Meet Our Team
Superior service, personalized attention
We're proud to offer high quality education and tailored cannabis consultations. From our family to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each item we offer. We hope you enjoy our life's work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.
CFO & Director: Aimee Henry
Aimee Henry has over 20 years experience in sales and business management, spanning several industries including medical, retail and cannabis. She began her extensive career working her way through college, and after achieving an Associate of Science she had a debilitating back injury and found a passion for the healing powers of cannabis for chronic pain in her own life, which fueled her desire to help others and led her to the cannabis industry.
As Product Manager for A Therapeutic Alternative, a premier cannabis dispensary in Sacramento, she has successfully navigated the compliance and regulatory changes of the industry and supply chain, sourcing products from craft cannabis providers who work diligently to provide flowers that are sustainably grown. She uses her buying power to support small farms and purchased in quantities that match sales projections and are within budget.
CEO & Director: Michaela Reed
Michaela’s vivacious and adventurous spirit led her to the cannabis industry in 2012, when she graduated from CSU Chico, earning a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Physiology. Five years later, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the National University of Natural Medicine with a Master's of Science degree in Global Health, in Portland, Oregon. With a wider concept of holistic health, as well as community based solutions, Michaela returned to her home state, California, eager to share her newfound knowledge.
She has planned, mobilized and implemented community outreach, educational events, and specialized health education sessions, both locally and internationally in Chile and the Philippines. Additionally, she holds current certifications in Massage Therapy in the state of California and Wilderness First Aid via SOLO. Her life’s experiences have all fostered her capacity and passion to serve and fortify her community using natural and sustainable solutions.
Founder: Deanna Garcia
In 1996 Deanna started learning about the healing effects cannabis has on the human body. She became self-educated on growing medical cannabis along with recipes on how to use the plant for self-healing and lessening the pain of arthritis. The more she learned about the healing powers of cannabis the more she could see the plant helping people in her family and community. Deanna’s cultivation site has become a learning center for State of California’s regulatory bodies, Cities and Counties along with Neighborhood Associations. Giving many tours of her cultivation is helping to mold the state of California’s future in cannabis regulation.
Deanna Garcia has successfully founded and operates three cannabis dispensaries: Dixon Wellness, Riverbank Cannabis Collective and Modesto Cannabis Collective. She is also a state licensed cultivator with Yolo Family Farms and Woodland Roots
Founder & Secretary: Kimberly Cargile
Kimberly Cargile has been dedicated to advancing the medical cannabis industry in California for over a decade as an advocate and educator. With over 12 years experience operating dispensaries and 17 years cultivating cannabis, Kimberly has gained invaluable industry knowledge.
As the C.E.O. of A Therapeutic Alternative, a State licensed storefront dispensary in Sacramento, Kimberly is proud of the fact that various government officials have commended her on her model operation. Over the last few years, Kimberly has mentored and partnered with many of her employees founding 7 additional cannabis businesses including five more dispensaries, two cultivation sites and a manufacturing company, all without any corporate funding.