the value of hard work, dedication, family and a love of the land. After 3 years at the University of Minnesota, Duluth she completed her degree in graphic design and new media at Wollongong University in Australia. Sarah spent a number of years traveling abroad finally settling in California in the midst of the “green rush” in 2007. She has owned and operated a number of successful small ventures. She lives with her husband and daughters on their homestead in the Sierra Foothills region of northern...
Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas is a Cannabis Industry Consultant with thirteen years of experience guiding startup, application process, site acquisition, buildout and ongoing operations support for state-legal dispensaries and cultivation facilities in multiple states. Stephanie is also a Real Estate and Project Management professional with over seventeen years’ experience in commercial property development, management, and leasing. She has a resourceful and efficient approach to completing projects in a wide array of disciplines. Stephanie’s cannabis consulting career began in October 2004 when she was invited to assist with the planning for a medical cannabis dispensary to be located in Oakland, CA. Though based in Philadelphia, she leaped at the opportunity to help develop the facility and quickly began evaluating rental agreements and zoning documents to identify real estate opportunities. Once the perfect site had been secured, Stephanie reviewed and commented on construction documents, and provided advice on construction management during the buildout process. The facility opened and began serving California cannabis patients in October 2006, and has since become the largest and most well-regarded medical cannabis dispensary in the world: Harborside Health Center, Oakland CA. Since the opening of Harborside, Stephanie has frequently provided consulting services to its executive team. She has taken on various assignments for HHC over the past 10+ years, including financial analyses, writing projects, application support, and facility design guidance. In recent years, Stephanie’s consulting work in the cannabis industry has expanded to include clients in multiple states. She has written application sections for hopeful applicants in California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Arkansas. She has also provided financial and management consulting for cannabis companies and ancillary cannabis companies operating...
Koushi Sunder

Koushi Sunder

Koushi is the CEO and founder of Stemless, an online ordering platform that makes it easy for customers to order from their favorite local dispensaries. Prior to starting Stemless, she worked in M&A, Business Development and Operations. She received her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and is an active voice in the national legalization...