Our Team

The Urban Farmacy Team

Emily


I am passionate about Cannabis! My personal journey started when my health took a turn for the worse about a decade ago: I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After my diagnosis, I became an OMMP patient and medical cannabis user. I love that I am able to educate the community about Cannabis, CBD in particular. Each strain can cater to various needs or wants for the individual. Getting high can be great, but knowing what high you are seeking can make the experience so much better!

Sometimes what you are seeking is not about getting high, but to experience relief. Ask me about that, I will have so much to share with you.

Randa


I was a late bloomer and didn’t form an instant bond with cannabis. I had been around the plant long before it was medically or recreationally legal, however, I never fully utilized it until it came into my life professionally. I was an occasional social smoker who, like many of us, had a few overwhelming experiences with cannabis that negatively impacted my view of the plant. After a few years of working in the medical industry and witnessing first hand, I began to obsess over learning what it was, that was helping people.

Through years of personal experience, research and trial and error ‐ I am learning how to share my knowledge. One of my specialties is helping educate people about how to avoid a negative experience and increase their chances of finding the exact effects/relief they are seeking. After six years, my obsession is only growing and I feel I have found my calling in service through cannabis education.

I have found my calling in service through cannabis education… I am here to help.

Tony


My personal cannabis journey has been an amazing one! In one way or another, we all have our own path in life: facing our own stressors and obstacles along the way. I began self-medicating at a point in my life when stressors and tensions ran extremely high. My experience with cannabis helped me reach the light at the end of the tunnel and has taught me many important life lessons!

Years later, I acquired my OMMP card to treat my Acromioclavicular joint pain and neuropathy. During the past seven years, I have been working to find the specific ratio of cannabinoids and frequency of doses that works for me. Cannabis has without a doubt made a tremendous and profound impact in my life.

Whether you’re new, or a well-seasoned connoisseur, stop by the Farm and see me. I would love to help you along your own personal journey, walking out informed, educated, and with a smile on your face. My knowledge and experience in this industry are here for all to share!

Alisha


Hi everyone... I'm Alisha. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Lover of water, music, nature, the stars; and of course cannabis! Cannabis has become an integral part of my life over the last 14 years.

I feel blessed daily to be at the forefront of a growing, shifting industry that is continuously striving to provide valid education and support to our medicinal patients and recreational users alike. Cannabis is a truly powerful plant impacting the lives of all it touches. It is with this in mind, that I scrutinize and hand-pick cannabis products for the shelves of Urban Farmacy.

I will forever and always advocate for cannabis: I am very excited to see legalization continue to sweep the nation; the world.

Mike


Working in the cannabis industry is literally a Dream come true. I’ve spent my entire career in tech, chasing prestige, promotions, and raises, while never really believing in what we were selling. Cannabis is a product I Believe in, so I picked up my life in Austin, TX and moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where I am a full-time member of the Urban Farmacy PDX Community. I now feel Fulfilled in ways I never have before. Here in Oregon, we enjoy a great Freedom that not all of our brothers and sisters across state lines get to experience: we must be grateful, responsible, and educated.

Looking for that night-time couch lock strain that’s going to melt all your worries away? Those are my favorite, and I would love to share my recommendations with you.

Lucy


I see the world through the lens of a gardener. It was through my love of plants, nature and gardening that I became a super fan of cannabis. I’ve smoked the flower for many, many years now, and have never been a stranger to its amazing medical benefits. Although, it wasn’t until I really began learning about gardening and plants that I began to understand cannabis; as it exists in nature, and how its place in the world has been so advantageous for us Humans.

I feel lucky to be a part of the generation that can finally talk openly about this plant and all its amazing qualities. It's fantastic being a part of the Urban Farmacy team: an honor to help educate and promote cannabis as a natural and normal part of the human experience.

Ask me about finding the right cannabis for your human experience.

Maddy


As a daily cannabis user originally from a non-legal state (Texas), I have always enjoyed learning as much as possible about the unique qualities and amazing benefits of this plant. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for about 4 years now: I am lucky to have worked in the cannabis industry for 3 of those years.

I continue to further my knowledge of terpene science and the medicinal benefits of cannabinoids.

I am most passionate about topicals and transdermal skin patches: ask me about these, I use them daily!

Bri


I feel like one of the last remaining Portland natives you’ll find around! I take so much pride in knowing my city like the back of my hand. What’s not to love about the City of Roses; it’s a foodie and doobie city for sure. If I’m not in the shop I’m for sure outside enjoying the great outdoors: some of my favorite spots are Trillium Lake in Mt. Hood and Hug Point Beach on the coast. Working at Urban Farmacy has been one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve had! As a baby budtender I’m in love with learning about cannabis thanks to the crew and customers. My favorite part as a budtender is making long-lasting relationships with customers, and making sure folks leave with a smile!

My favorite part as a budtender is making long-lasting relationships with customers, and making sure folks leave with a smile!

Enzo


Howdy! I’m Enzo: I’m from Toronto, Ontario Canada. I have been Here in Portland for over 10 years. I have a deep appreciation for cannabis and love for top-shelf flower. Pain management is very important for me. Growing up playing hockey and skateboarding/snowboarding I am no stranger to falling down, that is why I love sharing the medicinal effects of cannabis with others. Cannabis has had a huge impact on my life and has helped me keep doing what I love to do. I’m always down to talk shop. Stay Casual.

Cannabis has had a huge impact on my life and has helped me keep doing what I love to do. I’m always down to talk shop.

Taylor


Cannabis has been a magical, life changing experience for me. As a casual and social smoker, I always appreciated cannabis but had no clue how deeply beneficial it would become later in my life. I joined the cannabis industry a few years ago as a break from the compassion fatigue of working in animal care, my first passion. Shortly after, my “Through the Looking Glass” journey began and I fell in love with the sights, smells, and energy of the industry. The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know and want to learn more.

Cannabis has helped me kick start my personal spiritual growth, encouraged relaxation and taught me healthy self care. There is a lot of senseless suffering in the world and I feel very fortunate to share my joy by helping people nourish their minds, bodies, and spirits with this herb. I am especially passionate about highly psychoactive strains for spiritual journeys and meditation.

There is a lot of senseless suffering in the world and I feel very fortunate to share my joy by helping people nourish their minds, bodies, and spirits with this herb.