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Thanks for visiting my site!

I'm not sure why you're here or how you found this, but I'm glad you found my little corner of the internet. I'm sure it has something to do with cannabis since that's sort of my "thing." 

Take a look around, get to know me, and drop me a line when you get to the "contact me" section down below.

About Me


Hi, I'm Brett! I'm a multifaceted cannabis and hemp professional with experience across a broad range of the "green rush." I'm currently serving VP of Marketing for leading fintech company Green Check, and as Co-founder and Managing Partner of Good Highdeas where we serve cannabis professionals and the canna-curious alike. Check us out Here and Here.

Like most of us working in cannabis, I'm a transplant to the industry but have been involved in the space for the last 6+ years. I spent my time prior to the marijuana movement in the Marine Corps followed by time as a Marketing and Training Director, an Internet Sales Manager, and as a Director of Business Development in both retail and direct sales.

Within the cannabis industry, I have held a general manager's position for the first Dispensary in FL, and the Director of Public Relations for Florida's largest veterans cannabis charity. I've also served as the Director of Digital Marketing & Sales Integration for Vanguard Scientific and as Director of Communications for Suncoast NORML, helping to normalize, decriminalize, and eventually legalize cannabis for medical and adult-use purposes. In those roles, I opened Florida's first retail cannabis location, helped create Florida's first Co-branded cannabis product as well as many cobranded events and swag items. I organized or managed conferences, rallies, educational seminars, and other large scale events during this time. I have also had the pleasure of moderating panels and giving presentations, acting as a media liaison, and creating written and video content for a variety of outlets. I've also served as VP of Business Development for one of Florida's first full-service hemp consulting firms and working as a project spokesperson for an environmental bioremediation initiative called Hemp4Water. .

I'm an advocate for Pitbulls and my fellow veterans in my spare time. I'm a Star Wars nerd, and a ranked Magic: The Gathering player. I like hardcore and pop punk. I'm happily married to the love of my life who is a career educator and also heavily involved in the veterans and alternative medicine world. @BrettPuffenbarger will find me on Instagram and Facebook but be warned it's me with "my hair down" a little bit.


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  • Vice President of Marketing

    • Green Check 2022-Present

  • Co-Founder & Managing Partner

    • Good  Highdeas 2020-Present

    • Contract Roles as VP of Corporate Initiatives for Multichain Ventures, Head of Sales & Marketing for FOCUS (Foundation of Cannabis United Standards)

  • Co-Host

    • CannaBS Detector Podcast 2021-Present

  • Director of Digital Marketing & Sales Integration

    • Vanguard Scientific Systems 2020

  • Director of Communications


  • Director of Public Relations

    • BUDS FOR VETS- 2017-2019

  • Vice President of Business Development


  • General Manager

    • KNOX MEDICAL/FLUENT 2016-2017

  • Director of Business Development


  • Corporal/Squad Leader

    • United States Marine Corps 2006-2011



  • Full Sail University

    • Master of Arts in Public Relations

    • Class of 2021

  • Full Sail University

    • Bachelor of Science in Media Communications

    • Class of 2020

  • Association of Commercial Cannabis  Compliance Experts

    • CCCE & CCCP Certificates

  • Learn Sativa University

    • Manager and Budtender Certification 

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