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Meet Our Budtenders
Tracy is a Port Gamble S’Klallam member. She is a brand new grandmother and almost a tribal Elder! Tracy has a very soft-spoken personality and loves to just help the customer find what they need. At the end of the day she likes to just go home and smoke a good sativa. Her favorite strain is strawberry cough.
Sarah Fulton is a thirty-three year old Port Gamble S’Klallam member and mother of two. She graduated from Spectrum High School in 2007 and has been a connoisseur of the good stuff for over fifteen years. She is extraordinarily cheerful and animated and loves to help all the customers! Her favorite strain is the sativa Grapefruit from Pure Funk and her favorite terpene profile is limonene/pinene.
Chris Treischel is very excited to have gotten into the industry when he did, and plans to stay for the foreseeable future. He is ready to further any and all education in the cannabis field. He primarily enjoy sativa or hybrid flower strains; his favorite strain is Pebble Cake, a hybrid that provides a stable, Headband-like high, that is mellow and not too racy.
Maxwell Atwood was born in Spokane, WA, and has resided in the Kitsap area since 2008, and joined our cannabis family in 2020. He loves talking about all the new cannabis studies and facts coming out in a regulated market, and prefers vaporizing good ole’ flower, for a full spectrum flavor and effect. He is very excited about all the research being done now on cannabis, particularly terpene and cannabinoid profiles, and the various moods and uses they offer. He pays close attention to these studies, and takes that information to find something that will do exactly what you want/need from your cannabis!
Jonathan Kent is originally from Alabama and moved to Kitsap County in 2018. He loves to collect exotic pets and plants, play PC gaming, gardening, fishing, throwing knives, card collecting and he even has a panache for poker! He holds a degree in Electronics Technology and is the epitome of a “sativa diva”. His favorite strains are Adak, Aranciata and Chocolate Thai. His favorite terpenes are linalool and humulene.
Maria was born in Kitsap county, but moved all over the country as a Marine Corps brat. She loves exploring the medical side of cannabis, while still enjoying the fun side of the effects. Durban Poison freshly rolled into a joint is her idea of a great way to start the morning; however, she has started to really enjoy more relaxing strains like Sour Zkittles. When she is not discovering new cannabis related information you can find her gardening, gaming, or watching hockey. Go Knights!
Thomas Zapletal was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Graduating from Western Washington University with bachelors in Studio Art Mixed-Media and Art History. Thomas continues to expand his wealth of knowledge into the cannabis industry. Although specializing in Indica flower, Thomas has a panache for trying most everything in the shop and enjoys spending time helping each customer get exactly what they want. He is still awaiting his Medical Marijuana 411 course and Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification. He is Fairwinds certified.
Nicole Taylor has resided in the Pacific Northwest the majority of her life. Always at the top of her class she graduated from a private school in Oregon at which point she moved onto Business School, Accounting, Psychology and funny enough, taxes. Throughout her career she spent years as a training manager where she helped develop training manuals and procedures as well as speak at lead conferences. Nicole first began her journey in the marijuana industry when she first started working at High Point. She is one of the original team members and has since then obtained her Medical Marijuana Consultant Certificate. We are excited to have her as our new product manager!
Jered is a local that is well known in this community. He has lived on the reservation for over 4 years now with his beautiful tribal wife and 4 kids. Before he was a budtender he spent most of his days landscaping all across Kitsap county and on Bainbridge island. He believes customer relation is a top priority and will always strive to make any visit to our store the best experience possible.
Derek has resided in the Kitsap area since 1975. He graduated from North Kitsap High School and began his career in the retail grocery business his Senior year. 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 moving up quickly 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. He looks forward to creating a welcoming atmosphere to which the experts will feel right at home and the curious new comers can feel safe to ask any and all questions they may have.