The Cannabis ConservancyTM
meet our team
Co-Founder & Director of Science and Strategy - Denver, CO, USA
Jacob has committed his career to learning about sustainable cultivation systems worldwide. He has worked on farms and research projects on six continents, specializing in permaculture, ecosystem management, eco-village design, and natural building. Jacob received a B.Sc. in Environmental Studies at Emory University and a M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management through the MESPOM consortium focusing on Urban Agriculture Sustainability and Environmental Justice. Prior to co-founding TCC, he founded Urban Environmental Innovations, which provided sustainability consulting for local food organizations, restaurants, and craft breweries. He is a member of the Denver Department of Environmental Health’s Cannabis Sustainability Work Group. Throughout his career, Jacob has strived to find innovative and pragmatic solutions to the world’s complex environmental problems and is now applying his knowledge and experience to address the environmental issues pertaining to the cannabis industry.
Co-Founder & Director of Operations - Nelson, BC, Canada
Growing up and living in Canada’s cannabis capital, Nelson, British Columbia, Brittny has had a lifelong interest in the cultivation and legalization of marijuana. Her interest in corporate environmental practices was reinforced while working in Canada’s oil sands with a small contractor at Suncor, the first company to develop the oil sands, which inspired her to pursue an internship on Vandana Shiva’s seed saving farm in India and an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy. Brittny has led teams in product development, service procurement (multi-million-dollar service contracts), sales, and communications. Her expertise includes policy development and implementation, environmental education and scientific research. Before coming on full time with TCC she was the Environmental Technologist for the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Her professional focus includes water conservation, resource recovery, and agriculture.In 2018, Brittny was elected to be a Councilor for the City of Nelson and was appointed Alternate Director of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Brittny is serving her second term on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Cannabis Industry Association.
Co-Founder & Director of Certification Services - New Paltz, NY, USA
Brian, based in Upstate New York, comes from a long line of plant people and professionals in the agricultural arena. He brings 30 years of experience as a small commercial organic grower with an emphasis on sustainable practices and production of heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. He has worked as an Integrated Pest Management consultant, agricultural consultant, and farm certifier, working domestically and internationally with major international 3rd party certification bodies. Since 2007 he has audited hundreds of farms, greenhouses, packing houses, and processors to accredited 3rd party standards. As a consultant, he has worked with growers, processors and packing houses to develop Good Agricultural Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point based food safety plans.
Ambassador and Auditor - Humboldt County, California, USA
Jeromy Lord’s roots run deep into the multi-generational landscape that is Humboldt County small farming. In the 1970’s, his family established one of the first Certified Organic vegetable farms in the western region of the U.S. He works with both innate intuitive farming practices as well as a vast array of knowledge he has obtained over his lifelong participation within the industry. Deeply entrenched in the local community of old school growers of the northern coast of California, known as the Emerald Triangle, he is our man in the field. With 4+ years of organic certification for the USDA, his strengths are both his knowledge and expertise of the certification process as well as his direct farmer to farmer contact. Jeromy occupies a highly valuable place in the vast network of farmers in his community. His goal is to carefully meld the old sustainable practices of the industry within the introduction of the current permitting process.
Stewardship • Education • Certification