Karma Koala Podcast Episode 59 – 2021 Review & Looking Forward To 2022: Featuring Liz Rogan, Wesley Hein, Jay Czarkowski, Anthony Coniglio, Esther LeNoir Ramirez

Our final 2021 looking back and looking forward episode

Sit back relax and enjoy our guests mulling over the past, present & future.

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Anthony Coniglio New Lake Partners

Anthony Coniglio

Anthony is the founder President and Chief Investment Officer of NewLake Capital Partners, a leading cannabis net lease REIT. He has been growing businesses for more than 20 years. Prior to NewLake, Mr. Coniglio led a start-up from concept to exit, selling to one of the leading competitors in the segment. Mr. Coniglio used a combination of acquisitions, partnerships and organic growth to execute a successful business plan and exit. Previously, Mr. Coniglio was a Managing Director at JPMorgan, leading three separate investment banking businesses to #1 positions over his 14 year career at the firm. Additionally, he was an independent director of a NYSE-listed company, serving on the audit committee.



Esther LeNoir Ramirez – Session Goods

Esther LeNoir Ramirez

Session is a lifestyle brand based in San Francisco with a focus on modern smoking accessories. We are dedicated to sleek design, lasting quality and affordable pricing. We are designers and artists, world-travelers and couch potatoes, bar junkies and discerning smokers. We aspire to create goods that fit all these interests one vice at a time.



Jay Czarkowski – Canna Advisors

Jay Czarkowski

Founding Partner of Canna Advisors, a leading cannabis consulting firm in Boulder, Colorado. Founding Partner of H2 Talent, a top-tier cannabis recruiting company, and Trailhead, LLC, that invests exclusively in cannabis companies.

Authority on real estate development and cultivation design, holding a commercial general contractor license since 2002. Working on multiple cannabis design projects throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, my focus is on highly automated, sustainable facilities with a niche in the greenhouse sector. Founder of one of the first dispensary and cultivation facilities in Colorado, Boulder Kind Care. Founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Lifetime Investor member of the ArcView Group, and sustaining member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and Americans for Safe Access (ASA). Dedicated to building the industry through successful and inclusive state programs, pairing grassroots advocacy with a global vision. Looking forward to shaping cannabis policy and growing the market internationally.



Liz Rogan – Cannabis Educator, Consultant, Botanist, Brand Strategist

Liz Rogan

Liz Rogan has been assisting cannabis business owners, counseling medical cannabis patients, and educating the public about the use of cannabis for the past 17 years. She brings a passion for wellness and has been a leading liaison between government, community and cannabis business owners helping to create local cannabis regulations.

Liz approaches the industry from a natural sciences background with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology and botany. During her studies, she was intrigued with the relationship between plants and people, and the science behind it. She went on to work for the United States government doing research in biology and botany, which brought her to the Central Coast of California.

Doctors and patients consult with Liz on customizing cannabis treatment programs for various health problems that could benefit from the use of cannabis. Liz prides herself on being on the cutting edge of the newest cannabis products, regulations and industry trends.




Wesley Hein – Heavy Hitters – Acapulco Gold

Wesley Hein

Wesley has founded numerous venture backed organizations in high-growth industries. Past experience includes being co-founder & president of Enigma Records (acquired by EMI), EVP Hollywood Records (Walt Disney Company), co-founder Cinebase Software (merged into a division of Kodak), and co-founder Enigma Digital (acquired by Clear Channel Communications).

Currently heading up Mammoth Distribution’s Global Brand Initiatives which includes handling the company’s strategic relationships, legal, licensing and government affairs departments.

Mammoth is one of the top cannabis companies in California’s newly regulated industry and is now expanding globally.He is  also on the board of directors of the Cannabis Distributors Association and its Interstate Trade subcommittee, active with Commercial Cannabis Industry Association’s various committees, and he also serves on the steering committee of the LCCS — Legal Cannabis for Consumer Safety.


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