Getting to Know Your 2020 Budtenders: Kelly at the Guide



Kelly, Kelly, Kelly!

We definitely hit the trifecta when Kelly came on board!

Store Coach

2020 Solutions on the Guide

Team member since March 2016

What is your favorite thing about 2020?


I enjoy the excitement of a changing industry. I like supporting the education of our community and working to break the negative stigma around cannabis. I love developing my team, getting to know our guests, and building relationships with them. It feels so good to be able to assist medical patients in finding relief. And in these unsettling times, just making someone's day by being here for them as we go through life's challenges.


What is your favorite consumption method?

I love to smoke a bowl out of my bong. Flower is my jam!


What is your favorite strain?


Sour Diesel, but it can be hard to find. My go-to right now is Poisoned Zkittlez from SUB-X, one of our local growers. I love how it is sweet and sour, happy and creative. When you crack open a jar, you are guaranteed to have a great time!


Tell us about your best cannabis experience.


I was on a journey that involved sitting for an extended period of time. I applied one of our Mobius Delta 8 patches and was overcome with an instant sense of calm that washed over me from my head to my toes. My shoulders dropped, and I felt truly relaxed. I felt like a pile of pudding with eyeballs and a brain. (now there's a visual)


What was the pivotal point in your career?


I was a corporate HR Manager for a large local business and I quit to take a position as a budtender. I took the opportunity to learn, educate myself, and expand my knowledge and abilities. I've been with 2020 for over 4 years - the longest I've ever stayed with one company. It's such an inspiring environment. I have a bachelor's degree in multimedia and magazine journalism. This has helped me be a better communicator- learning how to lead, coach, and develop, while supporting my team. I truly embrace the idea of Leading vs Managing. I work for my team and my guests!


Dogs or cats?


I have two dogs: Apollo, a German Shepherd Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, and Nugget, a mini Rednosed Border Collie. The newest addition to our household is Mars, a tortoiseshell cat.


How do you enjoy spending your free time?

I love to hike, bike, swim, snowshoe, snowboard, kayak... essentially I love being outside.

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