Ed Santillan, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Santillán is an attorney practicing for over 29 years in the fields of Real Estate, Tax, Cannabis & Bankruptcy. He is a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association. He has handled cases from the state level through appeals before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and in federal court through the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Santillán is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, U.S. Tax Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas) and is applying for admission into Maine.
Mr. Santillán graduated with a BS in Biology, with ancillary studies in Chemistry and Psychology from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK. His senior research project & paper involved the use of algicides and their effects on zooplankton in lakes (limnology). He also is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA. While in law school he was the president of the International Law Society and was a member of Juris, The Duquesne Law Magazine.
Mr. Santillán has been a speaker for various professional groups on topics of bankruptcy & tax laws, bankruptcy & farming, and has taught Continuing Legal Education classes for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Beaver County Bar Association and Penn State Beaver Continuing CPA Education / Continuing Legal Education courses.
He has several state and federal cases reported and successfully represented a homeowner who had lost her home to the Beaver County Tax Claim Bureau for $6.30 by setting aside the tax sale, Battisti v. Tax Claim Bureau of Beaver County, 76 A.3d 111 (Pa. Commw Ct. 2013)(Battisti I); Battisti v. Tax Claim Bureau of Beaver County, 105 A. 3d 76 (Pa. Commw. Ct., 2014)(Battisti II), pet. for allowance of appeal denied, (Pa. 2015).
Bryan Keenan, Chief Financial Officer
Bryan P. Keenan has been practicing for over 15 years in the areas of consumer bankruptcy law, real estate, estate law, business formation (with emphasis in restaurant industry) and asset protection. He is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been a speaker for various professional groups on topics of bankruptcy law and has taught Continuing Legal Education classes for the Allegheny County Bar Association, and Penn State Beaver Continuing CPA Education / Continuing Legal Education courses. He has developed entrepreneurial programs for farmers and assisted financially distressed farmers save their farms through structured repayment plans in Chapter 12 Bankruptcies. He is now focusing his talents/insights with assisting farmers and entrepreneurs to profit from the hemp growing industry.
John Clay, Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Clay is a 5th generation Maine wild blueberry farmer who owns and operates a 300 acre farm near Bangor, ME. He has a BS Agricultural and Intergrated Pest Management from the University of Maine and degree from Robert Morris College Marketing/Business Administration. He has 30 years of experience in growing and managing farm operations. He is certified as Master pesticide applicator and pesticides planning, USDA Certified farm operator, Member of Pleasant River Canning Company farm cooperative and Washington County Maine Cooperative Extension.
Eric Mattmuller, Chief Engineering Officer
Eric Mattmuller has over twenty years of experience in the cultivation of specialty agriculture. His business has focused mainly on supplying organically grown tomatoes and other vegetables to upscale restaurants and farmers markets. During the past six years, Eric has also acted as lead consultant for licensed indoor cannabis operations in Washington, Oregon, and Massachusetts.
He has extensive background designing and optimizing soilless cultivation methods including aeroponic and hydroponic systems. Using his skills and experience to provide maximum yields with superlative quality and consistency, he has utilized a wide range of production methods, including indoor, outdoor and greenhouse environments.
Mr. Mattmuller graduated with a BBA from Pace University in Manhattan, majoring in finance and later studied chemistry and biology at Touro University. Beginning his career as a banker, working for such firms as Brown Brothers Harriman and JP Morgan Chase, Eric has turned what began as a hobby into his life's passion. He has extensive experience as a Consultant to various commercial Cannabis companies with their indoor growth facilities.
Harold Rummell, Director of Agriculture
Mr. Rummell is a third generation farmer in western Pa. He grew up dairy farming, excelling in the areas of Livestock management, animal health, soil preparation and maintenance, as well as planting and harvesting a variety of crops including corn, oats, and hay. He was the owner of Rummell excavating for twelve years, prior to operating an equine business with family. His background serves him well in developing and troubleshooting all aspects of field operations.