Advisory Board Member
With 19 years experience in the hospitality industry Jamie Annand has worked for many companies across Alberta and BC including Earls, Cactus Club, Tacofino, and LiveNation to name a few. The last 8 years have been spent with a focus on opening new restaurants, management, staff training and development. Alongside working within the restaurants she also co-founded Women of Tacofino- A monthly meetup for women and those who identify as women to address the challenges faced within the workplace and come up with measurable solutions for these problems and also to create more possibilities and progress for women in the hospitality industry. Last year Jamie teamed up with YWCA as a speaker in their Tourism Essentials Program- a program designed to help reintegrate women facing barriers into the workforce.
In 2020, she decided to switch over to the legal cannabis industry and joined the team at Up In Smoke where I was part of the opening team and currently work four days a week during the day. Working in retail has opened my eyes to the cannabis industry and the opportunities within. Jamie is excited to learn, grow, and give back to the industry that she loves.