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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 has over 20 years’ experience serving in top leadership positions in the financial services industry with expertise in managing a hybrid FINRA broker-dealer and Registered Investment Advisor firm, institutional trading in high-yield bond and fixed income instruments, entrepreneurial efficacy and corporate restructuring. Prior to founding Buffalo Financial Solutions, Mr. Buffalo restructured the business model from a corporate to an independent structure with an emphasis on attracting brokers with established clientele.  During his tenure with a hybrid broker-dealer/Registered Investment Advisor Mr. Buffalo increased the net profit to 7% in an industry where comparable peer returns averaged around negative 1.5%.  Mr. Buffalo also expanded the firm’s overall assets from $400 million to more than $2 billion.  Mr. Buffalo’s success in the financial services industry attracted the attention of several financial publications and whose interviews were subsequently featured including Boomer Market Advisor, Business Sight Magazine, Financial Advisor Magazine and NAIFA’s Advisor Today.

While serving on the Board of Directors for the American Cannabis Co., Mr. Buffalo made an explosive entrance into the cannabis industry by spearheading the company’s suitability filing for HB19-1090 thereby allowing public company ownership of a “plant-touching” business and securing multiple Operator Licenses for the company.  Mr. Buffalo now serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the public company currently trading under the symbol (“AMMJ”) and is now becoming a frequently sought after business consultant by a variety of radio and podcast interviews such as MJ Bulls, The Big Biz Show, Stock Day Media, Linked Ventures Investor Spotlight and currently serves as an investor judge for the Investor Hot Seat.

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

Tyler Schloesser

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operations Officer at American Cannabis Company, Tyler Schloesser brings his industry knowledge and breadth of experience in different areas of the business to bear in his position.

Coming from the banking industry, Mr. Schloesser chose to pursue a career in his passion, cannabis, after working for financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and Credit Union of Colorado, where he gained ample experience in bank management as a Banker, Senior Banker, and in Member Relations. Working in the small business and retail banking industries has provided Mr. Schloesser with first-hand experience and understanding of the many startup and operational issues that cannabis businesses face. Mr. Schloesser functions at American Cannabis Company, Inc. primarily to develop and maintain policies, procedures, communications, 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.

“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