Beth Schechter is on a mission to use design, technology, and community engagement as tools to unfuck the world. She’s also the former founder and president of Maptime, a nonprofit devoted to teaching and learning about open source mapmaking. At OCP, she’s using this experience to help OCP build a solid technical, communication, operational and legal foundation so that it can get to work collecting (read: protecting) cannabis data.
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Board of Directors
John Gilmore is a computer engineer, civil libertarian, drug policy reformer, and philanthropist. He was the fifth employee at Sun Microsystems, a cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a key contributor to the worldwide free software movement. He cofounded the “alt” subnet of the Usenet decentralized world forum, which provides free expression on topics that the mainline Usenet would not allow. He has contributed several decades of his time and more than $10 million to improving United States drug laws.
Jesse Dodd is the creator of Biovortex, a living conceptual art piece, utilizing the mediums of gardening, soil building, breeding, photography, writing, imagination, social media, conversions and presentations, with the goal of influencing the cannabis industry in the direction of a profitable and environmentally regenerative future.
Nathaniel (Nat) Pennington has been breeding cannabis and working to restore rivers and salmon in Humboldt County for 20 years. He founded Humboldt Seed Company in 2001 out of a desire to provide strong cannabis genetics that wouldn’t require pesticides or fungicides. He was also instrumental in the negotiation and research that led to the agreement to remove four dams that harm and block salmon runs on the Klamath River, thought to be the largest river restoration project in world history.
Rebecca Gasca is the former lobbyist for the ACLU of Nevada and CEO/founder of leading cannabis consulting company, Pistil + Stigma. She is an expert on state cannabis laws, compliance, quality assurance and security issues and has used her cannabis regulatory expertise to support growing businesses in the industry consulting in and with clients from over 12 states and territories.
Dr. Reggie Gaudino oversees all scientific research and development for Steep Hill and manages the cannabis genetics and research division. Dr. Gaudino directed a team of researchers which led to the development of GenKit™, the first cannabis DNA-based sex test. The research from Dr. Gaudino has been peer-reviewed and published, leading to important new discoveries in the cannabis industry. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of cannabis genetics where his former experience as a Patent Agent with Sequenom brings valuable insight to the cannabis industry.
Dale Hunt is a patent attorney with a doctorate in Biology and extensive experience working with the USPTO and the US Plant Variety Protection Office on agricultural intellectual property issues.
An attorney at Harris-Bricken, John Mansfield represents large and small businesses in complex litigation throughout the country, especially patent, copyright, and trademark disputes, and cases involving cannabis. John also advises on IP and FDA issues.