About Maven Brands

Company
Profile

 

Maven Cannabis, a subsidiary of Maven Brands Inc., owns and operates a fully licensed 19,500 square foot cannabis facility at the 40 acre Monashee Gateway Business Park, situated in the Village of Lumby at the north end of the Okanagan Valley in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.

Our services will include:

    • Cannabis production, toll-processing and packaging
    • Regulatory support and QA services
    • Supply contracts for co-branded, nation-wide distribution
    • Small scale microbial and analytics services
    • Genetic cleaning, propagation, cloning and bio-banking services
    • Land packages for new micro sites at Monashee Gateway Business Park

Building a Path to Market

 

In addition to our services hub, we are preparing to cultivate premium, small-batch genetics and will process, package and sell branded cannabis products to both medical patients and retail cannabis stores nationwide.

Sustainability|Innovation|Regional Economic Development

Seed to Shelf Solutions

We are working to provide micro and small-scale producers with access to in-house production, processing, and packaging services. Our portfolio of award-winning legacy genetics and state-of-the-art cultivation model aim to create long-term economic value for BC by driving innovation and featuring industry best-practices.

Company Team

Darcy Bomford

Founder & Interim Chief Executive Officer

Darcy Bomford has over three decades of executive management experience in manufacturing, branding, distribution and sales in the consumer products goods category.  Darcy founded True Leaf in 2013 as a private company and took it public in 2015 to become True Leaf Brands Inc, with two divisions, True Leaf Pet Inc. and True Leaf Cannabis Inc. In late 2020, the Company sold off the True Leaf Pet vision, reorganized and emerged with a 100% focus on generating revenue and building a brand in the craft cannabis space.
 
In 1987, Darcy founded Darford International Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of ‘natural’ pet food products under the Darford® and ZeroG® brands. The company gained a reputation as a quality supplier of private label products and grew to three federally-inspected production bakery plants in the US and Canada. The Company built a solid white-label client list and sold their own house brands in thousands of specialty pet stores across North America before being sold to CanAm Pet Treats in 2012.

Jennifer Pace, CPA, CGA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Pace has held her CPA designation since 2001 and completed her Masters of Business Administration in 2008.  Mrs. Pace started as True Leaf’s Controller in the Fall of 2019 to lead an internal initiative to improve financial controls and reporting and assumed the position of CFO in March 2020. She was appointed to the board effective September 13, 2020.  

Prior to joining True Leaf Brands Mrs. Pace was the Controller and CFO at Progressive Air Services a privately owned airplane engine manufacturer, as well  Ms. Pace was a long-time employee, and ended her tenure as the Controller, for PRT Growing Services (annual revenues of $100 million) where she started in 2004 as the Operations Accountant.  PRT Growing Services was a publicly-traded company that went private in 2012 changing its name from Pacific Regeneration Technologies as part of the transaction. Mrs. Pace is also an avid volunteer in her community for non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Army, Navy & Airforce Veterans in Canada, and the Royal Canadian Legion.

Andrew Gordon

Vice President, Strategic Growth

Over the course of his 7 year career in the cannabis industry, Andrew has worked successfully with a diverse array of stakeholders and regulators to build accountable, community-responsive and financially sustainable business models. Andrew is galvanized by the opportunities legalization presents for Canadians, and is dedicated to reducing social stigma for cannabis consumers, and abating pharmaceutical drug dependence within communities.

Andrew is a co-founder of Kiaro Brands Inc (TSXV: KO), where he served three years as Senior Vice President, and currently serves as a member of the brand’s Board of Strategic Advisors. As Vice-President and founding member of the BC Craft Farmers Co-Op, and a recent Director of the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers, Andrew is an ardent cannabis advocate and spokesperson, specializing in strategic planning, public relations, and community partnerships.

The roots of our new team is in the legacy of those who built this industry. Though the regulatory scenery has changed, the spirit of our lineage shines through this new generation of cannapreneurs. We love the plant, this industry, our community and our planet. We seek to bring those loves into harmony and engage in the global conversations that shape the evolving cannabis industry. 

Tom Smale

GM, Cannabis Operations

Lifetime legacy grower with deep experience in QA methodology, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Production Practices (GPP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Previous work experience with numerous licensed producers, micro-cultivators and regulatory experts. Highly proficient in cannabis production methodology, department structuring, systems integration and on-going Health Canada compliance requirements

Adin Tetz

Master Grower, Facility Management

Our Master Grower is a 2nd generation legacy cultivator born and raised in Vernon, BC. He brings over 10 years of experience in cultivating cannabis, as well as, facility design and building. His number one focus has always been how to get the best out of each plant that he meets. And, now, he brings that focus to Maven Brands where he is excited to grow with the craft cannabis community.

 

Janson Le

Quality Assurance Person

Janson has a BSc(Hons) from the University of Toronto and a Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Quality Operations Co-op Certificate (RAQC) from Seneca College.  A Health Canada approved Quality Assurance Person and Regulatory Affairs professional specializing in the Canadian Cannabis Industry. With 8 years of operational experience in all aspects of bringing a cannabis company from incorporation to licensed sales.

Lara-Rose Duong

Social Community Manager & Executive Assistant

LaraRose has been walking with executives and entrepreneurs to help them be seen and to build businesses around their truest selves. She marries that perspective with her experience in the legacy cannabis industry to Maven Brands. Fun Fact: Maven’s Master Grower is the love of her life.  Together with this team, they aspire to carry on the legacy that built this industry.