Drawing upon almost a decade of expertise in both the domestic and international wine industry, Ryan, along with his family, embarked on an adventure into the world of Legal Cannabis. Ryan, founder of a Tier II Producer/Processor Cannabis farm situated in Oroville, Washington, just south of the Canadian border, is firmly dedicated to sustainable cultivation and processing practices.
As a dedicated participant in the industry, Ryan feels a deep sense of responsibility to champion sensible and intelligent reforms for cannabis farmers, hold regulatory authorities accountable, and advocate for a sustainable, small business-centered cannabis industry. He believes that Washington State is uniquely positioned to foster a thriving cannabis community by placing people and the plant at the forefront.
Since joining the legalized cannabis industry in 2016, Ryan has had the privilege of serving as a Board Member for both The Cannabis Alliance and the Washington Sun & Craft Association. In addition, he has been a guest lecturer at Evergreen State College, a presenter at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), a contributor to the WSLCB 10-year anniversary webinar, and a featured guest on several cannabis-related podcasts.
Ryan, a native of Richland, Washington, enjoys spending quality time with his wife Carin and their children, Grace (7 years old) and Jude (4 years old). He also finds pleasure in gardening, hiking, and, whenever the opportunity arises, indulging in a round of golf.
Bryan has worked with numerous farms including Cascadia Gardens, Free Rain Farms, Clone World, Mt. Baker Gardens, Treedom Cannabis, Koala Cannabis, and currently the Director of Business Development for PICC Platform, Director of Distribution for Mako Farms, and owner of The Happy Place in downtown Bellingham.
As a member of the board of directors for the Cannabis Alliance, Bryan is the chair of the social consumption committee where his goal is to normalize the safe and responsible condition of cannabis in social atmospheres.