What is your role at Good Chemistry?
Vice President of Information Technology
How did you end up working at Good Chemistry?
I had been working in IT / software development for the healthcare industry for most of my career and I loved the aspect of making people’s lives better. With the dawn of cannabis legalization in Colorado, I left the healthcare industry and began working on multiple software products that could be used in the cannabis business. One of my colleagues and friends (Stephen Spinosa, VP of Operations) and I had been in contact on and off for several years, and he informed me that Good Chemistry was hiring. I came in to interview for a completely different role hoping to get my foot in the door with a company I admired and thought was doing awesome things. Upon talking to the team at Good Chemistry, we found that there was a serious need for an IT professional on staff and I was hired to help streamline, automate, and enhance the entire technology infrastructure within the organization.
What attracted you to Good Chemistry?
Working with several cannabis startups I had the opportunity of meeting with many dispensaries and grows in Colorado, and I was always most impressed with Good Chemistry. From the people that worked there, to the product, to the care and thought that was ingrained into the culture, I always felt Good Chemistry was the premiere cannabis business in Colorado. It was also my personal favorite dispensary as a consumer, so it was a very easy decision to come on board when the opportunity arose.
Most Rewarding Achievements?
It sounds cheesey, but everyday at Good Chemistry is rewarding in some way. During my time with the company I have assisted in converting several manual processes over to automatic/software based solutions. I have had the opportunity to work with all aspects of technology from software design to interfacing with various types of hardware (scales, scanners, POS systems to name a few). Overall it is most rewarding knowing that the work I do effects the company as a whole and has a positive impact on people’s day-to-day work.
What are some of the things you like to do outside of work?
I love to play video games, watch Kung-Fu and horror movies, and spend time with my 2 beautiful daughters. I find myself on my personal computer tinkering with new software or writing little programs more than I’d like to admit. Oh yeah, and sometimes I even get out to enjoy the beauty that is Colorado.
What is your life motto?
This too shall pass
Wu-Tang “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” – it’s oldschool but in heavy rotation at my house
I’m re-reading Stephen King’s “IT” to get ready for the new movie!
Favorite TV Show?
Car person or motorcycle person?
Car – I don’t trust myself on a motorcycle.
Cat person or dog?
Cat – meow meow