Anne-Marie got her professional start in national non-profit organizations' inner workings while pursuing her BA in English & History. Here, Anne-Marie saw a natural fit between her passion for knowledge and telling stories and using that to mobilize people on local and international community and societal issues. It was at this time that Anne-Marie discovered cannabis, integrating it into various aspects of her life.
After obtaining a Diploma in HR Management, Anne-Marie went on to enjoy a decade of work experience in higher education, gaining experience in recruitment, training and development, and adult education before moving into student life.
Anne-Marie's co-facilitated over 50 community-engaged multidisciplinary courses, linking students and their studies to community engagement projects both locally and abroad. Her work involved storytelling, which would again bring her back to her passion for the written word.
Her developing passion for education, community engagement, and Community Based Research (CBR) led her to pursue a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies, where he worked and studied in Guatemala, Kenya, and Rwanda, building culturally aware partnerships between international organizations and the research institution. In 2016, she became Manager of a Research Centre, focusing on pairing research with action on poverty, mental health, homelessness, and food security.
She made a big move to Costa Rica and helped open The Drifter's Ink, a thriving tattoo studio in Tamarindo, while developing her own career path as an entrepreneur. Then she discovered the cannabis industry.
Anne-Marie married her passion for writing with her life-long passion for cannabis. CannaWrite was created in 2016, and officially incorporated under AMFM Creative Media Ltd. in 2018.
Since then, and since moving back to Canada, CannaWrite, and its team of talented writers, has served over 300 cannabis industry thought leaders with evidence-based content surrounding all aspects of seed-to-sale.
Anne-Marie is an active and outspoken advocate for many issues in the cannabis industry, including the advancement of women in the industry, BIPOC inclusion, setting standards for the legal market, mental health, kindness, and the professionalization of the cannabis space.
While Anne-Marie has enjoyed a long and fruitful career, somehow, she feels she is just getting started.