Each issue we are committed to providing you industry insight, advice and trends from some of the most respected and knowledgeable individuals and journalists in cannabis today. We’re pleased to introduce you to our contributors.

Sara Batterby

Batterby founded EqCo (The Equity Capital Collective) to deliver insight, tools and education to early and growth-stage startup founders who have been traditionally been excluded from access to capital. Her mission is equity in funding, and she leverages a unique combination of experience across startups, venture capital and business to support founders in preparing for and succeeding at raising money for their companies.

Jillian Kramer

Kramer is a Cleveland, Ohio-based freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the online or print versions of Glamour, Food & Wine, SELF, The Wall Street Journal and more.

Maria Denzin

Denzin is the owner of MJ HR Strategic Solutions, an HR consulting firm based in Palm Springs, Calif. Denzin specializes in talent strategy and development for the cannabis industry. Her firm helps cannabis business owners create strategic HR plans to select, develop, reward and retain employees who deliver value and loyalty. She can be reached at mariabdenzin@gmail.com.

Thom Lieb

Lieb is a longtime journalist who specializes in health and fitness topics. His work has appeared in Outside, Bicycling, Pittsburgh Magazine and many other publications. He is also a professor in the Mass Communication department at Towson University in Maryland. One of his major areas of interest is personal and organizational branding, especially as it applies to the emerging cannabis industry.