The Path To Luxury Craft Cannabis

Navigate Your Cannabis Experience With Choice

About Us

Choice Growers provides an array of turnkey solutions and innovative state-of-the-art production facilities with proprietary cultivation technologies to passionate craft cannabis producers who value quality over quantity. Each production facility will include industry leading cultivars with advanced cultivation equipment and standardized processes enabling us to deliver a safe, consistent and high-grade Luxury Craft Cannabis product to the medical and recreational marketplace.

We Appreciate
the craft

We understand the challenges Licensed Producers face when attempting to produce high-grade cannabis at large scale. We recognize and appreciate highly skilled craft cannabis producers who have devoted their time to developing unique strains, creating extensive production techniques and obtaining the expertise to successfully harvest a Luxury Craft Cannabis product.

Wholly-Owned
production facilities

Each one of our cutting-edge production facilities will have modern cultivation practices, stringent standard operating procedures and strong quality controls with a comprehensive employee onboarding and training program. We intend to build over ten best-in-class, wholly owned production facilities in Western Canada by 2023.

We Are cannabis
Experienced

Our cannabis skilled workforce of professionals has obtained years of experience within Health Canada’s regulatory framework, successfully acquiring multiple production licenses and government security clearances. By developing a consortium of Luxury Craft Cannabis producers collectively working together will enable us to provide only the highest-grade products customers have grown to expect and trust.

Our CStar Cannabis Strathmore Facility

Choice Growers through its 100% wholly owned subsidiary CStar Cannabis, completed construction on our first production facility located in Strathmore, Alberta. In October 2019, CStar Cannabis was swiftly granted a Standard Cultivation and Processing Licence, allowing us to immediately start cannabis cultivation as Canada’s newest Luxury Craft Cannabis producer.

The CStar Cannabis location is ramping up production using our Advanced Aeroponic Cultivation System and by replicating the blueprint of our operations at each location, our strategy is to ensure consistency in all our cannabis products for medical and recreational consumers at a lower cost with improved grow cycles.

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

President

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

Investor Communications

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

Event 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

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.

Cheryl-Ann Shurvell

Quality Assurance

With over 20 years of quality assurance and quality control experience in cannabis, pharmaceutical, food and environmental industries, Cheryl-Ann brings a strong skill set to enrich quality management systems to meet Health Canada, FDA, and GMP compliant standards.

Erin Bergman

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.

Brent Larison

Investor Communications

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.

Ruel Cruz

Quality Assurance

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.

Assembled Work Force

Experienced Cannabis Personnel

22 team members providing professional services including facility design, construction management, regulatory, quality assurance, site security, experienced growers and operational staff.

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