Christopher Smith, Partner

Christopher Smith has 20 years of Marketing and PR Strategy experience in disruptive industries from technology in Silicon Valley, to sustainability in Portland, to renewable energy and water recycling in Southern California, and now the cannabis industry. He began his career working with Light and Space artist Eric Orr before joining a boutique San Francisco advertising agency as a junior copywriter. He became a national ADDY Award® finalist in 6 months, eventually leading to work with Nike, Microsoft, GE Financial, Hewlett Packard, Birkenstock, Oakley, and FAO Schwarz among dozens of others.


Moving to the client side, he has helped build marketing platforms and communications strategies for companies focused on tax credit finance, real estate, renewable energy, products for the elderly and disabled, and software development, before entering the cannabis industry as marketing director for an industry leading consultant. He’s gained national coverage and page 1 results for clients and has been quoted as an industry expert. Christopher earned his BA at Wesleyan University, and completed the Lionheart Leadership Training program.

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