Samual Edwards

Born and raised on the Sonoma Coast, Sam Edwards can think of no place he would rather be living and working.  In 2010, He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in engineering and returned home to work as a project manager in a civil engineering firm in the heart of wine country. While working alongside the wine industry he learned the legal ins and outs of use permitting as well as appellations. Sam has been cultivating in several appellations of Sonoma County and passionately extracting cannabis from those areas since 2011. Sam chose to pursue his passion full time in 2014 and jumped headfirst into the cannabis industry with a focus on intellectual property and brand management.

In 2015, He founded the Sonoma Cannabis Company and launched the cannabis brand AYA in the spring of 2016. A former ski instructor and avid backpacker, Sam has experienced the offerings of all corners of California and remains passionate about his roots in beautiful Sonoma County, and leads his companies in sharing that passion with the world by bringing quality products to market for others to enjoy. Recently Sam founded Cultura Crop Management based on the vineyard management business model in order to ensure proper supply chain management of quality pesticide free cannabis that meets the stringent regulations coming in 2018. Sam also represents the Sonoma County Growers Alliance as a board member and volunteer for local policy development.

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