About

Board of Directors

 

The Nevada Cannabis Association’s Board of Directors are representatives of the cannabis industry, elected by NCA members, who bring a wide variety of business skills and industry expertise to their roles.

David Goldwater

Brandon Wiegand

President

NCA President Brandon Wiegand is Chief Operating Officer of Thrive Cannabis Marketplace, a Nevada-based cannabis retailer and consumer packaged goods company with eight retail licenses, one cultivation license, one production license, and one distribution license.

Jon Marshall

Vice President

Jon Marshall is Chief Operating Officer of Deep Roots Harvest, a vertically integrated cannabis company with dispensary licenses as well as a 40,000 sq. ft. cultivation and production facility.
David Goldwater

Phillip Peckman

Treasurer

Phillip Peckman is an attorney and CPA. A Las Vegas resident since 1980, Mr. Peckman is the CEO of The Peckman Capital Corporation—a Las Vegas based consulting, investment and financing company. He also serves as an Advisory Manager for CPCM Holdings, LLC / Thrive Cannabis Marketplace.

Michael Cristalli

Secretary

Michael Cristalli is a Board Member of Jade Cannabis Co. and an attorney at Clark Hill. He represents clients in catastrophic injury, complex criminal, corporate, and civil litigation matters nationally and internationally. He also supports many clients in the cannabis industry.

David Goldwater

Jerry Velarde

Board Member

Board member Jerry Velarde is the President and Founder of NV 3480 Hacienda Partners, Inc., which operates Evergreen Organix, Ego Brands and Fleur. He is also a partner in Wallflower Cannabis House Dispensary.

Jennifer Gallerani

Board Member

Jennifer Gallerani is the VP of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for Blackbird, Chair of the Board for the Cannabis Distribution Association, and serves on the NCIA State Regulations Committee, Technology & Compliance Subcommittee.

David Goldwater

Leighton Koehler

Board Member

Leighton Koehler is General Counsel to Planet 13 Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated cannabis company with cultivation, production and dispensary operations in Nevada and California. Planet 13 is actively building out vertical operations under its Florida license, and is partnered on a social-equity justice involved dispensing license awaiting issuance in the Chicago region.  He is a veteran as well as an attorney and CPA licensed in Nevada.

David Goldwater

Layke Martin

Executive Director

An attorney, professor and native Nevadan, Martin is a graduate of UNLV and the Boston University School of Law. Martin coordinates the NCA’s legislative and policy agendas, educational programming, community outreach, and member services.

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