WHO WE ARE
MCEC is proud to be the first and largest Type M9, state sanctioned medical cannabis delivery service based in San Bernardino County. We transport medical cannabis, edibles, concentrates and cannabis-related products to legally registered patients in California. We are one of the most recognized medical cannabis companies in the region and pioneered the on-demand delivery service model. MCEC patients have the option of ordering via call-center, website and mobile app while tracking orders using real-time GPS. Our reputation and footprint continues to grow by adhering to the following fundamental business practices: Provide best of breed products, create an exceptional customer experience and make a positive impact in all the communities that we serve. Today, MCEC is considered one of the most trusted and recognized on-demand cannabis delivery services in Southern California.
THE ROAD TO COMMERCIALIZATION
In the spring of 2016, we began a grass roots effort to help shape and build the commercialization of medical cannabis delivery services. Over the next 2 years, cannabis supporters, collective owners and legal representatives worked with the local municipality to craft sensible legislation. In November 2017, local legislation passed and a new era of cannabis commerce began in San Bernardino County.
OUR CORE VALUES
MCEC is a company that was built with great intent and integrity. From the beginning, we established a culture that we refer to as our founding principles: Work hard to help transform the lives of our patients, inspired by our patients. Collaborate as a team to ensure that knowledge and wisdom are shared for the benefit of all. Adhere to high ethical standards to be transparent, truthful, equitable & trustworthy. Stay passionate and committed to our mantra of caring, helping and being good citizens in all the communities that we serve.
Meet The Team
Co-Founder | President
Arleen Curiel-Casas is the premier brand ambassador for MCEC. Ms. Casas established the company standards by taking the boutique, customer oriented retail approach and incorporated it into the on-demand delivery service model. Her attention to detail and her passion for health & wellness were instrumental in creating the image and customer service experience for our patients. Ms. Curiel graduated from CSUN in Communication Studies and has a keen understanding in both human resources and operations. Prior to MCEC, she worked at a Latin Media Company and a Technology Firm listed on the Fortune 100.
Co-Founder | Chief Executive Officer
Rick Casas brings vast professional experience to the commercial cannabis industry. He is a seasoned executive with extensive knowledge in building/branding new organizations. Mr. Casas was instrumental in securing both the local and state license which resulted in the first Legal, Type M9 Cannabis Delivery Service based in San Bernardino County. Mr. Casas developed the business model, designed the infrastructure and standardized the compliance framework which allowed MCEC to begin operations in August, 2018. Prior to joining the cannabis movement, Mr. Casas served as an SVP and Partner for an International Distribution Firm with annual revenues exceeding 100 million.
Operations | Compliance Manager
Howard Martin comes to us with over 8 years of high-end sales and better than 20 years in management working in such diverse industries as retail, high tech, professional sports, and real estate. Howard realized the benefits of alternative medicine including medical cannabis while studying exercise physiology at UCLA. Howard is now a strong advocate for and patient of medical cannabis.
Manager of Social Media | Marketing | Brand Development
Christine Ganci is a medical cannabis advocate and patient. As a graduate of Psychology and Communications, she is passionate about the benefits of medical cannabis in the mental health aspect. She is adept at Social Media and will use this platform to inform and educate the public on current events, news and the benefits of medical cannabis. In addition, Ms. Ganci is responsible for developing brand awareness and assisting in the MCEC marketing vision.
Inventory | METRC Analyst
Yareli Rios oversees MCEC's Inventory and Supply Chain. Ms. Rios is considered a veteran in the Cannabis industry and has held roles as both a Wellness Adviser and in Procurement Management. Ms. Rios is certified in METRC with the California Bureau of Cannabis Control and acts as the liaison to all MCEC's vendors and partners. Ms. Rios works closely with both the Finance and Fulfillment departments to procure high quality, lab tested products for our patients.
Fulfillment | Logistics Manager
Valerie Griego comes to MCEC with 15 years of leadership and inventory management experience. Ms. Griego is responsible for MCEC's pick, pack and ship process and works closely with our inventory staff to deliver end-to-end supply chain solutions. Ms. Griego's precision and accuracy of information allows our products to continuously rotate which in turn provides our patients with the freshest and cleanest products on the market.
Senior Wellness Adviser
Elisabeth Butler leads our Wellness Advisory Team. She's certified in cannabinoid health and physiology and plays an integral role in MCEC's care programs for the veteran, disabled, and elderly in our community. Elisabeth's main passion is educating current and potential patients about medical cannabis and how to dose responsibly to gain all the medical benefits of this therapeutic plant.
Financial Analyst | Controller
Pablo Araque has 10+ years in Financial Reporting and Auditing in the Medical Cannabis industry. Mr Araque oversee's the process to mitigate and minimize the impact of Tax Code 280-E and ensures that all local, state and federal income taxes are completed on-time and in compliance with state and federal regulations. He is also responsible for MCEC's investments, record-keeping and financial documentation processes. Mr. Araque is certified to perform forensic audits and received his Business Accounting Degree from Florida International University.
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