Meet The Team: Alex

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Meet Alex, a Harvest & Sanitation Technician at our production facility in Cottage Grove.

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30-second elevator speech: I'm originally from Stillwater, MN. I'm currently taking an online program at Colorado State University to get my Bachelors degree in Horticulture Science. Before that, I was coaching soccer full-time. I currently live in White Bear Lake with my girlfriend, our two dogs & Cat (Zizou, Louise, and Blanche). I am a die-hard Tottenham Hotspur fan (English Premier League).

As concisely as possible, what does a typical day of work look like for you? It varies day to day, usually I assist the cultivators with light plant maintenance as well as moving and harvesting of plants. A major part of my job is helping keep rooms clean and ready for the next batch of plants, and getting rid of waste.

What is your favorite part about your job? Being able to work with cannabis knowing that it’s medicine that is going to improve someone’s quality of life.

What are you passionate about? The science and research that is being done in Cannabis both from a cultivation stand point as well as medical efficacy.

Favorite way(s) to spend your free time:
Hanging out with my dogs. I love the outdoors as well so any type of hiking and camping is great. I’m also a major soccer fan so just messing around on the field and going to Brits or the Nomad and watching English Premier League games.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (Who’s there with you, where do you live, where do you work, what do you do? Sky’s the limit.): Hopefully still at Leafline either in a lead cultivation role or a position doesn’t exist yet like a Cultivation R&D and/or Genetics and Breeding. I’ll hopefully be done with my Masters degree at that point (I pray I’ll be done before then!) It’s definitely up in the air and dependent on how Cannabis legislation moves in Minnesota. Either way I’m nothing but excited for what’s to come.

Favorite Minnesota sports team(s): Minnesota United!

Who or what is your spirit animal? A wolf for sure

If you were famous, what would you be known for? Medical Cannabis Breeding or Professional Soccer Coach

What did you name your first car? The Terminator (Geo Prizm)

What is your favorite Disney movie? The Jungle Book or Aladdin