Dooma Wendschuh
 Dooma Wendschuh, CEO & Co-Founder

Dooma Wendschuh, CEO & Co-Founder

Dooma Wendschuh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Province, a Toronto-based highly disruptive startup in Canada’s legal cannabis industry. Province’s products promise a better class of psychoactive, the first true alternative to alcohol. Following twenty-nine speaking engagements, thirteen times on national television, and nearly sixty media appearances, Mr. Wendschuh has emerged as a leading voice in the burgeoning cannabis industry. He is known for advocating and helping bring about a new paradigm where top quality cannabinoid-derived products serve as a safer and healthier alternative to alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and prescribed and illegal psychoactives. 

Prior to founding Province, Mr. Wendschuh was the co-founder of a successful, well-known Colorado-based cannabinoid research and consumer products company which he ran for two and a half years. Before entering the cannabis industry, Mr. Wendschuh was co-founder and co-CEO of sekretagent Productions, Inc., a film and video game production company and advertising agency with offices in Los Angeles and Montreal. sekretagent is best known for its video game work, helping to develop and launch the wildly popular ASSASSIN'S CREED franchise, and providing development and story services on BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS, three games in the PRINCE OF PERSIA franchise, and many more. Collectively, sekretagent’s games have grossed more than $5 billion worldwide. sekretagent’s advertising division created and produced award winning work for the Coca-Cola Company, General Motors, Polaroid, Diamond Resorts International, Mentos Mints, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and many others. Under Mr. Wendschuh’s leadership, sekretagent also sold eight motion pictures and one television series to major studios and produced THE PLAGUE for Sony Screengems. 

Mr. Wendschuh graduated magna cum-laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and received his Masters from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema / Television Peter Stark Producing Program.

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Jennifer Dianne Thomas
 Jennifer Dianne Thomas, Chief Corporate Officer & Co-Founder

Jennifer Dianne Thomas, Chief Corporate Officer & Co-Founder

Jennifer Dianne Thomas is a corporate transactional specialist with 7+ years of experience advising emerging growth and start-up companies in commercial transactions, corporate governance, corporate Intellectual Property matters and regulatory compliance. She has particular expertise in international/emerging markets, M&A, and complex commercial contracts.

Ms. Thomas has been a senior associate at two US top 25 law firms and was the youngest associate to be inducted into the M&A and Banking & Finance practice groups. Ms. Thomas served as outside in-house counsel for 3+ companies and counsel business teams on legal matters from start-up to IPO stage. She has represented start-up companies, emerging growth companies, and established brands within the CPG (consumer products goods) industry - including but not limited to Spanx,
Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Krispy Kreme, Sysco, and Pepsi.

Ms. Thomas received her bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University and graduated from Howard University School of Law where she was the Howard Law Journal Managing Editor.

Ms. Thomas is a founding member of the Emerging Companies Committee of the New York
State Bar Association. 

Ms. Thomas has researched and drafted over 50 articles regarding regulatory industry rules
and regulations.

Elad Barak
 Elad Barak, Director of Business Development and Fundraising

Elad Barak, Director of Business Development and Fundraising

Elad Barak is the director of Business Development and Fundraising of Province Brands. Before joining Province Brands, Mr. Barak served as VP of Business Development at eCAMION, a Canadian leading Lithium-Ion energy storage company. Under Mr. Barak’s leadership, eCAMION secured several contracts with the Canadian government and North American utilities, leading the company to substantial growth. He procured a $17M contract to electrify 3,000 km (~2,000 miles) of the Trans-Canada Highway, making it one of the longest highways accessible to electric vehicles with Level 3 superchargers. 

Prior to his work with eCAMION, Mr. Barak was a product manager at Roboteam, a world-leading robot developer. At Roboteam he managed the Micro Tactical Ground Robot (MTGR) and successfully completed the development, manufacturing, and delivery of the MTGRs to the US military. 

Mr. Barak has also worked at the Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI) space division at the Ground Control Station for the AMOS satellite fleet. He became part of the system engineering team, developing AMOS 6 and was responsible for the development of the communications between the satellite and the ground control station. In addition, he worked at the Civil Aircraft Division where he was responsible for managing key suppliers to the G150 and G280 business jets. 

Mr. Barak served as a Diplomatic Attaché at the Israeli Embassies in Kiev, Ukraine, and Mexico City, Mexico. Prior joining the diplomatic delegation Mr. Barak served as a Lieutenant in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) as an S3. 

Mr. Barak holds two masters’ degrees. He has an MBA from Canada’s leading business school, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He also has two science degrees from H.I.T. Israel, a B.Sc. in Management of Technology, graduating cum-laude, specializing in Project Management and M.Sc. in Management of Technology specializing in System Engineering. 

Caitlin Krapf
 Caitlin Krapf, Director Human Resources and Organizational Development

Caitlin Krapf, Director Human Resources and Organizational Development

Caitlin Krapf has 10+ years in the entertainment industry supporting and coordinating teams of
all sizes on and off set. She co-Produced the feature documentary SEX(ED): THE MOVIE. In addition, Ms. Krapf has produced promotional videos for Harborside Health Center.

Ms. Krapf is a former VP of development at sekretagent Productions where she assisted in the development of various video game properties.

Ms. Krapf is a graduate of Yale University and received an MFA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. 

Erin Johnson
 Director Bioprocess Science, Product Team Leader

Director Bioprocess Science, Product Team Leader

Dr. Johnson received her bachelor and doctorate degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Science at Western University, London, ON, Canada, where she holds an appointment of Adjunct Professor.

Her work in industry has been primarily in process/product development in both research and industrial environments in the food and beverage, biofuels, enzyme, nutraceutical, and specialty chemicals industries. At AB InBev, she led a novel project to develop a continuous fermentation for production of North American lager beer. She supervised the Ethanol Fermentation Research Laboratory at Iogen Corp., Ottawa, supporting the world’s first demonstration plant producing ethanol from lignocellulosic material. She operated a private research facility, BioTransform Research, London, ON, established to provide research services in the advancement of a “bio-based economy.” She co-founded Renix Inc., a company commercializing process equipment for continuous uninterrupted ion exchange. As a development engineer at GreenField Ethanol, Chatham, ON, she identified and evaluated opportunities and technologies to commercialize new value-added products from first and second-generation biofuel production. As research engineer, Western University, London, ON, she led an industrially supported project to produce biobutanol from biodiesel-derived waste glycerol. 

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