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Advisory Board


Genics Inc.

Edmonton Alberta

Wes is a professional agrologist with over 42 years of industry experience in agriculture and wood sciences. Wes has provided governance, leadership, and vision to many different businesses which has led to significant growth in several different industry sectors and markets. With a strong agricultural background from the University of Alberta’s Agriculture Department, Wes has always been driven to pursue innovation that has a positive impact on the environment. Wes co-founded the only Canadian manufacturer of safe and environmentally friendly wood preservatives and fire retardants and has implemented these technologies globally.


Community Forests

Santa Ana CA

Brandon began his career in the USDA Forest Services and worked for a nationwide tree care company for several years, after which he launched his own holistic arborist company.   He is a licensed Agricultural Pest Control Adviser, Certified Professional Horticulturist, Master Herbalist, holds a diploma in Ecology as well as a Doctorate in an ancillary field. Most recently he graduated from Yale University’s Tropical Reforestation Certificate program and the Municipal Forestry Institute, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Oak Valley College.   Brandon recently founded the Community Forests Council, a non-profit where he works to bridge the world of arborists with the world of urban foresters.


Son Built Homes

Vancouver BC


Meyerdirk Consulting Group, Inc.

San Diego CA

Jonathan’s early years were spent in Forestry with a diploma from BCIT as a forest Technologist.  His career with the Ministry of Forests primarily as a Silviculturist gave him many years working in the field leading reforestation and stand enhancement practices.  For the last 27 years he has been the president of a construction company focusing on environmental and building science specialties. He has been involved with many government liaison committees, non-profits boards and community relation groups.  Jonathan was involved in the early years of Faster Forest and brings a practical get it done experience.

Mark Meyerdirk is a corporate attorney with 40+ years of experience specializing primarily in corporate law and Securities Law matters, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate development and franchising. He is the CEO of Meyerdirk Consulting Group, Inc. a financial services consultancy, a Managing Director of Collaborative Capital, Inc. a group of 80 family offices in the Midwest investing I venture stage private equity investments, a Managing Partner of Collaborative Capital Opportunity Fund, LP an early-stage venture capital investment fund. He also serves as a board member of multiple private companies as well as Mimi’ s Pantry, a non-profit food pantry. He founded and sold a 14 office 120 employee title insurance agency and operated a 7-state residential real estate franchise organization. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder and Washburn University School of Law. He has been married for 50 years and has 4 children and 11 grandchildren.

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