Jack serves as General Manager of SWADE’s dispensaries—a role that is always changing and evolving. Currently, he oversees all five of SWADE’s dispensaries, managing everything from hiring and product procurement to dispensary layout and design. Jack has been passionate about helping people in different ways from a young age, originally pursuing Physical Therapy before changing his focus. In 2016, he completed his Master’s Degree at Missouri State University, before joining the Cannabis Industry in Michigan to help open nine dispensaries across the state. Now back in Missouri with new goals, he enjoys occupying a leadership role and setting an example for his team in the exciting nascent world of Missouri Cannabis.
“I’m not superstitious, but I am a little ‘stitcious.” —Michael Scott, The Office
Shannon sees her role as a General Manager as an opportunity to advocate for patients who can benefit from medical cannabis, in addition to creating a safe and service-oriented environment for all customers to experience. After receiving a BA in Communications (with a minor in Psychology), Shannon joined the United States Air Force, where she gained the majority of her professional experience. Her interest in education and advocacy began in earnest when she became the Community Educator and Patient Advocate for BeLeaf in 2016. Since that time, she has seen firsthand how cannabis use can empower patients to live a healthier, more balanced life. With the Cannabis industry in Missouri in its early stages, she is excited to bring her expertise and passion for education to the people, and continue to cultivate new ideas in the Cannabis space.
“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” —Audre Lorde
Throughout his career, Max has found himself in a variety of different industries—a chef at a French café, GM at a soul food restaurant & music venue, a commercial jingle writer, as well as managing HR and operations for advertising and startup agencies. Couple that with over 15+ years of personal cannabis experience, Max brings an inclusive, punk rock attitude and creative approach to medical cannabis and educating patients about it’s therapeutic benefits.
“I couldn’t be more excited to help cannabis patients on Cherokee. As a St. Louis native, I cherish the vibe and soul of the district and love the folks who help cultivate it. It’s an absolute honor to lead the team at the first dispensary in one of the most iconic neighborhoods in St. Louis. But if I’m not at the store, I’m probably hanging with my wife and pup, playing music with my best friends, or (finally) catching a show around town. Please stop in and say hey! Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or just starting out for the first time. Everyone is welcome to our sesh.”
“It’s YOUR VOICE. Cherish it. Respect it. Nurture it. Challenge it. Stretch it and scream until it’s f*cking gone.” – Dave Grohl
SWADE is always looking for exceptional individuals who share our mission to elevate the conversation around cannabis. Our signature welcoming, education-first approach is designed to make the world of cannabis more accessible and open to all. If you or someone you know would be a great fit for our SWADE dispensaries or our product creation teams, check back soon for relevant job openings or viist