YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NACT Canada is a membership organization, a not-for-profit industry association, as such we represent membership by electing our board annually at the AGM. The next AGM is expected in quarter three of 2020.
Meet your current board of directors, and be sure to conenct with them if you'd like to be involved at a board or working group level with NACT.
Arnold Warkentin, Chair
Arnold’s first experience with cannabis was in 2009 as a tourist in Amsterdam. Since his first trip to Europe, Arnold has been a passionate advocate for both travel and cannabis.
Professionally trained as a health scientist, Arnold focuses on the intersection of health, wellness and cannabis. He facilitates the sharing of cannabis knowledge and experiences on his blog Informed High.
Arnold understands the importance of tourism to local and national economies, and aims to help small Canadian businesses navigate the emerging cannabis tourism industry.
The combination of Arnold’s in-depth knowledge and passion for both cannabis and tourism has lead to him taking the helm of NACT as the Founding Chairperson.
Tristan Slade, Secretary
Tristan is passionate about sharing British Columbia’s natural beauty with visitors from all over the world.
After earning a degree in Forestry Sciences from the University of British Columbia, he worked as an environmental consultant in Northern Canada and has enjoyed leading group tours across Western Canada for several years. Tristan has also advocated for cannabis in anticipation of Canada’s federal legalization in 2018.
Using his entrepreneurial vision to merge his passions of guiding and cannabis into a cannabis-friendly sightseeing business, High Definition Tours, has made Tristan a pioneer in Canada’s cannabis tourism industry.
He looks forward to serving on the Board of Directors for NACT, by actively applying his knowledge of tourism and cannabis to help successfully merge the two industries.