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June 2021 Employee Spotlight

William

Position: Grower

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

3 years this July, 2021!

What’s your favorite product & why?

I enjoy dabs the most. It’s quick, easy and tasteful!

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work? 

Outside of work. I enjoy time in the mountains snowboarding or hiking. riding my bike on a nice day. Also love family time.

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

My favorite part about working at Medicine Man would be the close family feeling. Everyone is so friendly!

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember? 

My first time smoking weed was my senior year in high school. Right after the homecoming football game I went to a party that was located in the back of a semi-trailer in the middle of a farm field. When I arrived my friends said “Will, you’re smoking weed tonight.” I said “ hell yeah I am!” 2 joints and 5 bowls later I found myself back at home eating an entire bag of Tyson dinosaur chicken nuggets.

Fun fact about yourself

I once cracked my kidney and tore my liver in a motocross accident.

Something you’re excited about or looking forward to with our company or the industry as a whole, or where you see this industry taking you! 

I’m just excited for the growth of the industry as a whole. When weed can be legalized across the states.

If you were a food, what food would you be and why?

I’d be chicken! Because when I was little I ate so much chicken. My grandpa would tell me I was going to make chickens go Extinct!

May 2021 Employee Spotlight

Jordyn

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

About 4 years

What’s your favorite product & why?

I love the Binske concentrates because they always stay consistent, great flavors, and very smooth to hit!

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work? 

My favorite hobbies are fishing or camping! They are the best places to relax and enjoy a great view of the mountains!

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

My absolute favorite part of working for Medicine Man are the employees! No matter who you are, you feel like family and feel loved!

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember? 

Fun story, I was making hot chocolate with the Coda chocolate bars and ended up adding a little to much chocolate. I got so high I watched my TV For 3 hours and IT WAS OFF!

Fun fact about yourself

Fun fact about myself is I love to go to my bed and do a flip so I can get butterflies 🦋 and giggle.

April 2021 Employee Spotlight

Pete

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

Coming up on my 11th year at Medicine Man. 

What’s your favorite product & why?

Live Rosin. Rosin has a better terpene profile as well it is not harsh on the throat. Very smooth and effective.

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work? 

I enjoy fishing, camping, music concerts, sporting events, taking my dog (Hudson) for walks and spending quality time with my family.

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

My favorite part about working at Medicine Man is being part of such a successful team. I take pride in being part of the Medicine Man family. One memory I would like to share is when Sally and Andy presented me with a huge $10,000.00 check for my 10 year anniversary in front of the whole company. I was so surprised, I appreciate this company for everything they have done for me.

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember? 

The first time I smoked was with my younger brother. I was always the kid that did not smoke or do much of anything that was not allowed. My brother on the other hand had been smoking since he was 11. I was about 16 when I first smoked cannabis. We were in my car in the driveway listening to music. My brother had weed but no pipe, he reached into my back seat for an empty Pepsi can and bent one end to poke some holes on the top. He then loaded the area that was bent and lit it up, passed it to me, I hit it and coughed so hard for a few minutes. I was HIGH! I have been smoking ever since. Thanks Bro!

Fun fact about yourself

I am a father of three beautiful girls. My oldest daughter is turning 15 this year.

If you were a food, what food would you be and why?

BACON! I am extremely adaptable and very relaxed. I can pretty much be paired up with just about anybody or anything and I always make my family’s and friends’ days just a little bit brighter. Plus everything’s better with Bacon!

March 2021 Employee Spotlight

Rory

Thornton Budtender

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

6 months now and loving it!

What’s your favorite product & why?

Dadirri Caviar flower because it has such a powerful high and the taste is amazing!

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work? 

I like to practice jiu-jitsu, cook, and play all types of games.

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

My favorite part is the family/ coworkers I have here! It’s the first job I feel truly loved and accepted for me being me! A memory I have that stands out to me would be winning my first Made in Xiaolin Cabo Cannagar! Those are soooo good!

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember? 

My first time smoking weed was actually to get close to a girl I liked at the time. I ended up enjoying the weed more than the company… lol

Fun fact about yourself

I’ve lived overseas for 8 years of my life, 3 in Morocco,  3 in Thailand, and 2 in Bahrain. I’ve also been a drummer for 30 years.

If you were a food, what food would you be and why?

Probably lasagna,  I’m part Italian and have many layers to me. And I have a cheesy sense of humor. 😁

February 2021 Employee Spotlight

John

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

Since August 29, 2019. I remember exactly because it is also my son’s birthday.

What’s your favorite product & why?

Rosin is my favorite kind of product. Dabbing is my preferred way to consume and rosin always melts cleaner than other forms of concentrate. For me, it gives a high closer to what the strain is supposed to be like due to the presence of the terpenes and other cannabinoids that could be removed during a solvent extraction.

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work? 

I have a 3 year old son so when I’m not at work I’m picking up after him and that keeps me busy. Once he’s asleep for the night though I’ll turn on a video game and relax with either a shooter style or RPG and just get lost in another world.

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

There is genuine care from every single coworker. We always try to pick up spirits and keep positivity flowing. I always tell customers that I come to work to relax 😂 One of my favorite memories was the 2019 Christmas party. Being a brand new member of the company I didn’t know what was gonna happen. It was such a warm and inviting atmosphere and everyone was having fun playing games and enjoying some quality smoke. I stayed as late as I could that evening having a blast!

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember? 

Have you ever accidentally (but safely) gotten high? My friend and I set up my brother’s hookah one night in the basement of my dad’s house and just left the mixture in the pipe because it was still fairly fresh and we didn’t want to waste it. Good thing we did that, because it turns out my brother mixed weed into the tobacco too. My friend and I ended up slowly leaning on each other on the couch while I held the hose for the both of us. After we landed on the Animal Planet channel I looked at her, asked if she felt high and then she answered with a burst of laughter which lasted for about 10 whole minutes.

Fun fact about yourself

I grew up in Northwest Indiana by Lake Michigan. I moved out here about 7 1/2 years ago. As much as I love being by the mountains, I also miss being by the beach.

If you were a food, what food would you be and why?

Probably pizza. Warm, cold, high or low quality. Pizza is always there for you.

January 2021 Employee Spotlight

Matthew

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

I have worked for Medicine Man for well over 5 years. This April will mark year 6!

What’s your favorite product & why?

Live resin. Personally, I feel live resin has much more flavor and that’s why I smoke it. Lately, I’ve been smoking a lot of Harmony budders, specifically Lemon G but I don’t stay loyal to any brand. In the end, it’s all about the flavor!

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work? 

I have a puppy who keeps me pretty occupied at the moment. When I am not playing with him I’m watching football or maybe playing some 2k. When it’s nice outside, my lady and I try to get out and enjoy this beautiful state we get to call home!

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

Medicine Man truly cares about each and every employee. From the top down you are treated with respect and your hard work is valued.

I have so many great and fun memories from Denver, to Aurora and now Thornton. There are a few that always jump out at me though. Meeting Mike Epps and selling him some weed at the Denver location was something I will never forget. Smoking with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts after her show here in Denver a couple of years ago all thanks to Medicine Man. I will never forget stickering and setting up the Thornton store the night before we opened. We had all hands on deck till damn near 2 AM. We got it done though, and this store has turned into a huge success. I couldn’t be happier.

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember? 

The first time I smoked weed like many of us I am sure. I was with my older brother back in Minnesota. All I can remember is smoking weed out of a tinfoil pipe of all things! Getting really high laying down on the bed and getting the worst case of munchies I have ever had. My brother being much much bigger than me and older bullied me to wait on him hand and foot. I could barely move and stop laughing so needless to say he didn’t get much!

December 2020 Employee Spotlight

Andrew

Grow Manager

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

I’ve been working in the grow for about 5 years now.

What’s your favorite product & why?

The incredible chocolate bars. They taste so good!

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work? 

Ultimate Frisbee! I played for the University of Iowa and have been playing ever since. I love it!

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

We play grower games, which is a mix between plant education and fun games. They bring our team closer together and are a lot of fun!

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember? 

I made edibles for my friends not knowing how strong they were. Turns out they were very strong. Everyone got way too high.

Fun fact about yourself

I like anchovies. Don’t judge me!

November 2020 Employee Spotlight

Marleana

Denver Lead

How long have you been working for Medicine Man? I have been with Medicine Man for about a year and a half. I enjoy it so much that it really doesn’t feel that long.

How did you get started in the cannabis industry and where do you see yourself in the future? My journey in cannabis began when a friend shared with me how much she enjoyed being in the industry. I am someone who has to REALLY enjoy what I do, and honestly, I was tired of stocking overnight at a grocery store. I initially was employed by an attorney who specialized in DUI’s. Unfortunately, he passed away and I never finished school and wasn’t able to join another firm. I worked hard for him for a solid four years! So, long story short, working in the industry was no question for me being that I already knew most of the legalities and I am a consumer myself. I have been in the industry for about four years now and I’ve been happy ever since! I love being able to answer questions about the science of cannabis and enjoy sharing my knowledge with my customers! I eventually plan to finish my Associate’s Degree in Paralegal and continue to work in the industry as well!

What’s your favorite product & why? My favorite brand is 1906. It really is a form of medicine for myself and many of my regular customers. Their Chill Pills are great for anxiety and stress! My all-time favorite would have to be the Bliss Pills! Anyone who knows me will know that I love my coffee and my Bliss Pills.

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work? Outside of work, I am a full-time mommy and teacher to my beautiful, six-year-old daughter Trinity! Before all the craziness in this world, our hobbies consisted of Dance Academy, library trips, mountain adventures and I was heavily involved with all of her school activities!

Fun fact about yourself: I am the youngest sibling! I have two older brothers and three older sisters. That’s probably the reason I am tough!!!
(Also, I’ve never been pulled over by a cop, knock on wood)

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share? My favorite part about working for Medicine Man is coming into work every day knowing that I’m capable of leading and knowing that the crew being led does enjoy working with their leader! I make it a fun and enjoyable environment while still enforcing the rules and doing my job!! I will always remember our Christmas party when we had all four locations outside smoking a 10-gram joint called Godfather!

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember? My first time smoking weed was horrible! The group I was with was experienced and I clearly was not! We were in a circle with about ten people and when we were done smoking, someone thought it was funny to yell, “cops!” Everyone immediately started running. And here is the crazy part, I thought I was running with the group but I was actually waaaay behind running in place! Still to this day, I question if that was even weed???

If you were a food, what food would you be and why? I would have to say EGGS! Who doesn’t love waking up to a big plate of EGGS and coffee? Or does coffee count? If so, it’s coffee hands down!!!

October 2020 Employee Spotlight

Tyler

Post Production Cure Lead

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

I have been working at Medicine Man in the Cure Department for a little over 5 years.

What’s your favorite product & why?

I love the Mary’s Medicinals products, but my favorite is The Cure. It’s an amazing product for muscle spasms and arthritis.

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work?

I love just exploring Colorado and the great outdoors with my two children, especially the local rivers.

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

I remember one winter when the power went out in the entire building and we had to work with headlamps in order to see. We all came together that day and laughed our way through the day.

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember!

The first time I smoked I threw up on the bus…..and then had to clean it up. So embarrassing.

September 2020 Employee Spotlight

Jalen

Sales Lead

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

I have been with Medicine Man for a little bit over a year and a half now

What’s your favorite product & why?

My favorite products are definitely the Rosins we get in from all over. Nothing beats fresh terps and a solventless extraction for flavor and the quality of the high itself.

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work?

 You can find me at a park watching my daughter go crazy most days, but when I can escape and I get some time to myself I enjoy a nice lakeside spot for some fishing and lots of snacks with my wife!

Fun fact about yourself:

I was the Denver Nuggets Ball Boy when I was around 5! I got to meet Jason Kidd and get his autograph and now he is a Hall of Famer which is pretty cool!

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

My favorite part about working for Medicine Man is the Mom and Pop shop experience that you get working here. There is a genuine care for all who work here and it reflects out towards our customers who say the same about the Mom and Pop shop experience. Having worked for big corporations you tend to not feel like you matter, here at Medicine Man the owners and everyone down the ladder are so involved that you feel like your opinion matters! Makes it super easy to show up for work each day because of their support.

I would honestly have to say my favorite memory here was doing the curbside pickup for a week. It was hectic, historic in the sense of selling weed outside like we did, and customers and coworkers alike were all just coming together to make it work and enjoy our favorite products!

Tell us about your first time smoking or eating edibles, or any funny stories that you remember!

My first time smoking I remember showing up to the Greeley Stampede for the Carnival and it was the best night of eating/munchies I’ve had. I remember riding the Gravitron which is a ride that spins you super fast to stick you to the wall, and that made my high even stronger! I proceeded to eat a turkey Leg, funnel cake, kettle corn, BBQ, and my favorite homemade rootbeer stand was visited quite frequently. This was by far the best night of munchies I have ever experienced!

August 2020 Employee Spotlight

Nicole

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

I have been working for medicine man for a little over 3 years now!

What’s your favorite product & why?

I’m not big on smoking, but I do like Emerald Og because it just made me feel so relaxed!

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work?

I like bowling, cooking, dancing also anything that has to do with being outdoors because I love being outside.

How did you get started in the cannabis industry and where do you see yourself in the future? Tell us about your growth within the company. 

A friend actually helped me get started in the industry I truly never thought I’d be working in the cannabis industry but I’m glad to be here because I love what I do!

I have learned about cannabis and the different products there are but I know I still have a lot to learn, and I am ready!

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man?

My favorite part is working hands on with the products and also working with my team, who is amazing!

July 2020 Employee Spotlight

Ryan

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

I have been working at Medicine Man for 10 years!!

What’s your favorite product & why?

I am a heavy Indica smoker and our Shaw Bud #3 is one of my favorites!

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work?

I have been Breakdancing since I was about 16 years old and it has always been one of my passions! I also enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and hitting the Jeep trails when I can find the time!

How did you get started in the cannabis industry and where do you see yourself in the future? 

I started off trimming part-time with Medicine Man before we opened up our Medical Dispensary. It had been a few months and I had been telling the owners that if an opportunity came around to move into a Budtending position, I would take it and never look back. Here we are 10 years later.

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man?

I have never worked for a company that has cared more about or has taken care of their employees as Medicine Man has! For over a decade we have strived to be one of the most compliant and highest rated Dispensaries in Colorado! We definitely aimed, hit, and set “The Higher Standard!”

What is one of your earliest/funniest memories you have while using cannabis?

One of my earliest memories and experiences smoking cannabis would have to be getting together with my cousin and sitting at a friend’s house for a day. My cousin and I took a bunch of “Bong rips” and ate about three boxes of our friend’s cereal without milk. When our friend got back home the next morning my cousin and I were passed out asleep in the Livingroom on the floor with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 on the T.V and the 3 empty cereal boxes and bags laid out around us!

If you were a food, what food would you be and why?

I would be a Pizza with Ham and Pineapple! Because the people who love ham and pineapple on their pizza would LOVE me and the people who believe that it is “KAPU” wouldn’t even bother with me! LOL!

Ryan

June 2020 Employee Spotlight

Brian

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

  •  I was hired on at Denver to train up, once Thornton was open the plan was to be part of the leadership team and we’ve been rocking it since the grand opening! I’ve been in the industry for about 5 years now and every day there is something new to learn about the business, whether it’s about the customers, team members or products, this has taught me to adapt to the environment.

What’s you favorite product & why? 

  • I love to recommend Lemon BAMF, this is a popular strain at Thornton. Hearing associate and customer feedback about it makes it an easy recommendation!

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work?

  • I build custom computers, it’s a hobby I’ve had for about 15 years.

Fun fact about yourself:

  • I have never been east of Missouri, not so much “fun” but a fact for sure.

How did you get started in the cannabis industry and where do you see yourself in the future? 

  • It started with a normal dispensary visit and I was working with a supervisor that recommended I get in the industry because I was looking for a change of pace, he said it was a fun industry and he was right! In the future if I’m not running my own store I’d like to help to train up the next wave of bud tenders and leadership in the industry.

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man?

  • The family feeling you get from the team, from the highest on the ladder to the bud tenders, they make Medicine Man what it is! I know that I can depend on my leadership team if I need them, we have a GREAT crew!  The buildup to opening the Thornton location was amazing, we had all hands on deck making sure products were labeled, shelves were stocked and everything was ready to go. It was an honor to be a part of the grand opening of Thornton’s first dispensary.
Brian Bud tender

May 2020 Employee Spotlight

Baron

Position: Veg Manager

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

  • Since January 2014, a little over 6 years

What’s you favorite product & why? 

  • I really like the cartridges made by Clear Creek and Pyramid. They have the best tasting and most effective products on the market.

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work?

  • I love going to concerts, especially at Red Rocks! Spending time with friends and family, my four year old, Lochlan, is quite the handful.

Fun fact about yourself:

  • I have an eleven year old Shih-tzu named RASTAMAN!

How did you get started in the cannabis industry?

  • I got into the industry because my girlfriend/now wife worked in the industry and got me a job as a trimmer and have since worked my way up.

Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?

  • I love working for Medicine Man because of how well the company treats their employees. it’s a great work environment, and I have made so many friends in the industry and I only hope to help Medicine Man grow even more in the future!

April 2020 Employee Spotlight

Jesse Tokes

Position: Packaging Supervisor

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

  • I have now been here for just over 6 years!

What’s you favorite product & why? 

  • LIVE Resin – It’s tasty terps are very hard to beat.

What kind of hobbies do you do outside of work?

  • I broadcast my own video game channel on the internet to 30k followers on twitch.tv/play, and other than that I hang out with my cat, Toothless.

Fun fact about yourself:

  • Carole Baskin fed her husband to the tigers.

If you were a food, what would it?

  • Easy! I would be tacos, because who doesn’t love tacos.
Your favorite part about working for Medicine Man and a memory you want to share?
  • My favorite part about working here is definitely feeling like family. I’m always treated fairly and nice by everyone. Plus, free lunches every month!
  • One really fun memory would be back when we got to meet Mike Epps and he took a picture with everyone.

March 2020 Employee Spotlight

Jenna

Position: Aurora Store Lead

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

  • I have been with the company for 4 years.

What’s you favorite product? 

  • My favorite product at Medicine Man is a strain of flower, Spec Ops #2.

What’s your favorite product outside of work?

  • I love riding my bike, and just getting outside!

What’s the best part about working at Medicine Man?

  • I just love interacting with the vendors and learning about exciting products in the industry.

February 2020 Employee Spotlight

Kate

Position: Longmont Store Manager

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?

  • I’ve been with this company for about 2 years.

What’s you favorite product? 

  • I love Shaw #3, it’s the best!

What’s your favorite product outside of work?

  • Outside of work, I love just getting out into nature!

What’s the best part about working at Medicine Man?

  • The best part about working here at Medicine man is being a part of a family that is so instilled with love, integrity and so much passion for cannabis.
Kate Johnson

January 2020 Employee Spotlight

James

Position: Denver Store Lead

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?  

  • I’ve been with Medicine Man for almost 2 and a half years.

What’s your favorite product?

  • I love everything Binske and Wana and everything Medicine Man of course! All of the products are great.

What’s your favorite hobby to do outside of work?

  • A hobby of mine outside of work is Beatboxing. It’s like second nature to me.

What is the best part about working at Medicine Man?

  • I love working for Medicine Man because everyone here makes you feel like family, whether you’re a customer or employee.

December 2019 Employee Spotlight

Loretta

Position: Thornton Store Lead

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?  

  • So I got started with the company July of 2018 but I was a regular shopper at Medicine Man Thornton. I loved the atmosphere so much, I decided to drop off a resume. After meeting the store manager I knew it was the perfect fit.

What’s your favorite product?

  • I obviously love all of the flower, but I think my favorite would have to be SHAW #3 and Lemon BAMF. I also really love the 100 mg Robhots gummies.

What’s your favorite hobby to do outside of work?

  • My favorite hobby when I’m not working is anything outdoors, and fun activities with my kids.

What is the best part about working at Medicine Man?

  •  I love being a part of the the Medicine Man Family because everyone treats eachother with so much love and respect.

November 2019 Employee Spotlight

Dillon

Position: Director of Cultivation

How long have you been working for Medicine Man?  

  • I have been at Medicine Man for almost 8 years.

How did you get started on in the cannabis industry?  

  • I got started in the cannabis industry as a caregiver in 2008. Started with one light in my basement and learned from trial and error, mostly error. I started as a trimmer at Medicine Man and have worked my way to Head of Cultivation through hard work and dedication to the craft. I never saw myself doing this, I thought I was going to be a motorcycle mechanic.

Have you lived in Colorado your whole life?

  • I am originally from Long Beach, California, but we moved to Golden when I was 8. So grow up the Colorado lifestyle.

What’s your favorite product?

  • I love Shaw Bud 3.

What’s your favorite hobby to do outside of work?

  • I like dirt biking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Also, I just had twins so I love spending time with them!

What is the best part about working at Medicine Man?

  • The family vibe! And the amazing people I get to work with every day.
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