Some of Our Expert Presenters

What makes our trainings the best in the CBD industry are the people who provide the information and insights.  CBD Training Academy presenters are some of the top industry leaders with deep domain knowledge and expertise.  (For a list of speakers and schedules for each event, see the specific registration page).

Celeste Miranda

Celeste Miranda is a seasoned marketing professional who has gathered significant notoriety in the cannabis industry over the past 6 years (10 additional in mainstream marketing). She has taken many cannabis start-ups through very successful launches, gaining unmatched exposure for what are now some of the largest industry brands. Celeste is a frequent speaker on marketing in the cannabis industry at some of the largest cannabis industry expos and events www.cbdexpo.net .

Dr. Adam Abodeely MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Double Board Certified in both General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Dr, Abodeely has been utilizing cannabis to augment the treatment of both medical and surgical diseases. He has studied the science of cannabinoid therapy for over 8 years and to date has had over 6,000 patient visits for medical cannabis utilizing both THC and Non-THC based formulations.  www.reservemd.com

Dr. Jake Felice, N.D., L.M.P.

Dr. Jake Felice, N.D., L.M.P. is a charismatic public speaker and social media expert on the topic of medical cannabis. As a consultant and national cannabis brand ambassador, Dr. Felice provides scientific, medical, public relations, and compliance based advice for companies in emerging and existing cannabis markets. Dr. Felice has consulted for major cannabis companies including for Willie Nelson’s brand, Cannabis Basics, Medical Marijuana 411, Seattle Central College, and The Academy of Cannabis Science. He is a recognized cannabis expert and blogger at www.CannabisMatrix.com.

 

Vern Mathis

Vern is the Owner and Operator of State Licensed Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries and is the President of the Oregon Growers Association. He is also Owner and Operator of two State Licensed Grow Operations Cannabis Instructor, a Consultant and Expert Witness.

Gene Fein

Gene Fein is a veteran music entertainment and technology executive who saw the opioid crisis as the primary reason to start researching CBD in 2012 and then form TheraJoy in 2016. Since then, Gene and his team have been studying domestic & international markets, legality, legislation, product efficacy, product verticals, retail environments, etc. https://www.therajoypharma.com/

Shira Adler

I'm that that "funky spiritual-soccer-mom" — a soulpreneur that gets you activated, engaged, and inspired. Known as #MAMA (Modern Alternative Mom Advocate), #ThePotMom, #MetaphysicalMrsFields, and #EdgyGoddess, I'm a bold and bodacious babe out to change the world.

https://shiraadler.com/

David Lal

David Lal has previously been the long time CEO of a 100+ agent mortgage and real estate company and most recently the CEO of a commercial and residential solar power company. David has personally trained thousands of successful sales people and business leaders. 

Rick Diamond

Rick Diamond is the Chief Executive Officer of the CBD Training Academy. He has been the CEO of 3 healthcare tech startups and was cofounder and CEO of a leading training company that he built and sold. He is also an advisor to Wyllness, a transformational disease management platform that leverages Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to deliver better health outcomes to patients around the world. www.cbdtrainingacademy.com

Christopher Flores

Christopher Flores is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Leap Payments. He is passionate about business and entrepreneurship. With over 15 years of online sales and marketing experience, including selling all his mother’s household appliances on eBay without her knowledge. Christopher's background also includes International Import/Export negotiations and Mid-Size Corporation Business Development.
www.leappayments.com

Kurt Metros

Kurt Metros is the co-founder of Extract Consultants, leading developers of terpene blends and flavors specifically designed for use in CBD, hemp and cannabis products. For the last 25 years, Kurt has worked closely with B2C corporations, including pharmaceutical giants, to help build their brands. His business development experience allows him to help companies develop innovative and unique products to meet various market demands. He earned his B.A. in Economics at Loyola University of Chicago. www.extractconsultants.com

Tamika Jones

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