Michael Scherr, CEO
Michael has spent over a decade in the cannabis industry and brings knowledge, experience, and networks to this nascent industry. In 2008, he became one of the first 10,000 patients in Colorado and began growing for himself and eventually cultivating boutique strains for local dispensaries in Denver. Michael was a touring musician for his “day job” and 2012, he cut rock-star locks and moved back to Boston where he graduated summa cum laude from Babson College’s entrepreneurial MBA program, focusing on branding and product development. For the past three and a half years, Michael has dedicated his time to understanding all aspects of the cannabis industry and has a deep understanding of the interplay between them. Currently, Michael has founded and is CEO of Aria Brands. Aria is a product company with several arms including Arbor HempTM and Higher CelebrationsTM. Higher CelebrationsTM has recently launched BirthJaysTM, the candle joint for your birthday.
Sara Gluck, COO
Sara Gluck had her ‘a-ha’ moment when she her pain caused by psoriatic arthritis was alleviated because of cannabis. With the intention of joining the industry she moved to Denver and was able to connect with the AICA team. At AICA, Sara runs the day to day or as she likes to describe as everything between COO work and janitorial work. No task is too big or too small.
Prior to AICA Sara was obtaining her MBA at the University of Virginia- Darden Graduate School of Business. There, she was President of Pride at Darden and received the C. Stewart Shepherd Award for Service.
Josh rubin, board member
As Founder & CEO of Day Three Consulting (DTC), Josh works to transfer innovative and disruptive Israeli cannabis technologies and solutions to the U.S. market. With an extensive network in both the U.S. and Israeli cannabis ecosystems, Josh is well positioned to bridge the U.S.-Israel cannabis pipeline. In addition, Josh is a Member of the Board of the America Israel Cannabis Association (AICA), focusing on strategic planning and growth.
Jeffrey M. Zucker, President
Jeffrey M. Zucker is a serial entrepreneur with experience in a wide range of industries including real estate, hospitality, entertainment, design, and cannabis. He serves as President of Green Lion Partners and is involved in all company activity.
Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Jeffrey is a graduate of Boston University. While at BU, he began founding multiple real estate businesses, which developed into his parent company, Saltshaker Holdings. Saltshaker continues to manage a thriving real estate portfolio and angel investments. Jeffrey has since founded start-ups in hospitality, film production, and design including Big Smits Entertainment, which develops web and TV series, and Two Bridges Design, a full service digital branding agency. A drug policy activist, Jeffrey is the Vice Chair of the board of directors of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and a trustee of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP).
Daniel Bornstein, Board Member
As the founding attorney of Bornstein Law, real estate broker and expert witness, Daniel Bornstein is the foremost expert in landlord-tenant disputes and other real estate issues with over 23 years of experience in handling complex real estate disputes in San Francisco, Oakland, and throughout the Bay Area.
His expertise in property management, landlord-tenant relations, landlord standards of care, leasing, rent control, and all manner of troublesome real estate litigation has made him a leader in the Bay Area’s real estate landscape.