About Us

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Our Story

The 515 Broadway Family collectively have 20 years of history and experience supporting the right to choose natural healing therapies through medicinal cannabis. Since The Compassionate Use Act, enacted November 5, 1996, the Founders of the Collective have worked to provide safe access to alternative medicine, initially working directly through the Sutter Aids Foundation, and American Cancer Society to reach out to patients in need of relief from pain and other symptoms related to terminal illnesses. Through the years, providing safe access to medicinal cannabis has enriched their community based involvement, providing opportunity to learn the personal stories of the patients they serve with an abundance of compassion. Medicinal cannabis has been the forefront of not only compassion directly related to cannabis as a healing therapy, but has directly impacted those benefiting from the donations and sponsorships that the Founders supported through their not-for-profit efforts.

Meet the Family

515 Broadway Collective is proud to maintain a high standard of professionalism, experience and compassion. The Collective’s selective hiring process seeks individuals who have personal involvement in the medicinal cannabis movement, medical research and development, and or community outreach/involvement. Patients can be confident that not only do our staff have cannabis based knowledge and experience, they have a sincere desire to provide helpful assistance and friendly, personal service to each patient.

515 Broadway Collective promotes an environment which fosters health, happiness and a balanced lifestyle, and considers it important to include a well-rounded approach to a positive work place. The staff at 515 Broadway Collective must undergo basic studying, testing, and ongoing training to maintain a level of knowledge, experience and service to meet the high standards Collective Members have come to expect during their visits. The Collective appreciates the efforts and commitment of all staff, and values the importance of each individual’s resources and ability in maintaining physical and mental health. The Collective is proud to provide Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits to support the staff, and their goals for health and wellness in their daily lives.

We welcome you to meet our 515 Broadway Collective Family.

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TEAM LEAD

Ginnette, a Lincoln Tech Institute Graduate, studied Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Business Management and Ethics. Her desire to learn about healing therapies for the mind and body, also inspired her to obtain her license as a Massage Therapist. She truly enjoys working with people in her Community and assisting them in choosing healthy and holistic ways to cope with medical conditions. She is a believer in the medical benefits of natural medicine and a holistic approach to a well-rounded healthful lifestyle. She enjoys her position as a Broadway Budtender as  it is the perfect platform to promote health and wellness through cannabis and natural healing therapies.

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MANAGER

Jennifer, very involved with Community Health, worked in the health industry for the State Department of Health, and also spent 16 years with the Department of Justice. Her love and desire to make a difference in our community was obvious while she spent 7 years with the Girl Scouts working with young women and guiding them as their Troop Leader. She truly enjoys working with people and knowing that she has an interactive role making a difference. She is focused on health and wellness, and motivated to make a difference in the lives of many. She holds an essential position as an Administrator and Staffing Coordinator, and supports the efforts of the Collective to make a positive impact, while providing safe and legal access to our Community. Certified with Oaksterdam University.

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BUDTENDER

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Kelsey, a College Student majoring in Criminal Justice, has completed courses that include Biology, Psychology, and Drugs and Alcohol. During her courses of study, she learned about the human body, mind, health, and the detrimental impact of drugs. Realizing that prescription misuse, overuse, and addiction is more common than many may realize, she found an eminent need for availability of accurate and more updated information about medicinal cannabis as a natural and more safe alternative to prescriptions. Kelsey hopes to see progress in public wide access to accurate information to help to overcome stereotypical perceptions that prevent people from seeking and experiencing relief without detrimental health effects to their bodies.

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Laurie, seasoned in public service and customer relations, has a broad range of experience interacting with the community and its members. Laurie’s professional background includes emergency dispatch with the Highway Patrol, working as a caregiver in care facilities for the elderly, assisting with developmentally delayed children and caregiving for patients with medical needs. Her commitment to provide assistance and support is appreciated by patients in their efforts to make educated and effective decisions while choosing to medicate with natural alternative medicine. Laurie enjoys making a difference helping to improve quality of life by providing assistance, education, and friendly, professional service to each patient. Certified with Oaksterdam University.

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Marcellis, worked at the Department of Justice for 5 years. He studied Criminal Justice and Health and Nutrition. He has provided years of caregiving for the elderly, and has personally witnessed and experienced the medicinal benefits of cannabis. He enjoys the opportunity to assist others in their pursuit of health and wellness through natural medicine, and looks forward to a career focused on education, compassion, and community support for continued safe access for patients.

 

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Rachael, a student majoring in Environmental Science and Sustainable Agriculture is inspired to promote natural remedies for health and wellness in the Community. Her interest in seeing the development of healthier alternatives and lifestyles motivates her to learn and share her knowledge with others. She has contributed to the Community by volunteering for environmental programs for kids, and her love of animals brought her to intern at a cattle farm and volunteer at the SPCA. Her main courses of study, combined with her support for wellness in the Community, inspire her to participate in a movement that strives for natural healing alternatives which are good for mind, body, and the environment.
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Scheri, is a Graphic Design and Print Media Student from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She moved from Minneapolis to California to pursue a career in cannabis when she witnessed the medical benefits of THC and CBD. She is excited about continuing to learn about the benefits of cannabis as a natural medicine, and is working to share her experience and knowledge with others in their pursuit of  natural health and wellness.

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Sean studied Business at College of San Mateo and Cañada College. He worked as Project Engineer for a General Contractor, and worked in teams responsible for the building, renovation and improvements of various labs, hospitals, and medical office buildings in the Bay Area.

Very supportive of youth, and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, was a donor and supporter of a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youth through mentoring, tutoring and athletics. In addition, he has donated his time coaching for youth basketball and football camp.

Sean's compassion for people inspires him to make a difference. His experience witnessing the benefits of active, healthy living are accompanied with experiences witnessing the life-changing benefits of cannabis as a healing therapy. He looks forward to continuing to support a healthful lifestyle by providing assistance and support to those seeking natural remedies through cannabis.

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Ty is a college student focusing on Business Management. He is currently applying his Business Management education to his role in inventory management, and also as acting liaison between the 515 Broadway Dispensary and product distributors. His natural care and compassion for people has motivated him to donate his time at food banks, feeding the homeless, and volunteering at elementary schools. Combining his work experience, education, and volunteer work within the Community, Ty is gaining deeper understanding of the impacts of quality of life, and the benefits of improved quality of life. His work at the dispensary provides him with the opportunity to gain understanding and insight to the broad spectrum of medicinal benefits of cannabis. He looks forward to continuing to grow with the industry, and witness the positive impact on society through safe access to natural medicine.

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BUDTENDER

Xavier, a Computer Science Student at the University of California Davis, has enjoyed supporting the community through various children's programs. He has donated his time to teach and tutor elementary school kids in mathematics, participated in Boy Scouts and became first aid certified. Xavier has joined 515 Broadway Collective to continue fulfilling his love of helping people. He looks forward to participating in a team of friendly and qualified professionals to assist clients in their pursuit of health and wellness.

Interested in Making a Difference?

We love what we do! If you have professional cannabis training (or experience working with medical patients) and love working with others to make a difference, we would love to hear from you!