Notably, Ian was the lead investor in KSGNF, LLC, which was the successor to Keith St. Germain’s Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Center, and was successfully sold to an affiliate of Green Thumb Industries Inc. Ian brings his knowledge and sophistication in the cannabis industry to South Tip’s hemp and CBD business, where he plays an important role in the company’s most critical decisions. Ian also advises South Tip on various matters pertaining to its growth and development programs, adding particular value to the company’s marketing, technical, and business development initiatives.
Sal has farmed yellow squash, zucchini, okra, and various types of beans and tomatoes. Sal has farmed as much as 7,000 acres of vegetables in a single season. In recent years, Sal has also operated (with Leo) a 100-acre tree farm, which includes palm tree varieties. Sal’s extensive plant cultivation and operations experience provides South Tip with a valuable edge in its hemp and CBD business and operations.
A business law attorney by background, Hal has been involved as legal counsel in transformative transactions involving cannabis businesses, including merger and acquisition transactions involving Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers. Hal is a member of the Florida Hemp Advisory Committee (appointed by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services), and received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Johns Hopkins University.
Leo has farmed as much as 7,000 acres of vegetables in a single season. In recent years, Leo has also operated (with Sal) a 100-acre tree farm, which includes palm tree varieties. Leo’s extensive plant cultivation and operations experience provides South Tip with a valuable edge in its hemp and CBD business and operations.
Jackie's substantial experience provides South Tip with a competitive advantage in the growth and execution of its hemp cultivation operations and the development of its business initiatives.
Randy brings to South Tip his 20 years of experience and expertise in the green industry. He has been an integral part of the development of several Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, including leading successful compliance efforts with respect to various State of Florida regulatory requirements. Randy is a Master Grower with extensive knowledge of hydroponic systems and integrations. Randy’s combined horticulture knowledge and creativity in consulting, project development and implementation provides South Tip with a competitive advantage and speaks to his passion for the green industry and his dedication to the industry’s growth and success.
Jeff is a transactional attorney by trade. His legal practice focuses on corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate law, and commercial finance. Jeff counsels business owners, senior level executives, and boards of directors on various legal matters. He often serves as outside general counsel for many closely-held businesses. He has served as lead transaction counsel on hundreds of complex business and real estate transactions over the years. More recently, Jeff represented the lead investors in the acquisition and eventual sale of their interest in a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center License to a publicly traded company. Jeff also has represented several investors in other matters involving Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Licenses and cannabis-related business matters. Jeff received a B.S. in health sciences and an M.S. in physical therapy from Boston University, and he earned his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University, School of Law.
For the last 5 years, Charles has dedicated his efforts to the cannabis industry, and has become well-versed in project management, forward planning, Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), and compliance, with experience in the areas of construction, production, documentation, and operations in the Medical Marijuana industry. A graduate of UC San Diego in Political Science, Charles brings a West Coast sensibility to the South Tip Team. He has consulted, designed, built, or otherwise contributed to or for multiple Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers. Charles brings his wide-ranging experience to his director of strategy role at South Tip.
He is an expert in cultivation and also established the use of modern scientific manufacturing within the cannabis industry to create award winning formulas and products. With Brent’s diverse knowledge, he has consulted on national and international cannabis projects, created a hemp based product line that was tested in patient clinical trials, and owns and manages cannabis manufacturing licenses in both Colorado and California. He is well versed in the cannabis field and brings his expertise to the advancement and expansion of South Tip.
Forrest brings to South Tip his 9 years of experience in the cannabis industry. He has worked on the design of multiple cannabis labs worldwide and has formed and maintained professional teams in numerous manufacturing facilities. Forrest is a specialist in formulating cannabinoids and terpenes, producing unique and top-of-the-line cannabis products. Forrest has a true passion for hemp and cannabis and is dedicated to the green industry’s development and expansion.
Jami utilizes his extensive nursery experience and knowledge to advise South Tip in the growth and optimization of its cultivation operations.
Carla Y. Neal-Haley, M.D., has practiced clinical medicine for approximately 30 years. In addition having a robust primary care practice, Dr. Neal-Haley has served in various medical leadership roles for most of her professional career, including serving as Chief of Medicine for 4 years, and Chief of Staff for 4 years, at the Emory-Adventist Hospital in Smyrna, Georgia. Inspired by a commitment to reduce the use of addictive and toxic drugs by patients with chronic medical conditions for which traditional medicine has struggled to find safe and uncomplicated treatments, Dr. Neal-Haley has delivered community-based lectures on the incorporation of cannabis into the care of patients with complex medical conditions. In addition, Dr. Neal-Haley has been asked to teach a course as part of the Medical Cannabis Therapeutics concentration in Morehouse School of Medicine’s Master of Science in Biotechnology curriculum. Dr. Neal-Haley is at the forefront of clinical knowledge of the potential impacts of cannabinoid (i.e., CBD and THC) therapy, particularly as a result of the knowledge and understanding that she has developed over the course of decades caring for patients that did not have cannabis as a legal option.