CCC Team


Program Committee


Don Morse

Director, Oregon Cannabis Business Council

Don Morse

Director, Oregon Cannabis Business Council

In 2010, Mr. Morse began working with Human Collective as a volunteer, and later as a manager and director. Although Mr. Morse does not use cannabis, he was drawn to it after his wife was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. It provided great relief for her symptoms, and to this day allows her to go about her daily life more comfortably. Not finding many choices for safe access to the medicine, Mr. Morse was inspired to help develop The Human Collective further. It has now become the State of Oregon’s model for medicinal marijuana dispensaries. He, along with Sarah Bennett, worked tirelessly throughout 2012 and 2013 to help enact HB 3690. This bill requires the State of Oregon to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries for patients.

Since August 2014, Mr. Morse has served as director of The Oregon Business Council and has been an important part of negotiating and passing this year's legislation. As director, he works to further the needs of the Cannabis Industry after harvest.

Justin Jones

Denver Consulting Group

Justin Jones

Denver Consulting Group

Justin is well known in the cannabis industry. He is one of the only people that has successfully operated a grow facility, a dispensary, a consulting company, a canna-real estate business, and a compliance software company, He knows compliance.

Karlyanna Kopra

Program Manager

Karlyanna Kopra

Program Manager

Karly joins the CCC 3.0 team with a seasoned background in international scientific and medical conferences. From Bangkok to Cape Town, Karly is excited to bring her zest for conference management back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Michael Lindars

Design Director & Owner, Lucid Design

Michael Lindars

Design Director & Owner, Lucid Design

Michael has over two decades of experience designing for some of the worlds top brands. He has taken this real world experience to cannabis design, packaging and identity systems and has had a key role in the maturing landscape of cannabis branding.

Michelle Grogan

Business Development Manager

Michelle Grogan

Business Development Manager

Michelle enter the recreational cannabis industry early 2014 as the Chief Operations Officer, co-owner and board member of a Tier III Producer/Processor Operation in Washington. She was also keenly involved in driving industry legislation as a member of Washington Cannabusiness Association and participated in legislative testimony.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Noah Stokes

Founder/CEO, Cannaguard Security

Noah Stokes

Founder/CEO, Cannaguard Security

With years of experience and technology industry, Noah believes that with the proper utilization of technology and intelligent design you can make a MJ facility one that people will avoid, rather than attack. Founder of CannaGuard Security, the Nations’ Premier Cannabis Security Company, his company services the legal cannabis industry by providing overly Compliant Security Systems for the licensed Growers and Retailers in the Medical and Recreational markets.

Politically, Noah is engaged with the Oregon Cannabis PAC and the OLCC, assisting in the creation of regulations for security compliance, and the fight for regulated banking. He has addressed politicians in DC and spoken on panels with senators and representatives Noah’s personal mission is to provide the most secure, robust and easy to use systems to clients, without needing to charge the inflated rates the Cannabis industry is used to. CannaGuard has worked with almost 4000 applicants and completed nearly 300 installations nationwide, and has a 100% approval and a 99.7% customer retention rate.

Samuel Grosz

Samuel David Law

Samuel Grosz

Samuel David Law

Samuel Grosz, JD, LLM

Samuel Grosz is an attorney practicing in West Linn, Oregon where he focuses on general business law and tax issues facing cannabis businesses. Samuel has advised many cannabis businesses from small growers to large dispensary chains. Also, he has represented investors nationally who are looking to invest in cannabis businesses. He was an advisor to the supporters of Measure 91, which legalized recreational marijuana in Oregon. After its passage, he worked with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to create administrative rules for Measure 91. He has lobbied for the marijuana industry at both the state and federal level.

He also has an active tax practice, advising business on the tax implications of transactions and representing taxpayers before tax authorities.

Mr. Grosz holds an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University and earned his law degree cum laude from Seattle University. He holds a B.A. from Portland State University in finance and marketing with a minor in Russian language. Also, he earned a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University.

Prior to his legal practice, Mr. Grosz was a partner in a real estate development firm that constructed residential properties and managed them. He also was the owner of several interstate moving company for over 10 years. During the course of his career he has advised many small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Grosz volunteers his time at Legal Aid Services of Oregon by assisting low- income taxpayers. He

Mary Lou Burton

Owner

Mary Lou is an Oregon native and created Bravo! in 1990 to provide the entire Event & Wedding business with networking, resources and trade shows. Exposed to the challenges people faced will navigating the unpredictable waters of the cannabis industry, Mary Lou decided to apply the successful model she had created for the hospitality industry to the Cannabis world. Mary Lou built a team committed to the vision of helping to make Oregon the "Craft Cannabis" State. The first show was highly "grass roots", based on attending meeting and seminars, as well as connecting with all aspects of the industry. After meeting with and hearing feedback from the industry- the goal was to create a show...."For the industry...by the Industry". Mary Lou is now known as "The Pot Cheerleader" and Cannabis Connector. Mary Lou is the mother of four and her oldest son recently got married and she enjoys spending time with her new granddaughter.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Denise Barker

Show Manager

Denise Barker

Show Manager

With 15 years in the event industry, Denise brings multidimensional experience ranging from high tech to medical conferences. She is the conference factotum, managing everything strategy and logistics related. Her specialties are sponsor/exhibitor management and event logistics.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Karlyanna Kopra

Program Manager

Karlyanna Kopra

Program Manager

Karly joins the CCC 3.0 team with a seasoned background in international scientific and medical conferences. From Bangkok to Cape Town, Karly is excited to bring her zest for conference management back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Peggy Anderson

Business Development Manager

Peggy Anderson

Business Development Manager

Co-owner of a grow operation, Family Trees. CCC sales for a year and work with the Oregon Cannabis Growers Fair.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Michelle Grogan

Business Development Manager

Michelle Grogan

Business Development Manager

Michelle enter the recreational cannabis industry early 2014 as the Chief Operations Officer, co-owner and board member of a Tier III Producer/Processor Operation in Washington. She was also keenly involved in driving industry legislation as a member of Washington Cannabusiness Association and participated in legislative testimony.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Michael Wadsworth

Sales and Support

Michael Wadsworth

Sales and Support

Michael is part of our sales and marketing team. He spent two years covering Cannabis in Oregon as the producer of an arts and entertainment driven television show in Portland. He made it a priority to introduce Oregonians to as many people running the state marijuana industry as possible. Now, he's part of the CCC team to continue that advocacy every single day!

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Olivia Finley

Social Media Marketing Manager & Graphic Designer

Olivia Finley

Social Media Marketing Manager & Graphic Designer

Passionate about digital marketing and graphic design, Olivia enjoys mixing creative and strategic processes. She specializes in online and print graphics and has studied various content marketing techniques.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Devin Manuel

Web Developer & Social Media Manager

Devin Manuel

Web Developer & Social Media Manager

Devin grew up with an artistic family that moved often. This meant he learned to assess and respond to people from various backgrounds, making friends, and alliances quickly. Working with many businesses over the past 5 years, he has found that having everyone, from staff to leadership team to consumer on the same page, is both necessary and effective. Devin’s designs and suggestions communicate a solid message that works across multiple platforms. The simplest explanation of Devin’s skills is; he ties everything together.

Chyanne Stanley

Executive Assistant

Chyanne Stanley

Executive Assistant

Chyanne is excited to be part of such a growing industry! Her background in business marketing and interpersonal communication drives her to reach out to people in the cannabis community and help to expand others knowledge.

(503) 675-1380
Lake Oswego

Richard Wright

Digital Video Producer/Director

Richard Wright

Digital Video Producer/Director

Richard brings long-term video/media production experience to the CCC 3.0 team. With a deep background in digital storytelling, he is part of the effort to create short-form video features covering a wide range of people and topics across the cannabis industry.