Our Team

RYAN,

Director of Horticulture

Ryan has had a lifelong fascination with the beauty in nature and how it interacts with mankind. In 2010, he entered the Horticultural Sciences program at the University of Rhode Island, with a focus on medicinal plants and wildlife conservation. During his time at URI, he worked with the local chapter of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy to spread awareness and bring about change in university cannabis policy.

In the pursuit of knowledge and skills he worked in a large variety of horticultural settings including farms, nurseries, landscaping, botanical gardens, and most recently, cultivating in the Rhode Island medical marijuana industry. Now, he strives to create a high-quality hemp cannabis grown with environmentally responsible practices. He hopes to use this knowledge to help shape cannabis agriculture policy on a state level and to encourage our local agricultural community to join us in this movement.

EMILY,

Chief Operating Officer

Emily's professional background is in organic agriculture and drug policy activism. Alongside her work at Lovewell Farms, she contributes to the Cannabis Column for Motif Magazine, and teaches gardening skills and environmental education programming to incarcerated individuals with GardenTime.

In her spare time she advocates for criminal justice reform and cannabis policy reform, and she organizes with other farmers around food justice issues. She is a proud alumna of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and continues to advocate for compassionate, science-based, and equitable drug policies in Rhode Island and beyond. 

Her passion for social justice, environmental sustainability, and love of plants all come together in the cannabis space, and she is driven to help create an industry that reflects the goals of the movement behind it. She believes in the power of community, and that the lines between food, drugs, and medicine are not as distinct as one might think.

MIKE,

Founder

Mike is a Rhode Island-registered caregiver who has been working in cannabis policy for over fifteen years. Beginning in 2004, he founded Maine’s only college chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an international grass-roots organization dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. He then went on to work with the Marijuana Policy Project to update the state’s medicinal marijuana law to increase availability.

More recently, Mike was the Deputy Director of Regulate Rhode Island, another Marijuana Policy Project-funded initiative, that worked to regulate cannabis in the state. He is currently pursuing his third secondary degree as a PhD student at Brown University, studying archaeology and American history.

COLETTE,

Regional Wholesale Manager

Colette’s professional background is in animal science and pharmaceutical research, and her passion for cannabis medicine and scientific experience are essential to her role as a wholesale account manager at Lovewell Farms.  Colette initially joined as a volunteer during our second growing season, and she has been managing our wholesale accounts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut since 2020. She believes in creating accurate and informative conversations around CBD wellness, and loves to help our customers understand how to meet their unique needs with CBD. 

DEVIN,

Production & Inventory Manager

A Berklee College of Music trained musician, Devin has studied music theory and production and musical instrument repair for over a decade. Seeking funding for better instruments, Devin turned to the cannabis industry. Over the last six years, he has been developing his professional experience in the cannabis industry here in Rhode Island. For over five years he worked in both the front and back of the house of one of the state’s three medical marijuana dispensaries, starting first as a trimmer and eventually becoming harvest manager. At Lovewell Farms, Devin began as an Production Assistant and over time developed his skills to become our Production and Inventory Manager. 

Devin’s attention to detail and creativity lend well to his work in instrument repair and cannabis production, but also as a fine furniture reupholster. Gus, Devin’s dachshund, enjoys assisting him with inventory and testing the Lovewell Farms CBD Pet Tincture. 

RANDY,

Co-Owner & Financial Advisor

Randy brings a wealth of business knowledge and passion from his 30+ years working with multiple Fortune 500 companies where he focused on their Customer Management Services and Global Operations. His trademark is creating strong partner relationships with a high degree of commitment and transparency while working collaboratively with his customers and teams to produce Best-in-Class services to the marketplace.

Randy will advise the Lovewell team on leading business practices to ensure continued growth of the operation which is focused on its Organic farming commitments and strategy to produce and market top tier high quality CBD rich products and services to Lovewell Consumers, Dispensaries and Retailers. Randy is a U.S. Navy Veteran who served 6 years in a Naval Aviation Squadron. Lovewell Farms is committed to our Veterans, their rights and needs.


MAGGIE,

Adviser

Maggie’s career in real estate and property management has given Lovewell Farms a significant resource for guidance on its operational practices and directives. Maggie also leads our Corporate Social Commitment (CSR), which drives our commitment to be socially accountable — to ourselves, our consumers, and the public. She believes by practicing corporate social responsibility, also called corporate citizenship, Lovewell Farms can be conscious of the kind of impact we are having on all aspects of society including economic, health, social, and environmental.

To engage in CSR means that, in the normal course of business, Lovewell Farms is committed to operating in ways that enhance society and the environment, instead of contributing negatively to them. Maggie is also a U.S. Navy Veteran and she was one of the 1st women to work on the flight line!

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