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Employee Spotlight | Meet Erin McCarrick

July 20, 2020

ERIN MCCARRICK, RANCH MANAGER

What’s your favorite kind of food? 

Bread. I am all about it. 🍞🥖🥯🥐 

What was your first job?

My first job was babysitting and working the snack bar between my soccer games–but I think that was a bit of forced labor. 😆

What’s your favorite book? Movie?

My favorite book(s) is the A Song of Fire and Ice series (aka Game of Thrones) and my favorite movie is Strange Brew.

What’s on your bucket list?

I would love to travel to all 50 states–I only have 11 to go–Alaska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and West Virginia! Don’t worry D.C. I see you, I’ve been there. 🇺🇸

Red or black licorice? 

Not picky about my licorice, I like both! 

A typical weekend for me is.

“I get by with a little help from my friends. I get high with a little help from my friends.” I love my friends and family so any time I can see them, virtually or in-person, I’m a happy camper. I also enjoy entrepreneurial projects with friends and working with the Lake County community including volunteering with Lake County Cannabis Alliance, the local Cannabis Trade Association.

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

There are a few people I’d love to meet. First is Zora Neale Hurston. Ever since I read her book Their Eyes Were Watching God, it’s been in my brain and I would love to chat with her about it. I would also love to meet my Great Great Aunt Babe. She did vaudeville during the depression in Lake County and her letters from that era are amazing.

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

My dog Chewy and I take walks, lots of them. 🐶

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

I used to own and run a hot dog cart in Rapid City, South Dakota. Bikers love chili dogs. It’s a fact. 🌭

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?

That society heals. I would also love to take my kayak out on Clearlake as I have yet to do it. 

What’s your preferred type of cannabis product?

Flower… a nice mellow flower.

What’s your favorite strain? 

Pie Face and the old classic, Jack Herer. But, the one that holds my heart is In the Pines from a woman grower in Laytonville, CA. Much love girl.

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

In five years, I hope we are able to reduce the barriers to entry so growing a fantastic strain with its regional characteristics is as normal and accepted as brewing your own craft beer. With legalization came a ton of regulations, fees, and it made it hard if not near impossible for legacy growers to continue operating. That didn’t feel right to a lot of folks so hopefully as the industry matures, we can find ways to allow the mom and pop growers to have a seat at the table. I would also love to see a joint emoji–that’s when you know it’s part of popular culture. And, in ten years, I would like to see interstate commerce happen for cannabis. Let’s cross those state lines!

Describe your typical day at fumé.

In the morning, the garden crew and I greet the sun at our morning meeting on the ranch. Then I get to work in the gardens–taking soil samples, METRC tagging, tending to our beautiful ladies, make sure we have supplies, etc. I end my day in the office answering emails, reviewing budgets, and updating timelines. All of this in order to make sure we get to the Greek on time. 

What’s your favorite thing about working at fumé?

My favorite thing about working here is the people and getting to hang out with all of these gorgeous plants!

 

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