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Media, Marketing, PR, & Business Development For The Cannabis Industry

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Hi, I'm Brett, and I'm a cannabis professional with experience across a broad range of the "green rush."

I’m a PR guy by education (Master of Arts in PR, Bachelor of Science in Media Communications), but my background is heavily focused in marketing, sales, and business development.

I’m a rebel and a misfit who practices my special version of radical transparency and am doing everything in my power to bring this to the cannabis industry. I’m an unapologetic truth-teller and am not shy about speaking truth to power or calling out the bad actors.

I currently serve as the VP of Marketing for the leader in financial services for cannabis businesses: Green Check Verified. We specialize in helping cannabis companies find safe and compliant banking solutions starting with a bank account and following them through the process with cash handling, bill pay, payments, and more!

I’m also the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Good Highdeas, a bespoke advisory and consulting company. We work with everyone from the OGs to the canna-newbie on all things media, marketing, and public relations. We've worked with everyone from small mom & pop stores to some of the biggest names in the weed game, and everyone in between. 

I'm an advocate for Pitbulls and my fellow veterans (I'm a veteran of the United States Marine Corps) in my spare time. I'm a Star Wars nerd, and an avid 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 (Warning: it's mostly pictures of my cats and dogs, or my adventures as a Pokemon Go master, or my wife).

With Montel Williams

With Montel Williams

Spending some time talking all things veterans and cannabis with the one and only Montel Williams

The Nature Boy!

The Nature Boy!

A little one on one time with the 26 time world wrestling champion Ric Flair

X to the Z

X to the Z

Giving the man, the myth, the legend, Xzibit a rundown on cannabis banking and compliance at MJBizCon 2022

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

Some face time with Tor Hammer and David Tran... if you don't know who they are you should Google them #IYKYK

Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds

Can't beat a day spent chatting with the amazing and powerful David Palechuck, the illustrious Jocelyn Sheltraw, and the amazing Kieve Huffman

Javier Hasse ladies and gentlemen

Javier Hasse ladies and gentlemen

The man who can make or break your career... managing editor of Benzinga Cannabis Javier Hasse

Emerald Cup

Emerald Cup

With the great and powerful Tim Blake... the man behind Emerald Cup

Clear Skin Club

Clear Skin Club

Outside of MjBiz with Jason Reposa and Lauren Mundel

God Of Extraction

God Of Extraction

Meeting the legendary cannabis scientist Dr. John McKay in real life!

MCBA represent!

MCBA represent!

Kaliko and Precious of the amazing MCBA

4 Florida Originals

4 Florida Originals

My platonic soulmate and cannabis entrepeneur Roz McCarthy along with the power couple of the century Erik and Tamieka Range

Benzinga Bros

Benzinga Bros

The Lane Brothers back stage at Benzinga Miami

Too Much Amazing in One Place

Too Much Amazing in One Place

If you don't know who these people are... are you even in cannabis?

NECANN Boston

NECANN Boston

Getting ready to speak at NECANN Boston 2023

MJUnpacked

MJUnpacked

George Jage the founder and CEO of MJUnpacked

MJ Unpacked NYC

MJ Unpacked NYC

Kim Jage Gregory Frye Brad Bogus 3 names you have to know...

After Party Life

After Party Life

We all know the real reason we go to conferences is for the after parties... right?

Mixtape Dropping Soon

Mixtape Dropping Soon

Marshall Ogen and William Mckenzie discussing the NYC tradition of scooping Halal Guys from the food cart that launched an empire

My first time moderating a panel

My first time moderating a panel

Legalize It Premiere 2

Legalize It Premiere 2

Florida Cannabis News

Florida Cannabis News

Skunk Magazine

Skunk Magazine

Swami!!!!!!!

Swami!!!!!!!

Media

Media Appearances

Podcasts & Webinars

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Media Appearances & Publications

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Experience

Expeience

Education

  • 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

    • SUNCOAST NORML 2019-PRESENT

  • Director of Public Relations

    • BUDS FOR VETS- 2017-2019

  • Vice President of Business Development

    • NATIVE HEMP SOLUTIONS/HEMP4WATER 2019

  • General Manager

    • KNOX MEDICAL/FLUENT 2016-2017

  • Director of Business Development

    • SEMINOLE & ORLANDO HARLEY DAVIDSON 2013-2016

  • 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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Phone: 540-448-0608

Email: Brett.puffenbarger@gmail.com

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