Meet The Team
Josh Powell has parlayed his passion for cannibals in to career. As Shift Lead, his role encompasses the primary responsibility of acting as the site manager along with working side-by-side with his Budtenders providing cannabis information and educational resources regarding strains, methods of administration, effects, and precautions related to their consumption. He is an expert when it comes to flower and pre-rolls. In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, playing pinball, and attending live concerts. In 2019, Josh received his Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification.
Alex Wright spent several years in the food and service industry before he embarked on a more pointed focus into the cannabis industry. Although very knowledge in all aspects, Alex has a vested interest relating to concentrates and dabbing hence proving to be a very power combination when it comes to helping all customers. Alex has completed his 21-hour mandatory Medical Marijuana 411 course and is awaiting his Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification.
Nicole Taylor was born and raised in Washington State and is an avid outdoors person. She enjoys hot bonfires, a river and watching her children enjoy every aspect of their youth. Before becoming a Staff Lead, Nicole held the position of Budtender at High Point where she thrived to build rapport with each customer. Her goal is to always stay educated on the latest trends whereby assisting with maintaining current dispensary menus and attending cannabis product line trainings. Nicole has completed her 21-hour mandatory Medical Marijuana 411 course and is awaiting her Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification.
Maria Monson was diagnosed 10 years ago with multiple scoliosis so you could say “Cannabis found Maria”. While her passion lies in both edibles and topical products as a way to help with her MS, she is very happy with a good pre-roll. Maria is an equal opportunity smoker that is willing to try most things, but prefers a nice land race. In her time away from High Point she enjoys spending time with her family and friends watching hockey, playing poker, gardening, and going to festivals. Maria has completed her 21-hour mandatory Medical Marijuana 411 course and is awaiting her Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification.
Alex Portnow is an enrolled member of Nooksack with Port Gamble S’Klallam heritage. Attending college for the past four years in Minnesota, made her realize how much she missed the water and trees of the Pacific Northwest. Alex’s favorite strains are XJ-13 and Chernobyl since she’s a Sativa Diva. Hand rolling infused and flower joints is Alexandria’s go-to for cannabis intake and truly enjoys talking with customers about flower and concentrates. Between her green hair, Washington residence, and love of cannabis Alex keeps what she calls a constant “Evergreen State of Mind.” Alex has completed her 21-hour mandatory Medical Marijuana 411 course and is awaiting her Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification.
Bri Lavoie has always been a major cannabis enthusiasts and came into the industry via High Point. She is a glutton of knowledge (both the useful and useless) and typically prefers more relaxing strains – her favorite is Purple Punch. In her free time, Bri spends quality time learning about a wide variety of subjects. Bri has completed her 21-hour mandatory Medical Marijuana 411 course and is awaiting her Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification.
Alicia Fulton is an enrolled member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, and a current full-time student at Northwest Indian College. She has over a decade of customer service experience and seven years of managerial experience. Alicia initially stared in the cannabis industry six years ago as a Sales Representative. After working in the medical cannabis market for a year, Alicia realized her passion is/was to help others fully embrace the true benefits of the plant. Within six months, she was managing her own medical facility and opening a second location. She is now bringing her knowledge and sales skills to High Point as the Purchasing Manager. In 2019, Alicia received her Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification.
Derek Christensen has resided in the Kitsap area since 1975. He graduated from North Kitsap High School and began his career in the retail grocery business. He spent 27 years building his skills in customer service, employee training and management. In 2016, Derek took these skills and moved into the Cannabis Industry starting as a part- time Budtender and progressing to Store Manager. He has earned his Certified Medical Marijuana Consultant Certificate which allows him the skills to better help the patients who have found cannabis as the answer to their medical needs. Derek now brings all of his acquired skills to High Point Cannabis where he will head up the team to respectfully bring legal marijuana to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. In 2019, Derek received his Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification.