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Employee Spotlight | Meet Damian Lagle

May 7, 2020


What’s your favorite kind of food? 

Mom’s homemade pasta sauce on some al dente farfalle. She’s been making this ever since I was a kid, so not only is it my favorite food (meal), it brings back so many great memories. The smell from the kitchen when the garlic hits the olive oil is one of the best scents EVER! 🍝

What was your first job?

I started growing grapes when I was 13… but didn’t get paid for it. My first legit paycheck job was working at a Dollar Store in a mall. I quit when my boss wouldn’t give me the day off to go see Guns N’ Roses play in Dallas. It was epic. 🎸🤘🏼

What’s your favorite book? Movie?

I have two favorite books–Chesapeake by James Michener or The Stand by Stephen King. As for a movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

What’s on your bucket list?

I would love to see Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights). And from what I can tell from my fellow employee spotlights, we will have a great fumé crew going together. 

Red or black licorice? 

Licorice is disgusting. Let’s just be honest. 

A typical weekend for me is.

On the weekends if I’m not working, I’ll hang with my incredible wife and kids. We enjoy gardening, hiking, cooking, playing games, and running around like lunatics! Overall, we just love having fun together. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

It would be amazing to sit down with Thomas Jefferson, with my main question being–Is this really what you expected and anticipated for this country?

How do you relax after a hard day’s work?

If I’m home early enough, I’ll enjoy dinner with the family and spending time with the kids before they hit the sack. Then I take a nice bong hit(s) and hang with the wifey. We usually read or watch a BBC mystery show of some sort. 📺

What is one thing people don’t know about you?

I’m painfully introverted but my personality would lead you to believe otherwise. I’m a drummer and originally chose to play drums because I could sit in the back behind my bandmates.

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?

The summer and the gorgeous weather of Northern California, which provides for a lot of outdoor gardening opportunities for me and my family. We just completed our veggie garden–cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, and peas galore. I’m the guy who brings zucchini to the office. 🍅🥒🥕

What’s your preferred type of cannabis product?

Flower, all day every day.

What’s your favorite strain? 

The one I’m smoking but if it’s Indica dominant… I’ll be smiling.

Where do you see the cannabis industry in the next 5 years? 10 years?

I hope the cannabis industry continues to take this country over by storm! I expect it to be more widely accepted and hopefully regulated in a more fair and efficient way.

Describe your typical day at fumé.

Emails start early. I usually start my workday from home to try and get a leg up on the day. I oversee both of our delivery depots and try to arrive at one of the locations no later than 8:30 am. Between the frequent phone calls and interacting with my awesome team, I’m usually running around nonstop until 4:00 pm-ish when I try to wrap up and go home. I get to work with some amazing people and every day is different with new and exciting challenges. I love it!

What’s your favorite thing about working at fumé?

I get to work for people with integrity that have an incredible vision. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the fumé family.


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