The world’s first OMNIBUDSMAN
A successful entrepreneur in the wide open frontier known as the CannaBusiness and Industry. His 25 year career is distinguished by a series of firsts. As Dynamic Distribution, he was the first to distribute 100% hemp Tree Free Eco Paper, along with a variety of other hemp products, in the first business of its kind in the Midwest.
As manager of Goodness! Grocery, he was the first to establish a 100% organic produce department in the state of Indiana. During 1994 and 1995 he and his wife, Tiffany, originated the GreenWave Freedom Fair and Hemp Festival. It was the first of its kind; exposing the hypocrisy of Marijuana Prohibition at Indiana’s first 4+20/Earth Day events. The GreenWave was the first glimpse of legalization the Midwest had ever seen!
Since moving to Oregon over 20 years ago, Pete has actively participated in the Cannabis legalization effort, supporting groups such as Voter Power, and ballot measures 67, 72, and 91. Pete was one of the first people in Oregon to become an adviser to patients and growers under medical legalization in 1998, and one of the first distributors to OMMP dispensaries around the state under the new HB 3460 / SB 1531 rules.
Pioneer Pete is the Event Manager and Judge for the Oregon Cannabis Cup held at the Oregon Hemp and Cannabis Conventions. These events held at the Portland Expo Center are Oregon’s biggest and most highly regarded; having their first 3 successful events within 13 months. Many other regional events have seen his hand at work including 710 & 420 events bringing people together to learn and grow in the CannaBusiness and Industry.
Pete is a founding member of the Oregon Cannabis Industry Association and Salem Cannabis Industry Association, having served on the board of the SCIA in 2014-2015. Currently, he serves an active role as a Oregon SunGrown Growers Guild Board member. He is also an integral part of the OLCC RAC on Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement implementing M91 and HB 3400.