Meet the Team
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 Advisory Board. The SoHum 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.
Robert Hymers - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hymers is a licensed CPA in the state of California. During his career as a tax professional at Ernst & Young, LLP, Mr. Hymers provided tax services to several prominent entertainment and real estate companies. His extensive experience with Entertainment and Private Equity industries together with his prolonged involvement with public companies in different roles makes him a key asset to the Registrant. Mr. Hymers currently serves as a director and Chief Financial Officer of Marijuana Company of America, Inc. (OTC: MCOA) and also previously served as the CFO of Global Hemp Group (OTC: GBHPF). Mr. Hymers is the Managing Partner of Pinnacle Tax Services, LLC, and holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accountancy from California State University, Northridge. He is the founding managing editor of the University's: ``Tax Development Journal.`` Mr. Hymers is one of nine professionals appointed to a newly formed Cannabis Advisory Taxation Taskforce (CATT) to help the California state legislature develop and enhance new cannabis tax laws and regulations.
Michael Schwanbeck - Accountant
Michael Schwanbeck is an experienced tax professional with extensive tax experience serving a broad scope of entities. He is currently finishing up with the last leg of his CPA. Michael was born and raised in Minnesota where he received his bachelor's degree of accountancy while participating in the rugby football, accounting, and entrepreneurship clubs and tutoring college level math and business. Unfortunately, matters took a turn for the worse when he experienced a traumatic injury leaving him with a trail of surgeries and months of pain killers to cope with the pain. In the midst of it all, Michael discovered cannabis as a preferred alternative to the pain killers, which led to an ever-increasing passion and desire to work in the industry. He dedicated months into research and planning that ultimately resulted in moving to Denver, Colorado to pursue his passion and build his career.
Jon Workman – Mr. Workman has a unique combination of agriculture and finance experience having lived on a large row crop farming operation in Arkansas for nearly 3 decades and working for over 20 years in the capital markets while living in Los Angeles. While in California he managed a large fixed-income sales and trading operation for Wedbush Morgan Securities providing trading services to a broker base of more than 1,000 investment executives. Mr. Workman is also responsible for development of their electronic fixed-income trading platform. While at WMS he designed, developed and implemented a brokered certificated of deposit (CD) program with annual sales increases of >35% for 4 consecutive years. After moving back to his roots in 2013 he joined his brother to manage and operate their family farm and ranch. Their current farming operation is more than 7,000 acres with soybeans, corn, wheat and rice grown in 3 counties in Southeast Arkansas while their beef cattle operation has over 1,000 head of Angus cows and calves. Mr. Workman also manages their farms applications and compliance in USDA Farms Service Agency (FSA) and National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) programs for both row crop and livestock operations.
Michael “M.O.” Olsen
Michael “M.O.” Olsen
Michael “M.O.” Olsen joined American Cannabis Company, Inc. after assembling a diverse and robust career in business development, corporate real estate and hospitality. An upstate New York native who earned a psychology degree and played Division 1 lacrosse at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, his first stint as a professional brought him to the nation’s capital. There, as territory manager for consumer products giant GSK, he set several national sales records while being recognized as the region’s top producer. Prior to joining the ACC team, M.O. was Vice President of Corporate & Advisory Services for international commercial real estate firm JLL and Senior Managing Director for global broker CBRE. Here, M.O. orchestrated nearly 2.2 million square feet of real estate transactions valued at more than $600mm in DC, NYC and across thirteen different states – garnering Transaction of the Year and Producer of the Year awards while becoming a published author in the trade magazine “Tenant’s Guide to Business Properties”. Upon relocating to Denver in 2003, M.O. embarked on a new career in the hospitality business, owning and developing several upscale restaurant, hotel and nightlife venues. Most recently, he built his own consulting practice advising and connecting cannabis, corporate real estate and hospitality stakeholders, while also contributing as an active guest lecturer at The Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. In his current role with ACC, he is Director of Business Development & Corporate Real Estate.