Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Standish has spent the past 15 years developing his business skills as an active investor, project manager, advisor and executive in a wide variety of industries including financial services, technology, natural resources, and the medical cannabis industry. He is a calculated risk-taker who is recognized for his business strategies, leadership and team building, while embracing core values of integrity, innovation and growth.
Mr. Standish has held director positions as well as served on the audit committee for both publicly traded and private companies. He has been involved in and/or co-founded a number of cannabis-related projects. Currently, he is the CEO & founder of Santa Marta Life Sciences Corp., co-founder/managing director of West Lion Advisors Inc, and an advisor for Blocpal International Inc.
Director, Chief Strategy Officer
Blair was formerly a securities and corporate lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP, where he advised companies listed on the NYSE, TSX, TSX-V and CSE. Blair is an expert in structuring financial and legal strategies for early-stage businesses seeking to expand their operations and maximize shareholder value. Blair’s legal practice focused on advising companies in emerging industries, such as cannabis and blockchain. Blair has a BA(Dist) and JD from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Law Society of B.C.
Chief Financial Officer
Rafael Cotes Pardo
VP, Colombian Operations
Rafael comes from a family of palm oil producers with significant land holdings in Magdalena, Colombia. He graduated from H.I.M. Montreux Switzerland and is fluent in 5 languages. Rafael brings more than 30 years of management experience in lateyielding tropical crops, and innumerable strategic relationships in Latin America and Europe. Additionally, the Pardo family owns the land leased for this project.
Master Grower, Colombia
Trevor is a world class cannabis grower and has a very strong knowledge, as well as a deep understanding, of the cannabis plant. He has extensive commercial indoor and outdoor cultivation experience, which he has developed over his 20 years of cannabis cultivation experience.
Armando Luis Cotes Pardo
VP, Design & Infrastructure
Armando is an architect, specializing in engineering project management. He is currently architectural advisor to the infrastructure branch of the Governor of Magdalena’s office. Mr. Pardo has also been engaged as a general contractor to the Mayor’s Office of Ciénaga Magdalena.
Jorge Lopez – MsME, P Eng.
PE, ND – Project Manager
Jorge is a mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of international experience in mechanical engineering and specific expertise in HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection, controls, energy simulation/optimization, electrical systems design, and other cost saving consultation services.