Founder and CEO Erin Gore is founder and CEO of Garden Society, a California-based, cannabis-focused benefit corporation serving women in search of new, more holistic ways to rejuvenate from the rigors of their daily lives. Garden Society offers high quality, low dose artisanal confections and sun-grown pre-rolls that connect biodynamic farming, sustainable ingredients and strain-specific cannabis.
Erin is an active member of the Northern California cannabis community, and frequently speaks on the topics of cannabis and entrepreneurship. She’s a fearless advocate for women-owned cannabis businesses, and equally dedicated to breaking the stigma and rewriting the script around the plant. With a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erin is also fluent in the science-based language of cannabis and production.
Prior to Garden Society, Erin worked with her husband Tom on their joint venture with Constellation Brands on Tom Gore Vineyards, an award-winning farmer’s wine, and previously had a decade-long corporate career at Henkel, where she managed a global adhesive business valued at nearly $100 million.
Currently, she serves on the Board of the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County as well as the Healdsburg District Hospital Board of Directors, and International Cannabis Farmers Association. She is a member of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance and belongs to the Circular Board, a collaborative accelerator for women entrepreneurs.
Marketing and Communication My love for the outdoors, entertaining and telling a good story led me to the wine industry in Sonoma County ten years ago. As I loved telling the story of wine - from vine to glass - I am passionate about telling the Garden Society story, from seed to delectable confection. As a busy, working mom and wife to a cancer survivor, I know the positive therapeutic impact low-dose edible cannabis can have on the mind, body and soul.