Tawnie brings over 15 years of experience in California cannabis business. Having managed and built complex cannabis operations in Northern California, her expertise extends to hands-on experience with operations throughout the cannabis supply chain including cultivation, manufacturing, processing and packaging, to lab testing, distribution, transportation and retail.
Tawnie was actively engaged in the development of California’s cannabis legislation and regulations. This in-depth, state-wide work provided her with the framework to serve as a key advisor in the development of local policies and the ability to run a successful cannabis consulting company serving California businesses. She most recently served as Director of Farmer Relations for one of the state’s largest sun-grown distribution companies.
In her advisory capacity, she has served on multiple trade associations and institutions at the forefront of policy development for commercial cannabis. These roles include:
Board member of Resource Innovation Institute
Board Chair of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance
Chairwoman of the California Growers Association
Board member of the Sonoma County Cannabis Advisory Board
Co-chair of the 2016 Sonoma County Cannabis Economic Task Force
Advisory board member for several private-venture companies
Tawnie provides specialized consultation on cannabis business management, short and long-term business strategy, organizational development, operational efficiencies as well as political affairs.