Ross Rebagliati (President) is a Gold Medal winning athlete, businessman and professional snowboarder. He was the driving force behind establishing a sustainable business model in the cannabis industry called Ross’ Gold™ and is the founder of Legacy by Ross Rebagliati™ (Legacy), a company focused on branding solutions in the CBD consumables, lifestyle, and grow operations for companies and consumers alike.
After turning pro in 1991, Ross was the first ever to win an Olympic gold medal for Men’s Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics. After winning the gold, he was found to have Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in his circulatory system following a blood test and he was automatically disqualified. This decision was eventually overturned, largely on the basis that marijuana was not on the list of banned substances, and Rebagliati was given back the medal. The next day he appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and became an instant icon to many globally.
Since that day, Ross has become a cultural phenomenon in the marijuana world and is an outspoken advocate of medical cannabis, and continues to be a leading spokesperson for the benefits of medical cannabis and CBD in the areas of sports training, injuries, pain management, and stress. Ross especially believes that CBD (Cannabidiol) has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Reducing inflammation helps to better manage the aches and pains an athlete’s body chronically endures. It also has a calming effect reducing stress and anxiety which are two more realities of being an athlete
Patrick Smyth (Director/Creative) – Patrick Smyth is a co-founder of Legacy by Ross Rebagliati™ (Legacy) and of Ross’s Gold™. As the former owner of another ad agency called Wiremix Media, he managed clients including negotiating content deals with Madonna, Van Halen, U2, KISS, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Sony Fanfire, and endorsement contracts with Larry Holmes, Fuzzy Zoeller and Rodney Dangerfield. Mr. Smyth coined the phrase, ‘Branding Tomorrow’s Business’, and continues to follow that mantra.
Mr. Smyth was the founder at iSmartCheck, an electronic transaction processor and provider of online payment solutions working closely with major banks and industry partners including, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Jack Henry Profitstars, Citi and clients including UPS, The State of California, Cardinal Commerce, Simon Properties, Mondo Prepaid Debit Card, Universal Vision and Transfirst.
Michael Martinz (Director) – Michael Martinz is an innovative serial entrepreneur with ventures in agriculture/horticulture, high-tech, manufacturing, and alternative energy. He has operated in Canada, the United States, China (including Hong Kong), Africa, and Japan. ••• Over the past two decades, Mike has designed and operated numerous cannabis production facilities, ranging from 100 to 11,000 flowering plants. His focus has been on scientifically developed grow systems and protocols for producing ultra premium grade cannabis.
Martinz is best known in the industry for his co-development of the Centurion machine, a revolutionary cannabis trimming and processing machine, introduced in 2002 and now sold in Canada, US, Europe, and Australia. In addition to his role co-managing Destiny Biotech, Mr. Martinz holds the position of President of Kaneh Bosm Biotechnology, a CSE-listed public company focused on the Cannabis sector.
Shawn Ripley (Advisor) – As a founder of EFX Labs, Shawn is extremely focused on providing medically advanced forms of cannabis. He is an innovative thinker who believes in working globally to create better options and solutions with cannabis for doctors and patients. Shawn is a proven business leader with over twenty-five years of business building experience. He has worked with an ACMPR applicant since 2013 and has an incredibly sound understanding of the global cannabis industry. With Shawn’s background, he has an unmatched understanding of the business, science and research that drives the cannabis market. Shawn is the former VP of Chemistry, VP of Marketing and Director of Business Development at AGAT Laboratories, Canada’s largest commercial lab. Shawn held an esteemed board position with the Calgary City Planning Commission for three terms. He has experience leading large scale projects and has worked successfully as a land use and technology consultant for many years. Shawn is an experienced entrepreneur, business leader, senior municipal advisor and technical director.