Meet Our Contributors
The Her(B) Life website publishes stories, interviews and essays featuring a wide range of voices and perspectives. In addition to the talented writers you’ll find on this page we regularly publish work from guest bloggers and we encourage submissions.
Gill is a legalization and safe access advocate and the creator of the The Her(B) Life. She is a regular contributor to The Growth Op and teaches the Cannabis Marketing and Brand Strategy course at Mount Royal University. She is the co-creator and co-host of The High Friends Podcast and in 2018 she won a Cannabis Leader of the Year award from Notable Life and was nominated for a Canadian Cannabis Award in the “influencer” category.
Jess Nudo is a writer and publicist based out of Toronto. A re-introduction to cannabis inspired her elevated lifestyle and she shares her experiences through social platforms and blogs to help demystify the plant. As a social linchpin, Jess is a firm believer that cannabis has a gravitational pull to bring great people together.
Mika Unterman helps producers and brands bring their cannabis derived products to market. She is passionate in advances in cannabis discoveries and legislation and always has her finger on the pulse of the industry. Having spent time coaching cannabis users as a community manager, Mika has a deep understanding of consumer needs and product choices. Armed with this knowledge, she works on product development and commercialization at MediPharm Labs Corp. Mika also hosts the Mental Health Booster podcast.
The original High Vibes Curator, Leighana is the Event Producer and COO of Ladies of Paradise as well as content creator for various cannabis companies. Striving to shatter the stigmas that cannabis and cannabis users face through art, culture, and education.
Ashley Keenan is a Communications Specialist in the cannabis industry and founder of CannaQueen Consulting. She has spent the last five years working in communications; developing compelling content, marketing strategy, and social media management. After spending nearly a decade in aesthetics industry, she returned to school to earn her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ashley completed her post-graduate degree in Environmental Management, focusing on organizational sustainability and project management. She came to the cannabis industry after a health crisis in 2015, leading her to a medical cannabis license and a new passion in life. Ashley's unique background gives her the platform to use education and experience to increase awareness around cannabis use. She aims to empower the female cannabis experience and advocates for a sustainability focused cannabis industry. When she isn't working, Ashley can be found doing yoga, volunteering, being a proud cat-mom, and watching far too much Netflix.
Michael is a journalist turned corporate communicator currently working within the fast-paced cannabis industry alongside CB2 Insights.
With a background in both weekly newspapers and glossy magazines, he’s excited to take on the challenge of working in a cannabis data startup, helping to promote the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis on a global scale. As a writer and editor, Michael aims to take the complicated matters of healthcare, cannabis, and medicine, simplifying it for a universal audience.
Tiyana is a plant enthusiast and media producer, with a penchant for visual storytelling. She swears that cannabis is a gateway drug - to alternative health, plant medicines and understanding the importance of the endocannabinoid system in overall body function. She is also the host of the Her(B) Life’s very own podcast, Sessions.
Jane spends as much of her time out in nature as possible with her dogs Shepard and Maximus. She loves to write about how cannabis can improve the world.
Sarah Leamon is a criminal defence lawyer living and working in Vancouver, B.C. In July, 2017, Sarah opened her own law firm, Leamon Roudette Law Group, where she specializes in impaired driving offences and cannabis law. In September of 2017, Sarah was personally sought out and invited to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. She has appeared before the House of Commons and the Senate on numerous occasions since then. Sarah writes a regular column for The Georgia Straight, The Huffington Post and The Cannabis Life Network. She is also Board Chair at PACE Society in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, co-founded The Coven Club and founded The Women’s Association of Criminal Lawyers – British Columbia in 2018. Sarah was named as a finalist in Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s 2018 list of 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada and a winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2018 Forty Under 40 Award.