BRANDIE LEACH, MBA.
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR OF CONTENT
SSC is a collaborative education model spearheaded by Brandie Leach (AKA Mary Jane Poppins); Herbalist, Educator, and Founder of SSC. An award wining organizer acknowledged as one of the most influential leaders in the Oregon Cannabis Industry, Brandie is a passionate community health advocate, founding board member of the Oregon Craft Cannabis Alliance, and creator of one of the worlds fastest growing cannabis science communities. Along with our trusted collaborators, and Science Editor In Chief, Mike McCormick, Ph.D., our mission is to help you catch up to speed on the latest research, realize your highest potential, and use your gifts to make a meaningful difference.
MIKE MCCORMICK, PHD.
SCIENCE WRITER / EDITOR
Dr. Mike is a cannabis scientist and educator residing in San Diego, California. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at M.I.T. and studied cannabinoid receptors as a post-doctoral associate at The Scripps Research Institute. Following his post-doc, Dr. Mike spent four years as a technical adviser to corporate law firms obtaining patents on pharmaceuticals. He is an author on over a dozen scientific articles including publications in Nature, Biochemistry, and PNAS. Dr. Mike oversees the technical portion of the Elevated Advocacy Program and we are very proud to call him part of the family here at SSC.
Gabe Buckley, M.Sc
SCIENCE WRITER / RESEARCHER
Gabe Buckley is a writer with a background in business and biology. After receiving a Master’s in Professional Natural Sciences from Colorado State University, Gabe began a career as a freelance writer. He hopes to better translate science for the general public and raise scientific knowledge about common issues. In his free time, Gabe is an avid scuba diver and photographer, spending much of his time climbing around the mountains or diving to the depths to capture the beauty of nature.