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Women in Cannabis

Women in Cannabis, The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Women in Cannabis
In this article, you’ll hear from some of our administrative staff and learn how they started working in cannabis, what they enjoy most about the industry and working for The Fire Station Cannabis Company. 

Interested in working for The Fire Station? Browse our careers page for current openings.

Meet our team at The Fire Station

Brianna Battistoni, Purchasing Manager at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Brianna Battistoni, Purchasing Manager
Kelsey Potes, Marketing Director at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Kelsey Potes, Marketing Director
Tonii Mattocks, Customer Service Representative at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Tonii Mattocks, Customer Service Representative
Carlee Wasik Hammack, Human Resources (HR) Director at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Carlee Wasik Hammack, Human Resources (HR) Director
Carley Herro, Digital Marketing Manager at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Carley Herro, Digital Marketing Manager
Lauren Spoehr, Licensing & Compliance Associate at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Lauren Spoehr, Licensing & Compliance Associate
Alison Thomma, Human Resources (HR) Generalist & Onboarding Specialist at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Alison Thomma, Human Resources (HR) Generalist and Onboarding Specialist
Lauren Rotundo, Outreach Coordinator and Camp Cannabis Festival Director at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Lauren Rotundo, Outreach Coordinator
Beth Michalski, Accounting Bookkeeper & Payroll at The Fire Station Cannabis Company
Beth Michalski, Accounting Bookkeeper & Payroll

Hear from our team at The Fire Station

“I set my mind on the cannabis industry 5 years ago, and it’s been a dream come true. I cherish the true passion and enthusiasm radiating from everyone I encounter. As a woman at The Fire Station my opinion is heard, I feel supported. Working in an authentic culture, where I can be my authentic self, is the part I love the most. I am very proud to work for The Fire Station.”
“I spent nearly 10 years of my career working in higher ed marketing, and I can honestly say, working in cannabis was never on my radar. When the opportunity presented itself in the summer of 2021 to join The Fire Station, I became instantly intrigued and excited about all of the possibilities a career in this new and growing industry could offer.
 
Cannabis is challenging to market effectively, and it has forced me to stretch my creativity and problem solving skills in ways that I never expected. With over a year of working cannabis now, I often find myself reflecting on how grateful I am for all of the opportunities that have come with this role, the company, and the industry in general.”

When I was given the opportunity to work in the cannabis industry, I RAN! It has always been a dream of mine to get into the holistic lifestyle and to help people in need or who wanted a more natural way to relieve pain, stress, and to help boost the mind. I always knew cannabis had amazing healing properties and felt like it was my duty to end the stigma with how society thought not only about the product itself, but the people who used it.

The one thing that has surprised me the most working in cannabis is that I’m constantly learning something new! There are so many different things you can learn when it comes to cannabis. With an always changing market, there’s never a day that goes by without some new piece of information!

Working at TFS has been a huge career change for me! I’ve never had a job where I actually felt valued, appreciated, and LISTENED TO! Grateful to be a part of The Fire Fam <3

“I have been involved in the cannabis industry since I was 19 years old, I became  a part of the  Michigan Marijuana Medical Program. I have met so many people through the years that have become professionals and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry.

It has been the greatest pleasure to work alongside Stosh and Logan the last 2+ years. Working with them to cultivate a place of work with diversity, inclusion, and professionalism in the cannabis industry has been my top priority. It’s been really rewarding providing various employment opportunities and seeing TFS Receptionists become General Managers.”

“As someone who was completely new to the cannabis industry, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. What are our customers like? What is our staff like? Will I fit in? As a marketer, I knew retail would be fast-paced and creatively challenging because of all the regulations put on the sale of the product, but what I didn’t know is how rewarding the actual work itself would be.

The Fire Station has done an excellent job at building a company culture that makes people excited to go to work. They hire people who are good at their job and allow them to do that job without being micro-managed. They foster a workplace that encourages diverse thoughts and perspectives, and they make sure people feel heard and recognized.

I’ve worked in a few different industries now, from industrial and technology to higher education, and I can truly say the cannabis industry has been the most fulfilling. I’m excited to continue to work with this amazing team and see where we take The Fire Station next.”

“Cannabis has been a passion of mine for a long time, but I never could have imagined I would love the industry as much as I do. Working for The Fire Station Cannabis Co. has been an exciting and fulfilling experience, providing many opportunities for growth. The culture and work environment among our staff is inspiring and admirable. I am grateful to be a part of The Fire Fam!”

“The best part of working in the cannabis industry is the people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. In my role, I have the opportunity to talk with people every day who share their stories and passion for cannabis and why it’s important to each of them in different ways. I have learned so much in my year with The Fire Station, and I’m so excited to continue learning, making connections and developing relationships in this field. 

As a Gen Xer, I’ve worked in various industries throughout my career but I feel like I finally found my home with The Fire Station. I have been treated like family since day one: supported, valued, respected and included. I am able to be my true, genuine self loving what I do each day, which is so important to overall happiness.   I am thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to see what the future holds in this exciting industry with The Fire Station!”

“My journey to working in cannabis was a happy surprise. As someone who was born and raised in the U.P., I knew that I wanted to find a job that allowed me to create a positive impact in my local community and would continue to challenge me as a marketer. Working at The Fire Station has given me both of those things and more.

I feel so lucky to work with all of the supportive, creative, caring and passionate people at TFS and within the industry. This is a space where all voices are welcome, no matter what your position is. I’ve loved every step of my first year working in cannabis and can’t wait to see what other exciting and creative things this team can put together!”

A brief history of The Fire Station Cannabis Company

The Fire Station is locally owned and operated since 2019
The Fire Station Cannabis Company was established in October 2019.
In 2018, Michigan became the first midwestern state to allow both medical and adult-use marijuana use. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act was passed by Michigan voters in November 2018 and allows anyone age 21 or older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. The law went into effect in December 2018 and the first marijuana retailers opened to the public in 2019.
The Fire Station Cannabis Company was established in October of 2019 in upper Michigan. As the second medical marijuana facility and first licensed Upper Peninsula recreational retailer. Locally owned and operated, The Fire Station is committed to providing customers with high-quality cannabis products, education and exceptional customer service. 

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In-Store and Curbside Pick Up Only! **CASH ONLY**

OPEN 364 DAYS A YEAR – CLOSED CHRISTMAS

Recreational Only – Must be 21+ with valid government-issued photo ID

*MED DISCOUNT ON RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS*

All valid Medical Marihuana cardholders get 10% OFF Recreational products – must show valid Medical Marihuana card & valid ID. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

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