Lisa Kolber

Longtime education technology executive Lisa Kolber in 2019 began directing business development, training and outreach for Bannockburn-based Compassionate Clinics of America. In addition to general public education, Compassionate Clinics provides accredited continuing education courses for individuals looking to obtain or renew licenses to work within various cannabis-related industries.  

Altan Erdermir

Last August Altan Erdermir co-founded Green in Chi, a monthly networking and educational event for recent or soon to be recent transplants to the Illinois cannabis community. His other ventures include Red Ivy Marketing, AppointmentsIQ and the Voice of Blockchain Conference.  

Lisa Mann

A former executive director of Youth Technology Corp who recently ran special events with Sun-Times Media Corp, Lisa Mann created the “To Be Blunt” cannabis column for the Chicago Reader. She also represents the Reader when they partner with cannabis industry events and is a Certified Medical Cannabis Wellness Advisor & Patient Care Provider. 

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Brad Spirrison is a journalist, serial entrepreneur and media ecologist. He lives in Chicago with his son. Interests include music, meditation and Miles Davis.