Some of Our Expert Presenters
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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.
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 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/
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.
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 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 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.
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
Mr. Brown is currently the head of Business Development at ACS Laboratory, the largest cannabis and CBD testing laboratory in the Southeastern United States. ACS Laboratory promotes third party laboratory testing through highly accurate, clinical grade technology. ACS currently performs third party testing for hundreds of CBD clients nationwide and the majority of cannabis growers in the state of Florida. Jonathan is a firm believer that cannabis, CBD and Hemp products need to be as clean and safe as possible for the end consumer. Prior to ACS, Jonathan worked for Balanced Body Labs, LLC as a marketing and business development representative. www.acslabcannabis.com