Core Consultant

Kate Avruch

Contact Info


RegionNew England / Massachusetts


  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • & product design with a focus on cannabis concentrates/extracts
  • Facility operations design
  • Product & process (SOPs)
  • Extraction education
  • Investor/owner and employee training & training program design

Kate Avruch

Silk Consulting (Silk Consulting LLC)

About MeAs a New England-based specialist in extraction and business operations, I possess over eight years of experience in scaling both single-source and vertically integrated facilities, as well as developing multiple brands under a license. With over a decade of higher education in chemistry and life sciences, I have a strong passion for integrating the technical aspects of laboratory sciences with my desire to innovate and create new infused products.

Career Highlights

Cannabis extraction, branding, marketing, product development, process development, employee and investor training.

  • Created 9 of the first 11 available Social Equity training programs available for Social Equity and Economic Empowerment application for the state of Massachusetts in 2019.
  • Good Life Gang / Future4200 East Coast Representative 2019 – current
  • Worked for NETA as one of the first employees for their MA state licensed facilities and developed and scaled their training practices across numerous facilities both retail and cultivation/manufacturing. 2015-2017
  • First retail employee for Theory Wellness, managed, trained, and scaled their facilities across Massachusetts, after leaving we had the highest rating for customer satisfaction of any dispensary. 2017-2019
  • Created, designed, and launched the Cannabis Education Center (CEC) at Holyoke Community College in 2020. A first of its kind 100 hour workforce training program with focusing partner internships with licensed facilities in MA, with a focus on the four main areas: Retail/Budtending, Extraction, Cultivation, and Culinary Assistant
  • Designed and taught the American International College Masters in Cannabis Science, and Undergraduate Certificate Program in Cannabis and Commerce program courses for their initial launch of the program through the first year in 2020-2021
  • Founded Women Grow Boston 2014 – a first professional cannabis networking group in Massachusetts

Judge of Competitions: Hash Bash 2021 (Maine), Harvest Cup 2018, 2019, 2020, Cultivator’s Cup 2022, NECANN 2020

Consulting Services

Retainer or hourly based consulting, on-site or remote consulting, operational advising, project management, operational coaching, training & development, SOP dev, etc.

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