SamanthaWell-rounded General Manager with 10+ years in the cannabis industry
Creating operational plans, ensuring compliance, community engagement
Samantha worked as a Dispensary Manager for a premier cannabis company and was given the opportunity to let her 10+ year career in Retail Management shine.
She was able to create operational plans, develop and initiate SOPs, and build out the company structure–she was instrumental in the success of the market.
Samantha is familiar with building locations and teams from the ground up–both in a small and large capacity.
As a Regional Dispensary Manager, she was responsible for 4 locations (2 new and 2 existing) and 9 GMs and AGMs, and 150+ team members.
As General Manager for a cannabis company, Samantha led the transformation of the retail location from an average monthly gross sale of $500K to $2.1M within 6 months.
This was accomplished through cross-networking with the marketing department to develop a profitable loyalty program that drove customer retention, creating a promotional calendar, and implementing training programs.
As Regional Manager, she oversaw the successful launch of 2 adult-use and co-located dispensary openings in MA and 2 medical dispensary openings in PA. Her responsibilities included project management, clear communication of licensing requirements across departments, and working with state regulators to ensure compliance.
She recruited, onboarded, and trained 3 new departments: Security, Training, and Recruitment.
Samantha prides herself on being able to wear numerous hats–general manager, manager of new manager training, managing the talent recruitment team, or hiring and recruiting additional AGMs and GMs.
She has always been a part of the meeting and planning side of the business, as well as community engagement.
Currently, Samantha and her partner are co-owners of a company that supplies responsible vendor training to cannabis startups.
She developed and implemented a state-accredited e-learning platform for cannabis agents to become badged cannabis agents.
The platform–accredited in August 2022–has trained 200+ cannabis agents in cannabis regulations across the state.