OPHELIA CHONG / PARTNER
Ophelia Chong is the founder of Stock Pot Images and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE). She is driven to help shape the new conversation of Cannabis and is guided by one mission: to advocate for the legalization of cannabis and offer truthful reflections of the faces and communities that embrace cannabis. Ophelia is the Creative Consultant at PUSH Magazine the target audience is millennial women in cannabis. She is also the Community Outreach liaison for THC Design, one of the top premium cannabis growers in CA, she is responsible for LGBT, Veterans, Women, Minorities and Disabled outreach. She has brought to THC Design the Washington brand “Saints” which will launch Spring 2018, Archive Seeds, Wonderland Nursery and PLUS, a new powder THC launching Spring 2018. Her career path has been formed by her 3 decades in photography, as an award winning creative director in publishing and film, published artist and gallerist, entertainment and as an adjunct professor in education at Art Center College of Design – her path is non-ending because she believes that we all have at least five careers in our lifetimes.
JOSH PRIEBE / PARTNER
Josh Priebe, aka Preebz, is a Southern California native and self-made entrepreneur, started his career 17 years ago in the action sports industry. With a knack for intuitive insights in marketing and branding he created two well respected and successful brands, Sk8mafia (skateboards) and JSLV (clothing), with both brands hosting top pro athletes in skate, snow, and surf. Priebe, being a marijuana advocate nearly his whole life, he knew he wanted to branch out into the cannabis field. Since both skateboarding and fashion cultures have always embraced the cannabis community, his transition into the industry was seamless. In 2016, Priebe joined the THC Design team as the creative director helping to bring forth the vision and fine tune the brand making it ready for market in 2018. He has taken his knowledge of branding and marketing and is shaping THC design into the first nationally branded cannabis company.
KERRY MCDONOUGH / PARTNER
Kerry McDonough, aka Dunny, is an entrepreneur and inventive leader with a broad scope of expertise in the marketing, apparel and lifestyle industries. He is an integral part of daily operations and intuitively maintains an overall creative vision that is industry conscious, while also sustaining successful growth and development of products and brands. Dunny has been called the glue that holds the team together and the kind of leader that fosters open communication throughout his team. His leadership style invites fearless, out-of-the-box thinking from a respected crew of diverse and innovative minds who all work to produce ideas and strategies that are fresh and relevant. He continues to expand on over two decades of experience in brand building, corporate strategy, capital raising, and day-to-day operations bringing companies to the next level of recognition and growth. As an advocate for medicinal marijuana and a lifestyle specialist, Dunny entered the cannabis space early on. He has since established a sustainable business model that is organized and streamlined in all aspects of the company from production to distribution. Dunny’s standard of excellence and strong collaborative work ethic is infectious and empowering to his partners and teams, ultimately adding intrinsic value to the business, products, and brands that continue to evolve with and alongside an ever-expanding marketplace.
JEREMY PARKER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Jeremy Parker is a California creative who’s designs can be seen across numerous fortune 500 companies as well as major print publications globally. Starting out as a production artist for an apparel brand, Jeremy has worked his way up to the heights of Global Art Director for the Volcom clothing brand and currently as the head of creative for Weedmaps.com. Outside of designing for industry brands such as West Coast Cure and Nameless Genetics, Jeremy is a multi-disciplined artist whom has had art showings with some of the biggest names in the world of artistic expression. Creatively Jeremy sees life through a different lens that of which is finding an angle to see artistic potential in anything and everything. “ Building an identity, a brand look and feel is something that fuels my creative drive. Helping others realize there full potential is gratifying and why I do what I do.”
MARIO OJEDA / DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
With 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the alcohol beverage industry, Mario Ojeda spent the first 15 years of his career growing the distribution chain for Miller / Coors. Specifically, for their craft and import portfolio in Southern California. Playing a key role, Mario launched brands like Fosters, Pacifico, Stella Artois, Smirnoff Ice, Pyramid Breweries, Magic Hat Brewery and Imperial from Costa Rica. More recently, Mario has constructed local marketing campaigns focusing on culture and lifestyle initiatives for Pabst Brewing Company. Developing positive relationships with other influential creatives, Mario plays an essential role delivering on three major platforms, Music, Art and Lifestyle.
ZACK WARREN / DIRECTOR OF CONTENT + STORY
Zack was the head of content for Havoc Television (45M subscribers). As founder, executive producer, director of Wingtip Media, a creative agency with clients such as Red Bull, Complex, Beats by Dre, Vice Media, Mountain Dew, Converse, The LA Philharmonic and Raw Media. Zack has over 12 years of experience working with global ad agencies, including OMD, TBWA Chiat Day, Group M, and IMG. Zack creates relevant and timely stories that speak to target audiences that strengthens a brand’s hold in their selected market segments.