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Employee Spotlight | Meet Amanda Luitjens

April 28, 2020


What’s your favorite kind of food? 

Hands-down my favorite food is nachos.  I love them smothered with tons of yummy ingredients, but also simple with just nacho cheese, and of course jalapeños. 🌶🌶

What was your first job?

My first job was as a cashier at Safeway in my hometown of Parker, AZ. It was crazy that we had to remember all of the PLUs, which you key into the register. Always be nice to your cashier. Else you might find your bread at the bottom of the bag underneath the milk. 😆

What’s your favorite book? Movie?

This is a hard question! I can’t pick a single favorite, but some movies at the top of my list are Interstellar, Inception, The Hangover, and Yes Man. My favorite book is The Mastery of Love.

What’s on your bucket list?

One of the top things on my bucket list is to see the Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights). It would be an incredible experience and I would feel so grateful for getting the opportunity to see it first-hand. 

Red or black licorice? 


A typical weekend for me is…

I love being outdoors. I like to go hiking, rock climbing, paddleboarding in the summer, and in the winter, you can find me snowboarding. I am game for most activities outdoors. On occasion, I will head to San Francisco to catch a music show. 

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

Definitely Alan Watts. He was an amazing philosopher and I love his perspective on what it means to live a life of purpose. It would be amazing to hear one of his lectures in-person and be able to pick his brain.

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

After work my go-to relaxation methods are TV, crocheting, listening to music (and dancing on occasion), or playing video games. 🎮

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

I practice Fire Dancing with a hula hoop.

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?

I am looking forward to my trip to Patagonia in December. I am excited to see the marble caves and glaciers.  

What’s your preferred type of cannabis product? 

I enjoy CBD tinctures.

What’s your favorite strain? 

While I don’t consume THC, I really like the aroma of the Strawberry Lemon Banana OG strain. 

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

I see the industry flourishing and creating tons of job opportunities for people. I am excited to watch this happen. 

Describe your typical day at fumé…

As METRC Manager for our distribution business, my typical day at fumé consists of dashboards, spreadsheets, and inventory. Tracking inbound deliveries, outbound shipments, and working with Cultivation to have our product sent out for R&D analysis, sending the flower out for Compliance analysis before it goes to manufacturing, and transferring inventory to all of our Depot partners for delivery. It’s often hectic but I love data and I am very detail-oriented so this job is challenging and rewarding at the same time. I really like the people I work with and new projects are happening all the time, which keeps me on my toes. I wouldn’t want it any other way. 

What’s your favorite thing about working at fumé?

The family vibe is amazing here at fumé. Whether we are gathering for a company event, supporting each other at work, or even hanging out outside of work, I feel like I am amongst a tight-knit family. 

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