Meet The Team

John Rippey

John Rippey

Owner

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James Dority

James Dority

Warehouse Manager

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Eliza Maroney

Eliza Maroney

Director of Marketing

A San Francisco native, Eliza Maroney has spent nearly a decade dedicating her life to cannabis advocacy and education. A former musician, her passion for plant medicine was ignited in 2012 when she had an opportunity to make a career-shift and manage a 10-acre cultivation site. From seed to sale, Eliza has experience in all facets of the California cannabis market and successfully launched Lucky Box Club in 2014, named #1 cannabis subscription service by Leafly in 2017. She serves as the Vice President of the California Cannabis Courier Association and is active on the board of the Eden Gathering and founder of The Herban Exchange. A master networker and marketing authority, Maroney joined the Fenix Family in 2018 as the Director of Marketing, bringing her extensive network to the team.

Holly Ellis

Holly Ellis

Graphic Designer

Born and raised in the Sacramento area, Holly has always harbored a deep passion for the arts and design. She attended Sacramento State and graduated with her B.S. in Graphic Design in May of 2018. After working freelance for multiple small companies, she joined the Fenix Family in September of 2018 as the sole designer and content creator. Holly enjoys being a visual problem solver and has a unique style that captures the attention of consumers and industry buyers alike. Utilizing skills learned though years of experience and working closely with the Director of Marketing, Holly creates all digital and print media across Fenix Logistics’ many platforms and also aids in the upkeep of the brand image as well as the marketing needs of the brands and products currently carried by Fenix.

Margot Wampler

Margot Wampler

Territory Manager - Bay Area

An avid cannabis consumer and educator, Margot Wampler graduated from Oaksterdam University in March 2015. Her previous career in tech led her to find success in working for software power-houses like Salesforce.com and Intuit. After nearly a decade of traditional sales & tech work, cannabis inspired her to take the plunge and embark on a career shift that led her to found Lifted Logistics in 2015, and Lifted Networks in 2018. Since then, she has spent her time fostering a powerful network of cannabis professionals, retail shop owners, and cannabis brands.

In the fall of 2018, Margot and her team from Lifted Networks joined the Fenix Family and she was named President of Fenix Logistics, the licensed distribution division. Fenix Logistics is a group of operators who survived the prop 64 transition who are committed to representing primarily 'legacy' brands, and women, minority, & LGBT owned brands.

Matt Yount

Matthew Yount

Territory Manager - So Cal

Working with exciting and interesting people in the cannabis industry is like déjà vu of a dream; presenting the possibilities of better, natural medicines and encouraging the normalcy and benefits of cannabis. I have been a consumer myself for almost 20 years. I was a little wild, competitive and athletic in my youth and managed to acquire a few injuries, cannabis has managed my pain ever since. I currently live in Torrance with my wife and our 2 children. I enjoy surfing, aquaponics, and growing many different types of plants with the help of over thirty tilapia.

These past years, I have helped edible companies establish a footprint in Southern California. I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to develop relationships with dispensaries and delivery services, all while providing top-quality products. Patients suffering from issues such as mine like chronic pain and insomnia, someone fighting cancer, or a child with seizures are the people who continue to drive my passion for this industry, knowing that the products can help them. Dispensary rules are always changing and I expect they will continue to do so for years to come. However, with changes and regulations, my goal remains the same: continue supplying as many Americans as possible with quality cannabis to improve their lives.

Chandran Param

Chandran Param

Territory Manager - Bay Area

After working for 23 years as an architectural lighting designer, my the passion for the home & design industry declined and I decided to change it up. By 2014, I was producing 2 music festivals in Berkeley California. One day, I received a call from the owner of a local dispensary who wanted to sponsor one of the events and my relationships with various cannabis companies grew from there. I was intrigued by the industry because I had many friends and family members that were starting to turn to cannabis as an alternative medicine for serious medical conditions. I decided to turn my attention towards this amazing medicine as a career and finding ways to support the people that need access to safe cannabis.

From 2015-2016 I was a manager and buyer for a popular Berkeley dispensary where I was able to learn a great deal about the California Cannabis market, the patients, products, and culture. In 2016, I went to work on the distribution side of the industry, representing 12 manufacturers for Lifted Logistics where I consulted with various licensed distribution projects working towards getting new companies and products compliant and ready to go to market. In December 2018, I joined Fenix Logistics, a new company reborn from Lifted Logistics which was known for representing local, family-owned craft brands and providing professional support and service. I am honored to be part of this new amazing Fenix Family team and still love this ever-changing, adaptive, and growing industry. Go Cannabis!