Jess Dugan was the first teacher to expand Ganja Yoga ™ into a new city. Her classes have been featured internationally and are praised by a returning student base. Jess’s work in cannabis began as employee number one at The Arcview Group– the first cannabis investment firm–where she helped facilitate the funding of more than 60 companies with a capital raise of $50+ million and an additional $750k for drug policy reform initiatives. While stewarding Arcview’s investor community, she launched a business-mindfulness initiative to help combat the heavy demands felt across the emerging sector. Jess’s commitment to wellness in the workplace inspired the Reflections Retreat, a four-day event for cannabis executives focused on personal growth for professional development. Most recently, Jess completed a month long intensive with ayahuasca in Peru. She is a certified practitioner in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition and will receive her massage therapy license this coming August. Prior to her work in VC, she ran a conscious-living blog dedicated to the appreciation of live music and covered events internationally.