My passion for horticulture began at Antioch College during the late 1990's. I had acquired grant money to renovate our campus greenhouse and was simultaneously growing my first ever crop of cannabis in my dorm room. Thanks to both activities, I fell in love with controlled environment agriculture and medicinal plants and thus sealed my fate as a lifelong horticulturist.
Concerned about the illegality of cultivating cannabis at that time, I chose to pursue a career growing ornamental and edible crops instead. I spent the next 15 years growing up to 600,000 plants annually in large commercial greenhouses across the United States. As governments began permitting medical cannabis cultivation, I began transitioning my skills to this new industry and eventually landed a job as Master Grower for Tweed Inc. in Ontario, Canada.