Nick Mosely - Confidence Analytics
Q1: What do you know about our organization? What makes our mission meaningful to you? Why are you interested in committing your time and energy to us?
A: Like the cannabis alliance, I am personally, and my business is also, dedicated to promoting a sustainable, vital and ethical cannabis industry. I believe that through education, collaboration, and outreach we can best bring about the positive change we strive for. I believe in the legitimacy of legal marijuana and I am committed to doing my part to normalize this industry.
Q2: What do you think are the characteristics of a great board member?
A: As adjunct board member for the last year, I have seen that a good board member is one who is present. They say that 90% of success is just showing up, and in my experience that might be an understatement. We all lead busy lives, and we have startup businesses operating in a chaotic industry. We need board members who will commit to being there when they're needed, responding to inquiries as they come, and generally being prompt about follow through.
Q3: Do you have prior board leadership experience? If so, what and when?
A: Yes. I have been an adjunct board member for the Cannabis Alliance for the last year. I have been a board member for a charitable organization in the Gambia, and I am a board member of Confidence Analytics.
Q4: What specific skills, connections, resources, and expertise do you have to offer and are willing to use on the behalf of the organization?
A: I have considerable experience in Olympia, especially at the WSLCB. I have participated materially in the Quality Assurance Work Group, the Packaging and Labeling Work Group, and the Traceability Work Group. I advocated with my peers to successfully bring about a Cannabis Advisory Panel, and I am on a first name basis with many rules and policy decision makers at LCB headquarters in Olympia.
A: I am never shy to promote the Cannabis Alliance. I bring it up with Vendors constantly. I have personally recruited numerous dues-paying members to the Cannabis Alliance.
Q6: Do you have any worries or concerns about joining the board?
A: Not really. I know it will be a lot of work, but I'm ready for it.
Q7: Do you have personal aspirations that could be enhanced by board service?
A: Yes. I want to see our new industry thrive. Personally, I want to live in a world where adults are free to make their own decisions about cannabis. I want to live in a state where there is local pride in the quality of cannabis our community produces.
Q8: What is your motivation of being involved in the cannabis industry?
A: I believe in legalization, and I want to do my part in advancing the legitimacy of cannabis as a commodity, as a crop, and as a drug.
Q9: What professional or personal constraints on your time or service might you anticipate? What kind of autonomy do you have over your calendar?
A: I make my own schedule, for the most part. It's what has enabled me to be so active as a member of the Cannabis Alliance up until now.
Q10: Of what importance to you is social interaction with other board members?