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Megan Souza – Director of Communications

Megan Souza - Communications Director Central Coast Cannabis Council

Megan Souza is co-founder and CEO of Megan's Markets which includes Megan's Organic Market (cannabis retail), Megan's CBD Market (hemp retail), Red Truck Management (cannabis cultivation), and Halcyon Management (consulting and project management).

Megan grew up in SLO County in a local entrepreneurial family so founding a business felt like fulfilling her destiny. Along with her partner, Eric Powers, Megan has been cultivating cannabis commercially in SLO County since 2010 and retailing through Prop 215 delivery service, Megan's Organic Market, since 2013. Megan has been operating a hemp retail store, Megan's CBD Market, in Morro Bay since 2018 and has applied for dispensary licenses in Morro Bay and SLO as well as outdoor cultivation licenses in Los Osos and Shandon,

Megan is also a published poet, an amateur philosopher, and a radio show host.

Adam Laurent – Board member

Adam is co-owner of Pilothouse Management, providing project and operations management solutions for agricultural and cannabis startups.

Some of Adam's recent enterprise efforts include owning Agile Business Advisors, a strategy and innovation consultancy. He co-founded Optimized Athlete, a digital health and performance company. And he is co-founder and co-producer at Shelter Cove Productions, creating and delivering to market the film festival winning documentary, Personal Gold.

He came to the business world as an elite athlete, who’s cycling career produced several world championship medals and the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to represent the United States in the Olympic Games. Opportunities unfolded projects ranging from product and brand consulting, research and development, industrial design and manufacturing, to work on creative teams of global marketing campaigns.

Adam has participated in every level of private enterprise. With the wisdom gained in that span, he seeks to energize his clients with a commitment to optimizing the human experience contained within his projects. Equally, a background in finance has shaped a full array of analytic skills. He can nimbly engage both the business metrics and the human components of commerce. His clear big-picture vision and prolific creativity allow for key insights and significant breakthroughs in the projects he engages. His detail oriented nature assures a comprehensive approach.

The object, as far as Adam is concerned, has always been to improve performance, and to improve the experience of its pursuit.