Our team is made up of passionate, driven individuals who all work towards the same mission of developing world-class cannabis growing systems that lead the industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse backgrounds, shared hunger for innovation, and agricultural expertise. These are the people that work each day to create a better planet, better lives, and a better industry.
Since he earned his Chartered Accountant Designation in 2000, Jeff has become a well-respected ‘finance whiz’ in the Canadian financing community. He started his career with KPMG and has since gone on to hold Senior Executive positions in construction, entertainment and technology, and real estate development. Jeff has extensive experience dealing with various levels of government incentive programs. As CFO of Starz Media Canada, he successfully secured $21 million under the Next Generations Job Fund—the largest grant awarded in the digital media sector. In his spare time, Jeff can be found pacing the sidelines as the volunteer head coach for minor youth basketball.
Steve Collin has been the Controller of Medisun since October 2019, responsible all accounting, budgetary, reporting, and treasury activities. Steve has worked across several industries, including serving as Canadian Controller for Michael Page International, and Corporate Controller for FrontStream Inc. Steve has extensive operational experience streamlining process and increasing both efficiency and effectiveness in various functional areas. Additionally, Steve has extensive change management experience, undergoing several operation pivots during his career and adopting to new operational models to support future growth. Steve is also a retired professional skydiver, with an Ohio State record, and a Canadian national record. Steve is also a former national skydiving competitor. Steve lives in Chatham Ontario with his wife and twin boys. Steve has his Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration from Thompson Rivers University.
At Medisun, our founders are farmers first. Prior to joining the Medisun team, Art founded Envirofresh Farms, where he was the co-winner of the Ontario Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. He also has experience in hemp cultivation, having managed over 2,000 acres. Art is the former owner of SunMaster Produce, one of the highest yielding pepper greenhouses in North America, year over year. Now, he uses his 35+ years of experience to help grow a company that is dedicated to changing people’s lives. Art refuses to settle and is always striving to improve. His commitment to being the best he can be is just one reason why Medisun is a leader in growing the best medicinal cannabis.
Jessica is first and foremost a people person. Her background in Community and Social Services and Human Resources experience has allowed Jess to develop expertise in managing performance, organizational development, recruitment and on-boarding, as well as change management.
Jessica is a results oriented individual who is passionate about facilitating positive change while working with and mentoring teams.
Experienced in creating and fostering high-level employee engagement, Jess thoroughly enjoys collaborating with leaders to engage our workforce through meaningful continuous improvement initiatives and strategic planning.
In her free time, Jessica can be found cheering on her kids in any number of endeavours, or enjoying quality time on the water with her friends and family.
Laust was born to grow—after completing his degree in horticulture, he ran his family’s greenhouse farm in Denmark. Laust advised for the greenhouse industry in Europe and North America, becoming a world-renowned crop consultant. Now, with over 33 years of experience in the vegetable and cannabis greenhouse industries, he is excited to implement that experience at Medisun. With his expertise and the latest technologies, he will grow the healthiest crops in the industry in the most sustainable way. Laust is excited for the challenge ahead, and welcomes the opportunity to work with a winning team.
Oliver has been the General Counsel of Medisun since May 2020. He is responsible for managing company-wide legal and compliance needs. Oliver also oversees Medisun’s relationships with government and regulators.
Prior to joining Medisun, Oliver worked as legal counsel for Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest pharmacy operator. At Shoppers, Oliver gained considerable expertise in the cannabis industry as he worked closely with the team responsible for launching and managing Shoppers’ medical cannabis business across Canada. Oliver also supported Loblaw Companies Limited’s (Shoppers’ parent-company) entrance into the non-medical cannabis market.
Oliver is passionate about the regulation of the Canadian cannabis industry. He believes that Canada has the opportunity to lead development of the global cannabis industry, and that this can only be achieved if domestic operators are positioned to succeed.