Cannabis, business operations, plant genetics and breeding
Overseeing grow operations, Building a national hemp program, Empowering teams with tools to succeed
Dawson is a horticulture expert and leader with extensive experience in large-scale agriculture, business operations, sales, and cannabis and plant breeding.
Dawson has a professional background working in the wine industry as a Director of Farm Operations for a variety of leading companies.
After 15 years in the wine industry, Dawson spent the last year building a national hemp program at a cannabis company as VP of Farming.
He oversaw all national grow operations, producing 5 million pounds of dry biomass for CBD and rare cannabinoid extraction.
After years of farming, Dawson is convinced that sound business decisions must be grounded in the day-to-day operations of a company and that a direct and honest connection to the raw materials and human capital is what builds brands and is essential to guide them.
He incorporates this ethos into his leadership style, communicating clearly and effectively with all team members–holding the team accountable while empowering them with the tools to succeed.
Dawson has an MBA along with an extensive educational background in integrative biology, geographic information systems, business operations, and plant genetics and breeding.
He is also bilingual and can speak Spanish fluently.