Eric Gaston


Evergreen Market

Eric believes the cannabis industry in Washington should maintain a focus on brand diversity and remain an industry leader in quality by fostering an environment that enables small farms to thrive. As attorney, he’s used to fighting for what he believes in, and has done so since he began working in the cannabis industry in 2014.

“There are no better, more talented, and more passionate growers, processors, and retailers anywhere else in the world. Washington is famous for Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and apples - cannabis should be on this list, too.”

Eric also serves as a member of the Renton Chamber of Commerce.

Becca Burghardi

Vice Chair

Northwest Cannabis Solutions

Becca started her career in 2015 as an entry-level packaging associate for Northwest Cannabis Solutions. Her sharp, solution-oriented mind, business acumen, and pure charisma quickly stood out to the company, and she is now the Vice President of Compliance and Packaging for NWCS.

Becca holds a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Geochemistry from the Evergreen State College. She is passionate about preserving and promoting efficacious cannabis businesses. She is excited to continue advocating for reasonable cannabis regulations, working with regulatory and legislative bodies, and protecting Washington's budding cannabis industry.

Shea Hynes

Lux Pot Shop

Shea has over a decade of experience operating retail cannabis locations. He first opened Professional Patient Co-op, a medical dispensary, in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle in 2010. Shea then transitioned into the adult-use cannabis market co-founding (Lux) Pot Shop, which has grown to three locations within the city of Seattle.

Shea has a strong passion for the cannabis plant and is an advocate for the industry. He is always looking to foster industry stability to keep Washington owned businesses strong and ensure the consumer shopping experience remains the best in the nation. He was born and raised in Seattle, and is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Scott Atkinson

Zips Cannabis

Since 2017, Scott has served as President of Insangu, LLC, a holding company which he owns and holds controlling interest in four licensed cannabis dispensaries in Washington State. Scott began his career as an accountant with KPMG, holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Idaho and a Master of Business Administration from Gonzaga University.

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