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Carson Clugston
Founder/ President

Carson is an experienced Horticulturist with 8 years cannabis cultivation experience in indoor, greenhouse and outdoor environments, as well as selecting genetics, and is experienced in bringing products to market. As a horticulturist Carson has a strong understanding of plant lifecycles and operational efficiencies including processes, raw materials and infrastructure (lights, irrigation & HVAC). Carson is experienced in hydroponics using rockwool, as well as living soil and microbiology identification for soil grown crops.


Carson managed 50,000sqft of GMP cultivation for BEDROCAN CANADA (BED.TO) where he was a "Responsible Person In Charge" (RPIC) . Bedrocan subsequently merged with TWEED Inc. (WEED.TO) to form CANOPY GROWTH CORPORATION (CGC:NYSE). He has designed, budgeted and developed the operations for clients in the USA and executed the project as Lead Project Manager within the project scope of $2 million USD. He has commissioned automation equipment and has a strong understanding of automation systems and how they can increase efficiencies and sustainability. 


Carson worked as Project Manager for a Co-Manufacturer managing client relations with the largest cannabis producers in Canada, where he further honed his product management knowledge and brought products to market across all Canadian provinces and territories. Carson has experience scaling and expanding operations within the Americas and Europe during his time at a Canadian investment and management firm.


Experience Highlights:  

  • Expanded outdoor operations from 5 acres to 500 acres for client in the USA. This included 120,000sqft of greenhouse to produce the 1.2 million clones required for the outdoor production. 

  • Carson developed and trained the operations and cultivation teams including; 40+ full time staff and managed 60+ contracted farmers across the 500 acres. 

  • Lead Project Manager to convert manual pre-roll operations to automation in order to produce 144,000 pre-rolls per day. This was completed within a GMP facility.


Greg Vermeulen
Advisor/ Senior Consultant

Greg is an experienced Senior Consultant who successfully navigates highly regulated, evolving, and complex industries. He brings a proven track record of building high-performance teams, leading companies through challenging growth milestones, and taking companies through to public listing. 

Greg graduated from the University of Toronto with a Joint Specialist Degree in Economics and International Relations from the Munk Center for International Studies. He built a successful energy consulting firm whose clients include; Ontario Power Authority & the California Energy Commission, as well as, Spectra Energy, Enbridge, and PG&E.

In 2013 as Director of Medical Outreach and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Bedrocan Greg designed and executed the company’s medical outreach & patient acquisition program and recruited hundreds of prescribing physicians, and built a patient base of over 30,000 recurring customers.

As a 'Responsible Person In Charge' (RPIC), Greg oversaw all aspects of operations of the Bedrocan production facility from cultivation, drying, trim, and inventory management. He was also the point-person for Health Canada audits. 

In 2018 Greg founded PISTIL PARTNERS Inc. one of the first hemp cultivation licenses in North Carolina. He raised $10m in capital, and grew the company into the largest CBD hemp cultivator in the state, with thousands of acres under contract, hundreds of thousands of sq ft of greenhouses & warehousing, and 300+ employees. The company produced hundreds of thousands of pounds of high-quality CBD hemp feeding into the CBD raw ingredients supply chain.


Shannon Mccoy
Senior Consultant/ QA Expert

Shannon is a Six Sigma Black Belt, her career has been built in Quality and Risk Management for the past 30 years.  Shannon focuses on Right the first time results through optimized business process and quality by design while developing engaged teams.  She is transformational, bringing enhanced profitability through execution of optimized Quality Systems.

Shannon's experience from Top companies in the Cannabis, Food manufacture and automotive industries join together to bring her unique perspective on Total Quality Management. Although each industry presents their individual needs and challenges, the foundations of Quality Management remain true.

Shannon's passion for Quality and Risk management is equally matched by her deep desire to coach and mentor the next generation of Quality Leaders.  She has built and transformed teams with the philosophy that we must Build the people as we build the programs.  Her executive leadership expertise across industries comes with a proven track record of success.

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