The new standard in cannabis technology.
NUGL is the world’s first cannabis search app built for the people, by the people. Our goal is to build the most user-friendly app experience in the cannabis industry by listening to our users and giving them what they want. NUGL is the only cannabis search app that offers equal and unbiased search results. We don’t sell top-spot listings or fake reviews, so our data stays true. Use NUGL to search for genuine user-rated dispensaries, brands, strains, services and more!
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Brandon Vargas, CEO
Brandon is a founding member of G6 Management, a full-service consulting firm, advising cannabis professionals in all aspects of business. With over 10 years’ experience in the cannabis space, he has worked on dispensary, cultivation and infusion entity formation, licensing, real estate acquisitions, construction and build outs, marketing, policy and procedures, compliance, staffing, and capital raises.
Mr. Vargas has an extensive background working with various medical marijuana companies on investment and in developing greenhouse and commercial cultivation, distillate for vapes cartridges, CBD oils and infusions. Having created an investment team for medical marijuana startups, his vast understanding of the industry and experience lends Brandon unique edge in all of their cannabis related ventures.
Ryan Bartlette, CMO
As co-founder and CMO of 23Forty and Boxy, Ryan has expertly positioned and branded a multitude of companies while strategically bringing them to market. As a sought out graphic artist and front-end developer, with experience in the entertainment and technology industry, Ryan brings exactly what is needed to the NUGL team.
His diverse background in marketing and understanding of business helps him turn great ideas into successful realities. Ryan’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. His skillset ranges from graphic design and front-end development, to global branding and online positioning. Ryan is our go-to guy for all UIX design.
Jeff Odle, CTO
Jeff, a successful senior software architect has a long and distinguished career developing some of the most innovative, cutting edge platforms available. His unique and distinctive approach to creating the blueprint for advanced programming is industry leading and unprecedented. He is a top-level architect responsible for developing some of the most forward-‐looking software for various industries. Jeff is proficient in multiple languages and has managed large projects and teams.
Thomas Bouse, CPA, CFO
Tom is the founder and owner of Pacific Rim Tax and Accounting, headquartered in Huntington Beach, California. His expertise in tax services, accounting, consulting and financial planning, along with two decades of dedicated service to owners and entrepreneurs of all sizes of business, is unparalleled. He began his career at a full-service CPA firm specializing in taxation, IRS audits, tax settlement, business filings and tax returns.
A move to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the second largest professional services firm in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, allowed Tom to apply his knowledge to medium and large businesses. While there, he developed a broader understanding of complex corporate issues and how to identify opportunities across various industries.
In 2005, Tom purchased and managed a large bookkeeping, tax preparation and payroll practice in north San Diego County, California, specializing in tax planning, tax settlement, tax compliance and start-up consulting. His new, full service boutique – Pacific Rim Tax and Accounting – provides business consulting services and caters to all aspects of tax and accounting related matters, ultimately freeing clients up to focus on successful strategies for corporate and personal growth.
Bob Waters, VP of Sales
Waters has been leading sales organizations for over 30 years. His resume includes holding the title of Chief Petty Officer U.S. Navy during his military service. Waters was on the tip of the spear of the nation’s global defense efforts serving in operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Enduring Freedom, Balikatan, and multiple humanitarian missions. He also spent eight years driving the marketing and recruitment efforts for the U.S. Navy throughout the Western United States territory. After his military service, Waters joined DexMedia’s leadership team to bring to market new digital/print B2B solutions that helped local, small- to medium-size businesses thrive. His resume includes working in traditional daily news organizations such as the Standard Examiner out of Ogden, Utah, as the digital sales manager. Prior to joining the NUGL team he most recently served as Associate Publisher and Sales Director for Culture Magazine, a cannabis lifestyle publication that has grown to seven editions serving a widening population of cannabis savvy consumers.
James Jordan, VP of Strategic Relations
James is a seasoned entrepreneur with a background in multiple industries. Since 2013, Jordan has specialized in business development and technology in the cannabis space. During this time, he has secured over $10 million in seed funds for start-ups and real estate in the cannabis industry ( and has built numerous teams created specifically for cannabis operations. Jordan currently sits on the advisory board of private equity firm Gold Stalk Investments and advises multiple companies in the Southern California market for start-up and launch strategies. He is also the founding member of the Southern California Business and Investment Group (SCCBIG). Comprised of almost 3,000 members and hundreds of cannabis companies, SCCBIG has become the largest cannabis monthly business meetup in California and is a leader in the local cannabis education space.
James in currently launching two new ventures in Q4 of 2018. He has assisted in establishing a $40M portfolio of vertical cannabis businesses conglomerate for launch in 2018 in California. The business consist of multiple retail and delivery outlets, manufacturing facilities, cultivation and distribution chains for THC and CBD products. James is also the key supplier and consultant for a cannabis network out of Reno Nevada developing private-label products and lab testing for CBD topicals and beauty supplies. James has established an international distribution channel dedicated to the beauty products industry in European Markets.
Danielle Cavallucci, Public Relations
Danielle, published author, blogger, copywriter and brand manager for many years, joins the NUGL team to assist with the development of its public relations. Her experience in film, publishing, branding, marketing, sales and PR lend themselves to creating a positive, progressive community for NUGL and the 420 community.
Trai Wilson, Social Media Marketing Manager
Trai was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. A small suburb on the outskirts of Phoenix. While growing up he spent a lot of time in Southern California, especially in Huntington Beach. After graduating High School from Arete Preparatory Academy in 2016, he later went on to study in Business Management and Marketing at Grand Canyon University (expected to graduate in 2020). Freshman year of college he started interning at HBI International until he became a Marketing Representative. HBI is the father company to Raw Rolling Papers, Elements Rice Papers, Cyclones, Juicy J’s, Zen, etc. As he went on to be a Marketing Representative for Raw Rolling Papers he connected with many different musicians and Influencers, while also helping co-manage the rawlife247 instagram account (1.5 million followers). Through all of these musical connections he is now currently managing a reggae band that he has worked sponsorships out with Raw Rolling Papers and Dr. Z Moonrocks. Among his many endeavours that he has going on, he now has become the Head Social Media Marketing Manager for NUGL. He looks to endlessly grow NUGL’s social media presence.
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