Lilly Lentz

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Lilly Lentz

General Counsel

Lilly Lentz graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2019. During her time in law school, she clerked for the founding partner of Feldmann Nagel Cantafio, PLLC. Lilly was the senior law clerk for the Firm and was offered a position with the Firm by the time she entered into her third year as a law student.

Sworn into the bar since August 2018, she began practicing as a student attorney under the Student Practice Act in Denver Sturm’s Civil Rights Clinic. As a third-year law student, Lilly litigated in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado against the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Federal Bureau of Prisons was represented by United States Attorneys, making her opposing counsel the Department of Justice.

During her time at DU, Lilly focused on constitutional law, executed through her participation in an academic program in which she completed specialized curricula that allowed her to graduate with a certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies alongside her Juris Doctor degree.

She additionally was awarded the Public Good Distinction, an honor that Denver Law awards to students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to public interest law throughout their legal education.

Lilly served as Treasurer on the Student National Cannabis Bar Association’s Board and volunteers with National Expungement Week (N.E.W.), a movement developed by organizers in the fields of cannabis equity, justice, and repair.

The 2018 National Expungement Week comprised of 18 events across 15 cities and helped nearly 300 people begin the process of changing their records for cannabis-related offenses.

Lilly spent much of her time in law school committed to serving low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations. She spent the summer after her first year of law school volunteering in Colorado Springs for eight weeks at Colorado Legal Services. She donated over 300 not-for-credit, nonpaid hours.

She acquired experience in family law, tenant defense in landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcy law, poverty law, and wills and estates law. She also spent a semester volunteering with the Coordinated Statewide Intake unit at the Colorado Legal Services once located in Denver.

Lilly graduated with honors from the University of Colorado Springs at age 21, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to starting law school the subsequent fall, Lilly volunteered at the El Paso County Courthouse in the Information Department and with the Records Management Department.

She simultaneously completed an online writing internship with Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, in which she produced legal content for publishing online and in print that contained complex legal and medical information and supplemental statistical research.

Now, Lilly is the Cannabis Practice Group Leader at Feldmann Nagel Cantafio. She additionally serves as General Counsel to Gateway Proven Strategies, a premier worldwide canna-business consulting firm, and to Fighters for Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to those in the community suffering from PTSD.

Andrew Ellis
Angie O’Keefe
Ashley Grace
Dani Staley
David Nagel
Eric Singular
Halston Puchek
Jeff Frazier
Stan Fischer
Tian Scherer

Andrew Ellis

Operations Lead

Andrew Ellis is an established operations leader with an extensive work history assisting both public and private sector clients to navigate strategic, regulatory, and operational challenges. He has led projects for clients in highly regulated industries including cannabis, alcohol, energy, finance, healthcare, and transportation.

Angie O’Keefe

Angie O’Keefe comes to GPS with nearly 25 years of operational and financial experience. She spent the last seven years running operations for private equity-backed software companies, which included establishing best practices across sales, finance, marketing, customer success, and other functional areas, as well as integrating eight acquisitions across four different platform investments.

Ashley Grace

General Manager

Ashley Grace is a consumer packaged goods industry veteran who has worked with most of the top Food and Beverage companies at some point, has been a part of 4 David Ogilvy Award winning (Campbell Soup, Pepperidge Farm, Brown Forman, Career Education), was recognized for Innovation Leadership by PepsiCo, and spoke twice at Nestle’s Global Digital Marketing Summit.

Dani Staley

Business Development Manager

Danielle Staley’s entry into the cannabis space began as an executive assistant to the CEO of a consulting firm specializing in cannabis.

David Nagel

VP of Global Development for Asia-Pacific

David J. Nagel is VP of Global Development for Asia-Pacific Opportunities and has extensive experience in highly regulated industries including liquor, consumer packaged supply chain goods, oil and gas, hemp, gaming, zoning/construction law, broadband, tax mitigation and securities, with experience in an array of areas

Eric Singular

Marketing Director

Eric’s path into the hemp industry began in the agricultural sector, heading up marketing for the leading North American provider of AOSCA certified hemp seed, Bija Hemp. Eric brings a unique perspective to the entire industrial hemp supply chain.

Halston Puchek

Marketing and Business Development

Halston Puchek became a pioneer in Colorado’s medical marijuana industry since its formation in 2009, sitting on local and national panels, hosting political events, providing locations for industry networking gatherings, advocating, and volunteering; She also operated one of the first vertically integrated, licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Boulder, Colorado.

Jeff Frazier

Consultant

Jeff Frazier advises individuals and companies doing business in Latin America, primarily Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina.

Stan Fischer

Senior Vice President

Stanton Fischer joins Franklin Global, Inc. as Senior Vice President following a 20-year career in the FBI. His FBI career started in Los Angeles where he was assigned to national security matters, including espionage, counterintelligence and counter-proliferation investigations.

Tian Scherer

Project Manager

An integral part of the California Cannabis industry for nearly a decade, a veteran retail operations expert, and renowned writer, Tian has made quite an impact on the cannabis industry.