Christopher and Alisia Ratliff are the CEO and President of Victus Capital Ventures, respectively. Alisia is an accomplished chemist and a licensed Project Manager who boasts over 13 years of experience in different industries. On the other side of this dynamic duo, Chris used to work with engineers in a military airbase, fixing and creating parts for aircraft. He got involved with cannabis at a very young age as a consumer and knew how to grow the plant before 18.
Denise Foster, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE, has been a nurse and a healthcare practitioner for over 35 years and an educator for more than 15 years. Dr. Foster is the founder and owner of the Hemp Haven Chesapeake, a vitamin and supplements store. She also founded and owns Empirical Cannabis in Chesapeake, VA, which provides patient and family education, consultation, and research services regarding medical cannabis. She has also worked as the Director of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, where she also served as a secretary.
George Irwin is the Founder and President of Green Living Technologies International and GLT Cannabis in Atlantic City, NJ. He is recognized as the leading figure within the global green movement. For over twenty years now, Irwin has championed the use of technology in designing and manufacturing green roofs, walls, and vertical farms. Through GLTI Vertical Cultivation System (VCS), he is shaping the medical and recreational cannabis industries.
Kristen Yoder is a veteran of California’s cannabis industry with professional experience in retail, growing, distribution, marketing, and management. She is also the host of CannaBS Podcast and the CEO of the cannabis business firm, Soil To The Oil. Kristen is passionate about spreading awareness about the ongoing manipulation that some players are conducting in the industry. Kristen has also been featured as a public speaker in Vanity Fair, Forbes, and USA Today.
Meg Sanders is the Co-Founder and CEO of Canna Provisions, a cannabis adult-use retailer with stores in Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires where it is headquartered in Lee, MA, where she also lives. As former CEO of Colorado-based company, Mindful, Meg Sanders headed the largest woman-led cannabis company in America. She also built one of the most respected and most recognized cannabis producers and infused products manufacturers with medical and recreational dispensaries operating across the state of Colorado and in the State of Illinois. Since its foundation, Canna Provisions Group’s mission is to make life’s journey better by providing premium cannabis products to all customers, whether it’s their first time or they are experienced cannabis consumers.
Shawnee Williams is the Recruiter & Account Executive of Illinois Equity Staffing. With a background in biz-ops, sales, and recruiting. Serves on the Human Resources Committee of the National Cannabis Industry Association. MS in Business with hands-on experience in the Cannabis field. In this episode, we talk about recruiting in the cannabis industry and the struggles that go along with it.