Management Team

Erin Phillips

President/Chief Executive Officer

Erin Phillips is the President of Strainwise. Erin has over 17 years of operational and management experience and she is the sole shareholder of the Company. Erin is one of the early pioneers in the marijuana industry in Colorado and is one of the founders of the Company. Erin is responsible for managing the marketing, advertising and promotions at the branded stores, and is responsible for establishing and expanding the brand recognition of the Strainwise name and logo consistently throughout the Company's target markets. Prior to establishing Strainwise, Erin spent 13 years in the mortgage industry as a business owner, audit and funding supervisor, title company closer, mortgage loan processer, and loan originator. Along with her position as a mother and step-mother of four children, Erin’s additional experiences include her diverse background of charity and non-profit work, along with her volunteer work with several large Down Syndrome organizations, hospitals, homeowners associations and national sports groups.

Jay Kotzker

General Counsel

Jay is experienced in all areas of intellectual property and cannabis law, including brand development and protection; guiding clients through cannabis business licensing, compliance, and operational issues. With respect to cannabis compliance, Jay has been an active participant in various state and local stakeholder working groups, which are vital to the drafting and revising of state and local laws affecting cannabis businesses. Jay is an expert advisor for supported businesses on legal developments and regulations affecting production, transportation, microbial, potency and pesticide testing, and compliant handling and sale of cannabis and cannabis products. He has drafted numerous Standard Operating Procedures affecting pesticide use, green waste and legal compliance touching all areas of compliant cannabis business operations.

When Jay is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his three children, coaching soccer, mentoring high schoolers and enjoying all of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Bethany Niebauer

Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Licensing

Bethany has an impressive history of license application writing that gets results. She articulates value, develops messaging, and delivers strategically written applications for cannabis entrepreneurs. Bethany is passionate about legal cannabis and believes that the state-specific model provides an interesting new challenge each time a state legalizes cannabis. Her expertise and knowledge of the state requirements for an application are astronomical. Clients love how she is able to distil complex issues and ideas into language that is easily digestible for a cannabis entrepreneur and cannabis regulators alike. Bethany’s completed applications are always in line with the client’s mission, values, and goals. Bethany is passionate about human rights and is strongly supporting the cannabis legalization throughout the country.

Additionally, she is an accomplished writer and editor. She has been asked to edit three novels and one poetry anthology. Bethany enjoys the outdoors, knitting and hanging out with her two polydactyl cats.

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