Alycea Chacón has a habit of ascending quickly wherever she goes. In less than a year she moved up from Patient Advocate to Floor Manager at Sol Flower Tempe McClintock, and she’s showing no signs of slowing down. Alycea is continuing her business education at GCU, and blends her entrepreneurial spirit with her unmatched people skills to find the right solutions for patients. Get to know more about Alycea in our conversation.
While other students were doing research projects on World War II, Jarrid Reyes was digging into the world of cannabis. His passion for the plant started in high school and hasn’t waned since, and he’s been helping patients and customers explore their options as Retail Floor Manager of Sol Flower Tempe University for six months. We chatted with Jarried about his free thinking early years, his most memorable patient and his newfound interest in European architecture.
Dean Armijo knows what it takes to create appetizing experiences. As a corporate chef and restaurant industry pro, Dean made sure some of the most important people in Arizona were full and happy. He has a few different things on his plate now as GM of Sol Flower Sun City and head of our Signature Cafe, and his commitment to his team and his community is stronger than ever.
As Sol Flower’s cannabis delivery service accelerates into a neighborhood near you, it takes a dedicated team of logistics geniuses to make sure everything runs smoothly from the first order to the last. You already met the man leading up the operation, and now it’s time to introduce Robert Barrow, Delivery Operations and Logistics Assistant Manager.
James Johnston spent 30 years as a postal executive, so it’s fair to say the man knows a thing or ten about logistics. Sol Flower is lucky to have this Pennsylvania transplant heading up our brand new white glove cannabis delivery service, which soft launched earlier this week at our flagship Sun City location. We chatted with James about the new program, the learning curve for an industry outsider, and the joys of jamming with a joint.
Moryah McLaughlin is always on the move. As a General Manager at Sol Flower Scottsdale Airpark, Moryah is responsible for making sure the day-to-day operation is running smoothly and inspiring staff to be at their best. When she’s not at work she can be found on the trails by day and, once it’s safe again, dancing at the country saloon by night.
Sol Flower is participating in the Last Prisoner Project: Roll It Up For Justice Program. The Roll It Up For Justice Program is a nationwide campaign encouraging cannabis businesses to give patients the opportunity to contribute to the cause. Small change can make a big impact, and every cent raised through the program gets Last Prisoner Project closer to the day when every last cannabis prisoner is set free.
Justin Cue was born in Winslow, Arizona, but raised in the Midwest, giving him a unique perspective on the cannabis industry and attitude of his home state. He’s been the General Manager of Sol Flower Sun City since March, meaning he was faced with unforeseen challenges right away in creating a safe in-store experience for patients, and just recently moved into a General Manager role at the Tempe location. We chatted with Justin about what makes the west coast unique, what makes cannabis different than coffee and how Sol Flower busts common myths about what a dispensary should be.
Sol Flower’s Tempe and Sun City locations both recently celebrated their one year anniversaries, and patients across the Valley have Dan Hayden to thank. As Sol Flower’s Director of Retail Operations, Dan oversaw the opening of our two dispensaries and continues to spearhead their tremendous success.
We’re in this business to help our patients feel better. But we’d be lying if we said the kudos aren’t a sweet part of the gig, too. Last week a Sol Flower-carried strain, Jenny Kush, was recognized at the 5th annual 710 Degree Cup, part of the ERRL Cup awards series created to help patients receive safe access to medicine in Arizona.