Title: Co-founder and co-owner of Happy Trees Agricultural Supply, a chain of stores specializing in equipment and consultations for hydroponics and indoor gardening with locations in Scott’s Addition and in Fredericksburg and one to open soon in Petersburg.
Education: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013
Career: TotalTechProtection, co-founder, 2013-2015; WealthHog, co-founder, 2016-2017
Where in the metro area do you live?: Midlothian
Best business decision: “Early on, I sought out and found some great business partners, especially John Holloman, Chris Haynie, Andrew Kerwin and Heather Carter. And I am continuing to meet some of the best minds on cannabis in the state and generally awesome people.”
Worst business decision: “I cannot name a single worst business decision, but I think every business decision I’ve made results in a lesson for better decisions to be made later on.”
Mistake you learned the most from: “Failing with my first three startups taught me how to fail hard and fail fast. From that I learned you have to find a core need and expand on that. A successful business bridges a gap, and finds a way to get in front of those customers who have that problem.”