Craft Grade cannabis producers who value quality over quantity

About Us

Choice Growers intends to provide an array of turnkey solutions and innovative campus style micro cultivation production facilities to craft grade cannabis producers who value quality over quantity. We will be offering a cooperative business model with strategic partnerships that support small batch licensed producers in delivering a safe, consistent and craft grade cannabis product to the marketplace every time.

We Appreciate
the craft

We recognize the challenges and difficulties large scale producers face when attempting to produce quality cannabis and appreciate the decades craft grade cannabis producers have devoted to developing unique strains, create extensive small batch processing techniques and obtaining the expertise to successfully harvest a high-grade product.

production facilities

We will be offering cutting edge cannabis production facilities that will support a hybrid of technology, growing practices and production strategies. Each craft grade cannabis producer will be able to manage and operate their own production space, implementing growing methods and driving the daily cultivation decisions.

We Are cannabis experienced

Our team of professionals have obtained years of cannabis experience within Health Canada’s regulatory framework, successfully acquiring production licenses and government security clearances. By developing a cannabis consortium of craft grade cannabis producers collectively working together, we will be able to provide quality products customers have grown to expect and trust.

Our Services

We have a deep-rooted relationship within the cannabis industry and will be offering innovative production facilities with a hybrid mesh of technology and services, providing small batch licensed producers the opportunity to succeed in a thriving industry and consumers with a high-grade product.

Capital Fund Raising

License Submissions

Quality Assurance

Education & Training

Extraction Partnerships

Marketing & Sales

Meet The Team

Stan Swiatek

Chief Executive Officer

Founder and former Chief Executive Officer for Sundial Growers Inc., Alberta’s second Licensed Producer for cannabis under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Over 40 years of entrepreneur experience and has overseen multiple cannabis cultivation applications and licenses.

Jason D. Novak

Chief Operations Officer

Founder and former Chief Operations Officer of CSTAR Cannabis Inc., CSTAR Capital Inc. and head of Novak Properties that specializes in Real Estate acquisitions, property management and human resources. Over 20 years of entrepreneur and sales experience with an in-depth understanding of contract negotiations, loans compliance and labour law.

Neil T. Bothwell

Chief Financial Officer

Founder of CSOX Solutions Inc., a consulting firm specializing in outsourcing Internal Control and Internal Audit programs, working with over 40 companies including Husky Energy, Suncor and TransCanada Pipelines. CFO for multiple public and private companies in the energy services sector, including Wise Intervention Services, Sabre Well Servicing and GASFRAC Energy Services.

Rick Hammermeister


Founder and former Chief Executive Officer & President of CSTAR Cannabis Inc. and a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of executive experience serving as the CFO of multiple public companies. Founding several successful private companies including CSOX Solutions Inc. and CSTAR Capital Inc., with extensive experience working across North America in corporate governance, finance and administration.

Dale Fraser

Executive Vice President

Former Executive Manager for the City of Calgary and held other national and international corporate roles. Over 20 years of executive leadership in strategic management, business development and new product launch in North America and European markets. Dale was involved in patenting new technologies and this background brings a unique perspective to the cannabis industry.

Amanda Dass

Executive Liaison

Entrepreneur and former business owner with over 10 years of sales and marketing experience, plus a background in team building, customer engagement strategies and business development.  Strong knowledge in communications, on-site management and business networking.

Dwayne Priddle

VP Facility Design & Development

Former Construction Supervisor for Sundial Growers Inc. with over 25 years of construction management experience. Dwayne has overseen the design and construction of multiple Health Canada licensing submissions and production facilities.

Charlie Varzé

VP Operations & Technology

Former Lead Cultivator for Sundial Growers Inc. with over 10 years of cannabis cultivation, research and development experience. Charlie has developed advanced grow and harvest techniques that places him at the forefront of the master grower discipline.

Erin Bergman

VP Compliance & Regulatory

Former Facility Coordinator and Project Coordinator for Sundial Growers Inc. with over 8 years of veterinarian hospital experience, executing clinical Standard Operating Procedures and working within Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.

Keri Shannon

VP Quality Assurance

With over 12 years experience as an Entrepreneur, managing projects and helping businesses increase productivity through improved processes, along with her experience in Pharmaceutical quality assurance, manufacturing, and distribution, Keri brings a diverse skill set geared toward quality management within regulated industries, including the FDA, Health Canada, and ANVISA.

Ruel Cruz

Quality Assurance Person

Former Qualified Person in Charge of Controlled Substance for McKesson Pharmaceutical and Alternate Qualified Person in Charge and Alternate Responsible Person in Charge for Matrix Logistics Services. Over 20 years of experience working in Health Canada regulated environments and complying with Good Manufacturing Practices, Narcotic Control Regulations and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Brent Larison

Investor Relations

Combines his 20 year career as a engineer and entrepreneur with his experience working in the investment industry, Brent has extensive experience with exempt market dealers, compliance and investment due diligence. Most recently Brent has acted as a liaison between Indigenous communities and government on energy saving and green energy projects.

Our Flagship Facility

Our first production site is located in Strathmore, Alberta and is in the later stages of acquiring a Health Canada license to produce both medicinal and recreational cannabis. The Strathmore site has an existing 9,300 square foot building that will be our Flagship cannabis production and training facility with a second phase up to 80,000 square foot expansion plan.

We will support passionate craft grade cannabis producers throughout Canada who value quality over quantity. By utilizing proven cannabis production methods, combined with best in industry technology, our mission is to produce an industry leading high-grade product at lower costs with improved grow cycles.

We are now accepting resumes for all positions at our Strathmore facility, including grow technicians, sanitation technicians, product trimmers, security and maintenance personnel.

My life has definitely been the course of ever evolving miraculous events. I have had the pleasure of founding several cannabis industry ventures including the licensed producer, Sundial Growers Inc. I have witnessed the direction of cannabis legalization in Canada and the current situation and can visualize future strategic market opportunities. That is why I am proud to be creating a new micro-grow vision, Choice Growers Ltd. where we will be working in multiple cooperative facilities. Nothing excites me more than knowing that the team I have comprised can execute my vision of Craft Grade Cannabis Cultivation.

- Stan Swiatek -

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