Ren Gobris, MBA
Ren is an entrepreneur and cannabis industry advocate, educator, and compliance specialist with extensive cannabis industry experience. He has done work for clients in the states of Colorado, Virginia, New York, Illinois, Washington, as well as Canada. Ren has been published in Marijuana Venture Magazine and Cannabis Packaging News.
Ren is a co-founder and was a co-owner of Kind ReDesigned, an environmentally friendly marijuana waste disposal company. While at Kind ReDesigned, Ren gained the support of the MED for Kind ReDesigned to act as a third party in the management of marijuana waste on marijuana licensed properties, the CDPHE to accept Bokashi Fermentation as an approved marijuana waste disposal process, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) to approve the sale of Bokashi marijuana waste byproducts. Ren developed a proprietary mobile application for onsite record keeping of waste disposal that streamlined Kind ReDesigned state and municipality reporting requirements.
Between September 2018 and September 2019, Ren was the Director and Executive Vice President of Regulatory and Corporate Production Compliance to NanoSphere Health Sciences, a publicly traded cannabis company (https://www.nanospherehealth.com/). He also worked as a consultant to CCBA, NanoSphere’s Colorado Licensed Marijuana Infused Products Manufacture (MIP), an ethanol and butane extraction facility. CCBA employed NanoSphere’s patented nanotechnology to produce NanoSerum, a highly effective transdermal pain reliever.
Ren has worked on a contract bases with Higher Yields Consulting as a Senior Consultant since 2016. He has supported Higher Yields Consulting on several projects spanning from regulatory compliance, auditing of licensed cannabis businesses on behalf of financial institutions, and competitive application writing. Ren also acts as an advisor to Higher Yields Consulting CEO, Cory Waggoner, in support of government outreach and networking to promote Higher Yields mission of education and ensuring public health and safety.
Ren has a BS in Industrial Safety Management from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Mercer University, and a Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University. Ren lives in Estes Park, CO.
In his free time, Ren volunteers for the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation Strategic Planning and Business Incubator Committees. These committees are designed to spur economic growth in Estes Park to promote entrepreneurial success. As a member of these committees, Ren has helped lead the community towards a long-term diversified and sustainable economy through successful business retention and expansion projects.
David Gobris, Sr. has 35 years of experience in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management within the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries. As the former US Director of EH&S for a Global Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals company, David has a wealth of experience in manufacturing, sales, research and development, and regulatory compliance at both the corporate and operational level. David has a BS in Industrial Safety Management from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is an effective leader with solid track record of developing strategies and delivering performance. David is also a skilled management systems and regulatory compliance auditor.
David’s career in cannabis began in academia (Sarah Lawrence College, 2018) where he undertook dissertational studies on the sociological and the economic facets of the cannabis legalization process. Within the industry he has found several niches. He has worked in marijuana industrial processing, marijuana waste composting, various organic farming projects, and is currently a manager at Herban Underground, a prominent Denver dispensary, for which David also develops Marijuana infused recipes, and infused-foods media content. David has infused cannabis in items as diverse as potting soil, hot sauce, pain relief cream, and focaccia. At CRS he develops curriculum content and maintains customer archives.