Accomplished business leader with expertise in affiliate marketing, social media, and business development. Highly knowledgeable in search engine optimization, Google Analytic, and Facebook Ads. Created business plans and launched multiple successful businesses. Adept at market analysis and development of creative solutions. Reputation as leading regional authority on search and social media marketing. Planned, launched, and operated many successful Web-based businesses, which involved all aspects of marketing, Web presence, e-commerce, customer service, staff management, and social media.

Ben Neal is a senior editor at Excessively. When he’s not hunched over the keyboard, you’ll find him outside with his family; camping, bike riding or working in the garden.

Ashley Priest is a mother, a wife, a writer and a medical cannabis patient. She has a passion for sharing education surrounding cannabis with the world to help remove the negative stigmas that still surround cannabis in many places today.

Samantha Kelly is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. After graduating from the University of Washington, studying Law, Society, and Justice, she moved to Los Angeles in 2010. There she studied at the Los Angeles Film School and is currently freelancing in multiple aspects of the industry. Her interest lies in the relationship between film and culture.
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Abigail is a Southern California native currently living in Seattle. Over the course of her career, she has written, spoken, and curated content on all-things cannabis, and is passionate about the stories of those who have sparked its revolution.

Though she spent most of her life in Tucson, Kinsey considers the Pacific Northwest to be her true home. After dabbling in a variety of jobs, she returned to writing to create a space for self-expression and thought-provoking, progressive conversation.

A New York native, Lydia is a yoga teacher and wellness advocate who has been involved in the cannabis industry ever since she moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2013. She is a big fan of travel, Thai food, sunbathing, Anthony Bourdain, house music and a good book.

Meghan unknowingly wrote her first drug publication when she was eleven – a handmade magazine, bound with yarn, including interviews with her dad about his favorite cigarettes. Honest discourse about cannabis for children and adults alike has always been her goal, a spirit that she aims to carry into this project.
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