The advisory board of Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana represents a cross-section of our membership, Maine professionals who have an interest in creating a quality, safe, and transparent legal medical and adult use marijuana industry in Maine. Our advisory board members provide technical expertise from their field and bring a passion for creating an industry that will have a lasting positive economic impact on the state of Maine.
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Anne Krieg, AICP
Anne Krieg, AICP, is the new Executive Director of the Mid-Coast Regional Planning Commission. For the previous 5 years, she was the Director of Planning, Economic and Community Development for the town of Bridgton, where she worked with the Planning Board on permitting needs for a medicinal cultivation operation, and had conducted research on allowances and limitations for local land use regulation of medicinal marijuana. She was also the Director of Planning and Development for the Town of Bar Harbor for 9 years.
Anne has been an active member of the Maine Association of Planners (MAP) since 2003, was the recipient of the 2007 Plan of the Year Award for MAP, and was the Conference Chair for the 2015 Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association Conference in Portland, Maine. She has presented at regional and national conferences, speaking on a wide range of planning and development topics.
Before moving to Maine, Anne worked as the town planner in the towns of Reading and Danvers, Massachusetts and also worked in the private sector in campus and facility planning, environmental permitting, and site plan development. She is a graduate of the School of Landscape Architecture at the SUNY College of Environmental Science at Syracuse University, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1997.
Emile Clavet, Entrepreneur
Emile Clavet is a lifelong Mainer, currently living on the coast of Harpswell. He Studied economics at the University of Southern Maine and American University and proceeded to become a talented financial advisory. With the “wealth” of knowledge he gained during the early years of his career, and with the support of family and friends, Emile branched into becoming, in his own words, a serial entrepreneur. Over the last 20+ years he has acquired or created businesses in hospitality, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, and energy sectors. In 2014 his energy company, Provider Power, became Inc. 500’s fastest growing energy company in the US. This success can be attributed to many bridges of growth along the way that contributed to his driving motivation to turn failures into opportunities and to learn from mistakes made.
All his experiences with businesses, gadgets, people and innovation has led Emile to be a great learner as well as teacher. He actively engages with others to promote good ideas, personal growth, wealth management and sometimes even an interesting history lesson. His four grown children and wife can attest to his tireless enthusiasm for “try until you succeed” and “the key to personal success is to show up to the party.”
More than succeeding at his own goals, Emile is proud that he has been able to contribute to the state of Maine’s economy by employing people with good jobs, encouraging others to embrace leadership skills and innovating thinking, and giving back to the needs of his community. He volunteers his time on community boards, gives talks to motivate young entrepreneurs and even runs marathons occasionally. Emile is also a talented artist and plans to get back to his easel with more regularity when he decides capitalism can take a back seat.
Peter began his tax career in 2000 as an attorney at Hill & Barlow in Boston, where he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions and tax planning for large corporations and high-net worth individuals. Following the dissolution of that firm in 2003, Peter moved back to his home state of Maine and accepted a position in the tax department at Macpage, LLC, where he later earned his CPA designation. In the twelve years he spent at Macpage, Peter had the opportunity to design and implement the firm’s paperless system, as well as serve as a Director and Chair of the tax department for many years.
Prior to his career as a tax attorney and CPA, Peter served as a math teacher in the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe (1991-94), and later worked as a math teacher at Hebron Academy (1994-96).
Peter, along with his co-founders Walker and Kelly, founded Dufour Tax Group, LLC on January 1st, 2015 with a sole mission to provide strategic and comprehensive tax planning and compliance services to businesses and individuals worldwide.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Maine, with a B.S., with high distinction, in Applied Mathematics. He earned his dual Law degree, cum laude, and M.B.A. at Boston College.
Fishman has 25 years’ experience as owner and operator of Fishman Realty Group, a division of Keller Williams Realty & KW Commercial working in all facets of commercial, investment & residential real estate sales & leasing. Marc has the experience and skills to analyze performing versus non- or underperforming properties. He has successfully negotiated over $200 million in commercial & investment sales and leases. Marc owns & manages commercial, mixed use investment properties and strongly believes in the principals of Cash on Cash – Return on Income.
Marc specializes in Cannabis related site selection & consultation with cultivators, labs, medical practices, retailers, extractors and also works closely with related municipal officials, lawyers, lenders, insurance providers & accountants in this industry. He has built 3 large facilities from raw space, consults with State Licensed dispensaries and large caregivers on floor plans, equipment and implementation. He has expertise in strategic vision with operations, sourcing project management, and construction management. . He is certified as an ECO-Broker, certified Energy SMART REALTOR and takes monthly continuing Real Estate education classes. Additionally, he is a member of Maine Commercial Assoc. of Realtors, Maine Real Estate & Developers Assoc. (MEREDA), and the Greater Portland Landlords Association.
Emily Isler is owner of Tree Tap Extracts Inc., a maple sugar product company, and Center Valley Farm Inc. She graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a BA in Anthropology. Emily worked in Cultural Resource Management Archaeology before transitioning to caregiving and farming on her organic farm in Jay.
Hannah King is an attorney with Drummond Woodsum, a full service law firm with offices in Portland, Maine and Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire. Through her regulated substances practice, Attorney King advises local municipalities, medical dispensaries, and entrepreneurs on medical and adult use marijuana regulatory and licensing issues. She also advises tribal clients across the country looking to enter the cannabis space on business strategy and development of tribal regulatory regimes. Attorney King has been involved in drafting proposed legislative changes to Maine's Marijuana Legalization Act and the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program. She is also a member of The ArcView Group, a national cannabis angel investment platform, and serves on the 15 member selection committee, where her responsibilities include vetting investment opportunities in all aspects if the cannabis industry for consideration by ArcView members. Attorney King has been a mentor presenter at Canopy, a business accelerator and venture fund for the cannabis industry. Her involvement in the cannabis industry at the state and national level has provided her with an unmatched understanding of the local and national status of cannabis legalization giving her clients an advantage in a dynamic and rapidly changing industry.
Jacques Santucci is the Principal of Opus Consulting Group, a business management consulting firm in Portland, Maine. Opus Consulting Group specializes in Business Strategy and Management, Business Advisory and Corporate Renewal, helping companies and business owners regardless of size or industry.
With a career focused on financial management, strategy, turnaround and performance improvement, he has a proven track record of creating value for stakeholders. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including retail, wholesale distribution, technology, financial services, construction, and non-profit.
In addition to his work with clients at OpusCG, Jacques Santucci is a co-founder of Wellness Connection of Maine, the state’s largest group of medical marijuana dispensaries, serving over 10,000 registered qualified patients a year, with a staff of over 80 employees. Santucci began his career at Ernst &Young and then at Universal Pictures in Paris, France. Jacques has worked for international groups in Europe and in the USA. Since moving to Maine in 1999, Jacques has held several executive positions, notably, turning around the newly acquired US operations of an international yacht charter company, and serving as CFO of a multi-entity private capital firm that he helped recapitalize. He was also the President of the Maine chapter of the Turnaround Management Association from 2011 to 2013 and in 2016.
Jacques holds a business degree, equivalent to an MBA, from EDHEC School of Management in Lille, France with a concentration in Finance. In the Portland area, Jacques is an avid community participant, as host and producer of a weekly radio show on WMPG, the Greater Portland community radio. He also serves as a board member for several non-profit organizations, including the Center for Wellness Leadership, a non-profit organization involved in educating communities and medical practitioners about alternative and natural medicine and conducting research and providing grants and donations to organizations in support of healthier communities.