Former Oregon Technology Executive Joins Fast-Growing Cannabis Company
Tim Winner brings a growth mindset and learnings from the tech industry to Shadowbox Farms, plans to grow the company through world-class farming operations, education and a product-line expansion aimed at new customers
PORTLAND, Oregon (December 11, 2017) — Shadowbox Farms, one of the largest recreational cannabis growers in Oregon, today announced that Tim Winner has joined the firm as president. He will lead Shadowbox Farms’ growth as it expands its product offering and educates the consumer market.
Winner brings more than 20 years of business leadership to the craft cannabis grower. He joins Shadowbox Farms from software development firm Metal Toad, where he served as chief operating officer, and earlier served as the senior vice president of operations at School of Rock music schools as well as the chief operating officer at Hollywood Video.
In moving to the cannabis industry, Winner sees a significant opportunity to legitimize and grow a formerly underground industry by implementing business practices that have been effective in the tech industry, nonprofits and more. Though many growers around the state have seen success following the legalization of recreational marijuana, managing Shadowbox Farms with an eye on quality, people and standard business practices presents an opportunity for growth. Winner aims to grow the market for cannabis consumption by reducing the stigma against it through education and awareness. He plans to expand the available product line, focusing on cartridges, edibles and concentrates targeted to new recreational cannabis consumers. As the industry evolves, long-term plans include the introduction of tours at the cannabis grower’s 35-acre farm in Williams, Oregon, and a guest chef program to educate visitors on the craft of consumption.
“Oregon is primed to be the national model for the cannabis industry, and our local cannabis businesses have the potential to lead the way for growth nationwide,” said Winner. “With its commitment to craft cannabis, a focus on sustainable farming, and a passionate team of gardeners, move-makers and designers, Shadowbox is well positioned to change the industry both in Oregon and beyond.”
About Shadowbox Farms
Shadowbox Farms is one of Oregon’s largest recreational cannabis growers, offering high-quality, sustainably grown cannabis with a commitment to craft. The company is a leader in cannabis-growing innovation, powered by passionate teams of business and agricultural leaders who are dedicated to pushing the industry forward. Shadowbox Farms is located in Portland with growing operations in Williams, Oregon.