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Cultivation Director
Cannabis Cultivation

RaffyCultivation Director with 10+ years of experience.

Relevant Skills

Cannabis cultivation, hydroponics , critical thinking

Expertise Summary
  • Raffy is an expert Horticulturist with extensive experience in large scale commercial cannabis business development, production, cultivation, tissue culture, genetics, cloning, breeding, and manufacturing. 
    • He also has a successful track record of improving distressed grows and increasing production.  
  • Raffy has expertise in the design, installation, and maintenance of controlled environmental systems. 
    • He was instrumental in getting a leading multi-state operator’s grow facility licensed and producing during his tenure as Cultivation Manager–this was a state first. 
  • Raffy led a team of 12 professionals including Cultivation Managers, Plant Health Managers, Agronomists, and Technicians, in a 25,000 sq. ft. commercial cannabis facility as Director of Cultivation. 
    • He developed SOPs and best practices for all growth and production phases, utilizing double level rolling benches and LED lighting.  
  • Raffy is highly knowledgeable in plant physiology, pathology, agronomy and an expert in integrated pest management (IPM).  
    • He implements preventive bio-security measures and clean-room best practices, including scouting programs and treatment plans with beneficial predatory insects. 
    • He holds commercial pesticide licenses in 3 categories since 2016, managing IPM for several acres of ornamental nursery production.  
  • Raffy has overseen the processing, packaging, and wholesale transfer of all cannabis products, including extracts and derivatives, managing a team of 12. 
    • He acts as the company’s first point of contact for regulatory agencies such as METRC, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, Local Police, and State Fire Marshal.  
  • Raffy works directly with the CEO and executive management on business strategy, corporate goals, policies, practices, and communications. 
    • He is experienced in business strategy, finance, economic forecasting, and business analytics, producing data-driven reports for senior management and sales staff.

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