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Leverage Our Experience

The ACC team is comprised of professionals who bring an amplitude of business and operational experience to all sectors of the regulated cannabis and commercial hemp industries. With extensive tenure in all facets of the industry, our carefully selected roster of team members consists of individuals with diverse backgrounds that can effectively plan, execute, implement and problem-solve.

Our executive team and core management work hand-in-hand to maintain all divisions of the firm, from conceptualization and financial pro-forma modeling to design, licensing, facility buildout, operational roll-out, ongoing monitoring, ACC brand licensing and brand oversight. Read more about the ACC executive team below.

Ellis Smith

Chairman and Founder

Mr. Smith has over 20 years of of horticultural experience,  owning and operating businesses, and international business experience in Kyrgyzstan Central Asia. Working in the specialty cut flower market and running indoor gardens early in his career helped him to understand complex growing systems and production protocols while developing his master gardening skills. Some of his accomplishments include assisting in the identification of the Hemp Russet Mite within the Colorado medical cannabis market and working with SKUNK magazine to enlighten and educate the industry. Additional articles in SKUNK magazine highlighted his use of the True Living Organics (TLO) cultivation methodology in a regulated commercial market. He has featured articles in DOPE magazine and Sensi Magazine and he leads a monthly webinar on Cannabis Tech where he features guest speakers in the cannabis industry. Additionally, he has been a speaker and a panel expert at numerous industry events. To date Mr. Smith, along with American Cannabis Company, Inc. has designed and built over one million square feet of cultivation space, with another 250,000 square feet under construction. Mr. Smith’s career path has positioned him to play an integral role in helping both individual companies to succeed as well as aiding the emerging cannabis industry to prosper as a whole.
“The cannabis industry is an ever changing landscape that demands strategic planning and experience to operate a sustainable business.” – Ellis Smith

Terry Buffalo


Terry Buffalo is a seasoned executive in the financial services industry, with extensive experience including managing a hybrid FINRA broker-dealer and Registered Investment Advisor firm. Mr. Buffalo is regarded as an expert in these fields with publications in Financial Advisor Magazine and NAIFA’s Advisor Today, as well taking part in a featured interview posted in Boomer Market Advisor. Prior to founding Buffalo Financial Solutions, Buffalo was the Chief Executive Officer of a regional broker dealer for over 10 years, where he took an underperforming firm and revamped the business model from a corporate to an independent structure, with an emphasis on attracting brokers with established clientele. While there, the firm consistently produced a net profit of 7%, compared to an industry average among peers that ranged from negative values to 1.5%, while helping to expand the firm’s overall assets from $400 million to over $2 billion.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Terry Buffalo

Tyler Schloesser

Chief Operating Officer

Tyler Schloesser attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where in just three years’ time he received a double major degree in Psychology (clinical/neuroscience focus) and Philosophy (pre-law/ethics focus). Choosing not to pursue a direct career in his respective areas of academia, Tyler desired to become more familiar with business and finance. He went on to work in Denver, Colorado for two national banks, gaining experience as a banker, senior banker, sr. bank compliance associate and lastly in bank management. Working in the small business and retail banking industry has provided Tyler with the first-hand experience of understanding the issues that cannabis businesses face, especially with respect to banking. Tyler functions at American Cannabis Company, Inc. primarily to develop and maintain policies, procedures, processes and risk mitigation best practices as well as manage and perform day-to-day internal operational tasks that are associated with keeping the engine of a public company running. Tyler also serves as a member of the SoHum Living Soils® Advisory Board. The SoHum Living Soils® Advisory Board provides strategic management and scientific advice for the Company’s proprietary all-natural potting mix, SoHum Living Soils®. This group is comprised of individuals with varying and unique backgrounds who meet regularly to plan and discuss the soil brand as it relates to environmental ethics, soil testing, brand management, research and development, marketing and sales.
“American Cannabis Company is focused on the full spectrum, the A to Z for all things cannabis and hemp.​” – Tyler Schloesser | MMJDaily

Board of Directors

Ellis Smith


Terry Buffalo


Tad Mailander​

Independent Director