OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Uniquely qualified to help you navigate the legal and business landscape of the cannabis industry.

Shayne Lynn – Chief Executive Officer

  • Founded CVD, Inc. in 2011 and has served as its Executive Director since its inception
  • Long-time advocate for the advancement of medical cannabis in Vermont through lobbying and advocating for industry best practices
  • Oversees all aspects of CVD, Ceres and Front Four
  • Developed Ceres Project Management, a cannabis application and consulting company which has assisted operators in neighboring states
  • Attended the University of Vermont and State Agriculture College and received a BA in Political Science

Bridget Conry – Director of Brand Experience and Product Development

  • Has served in multiple capacity for CVD including Director of Operations, ensuring the implementation of CVD’s mission and Standard Operating Procedures, Infusion Kitchen Manager and lead product development since 2013
  • Over 20+ years as a student, practitioner and educator of traditional systems of herbal medicine
  • General Manager of The City Bakery and Public Relations Coordinator & Market Manager for Greenmarket Farmers Markets in NYC. Kitchen Lead for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
  • BA in Political Science and International Relations from Williams College

Josephine Vona – Director of Finance

  • 15+ years of accounting and financial management experience in a variety of industries including: cannabis, precision manufacturing, aviation maintenance, marketing, international development and government services.
  • Operating, accounting and financial  experience complying with strict federal and state regulations, including but not limited to GAAP, FAR and 280e.
  • MAcc, M.B.A and B.A. from The University of Vermont State Agriculture College.

Joy Wessel Trigg – Director of Human Resources

  • Over 30 years of Human Resources experience with aligning the employee experience with company mission and value
  • Has served as Director or Manager of Human Resources for companies within the Healthcare, Education and Financial industries
  • Received a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College, VT
  • Holds a SPHR, SHRM and SHRM-SCP Certification

Olaf Willoughby – Marketing Strategies

  • Oversee CVD and Ceres’ marketing strategies as well as researching and implementing outreach activities targeting both patients and the public
  • Independent advisor specializing in business planning, branding innovation and creative marketing
  • Strategic Planner for BBDO Advertising in New York City working on global consumer goods accounts with multi-national companies
  • Received a degree in Media Studies in Communication and Media from Belgravia College in London, England

Tom Hirschfeld – Director of Operations

  • Thomas Hirschfeld joined the CVD team in March of 2018 and is the Director of Production. As such, he manages all internal production activities, to include: cultivation, harvest/trim, extraction, kitchen and processing, and lab/quality operations.
  • Prior to CVD Tom was a Senior Director at Northern Power Systemns (TSX: NPS) where he managed the Supply Chain, Quality, Production, and Services departments with operations in North America, Asia, and Europe.
  • Tom is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has over 15 years working in fast paced production operations, and a track record of commercializing emergent aviation and renewable energy technologies.
  • Tom also served in the Marine Corps for five years where he managed the repair activities for all dynamic components across five type/model/series aircraft, and was deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Aaron Harris, Director of Sales and Business Development

  • Oversees the distribution and channel strategy for THC and CBD products.
  • Develops and manages CBD and THC partnerships in Vermont with a focus on multi-state expansion.Creating a dynamic sales force with a multi-channel focus (Brokerage, DSD, B:C, B:B).
  • Founder of trētap Organic Sparkling Beverages.
  • Received a BS from Princeton University

Meg D’Elia – Project Manager

  • Coordinates organizational wide initiatives at the request of CEO
  • Collaborates with medical professionals and researchers to conduct cannabis-based research
  • Former Research Associate of Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN)
  • Received a Masters Degree in Public Health with a Concentration in Pharmaceuticals from Boston University and a BA in Biochemistry from Saint Michaels College