Meet the Grower-
Started at Tweed: September 29, 2014
Job Title: Post-Harvest Manager
Andrew Rock’s introduction to cannabis didn’t come with any stigma attached. Raised by professionals in a household where marijuana wasn’t frowned upon, Andrew was made aware of the plant’s medical applications at a young age when someone close to him started treating chronic pain with marijuana. In his teenage years, Andrew’s second-hand interest turned to personal fascination as he explored every aspect of the culture.
A driven individual who set out in academia to build a successful career, he knew he wanted to work in a green industry and first considered landscape architecture before answering the cannabis call. In addition to a BA from Dalhousie University, where he studied political science and international development, Andrew also graduated from Algonquin College’s horticulture program.
When the MMPR was unveiled midway through his time at Algonquin, he was captivated to action by the progressive nature of the regulations. After applying to Tweed twice he was hired on as a production assistant and quickly promoted to processing supervisor. Six months later, he was again promoted to post-harvest manager, a new role for Tweed that sees him overseeing every aspect of the product lifecycle, from the moment the plant is cut until the lid of the jar is sealed. In the future, Andrew hopes to be able to evangelize his role and help patients better understand the particulars of the cannabis plant.
The Proust Questionnaire
This next section of our Meet the Grower Feature is based on the Proust Questionnaire – It’s an interview style commonly used by James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio as well as Vanity Fair. The Proust Questionnaire is designed to strip away the fat and reveal one’s true character.
What is your greatest fear? Being unhappy.
Which living person do you most admire? My sister.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Flying to South Korea alone to live and teach English for a year.
Who is your hero of fiction? Tyrion Lannister.
Which talent would you most like to have? To be able to bring the house down at karaoke.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Theodore Roosevelt.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Family and friends on a Hawaiian beach.
What is your greatest extravagance? World travel.
What is your most treasured possession? My music library.
What is your motto? Don’t sweat the small stuff.
What is your favorite strain? Balmoral.
Would you rather visit Colorado or Amsterdam? I’ve been to both, so I’ll say Jamaica.
What is your most useful sense when working? A mixture of urgency and serenity.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this? Travelling in South America with my girlfriend.
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