Mr. Alvarado is the CEO and Founder of The Primo Group. Mike has a vast knowledge of the cannabis cultivation, extraction & manufacturing process. Mike has a passion for sustainability, leadership, and extensive research to bring forth innovative and effective solutions to provide the best quality CBD derived products in the market.
Mr. Lester is the COO at The Primo Group. Zacc has a long history of sales management and strategic leadership. Zacc is an experienced leader delivering against key metrics, personnel development, and fostering an environment of accountability. Zacc also brings substantial knowledge of the CBD/Cannabis Industry!
Ashley studied Speech Communication at Metropolitan State University of Denver and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with concentration in Marketing and Public Relations in 2010. Ashley is the Director of Research and Development. She has vast knowledge with essential oils and the endocannabinoid system, thus bringing both niche markets to Primo Group Inc. She is highly passionate about holistic health and helping others and making sure the proper research goes into each product that Primo Group has to offer. Prior to her role as Director of R&D, she spent 1 year being a licensed hemp farmer in Southern Colorado which gives her valuable hemp supply experience and insight for Primo Group Inc.
Chance studied business at Coastal Carolina University and later graduated with a Bachelor of Specialized Studies with concentration in Business, Communications and Human Resources from Ohio University in 2011. Chance is an AFIS (Agribusiness & Farm Insurance Specialist) and an experienced entrepreneur operating multiple small businesses in the Ohio area. His skills in insurance, blockchain, ag and business will help Primo Group evaluate our risk, build strategically and give our partners valuable advice. Chance’s experience as a licensed hemp farmer gives him valuable hemp supply chain experience and insight for Primo. Chance is also on the board of directors helping build a new generation of wellness.
Angela is a store owner of the Primo Gardens Inc. retail and lab location in Columbus, OH. She graduated from the University of Akron in Spring 2021 with a degree in Psychology and a certificate in Research Methods of Social Sciences. During her time at Akron, she played on the women’s soccer team and met her future business partner Erin. Soon after graduating, Angela took on entrepreneurship and strives to help people find solutions and break the stigma on Cannabis.
Erin is a store owner of the Primo Gardens Inc. retail and lab location in Columbus, OH, that first opened in July 2021. She graduated from the University of Akron in Spring 2021, where she also played soccer for 2 years with Angela. Erin got her B.S. in Exercise Science and is currently continuing her education in a master’s program through the University of Maryland for Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics. She is passionate about educating and advocating for this plant and strives to improve the health and wellness of individuals.
Matt has been an experienced leader in infrastructure for over half a decade. He has been working with Amazon Web Services for years and is proficient in Java, Go, PHP and SQL. He runs one of the largest blockchain bots in the TRON cryptocurrency community with over 400k active users and been with Primo from the beginning. Matt additionally lead the development Primo's flagship iTraceIT technology and is excited to be leading the technical infrastructure with Primo Group.
Ryan Gary has 11 years in the military as an IT Professional and Management. He has a degree in Science with the focus of IT Security. Some of his certifications include SEC+, CCNA, and CEH. With his leadership skills, professionalism, and technical knowledge, he is a key asset to the technical team and leadership here at Primo Group.
Kelly worked as a Customer Service Representative in the Insurance Industry for 25 years. She loves working with people and being able to help people. When she was introduced to CBD she realized there was another way to help people so she joined on with this CBD journey to help educate as many people as possible of CBDs miraculous benefits. She enjoys traveling, art, cooking, football, hockey and spending time with her family.