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