FlorenceExperienced Cultivation Manager with proven ability to lead
Training and managing, Implementing programs and strategies, analytical and research-based decisions
Florence is an experienced Cultivation Manager and Propagation Manager.
She has completed facility setup, including the application process, the department set up, and the production flow throughout the department.
Florence has experience creating signs and logs for departments/logs for data tracking purposes and receiving initial plant stock that will be starting production for cultivation/physically getting the building filled with plants.
She also knows how to set up state-mandated tracking systems with initial stock, getting everyone trained in that system, initial job fairs, and hiring for management, orientation, and hands-on training–she was responsible for specialized training in propagation, flower, and harvest, too.
Florence created and implemented the SOPs for propagation/veg for the whole cannabis company since it opened in 2017.
She was responsible for the plant work schedule (pruning/topping) and what days it needed to happen, how/when they transplant and clone to keep on a continuous production cycle, strain production/cutting schedule, IPM regiment, and feeding/fertigation scheduling for clones, veg plants, and mothers.
She also created a mother plant work schedule so they could maintain healthy mother stock.
Florence trained 35 managers/supervisors/leads between 3 states on how to operate/manage on the commercial scale of cannabis growing, harvesting, and packaging.
She trained 18 managers/supervisors/leads who had no prior cannabis experience or knowledge–she has been working alongside them training/teaching them on all plant knowledge, processes, and physical management of people, as well as all the paperwork.
Now they employ a little over 175 employees at this facility and have given money back to a struggling community, giving them the skills/experience needed to keep growing in this industry.
In the last quarter of 2019, they made $6 million in sales, and they made a profit of $17 million in 2020.
Florence assisted in designing the state-of-the-art 115,000 sq. ft. vertical growing expansion to an existing cannabis facility.
She has also helped design the flower/veg/propagation room set up from racking, trays, airflow/fans, irrigation set up, lights, etc.
She designed the irrigation flow/fertigation room and helped to determine the staff numbers needed for hiring each for propagation, gardening, and harvest.
She has also been responsible for creating how many plants the flower room will hold and how many harvests they would have a week.
Additionally, Florence created and implemented a UV light program to help with general sanitization to help kill bacteria/mold/microbial.
With research from the success of using UV light, she saved them on production time for cleaning/sanitization.