Rose City Confections Leadership

MATTY KIMBER

CEO and Founder

Matty spent his youth as an accidental rock star, touring with The Chicharones for 15 years before returning to school to get his MBA at Portland State University. He then pivoted to the cannabis space as
the legal industry exploded. His leadership experience and business acumen was on display when he was hired as Director of Operations for Select CBD, and oversaw explosive revenue growth and new product development. Those experiences forged his vision to help Rose City grow into a powerhouse manufacturing and white label provider.

CHRISTOPHER ‘SLEEP’ TAFOYA

Chief Cannabis Officer and Co-Founder

New Mexican transplant, inventor of the Hatch chile pepper, and former Lost Boy, Chris Tafoya, is one of the most connected and loved men in the cannabis universe. Alongside business and artistic partner Matty, they toured the world and made friends in high and low places, forging ties with people and resources that continue to grow the business. As Co- Founder and Chief Cannabis Officer, Sleep is instrumental in accelerating our clients’ growth and positioning in the highly-competitive cannabis industry.

NOAH BLAIR

Chief Food Scientist

Noah is a chef, consultant, and farmer with over 20 years of experience. He’s opened over a dozen restaurants and catering companies throughout the United States and started multiple farms on Kauai and Molokai. Noah’s accolades include Michelin stars, numerous Hale Aina awards, and 3rd-grade spelling bee champion

JOE CHESKIN

Chief Marketing Officer

A marketing and branding executive for over 20 years, Joe has led creative campaigns for some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports, and retail. Awareness campaigns that he created have generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue for big and small brands. Long-term community outreach projects that he developed for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers have been going strong since the late 1990s.

CODY BUFFINGTON

Director of Operations

Cody’s cannabis industry career started in 2015 when he was hired by Cura Cannabis Solutions to hand-fill pre-rolls. Cura quickly recognized Cody’s unique skill set; within two weeks they moved Cody into their management team, where he was essential to Cura’s rapid growth. Today, Cody brings his vast experience producing high-quality cannabis oil to Rose City, where he’s been instrumental in developing stringent production standards, scaling operations, and creating easily-replicable standard operating procedures (SOPs).

JASON CONLAN

Sr. Director

Jason is a Cornfed Montana transplant and constant gardener. Today, he’s RCC Senior Director of Operations. His production experience, superior organizational skills and ability to manage people effectively has helped Rose City retain quality employees, stabilize operations and scale for growth. Quality-driven and insightful with broad experience in service delivery and client relations, Jason supports people, divining pathways, and forging partnerships.

JILLIAN ASPHOLM

Director Of Manufacturing

Jillian is Rose City Confections’ Director of Productions. After graduating from Portland State University, this Jill-of-all-trades spent the last 6+ years in the cannabis industry honing her analysis and information-use skills and understanding multi-faceted business operations decision-making and visionary leadership. She strives to leave this world better than she found it by streamlining processes, improving efficiencies, and finding sustainable solutions.

CAROLINE PLAMBECK

Executive Assistant

Caroline is Rose City Confections’ Executive Assistant. Caroline holds a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Portland State University. She comes to RCC with experience ranging from workplace diversity research to managing a family law firm’s daily operations.

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