Steve DeAngelo is an inspired and undisputed national leader, with four decades of activism and advocacy in the cannabis reform movement. His creation of a model medical cannabis dispensary and lifelong cannabis activism, coupled with his extensive knowledge in this arena, has made him one of the strongest voices in the cannabis and hemp industries. Steve’s career has focused on the intersection of advocacy and entrepreneurship, creating profitable ventures that simultaneously advance social goals. His other ventures include Ecolution, SteepHill Laboratory, Cannasure and The ArcView Group.
David Wedding Dress (a.k.a. “dress”) is the co-founder of Harborside and serves as its director of holistic services. A lifelong activist for peace and justice, dress works with non-hierarchical groups on direct action projects to stop war and injustice, and bring more equality and balance to the lives of poor and oppressed peoples.
Dress served as general manager and CFO from Harborside’s inception in October 2006 until 2009. Dress developed and currently oversees the free holistic health care program, administered by top-quality practitioners, for Harborside’s growing patient base. The extraordinary level of patient care at Harborside is another manifestation of dress’ deep sense of compassion, and commitment to helping those most in need.
President & CEO
Seasoned business leader with experience in venture capital, software, wireless communications, and the public sector
Former Chief of Staff at Cricket Media (TSX-V:CKT), Sr. Vice President at Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR), CEO at Airlink Communications, and Mayor of Mill Valley, California
General Counsel & COO
Began career with the NYPD as a patrolman and detective before attending law school
Former Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney in the District of Maine. Previously worked for a private company as in-house counsel, where he assisted government agencies in the formulation of medical cannabis regulations
Experienced finance and legal professional with extensive experience working with public and private companies
Previously served as CFO for Agris Farms and co-founder of three successful start-ups. Former partner at Stevens & Lee and Montgomery McCracken. Graduate of NYU School of Law
Two-term Mayor of San Francisco and Former Speaker of the California State Assembly
As Mayor of San Francisco, oversaw refurbishment of the city’s transit system, established measures for affordable housing, and refined the juvenile justice system
Retail General Managers
John Henry, Oakland
John Henry is the general manager of our flagship location in Oakland. He brings to Harborside seven years of progressive leadership experience at Target, four years of teaching in the US and abroad, and a passion for cannabis.
Pedro Fonseca, San Jose
Pedro Fonseca is the general manager of Harborside’s San Jose location. With over 26 years of retail grocery experience, including a long stint at Whole Foods, he has held important and varied leadership positions, from retail sales floor management to new store development. Pedro’s passion is building and motivating great teams.