Chief Executive Officer
Since 1997, Mark Pitchford has been an industry man – the driving force behind the creation, design and operation of over a dozen marijuana cultivation, dispensary, processing and management companies in bothCalifornia and Nevada.
In 2014, Mr. Pitchford led a small leadership group in the assembly of a team of industry professionals with the goal of securing medical marijuana cultivation and production licenses in the heavily regulated state of Nevada. In short order, the team developed and launched KYND Cannabis Company and today, KYND’s flower, concentrates, vape pens, CBD formulas, strong test results and edibles are one of the most recognizable marijuana brands in Nevada, with products sold in multiple dispensaries across the state. Kynd Cannabis Company is also synonymous with compliance and often serves as a “touring and training” facility for multiple media outlets and government agencies.
In addition to serving as the owner and CEO of Kynd, Mr . Pitchford is also one of the founding members behind Mynt Cannabis Dispensary, the only dispensary located in the downtown Reno, Nevada entertainment district. Mynt Cannabis Dispensary is a leader in compliance and one of two companies to have multiple dispensaries in the Reno/Tahoe area.
Mr. Pitchford was an integral part of the company’s rapid development, progressing from concept to full fruition in just 12 months. In August 2018, MYNT opened its second location in the growing North Valleys region of Reno, and it has been thriving since its inception.
Beyond his role as owner and CEO of W ashoe Wellness, the mothership of both KYND Cannabis Company and Mynt Cannabis Dispensaries and various sub-entities, Mr. Pitchford negotiated and structured the $60 million sale of these companies to a Canadian public company. After the transition, he will remain president of the Nevada companies and will hold a seat on the national board.
In 2018, Mr. Pitchford created M&M Agriculture, a hemp cultivation company developing test plots of varying hemp strains. The initial harvest was successful, and the company is expanding rapidly. Over the next few years, the company will continue genetic development, cloning, and seedstock. In the same year, Mr. Pitchford also founded W ise Owl Team, a management/consulting company specializing in cannabis, hemp and multiple chain businesses.
Beyond his wide-reaching professional roles, Mr. Pitchford is a happy family man with a wife and two children. His experience and track record in the seed-to-sale marijuana business speak for themselves, and his expertise is evident in the continued success of his many business ventures.
- Kynd Cannabis Company, co-founder, owner and CEO
- Mynt Cannabis Dispensary, co-founder, owner and CEO
- Washoe Wellness, co-founder, owner and CEO
- Tahoe-Reno Botanicals, co-founder, owner and CEO
- Tahoe-Reno Extraction, co-founder, owner and CEO
- M&M Agriculture LLC, co-founder and president
- Wise Owl Team, co-founder and president