Laurie Holcomb, Chief Executive Officer

Laurie Holcomb is CEO of Gold Flora — a leading vertically integrated operator with cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail operations in California. Six years ago, Holcomb spearheaded the purchase of 28 acres in Desert Hot Springs and built a 200,000 square-foot state-of-the-art cannabis campus, which now houses most of the company’s operation, including cultivation, manufacturing and distribution. Gold Flora also has retail operations in Long Beach, San Jose, Hollister, Seaside and will be opening new retail dispensaries in Redwood City, Costa Mesa and Corona, California.

With an extensive background in real estate development, Holcomb is well-versed in compliance and licensing issues that can hamper growth for others unfamiliar with California’s complex maze of environmental, water and land-rights regulations. Armed with this knowledge, she was able to create a masterful cannabis complex with a rapid build-out, at a lower cost than many others who raced into the cannabis gold rush. Holcomb also has an extensive background in startups and restructuring companies.

While remaining focused on growth and committed to becoming a dominant player in the California market, Holcomb is also exploring expanding to other states.

As the leader of one of the few woman-owned vertically integrated cannabis companies in the nation, Holcomb will continue to make a sizeable impact on the industry and important contributions for years to come.

Marshall Minor, Chief Financial Officer

Marshall Minor is a seasoned corporate finance and M&A executive with over 20 years of experience in the cannabis, gaming, hospitality, and real estate industries. He has helped raise over $35 billion in institutional financing over his career, and has held executive roles at some of the most well-known companies in these sectors.

Mr. Minor was previously the CFO of Shryne Group, the parent company of STIIIZY, one of the most high-profile and recognized brands in the cannabis industry. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the company's financial operations, including financial reporting, strategic planning, and capital raising.

Mr. Minor has held executive roles at MGM Resorts, Gaby Inc., Aether Gardens, and TCFC (a Park City, UT real estate development company). He started his career as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney in their Telecom and Media corporate finance group.

Mr. Minor is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Finance with a specialization in Financial Derivatives.

Greg Gamet, Chief Compliance Officer

Greg is one of the leading entrepreneurs, educators, and executives in the cannabis industry. He has co-founded and managed a variety of cannabis-based businesses, including a cultivation facility, medical and recreational dispensaries, a packaging company, a consulting company, a canna-focused real estate company, and a software development group focused on helping marijuana businesses stay compliant.

His ventures include DANK Colorado – one of the first medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries in Denver; Kush Bottles Colorado (later merged and went public) – the market leader in child resistant packaging for the industry; Denver Consulting Group – providing training and support to cannabis businesses nationwide (recently purchased by Medicine Man Technologies); and CannaScore – a software development company that created a program to provide real-time compliance assessment with state regulations.

Greg Gamet was also a former Member of the Board of Directors of KushCo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: KSHB).

Greg Gamet joined the executive team at Gold Flora in the capacity of Chief Operations Officer in 2017, and ran all aspects of Gold Flora’s operations in cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, distribution and retail. After 5 years and with the merger of The Parent Company, Gamet is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of Gold Flora Corporation (OTCQX: GRAMF). He ensures compliance with state and local regulators within all departments, secures and maintains all corporate licenses, and manages various production and retail operations.

He is also an investor in several cannabis companies and advised a number of companies on their transition from private to publicly traded businesses.

Greg was awarded “Cannabis Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2015, an acknowledgement of his many successes and “Compliance Officer of the Year” in 2017 in acknowledgment of his compliance philosophy.

Mark Russ, Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Russ is the Chief Revenue Officer at Gold Flora. Mark has held leadership positions at some of the most innovative and successful companies in the US. Prior to Gold Flora, Mark served as the President of Calico Group, a global supply chain management firm with a unique and specialized focus on the ancillary cannabis marketplace, ranging from innovative vape hardware to packaging solutions. In a short period of time, he drove revenue growth, scalable supply chain management, and created multi-state/multi-year programs for companies on a global scale.

Prior to that, Mark was the President of Curaleaf’s entire west coast region, overseeing all operations in 6 states, 14 Curaleaf-owned dispensaries and a portfolio of brands including Select. Mark also held executive roles at Lowell Farms and Constellation Brands, where he led successful go-to-market strategies and built high-performance sales teams that consistently delivered outstanding results.

Outside of cannabis, Mark served as Executive Vice President of Red Bull, where he led sales, marketing, distribution, and operations for the entire Western U.S for almost a decade. In this role he managed an internal team of 120 employees, 50+ distribution partners, and was ultimately responsible for volume, share and profit growth through the effective implementation of market plans and field execution. Mark has a track record of driving rapid revenue growth, developing and implementing effective sales strategies, and building world-class teams.

Phillip Hague, Chief Cultivation Officer

Phillip Hague is a lifelong plantsman that brings over 30 years of experience in industrial large scale-controlled environment agriculture and 28 years of relevant commercial cannabis cultivation experience to the industry. Hague’s early success in the industry was built on his intimate understanding of the economies of scale required to take cannabis from a cottage industry to the industrial scale that exists today. Mr. Hague is widely recognized as the cannabis industry’s highly responsible leader of specialized industrial cultivation practices and pioneered what is now considered the industry standard in cultivation design and standard operating procedure.

Having grown up working in the horticulture industry, he possesses a lifetime of horticultural knowledge encompassing large-scale commercial greenhouse and indoor production, large commercial landscape projects, and extensive knowledge of commercial farming practices. He understands the intricacies of industrial farming and mindfully uses that experience to grow the highest quality craft cannabis on an industrial scale with an eye towards honoring, protecting, and improving genetics and innovating modern cultivation practices.

Hague has been very productive across the planet designing, building, staffing, populating and managing successful cultivation facilities in 17 states and 5 countries, totaling almost four million square feet of canopy. As the National Director of Cultivation for Acreage Holdings, Hague quickly proved it was possible to operate multiple large scale cultivation facilities successfully across multiple states without compromising the integrity of the plant or quality of the product. He also built multiple successful brands early in Colorado, (The Health Center, Natural Remedies, and Mindful), which prepared Phillip for the nationwide and worldwide shift in legal cannabis markets. A lifelong cannabis plant breeder and collector of genetics has helped Phillip amass one of the most important, deeply varied, and significant cannabis genetics programs in the industry. Second to none in regard to seminal founding landrace varieties and hybrids with modern industry standard and elite genetics.

Winner of numerous awards, including multiple prestigious Cannabis Cups, Phillip has been featured in mainstream news outlets such as Rolling Stone, 60 Minutes, New York Times, Yahoo News, Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic.

Roz Lipsey, Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Lipsey brings over 25 years of experience, including over 10 years in the cannabis industry, forming and scaling companies in the agricultural, construction, and manufacturing and distribution spaces.

As Chief Operating Officer, Roz will oversee all operations including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, merchandising, strategic sourcing and wholesale. Prior to joining The Parent Company in 2022 as Executive Vice President of Operations, Roz was President and Managing Partner of a vertically integrated cannabis company in Arizona that sold its assets to MedMen in 2018. This transaction brought her to MedMen, where she served as COO until joining the Parent Company.

Roz began her career in the Foreign Service, responsible for the analysis of the cotton and textile complex in Central Asia. This led to her role as the Director of Business Development for an international, vertically integrated cotton processing and trading company, Anderson Clayton/Volkart.

Roz moved into the President and COO role in the Jokake Companies, a family investment office, where she managed a $30mm farming, residential, and commercial property for strategic divestment with a large private equity fund; built, scaled and successfully divested a calcium carbonate manufacturing company (Superior Marble) serving the building materials industry; diversified and scaled a $100mm commercial contracting firm (Jokake Construction) and successfully transitioned its 1st generation ownership; and co-founded a national chemical company (ProKure 1) focused on commercial remediation companies and cannabis cultivators.

Roz grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and came out west with her husband Jason of 25 years after they married. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Allegheny College and a Master of Business Administration from Kent State University.