About UpRyze Cannabis
UpRyze Cannabis is a Micro Cultivation and Micro Processing Licence Holder in its purpose-built, specialty indoor facility in Acheson, Alberta. UpRyze Cannabis is truly craft – small batch grown, hang dried, hand trimmed and expertly cured. UpRyze produces exceptional, high quality cannabis, to bring a unique experience highly valued by consumers.
UpRyze has assembled a strong Management Team and Board, starting with a capable and experienced Head Grower rounded out with a number of professionals that have broad and deep business acumen, indigenous affiliation, operating experience, and Cannabis Industry expertise.
Ron Gauthier – Chief Executive Officer
Ron is the CEO of a successful, multi-provincial, mid-sized scaffolding company that has achieved consistent margins and excellent operations, with a best-in-the-industry safety record. He brings this same drive and discipline to UpRyze
Mike Di Panfilo – Master Grower
Mike has a 20-year career in Oil and Gas management and 10 years Cannabis Cultivation through MMAR and ACMPR Licences. He has expertise in new strain development, bud development, grow room construction, environmental controls propagation, grow optimization, terpene profiles and extractions.
Dave Muddle – Partnership Development and Stakeholder Relations and Board Director
Dave is a former Health Canada Executive and currently owns and operates a professional management consulting firm in Edmonton. He has expertise in public policy, regulatory affairs, strategy and Human Resource management.
Graham Barr – General Counsel and Board Secretary
Graham is Managing Partner of a mid sized Edmonton law firm with expertise in Corporate and Commercial.
Law, Leasing, and Real Estate.
Debbie Ricciardi – Quality Assurance
Debbie is a 20-year veteran of the food and food product quality assurance world. After completing formal training in cannabis production and quality management systems, she has helped UpRyze develop their SOPs and manages the QA
function for the company.
Jay Baraniecki – Chair of the Board of Directors
Jay is an Utility Executive with over 20 years experience and expertise in Regulatory, Energy Services, Customer Care and Financial Analysis.
Lesley Gauthier – Operations Manager
Lesley has over 20 years experience in customer service management, and 10 years experience with Alberta Health Services in Administrative support for the Environmental Public Health Department.