Chris Bourdon

CEO, Chairman

Mr. Bourdon has a track record of successfully developing and commercializing technologies and leading companies at the highest executive level. Most recently as CEO of Upthere, a personal storage company, Mr. Bourdon led a team of highly talented engineers in building a new way for consumers to keep and access their digital things before negotiating the sale of the company to Western Digital, the world’s largest computer storage provider. 

Previously, during his 15-year tenure at Apple, Mr. Bourdon managed a team of product marketing managers, shipping nine releases of macOS and growing the user base from zero to 64 million. Mr. Bourdon is also active in the startup community advising a number of early-stage companies and serving as a selection committee member and mentor at the Alchemist Accelerator.

Ellen Gee

SVP, Director

Ms. Gee has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, management and real estate acquisition. Ms. Gee currently is co-founder and manager of several cannabis operations in Oakland, California. Her cannabis experience ranges from zoning and code regulations to licensing and permits. She also performs budgeting and forecasting functions, as well as property analysis, for all Oakland cannabis operations. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Gee served as special aide to Mayor Jerry Brown of Oakland, current governor of California. Prior to that, she was founder and President of Incentive Plus International Travel. She also served as Chairman of the Board. During her professional career, she served as financial advisor to Hill Glazier Architects and EF Education in Sweden. Ms. Gee attended San Francisco State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Ms. Gee also received a Master of Science in Taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

Sam Mac

COO, Director

Mr. Mac has over 20 years in the Cannabis Industry. 23 Build-outs ranging from 2,000 square feet to over 15,000 square feet. Co-founder of D&S Garden Supplies grew from 1,500 square foot storefront to a 20,000 square foot super store and warehouse. Mr. Mac’s focused areas of expertise include, Zoning and Code Regulations, Construction, Building and Architectural Design, Irrigation, Security Systems, Ventilation/HVAC and CO2 systems, Electrical Capacity, Dispensary, Hydroponic Suppliers, Mechanical, Plumbing Regulations, Fire and Safety, Licensing and Permits. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in electronics from Heald College and speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.