We are passionate and motivated consumers, creators, and connectors, who have been at the forefront (and in the background) of the Canadian cannabis industry for decades. We are perpetual advocates driven by a deep respect for cannabis, and our community.
We want better cannabis and cannabis products for everybody. This means advocating for better access for both medical and adult consumers. It means supporting craft growers to help diversify the choices available to the legal consumer. It also means listening to our community, and continuously refining our techniques and processes to ensure the highest quality cannabis products available.
TO US, CANNABIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT COMMUNITY, CONVERSATION, AND CONNECTION. AND WE WORK TO STAY TRUE TO THAT IN EVERYTHING WE DO.
Our cannabis products and brands enable people to choose their own adventure. Inspired by community, rooted in our mutual respect for cannabis, and nurtured with care, our brands come from the same place you do.
At our Farmstead facility. Whether for our own in-house products, or as your partner, we put the same care and attention in processing cannabis as you put into growing it.
Craft Collective is for small-batch cultivators who want to focus on what they love best: growing high-quality cannabis. By custom-designing our partnerships, we can cover a full range of services.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
After a successful 14 year career in the mining and oil & gas sectors as a Health and Safety Manager, Mark entered the Canadian cannabis space nearly four years ago. Since that time, he has founded a number of successful (often disruptive) cannabis start-ups spanning the areas of brand & product development, cultivation & processing, as well as wholesale & retail. Mark has a solid track record of building and fostering strong, dynamic and successful teams, and looks forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Sheleena holds an extensive background in operations and project management; with over 20 years of experience, she simultaneously leads the day-to-day operations at Shelter. Combining people, technology and communications, Sheleena designs and implements efficient and precise business systems that optimize business operations. She is passionate about creating high-calibre employee and customer experiences that promote a positive and profitable company culture. Sheleena’s passion, proficiency and keen attention allow her to excel in the cannabis space and drive the company forward.
CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER
Blair has been designing for the past 16 years with multiple focuses including technical apparel, print, packaging, furniture, interiors and products. His natural curiosity and attraction to problem-solving, paired with his high standards, set him apart as a leader in the cannabis space. He has a unique ability to recognize market holes, explore them further, create solutions, and energize people along the way. For the past 2 years, Blair has been solely focused on creating human-centered brands and products in the cannabis space while developing and maintaining vital relationships with both domestic and overseas manufacturers.
BRAND MANAGER & DESIGNER
Brantin, Brand Manager & Designer at Shelter Brand House, holds years of experience in digital marketing and design. He aims to match marketing with creativity to form concepts for consumers on their online journey. Brantin’s bold and colourful style, paired with his creative concepts, form lasting connections between brands and their audience. Brantin has transitioned his creative focus into the cannabis space over the past year, opening a new opportunity for his creativity to excel in an emerging, colourful industry.
Abyan brings over 10 years of sales experience in both Canadian and Australian markets to Shelter Brand House. His professional rapport comes effortlessly and has enabled him to create a variety of wholesale relationships nationwide. Abyan’s deep-rooted experience in the cannabis industry gives him a leading advantage with knowledge of products and trends coming to market. Abyan’s work with branding and promotion of products, along with his strong connections with dispensaries across the country, launches him ahead in the emerging cannabis industry.
Kyp brings over 20 years of domestic and international premium cultivation and genetic development expertise to Shelter, having operated award-winning facilities overseas and throughout North America in both the wine and cannabis spaces. As part of our Business Development team, Kyp is well positioned to assist our cultivation partners in bringing their small batch quality craft cannabis product to market.
Rick developed his extensive knowledge of cannabis wholesaling, retailing and consumer demand over decades of experience in the legal and legacy cannabis markets. Before joining Shelter/Agro Greens in Business Development, Rick was a Category Manager (buyer) for cannabis at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, and formerly the GM of one of BC’s largest cannabis dispensary chains. As a university-educated Business Analyst and Project Manager who has worked with several provincial ministries, Rick combines diligent execution of compliant projects with an inside-out knowledge of the Canadian cannabis supply chain.
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
Joanna Lei is a quality assurance professional formally trained in food science. She graduated with a MSc in Food Science from UBC and has 7 years of quality assurance experience within the highly-regulated food, meat and cannabis industries. Joanna specializes in regulatory compliance, development of standard operating procedures and providing technical and regulatory services. Joanna brings scientific and practical applications to ensure Agro-Greens/Shelter adhere to Canada’s stringent quality and safety standards for cannabis and cannabis products.
Come work for Shelter and join a team of passionate and positive co-workers in beautiful Victoria, BC. At Shelter, we offer meaningful, challenging, and innovative work in a supportive environment where people can grow.
We truly believe our people are our strongest asset and wholly invest in our team. We offer a benefits package to help our team stay healthy and access the care they need. We encourage learning, growth and career development by providing opportunities to attend conferences, courses, and workshops. And we take time to celebrate our success and have a little fun too!