Speakers

Together, with a team of industry experts we’re building an impactful conference and networking event. The WWC Conference team is grateful to our Speakers for sharing their experiences and expertise.

  #WWCConference Presented By:

Trina Fraser

Cannabis lawyer. CannaLaw® group leader at BSL. tfraser@BrazeauSeller.com.

Barinder Rasode

Founder NICHE Canada, SheTalks & @botaniqmag. Co-Founder @cannabiswise. Co-Founder & CEO @growtechlabs. Fraser Health Board of Directors. 

Dr. Jenna Valleriani

Director, Patient Advocacy at Canopy Growth Corporation

Kayla Mann

CA, CPA. CFO at Habitat, a company revolutionizing agriculture with an innovative approach to vertical growing and aquaponics. 

Nora Nathoo

Marketing Specialist at Emerald Heath and co-founder at Louder Together: Connecting People of Colour in the Cannabis Industry. 

Sarah Clowater

Cannabis Consultant with a passion for people and connecting attendees through authentic and multi-sensory experiences.

Gill Polard

Gill Polard is a cannabis advocate and the creator of cannabis lifestyle website, podcast and publication The Her(B) Life. 

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Laura Curry Cloney

Laura Curry Cloney has worked with cannabis since 1998, leading her to write The Hemp Higher Project, a finalist for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

Bridget Hoffer

Bridget is the co-founder and President of Marigold PR. Bridget was previously the head of communications for CBC. As a media executive, Bridget lead Canada’s news, radio and television brand, marketing and communications

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Danielle McKay

Danielle is Marigold’s Trade Marketing and PR Executive & WWC Conference Event Lead. Danielle effectively manages the execution of events, media relations and digital communications for Marigold PR, Canndora & WWC Conference.

Loretta Eldridge

Loretta is the Marketing Leader at EQUA Specialty Risk Partners Corporation. The former Director of Marketing at Ample Organics, Loretta bring extensive marketing experience from a decade-long career in book publishing. She specializes in storytelling, brand building, and results-driven marketing campaigns.  

Katie Pringle

Katie is the co-founder of Marigold PR and the CEO of Canndora. Katie has spent the last 16 years working on brands that target women including working with Oprah, national charities and cannabis brands. Katie has a passion for the positive impact cannabis has made for women’s health.

Tijen Yalchin and Ashley Short

Tijen Yalchin and Ashley Short are the Co-Founders of Earth Kisses Sky Inc. An Ontario-based cannabis wellness brand. They are experts in developing plant based products. At EKS they are launching two innovative cannabis topical products; RISE and SHINE.

Salimeh Tabrizi

Clinical counsellor & plant medicine advocate. She’s the founder of the Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo, a founding member of the Canadian Psychedelic Association, & part of the Decriminalize Nature Canada team.

Ivy Astrix

Ivy Astrix is a Regulatory Affairs expert. She’s also a freelance journalist, content creator, and Twitch streamer. 
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Samantha Montanaro

Samantha Montanaro, CEO & Co-Founder of Tokeativity is an entrepreneur, activist, artist, musician, and thought leader who is passionate about bringing the community together within the cannabis & psychedelics industry.

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Ulla Haaning Singapuri

Chief Strategy Officer at KannaSwiss, Ulla has previous experience with The Coca-Cola Company and was Head of Business Development at Endoca BV.

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Kieley Beaudry

Kieley Beaudry is the founder & CEO of Alberta-based micro-cultivator Parkland Flower and President of the Alberta Cannabis Micro License Association 

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Siobhan McCarthy

Siobhan McCarthy is a Product Specialist, Formulator, Plant Medicine Educator and the CEO of blyssful ALCHEMY.

Maya Glogowski

Maya Glogowski is a business development executive and partner in Headquarters and SERVE  and is currently serving as a strategic advisor to WomenCanCann (GCWS)– Israel’s only women’s cannabis network.

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Alison McMahon

Alison McMahon is the Founder & CEO of Cannabis At Work. Founded in 2015, Cannabis at Work is the leading source for cannabis jobs, recruitment services, and salary data.

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Necole Hines

Necole Hines is the CEO of Faded Living. She is a cannabis chef, educator & advocate who loves to add cannabis to her life. Her relationship with cannabis  shifted 6 years ago to include medical use for pain management due to a car accident.

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Dr. Pamela Krsykow

Dr. Pamela Kryskow is a medical doctor with a strong interest in chronic pain, mental health, & psychedelic medicine. She is one of the founding board members of the Canadian Psychedelic Association. 
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Priya Mishra

Since 2015, India has legalized 8 states for medical cannabis cultivation as industrial hemp including export licenses. Priya & her team at Hempvati has been active with patients, farmers and authorities for the last 5 years.

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Alison Gordon

Alison Gordon is the Former CEO & Founder of of 48Nrth Cannabis Corp. & the Co-Founder of Other People’s Pot.

Ashleigh Brown_Founder &  CEO SheCann Cannabis inc

Ashleigh Brown

Founder & CEO of SheCann Cannabis Inc.

Ashley Keenan_ Journalist & Communications Specialist

Ashley Keenan

Ashley Keenan is a Freelance Journalist, consultant, and patient advocate in the cannabis industry. Ashley uses science and storytelling to normalize cannabis and chrnic illness, both at work and on her personal blog, Ask CannaQueen.
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Charlotte Bowyer

Head Of Consulting at Hanway Associates.

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Heather Schurr

Heather Schurr is the Director of Operations CFN Media Group. Heather‘s strategic direction helps public companies to increase their shareholder base, private companies to attract capital and publicity, and for companies going public soon, a successful IPO/RTO.

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Jagpaul Deol

Jagpaul Deol is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Clinical Pharmacist. Jagpaul is an Assistant Professor at UBC incorporating both Psychedelics and Cannabis Therapeutics content.

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Theresa Robert

Theresa Robert is the Chair of the Board, Mariwell. Theresa brings more than 34 years of experience & is excited to apply her expertise to the ever-changing cannabis industry.
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Dr. Toni Rinow

Dr. Toni Rinow is the Chief Financial & Global Operating Officer at Neptune Wellness Solutions. She is well-known for accelerating revenue streams through acquisitions, corporate development, sales and marketing, and financings in the global healthcare and consumer product markets.

Myrna Gillis_ CEO_Aqualitas

Myrna Gillis

Myrna Gillis is the CEO and Co-founder of Aqualitas. Myrna is a disabilities advocate, and practiced law in the vulnerable service sector for 25 years.

Jessica Steinburg_Co-Founder entOURage Network

Jessica Steinberg

Jessica Steinberg is the Co-Founder, entOURage Network. She is a Law PhD candidate at the University of Oxford and will be the university’s first exploring legal cannabis market & its economics.

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Sabrina Ramkellawan

Sabrina Ramkellawan is the Chief Operations Officer/Co-Founder of Knowde Group Inc. and President, Clinical Research Association of Canada.
Jas Thomas_ Founder OhanaCBD

Jasmin Thomas

Jasmin Thomas is the Founder of OhanaCBD. Ohana products are 100% natural. Jasmin was diagnosed with MS in 2015.  She started using medical cannabis to alleviate various frustrating symptoms of her condition. Her medical journey led to her professional one, which now allows her to pursue her passions.

Shannon Smadella_ WPD

Rev. Shannon Lynn Smadella

Shannon Smadella is the Spokesperson & Business Advisor for World Psychedelics Day. She is the former host of examining the Psychedelic Renaissance with MAPS.

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Ann Barnes

Ann Barnes is the CEO of Edica Naturals.

Amanda Siebert_ Journalist

Amanda Siebert

Amanda Siebert is an author and freelance multimedia journalist focusing on the intersections of business and culture in the cannabis and psychedelics industries. She’s the author of “The Little Book of Cannabis” and the soon to be published “The Little Book of Psychedelics”.
Irie Selkirk_ Founder of Rise Wellness

Irie Selkirk

Irie Selkirk is the founder of Rise Wellness, and is a social entrepreneur in the natural medicine and psychedelics industries.

Katie Miller_Flow Scientific

Katie Miller

Katie Miller, Sales & Business Development Manager of Flow Scientific. 

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Jennifer Mason

President of JLM Strategic Marketing and the founder of the New Heights Cannabis Tourism Summit.

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Sarah Hashkes

Sarah Hashkes is the CEO of Radix Motion, a tech company empowering the psychedelic ecosystem with embodied technology.
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Jordan Wagman

Jordan Wagman is a Chef, bestselling author, philanthropist and Psoriasis and mental health advocate and host of “In the Weeds” podcast.

Kyra Reed_Founder WEiC

Kyra Reed

Kyra Reed is the Founder of Women Empowered In Cannabis (WEiC)

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Lana Paraskevopoulous

Lana Paraskevopoulous is a leader within the cannabis industry working as a General Manager of one of Torontos premiere independent retail shops, Canvas Cannabis.

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Rebecca Martinez

Rebecca Martinez is the Co-Founder of Fruiting Bodies Collective. She is a Portland-based author, educator and community organizer focused on intergenerational healing, drug policy reform and reshaping narratives through compassionate storytelling. 
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Elan Hagens

Elan Hagens is the Co-Founder of Fruiting Bodies. She is a Port-land based entrepreneur and outdoor educator focused on foraging, wildcrafting and food justice. She is the owner of Temptress Truffles, a gourmet mushroom company.

Stacey Wallin-Co-Founder_Numinus Wellness

Stacey Wallin

Stacey Wallin is the Chief Strategu Officer & Co-Founder of Numinus Wellness, a company that empowers peoploe to heal and be well through the development and delivery of innovative mental health care and access to safe, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies.

Roxanne De Guzman_Operations Spa

Roxanne de Guzman

Roxanne de Guzman is the Operations Spa & Leisure Consultant Wellness Meets Luxury.

Melissa Stangl_Founding Partner Soltara Healing Centre

Melissa Stangl

Melissa Stangl spent years working in scientific labs and corporate offices, In 2015, she  chose to move and work in the Amazon jungle. Melissa has since used her background in engineering, science, and management to help advance the plant medicine and psychedelic movements. 
Keiko Beatie_ Director of Education

Keiko Beatie

Keiko Beatie is the Director of Education & Outreach Coral CoveWellness Resort. All all inclusive cannabis and psychedelic educational resort on the oceanfront of the crystal blue waters of Jamaica. She has been a practitioner of Ayureva, Chinese, and Holistic Medicine since the 1970s. 

Laura Eder_Vantage Hemp

Laura Eder

Laura Eder is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for Vantage Hemp. She has more than 17 years of experience in the life-cycle management of pharmaceuticals and medical devices with her Regulatory Affairs Certificate (RAC) since 2012.

Roxanne De Guzman_Operations Spa

Roxanne de Guzman

Roxanne de Guzman is the Operations Spa & Leisure Consultant Wellness Meets Luxury.

Melissa Stangl_Founding Partner Soltara Healing Centre

Melissa Stangl

Melissa Stangl spent years working in scientific labs and corporate offices, In 2015, she  chose to move and work in the Amazon jungle. Melissa has since used her background in engineering, science, and management to help advance the plant medicine and psychedelic movements. 
Keiko Beatie_ Director of Education

Keiko Beatie

Keiko Beatie is the Director of Education & Outreach Coral CoveWellness Resort. All all inclusive cannabis and psychedelic educational resort on the oceanfront of the crystal blue waters of Jamaica. She has been a practitioner of Ayureva, Chinese, and Holistic Medicine since the 1970s. 

Susan Chapelle

Susan Chapelle

Susan Chapelle is the Chief Operating Officer at PurMinds BioPharma, pursuing breakthrough solutions for devastating neurological & psychiatric diseases with a special emphasis on neurodegenerative pathologies involving dementia.

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