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Employee Spotlight | Meet Michael Gabriel

June 25, 2020

MICHAEL GABRIEL | TECHNICIAN, DISTRIBUTION TEAM

What’s your favorite kind of food? 

Curry anything. And, I love how different types of cuisines have incorporated curry into their menus. Curry burrito, yes, please. 🌯

What was your first job?

My first job was a musician. I started playing the steel drum at age seven and by 11 I was touring around the world with a steel orchestra performing classical music. To this day I still play, perform, and write music. It’s something I am incredibly passionate about.🎶

What’s your favorite book? 

The Pillars Of The Earth By Ken Follett.

What’s on your bucket list?

Honestly, I just want to spend as much time with my family. That’s the most important thing to me. 

Red or black licorice? 

Neither, not a licorice fan. 👎🚫

A typical weekend for me is.

Before the current health pandemic, I would usually be performing somewhere. It’s something I miss and I am looking forward to that day again (hopefully soon) when I can be in front of a crowd with people dancing and enjoying the music we play for them. 🎤

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

Stevie Wonder. He is a legend and an incredible musician. I just think we would hit it off and enjoy jamming together.

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

After work, you can usually find me in my own garden. Then I most likely will watch some Netflix and smoke a few joints. 🌻🍄📺

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

I was a cadet for most of my teenage years and was supposed to go into the military when I became an adult, but chose music instead.

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?

I mostly live in the moment, but my hope for the coming months is to see less tension and sickness in our country and around the world. But, another thing I am looking forward to is hopefully being able to get out more.

What’s your preferred type of cannabis product?

Flower

What’s your favorite strain? 

Forbidden Fruit

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

I see the industry being capitalized by a few, but I am hopeful that the small farms and legacy growers can hold their place in the years to come. This industry was built on their backs and they deserve room at the table now that cannabis is legal. I would imagine we will see cannabis become legal nationwide. That’s when things will get very interesting.

Describe your typical day at fumé.

I love to start my day off in the garden working on whatever needs to get done, whether it’s pruning, feeding, trellising, etc. Watching the trees grow and taking care of them is great! When time permits, some days I help on the trim team. We grow and trim our own product at fumé so there is always something to trim it seems. But, most days I am on the road delivering our product all over California. I actually really enjoy driving, it’s one of my favorite pastimes. 

What’s your favorite thing about working at fumé?

fumé provides an incredible work atmosphere and I love that I get to spend my day amongst awesome coworkers.  

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