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Employee Spotlight | Meet Kaleb Shipley

September 15, 2020

KALEB SHIPLEY | PLANT TECHNICIAN, CULTIVATION TEAM

What’s your favorite kind of food? 

I love barbecue food. My favorite dish is the famous chicken from Danny’s Roadside Kitchen in Lower Lake, CA. 

What was your first job?

I did flooring & carpet sales in Lower Lake. Let’s just say I am happy to be doing what I am doing now. 

What’s your favorite book? Movie?

Favorite book is My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, and my favorite movie is Snatch.

What’s on your bucket list?

Make money, lots of money. 💰

Red or black licorice? 

Red.

A typical weekend for me is.

On the weekends, I am usually gathering with friends and family to enjoy some drinks. I also like to explore and venture out on road trips in and around California. 🍻 

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

Mac Dre. He was a hip hop pioneer from the Bay Area. I would love to chat with him about his great music. 

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

I practice my breathing technique. It helps me focus and keep things in perspective. Just take one breath at a time–in through the nose and out the mouth. Focus and breathe. Sounds simple but it does wonders for me. 

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

I won Jumanji. 

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?

It has been a very hot summer and I am looking forward to cooler temperatures & harvest.  

What’s your preferred type of cannabis product?

I like it all. Flower, prerolls, you name it. 

What’s your favorite strain? 

Cheese. It’s an indica-dominant strain but it hits hard and fast. 

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

The future of cannabis is looking great here in California. I hope it becomes declassified at the Federal level and we can begin shipping our Lake County gold nationwide. We have the best growing conditions and more people need to experience good weed. All I know is that I am in it for the long-haul so I am excited about what is coming. 

Describe your typical day at fumé.

My typical day is really just living the dream in paradise. There’s no other job like it. We start early on the farm, and we have a quick meeting to set the tasks for the day. We all get along well and we crank the tunes while taking care of these beautiful trees. The plant deserves a lot of respect I love watching the trees grow. 

What’s your favorite thing about working at fumé?

Pretty much everything. Good vibes, good people, and good work. It’s pretty awesome!

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