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Director of Cultivation

WilcotProven Director of Cultivation with 11 years of experience

Relevant Skills

Operations, manufacturing, sales

Expertise Summary
  • Covering multiple aspects of the industry (operations, cultivation, manufacturing, packaging, logistics, and sales), Wilcot has gained experience each step of the way, allowing him to provide first-hand insight to many environments.  
    • He’s a seasoned leader with 11+ years of experience in cannabis cultivation, post-harvest management, and consulting.  
    • He’s demonstrated ability to lead teams, enhance operational efficiency, and oversee cultivation systems in large-scale facilities.  
    • Wilcot is an expert in implementing and optimizing Grow Automations systems and managing METRC/Trellis. 
    • He is a multi-lingual professional with fluency in English and Spanish. 
  • Joining cannabis post-legalization, Wilcot has added an analytical and data-based perspective to organizations that the industry was lacking.  
    • He prides himself on making decisions with a strong foundation in accurate data, and believes it is a tried-and-true method of pulling away from the masses in an industry as competitive as cannabis.  
    • With an emphasis on organization, planning, and forecasting, he is able to provide control over an operation that allows the model to be scaled and applied ubiquitously. 
  • Wilcot’s most recent clients experienced 2x yield, brought 4 of 8 rooms online (total of 8 of 8 operational), steady state scheduling with predictable daily operations, data-based plantings, and averages 30-35% THC. 
    • He managed 80-90 team members to facilitate the production of 23,000 sq. ft. of canopy and 12,000+ lb./annually. 
    • Wilcot designed and implemented a minimal labor model at the start of COVID, which allowed the operation to avoid heavy losses, maintain crew member employment, and preserve the revenue stream. 
    • He produced and published SOPs for the cultivation-to-post harvest pipeline that are now applied to multiple operations around the world. 
  • Wilcot eliminated a 3,300 lb. and a 3,500 lb. backlog in post-harvest by aggregating stakeholders, proper planning/communication, and ensuring all milestones were reached. 
    • He eliminated IPM risks such as spider mites, russet mites, root aphids, foliar aphids, thrips, fungus gnats, powdery mildew, botrytis, aspergillus, and iguana. 
    • Currently, he is utilizing an AI-based controls system that positions operations to achieve increased yields. 


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