Atlantic Farms prides itself on having a knowledgeable and caring staff. As firm believers in the medical benefits of cannabis, we employ people of like mind who strive to educate others on the numerous benefits and applications of this medicine.
Jackson received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine at Orono. A professional background as a mechanical design engineer developing industrial automation provided the opportunity to learn the skills required to bring projects from concept to completion. This experience also exposed Mr. McLeod to the world of Lean Manufacturing, minimizing waste of any manufacturing process without affecting productivity. In addition to Mr. McLeod’s engineering experience, he co-founded Fluid Farms, an organic produce company focused on greenhouse production. This experience developed the skill sets needed to upstart a small-scale produce company and successfully manage greenhouse production while maintaining food safety as the number one priority. In the process of building Fluid Farms Mr. McLeod raised nine thousand dollars through a Kickstarter project and one hundred-thousand dollars in several equity deals. The experience gained over 6 six years of growing and running an agriculture business is invaluable. Lastly, Mr McLeod has been a registered caregiver under Maine’s Medical Marijuana program since 2011. This experience exposed Mr. McLeod to the horticultural skill sets needed to successfully manage indoor, outdoor and greenhouse cannabis production. Additionally Mr. McLeod constructed and operated light-deprivation greenhouses for the 2017 grow season, doubling seasonal production and his horticulture knowledge base.
Rocco a Rhode Island native, received a degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Maine in Orono. Shortly after graduation, he went on to become a Nationally Board Certified Hearing Instrument specialist and began his career of helping the hearing impaired regain connection with the sounds, and people in their life. With his passion for helping people, Rocco is also the Audiology Dept. head for NEVOSH, a nonprofit group that runs annual medical missions to Central America. Over his first 4 years, Rocco grew 4 profitable practices across the state of Maine for Beltone New England, by focusing on the patient experience and ability to learn and grow his knowledge and skill set in Medical/Retail sales. After 4 years of consistent top level sales performance, Rocco was promoted to Regional director, and now leads a team of 45 employees across 27 practices in the Northern New England market which topped 12 million dollars in revenue in 2017. The last 3.5 years of managing his territory (ME, NH, VT, MA), has taught him a keen understanding of how to develop high performing teams using the EOS system (Entrepreneurial operating system), which focuses on process, accountability, core values, and efficient flow of information in the organization. Rocco has a natural ability to develop meaningful relationships with the team he leads. The emerging cannabis market presents an amazing opportunity for him to apply these skills for Atlantic Farms 3 retail locations..