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    Strong scientific, analytical, technical, creative, visionary mind with understanding of building management systems, energy efficiency and related equipment for cannabis cultivation and extraction
    8 years of management experience with ability to work and communicate effectively with vendors, customers, cultivators, engineers and other team players for diagnosis and fixing of possible problems
    7 years of cannabis growing experience, well-informed about horticulture: indoor and greenhouse environments, living soil and soilless medium methods, plant life cycle, pest & disease prevention, nutrients, crop registration, plant sap testing, grow medium testing.
    Observant, problem solver, detail-oriented, reliable, team player, friendly with a dedicated strong work ethic, critical thinking and a tremendous ability to rapidly absorb new high-level complex subjects and processes.
    Passionate about learning all things growing and have been studying on my own logging 500+ hours about cannabis cultivation, extraction, facilities management, product development, competitive brands, industry trends and more. Completed Black Sheep Boot Camp taught by industry leading Master Growers. Currently studying John Kempf’s methods for sustainable eco-agriculture.



    Self-employed // California – Denver – NYC 2011-present

    Seasoned grower of fruits, herbs, vegetables and cannabis for indoor/outdoor/mixed-light with a detailed-eye and loving daily care
    Extensive knowledge on a wide variety of Sativa, Indica and Hybrid strains and their environmental sensitivities and growing personalities
    Consulted clients on various medicinal strains and products to help alleviate their health and wellness issues such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, menstrual pain, Crohn’s disease, endometriosis, cancer and opioid addiction through various cannabis consumption methods from flower, vapes, concentrates, edibles, suppositories, tinctures and topicals
    Established strong relationships with suppliers and service providers in California for world-class genetics, various systems equipment, distribution & sales channels, branding and marketing companies with high-profile celebrity clients, finance and compliance and more.


    Facilities Manager // Cultivation Team 2017-2018

    Consulted on the energy systems and building design of a 30,000 SF mixed light Greenhouse for cannabis cultivation and extraction
    Managed B2B relationships with grow system suppliers such as HVAC, Fan-Pad systems, irrigation systems, solventless and hydrocarbon extraction systems, as well as lab testing equipment of liquid and gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and more
    Responsible for creating SOPs, inventory, quality control and overseeing equipment and systems to make sure everything is running smoothly and properly in a compliant manner
    Provided financial pro forma for prospective yields for greenhouse construction, cultivation and extraction processes over a 5 year period


    Bar Manager // Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2016-2018

    Responsible for all things beverage related: operation of bar, inventory management of purchasing and delivery schedules, vendor relations, curating menus, pricing, hiring, scheduling for up to 25 employees at a time customer service with a smile


    Bartender + Bar Manager // NYC 2011-2013

    Responsible for overseeing all things beverage related: operations, inventory management of purchasing and delivery schedules, vendor relations, curating menus, pricing, hiring, scheduling for up to 30 employees at a time and customer relations with hotel guests


    U.S. Operations Manager // NYC + Turkey 2012-2013

    Glassware manufacturer with headquarters in Turkey and a showroom in New York

    Removed inefficiencies and raised profits from U.S. operations
    Created status reports and pro-forma budgets and reported to senior management
    Responsible for inventory management and managing client and B2B relationships

    TUMAS MARBLE FACTORY // Quality Engineer 2010-2012

    Marble mining and manufacturing company in Turkey, with 5 quarries and a processing


    • Responsible for ensuring quality standards and customer specifications are met

    • Optimized use of resources from marble by-products to energy consumption

    • Maintained the mechanical systems and trained new employees

    • Took measures for environmental protection by implementing a gray-water

    capture system and waste-management practices


    Race to Zero Competition 2015

    Annual energy efficiency design competition hosted by the Department of Energy

    • Designed Net-Zero Energy Consumption homes with a team of engineers and architects.

    • Selected, sized and implemented mechanical and electrical systems.

    • Created financial models for photovoltaic systems and  home mortgage.

    Building Science seminar with the Department of Energy 2015

    Completed 12-hour intensive course from DOE taught by industry leaders


    • Northeastern University – M.S in Energy Systems Engineering 16’

    • Fordham University –B.S. Engineering Physics 09’

    Languages & Documents: Spanish (Level 2 & learning), English, Turkish

    U.S. Permanent Resident


    2013-2016 Energy Systems Engineer at Northeastern University
    2005-2009 Physics at Fordham University