Director of Field Operations, Canna Advisors
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - How to Spend Capital Wisely When Developing Your Cultivation and Processing Operations
During his three-year tenure at Privateer Holdings, Luke managed the design, build, and operational startup of Tilray’s $30 million medical cannabis facility, the second cannabis facility in the world to be CGMP-certified. He also directly supervised the engineering and construction of a $3 million processing and distribution center in Santa Rosa, California. Luke now leads the Start-Up and Field Services team at Canna Advisors and is serving as owner’s representative on a 110,000 sq ft facility project in Michigan.
Luke is accustomed to developing and leading teams in every stage of facility planning and build-out, from bid packages to design interpretation, equipment installation, and construction. He got his start working for his family’s engineering and construction company in Birmingham, Alabama, where he developed the skills to manage multiple projects, budgets, employees, and customers in high-pressure and demanding environments. He credits his dad for making him learn every trade in the engineering and construction fields, from electrical and instrumentation to piping, concrete, and steel. This hands-on, actively-involved approach provides a unique perspective and knowledge of business that few people in the industry can claim.