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Bud-Tender Bio

Learn More About Sweet Relief

At Sweet Relief, we provide high-quality marijuana products for medicinal and recreational use. Our family-owned and -operated business was established in 2014. You can visit any of our 4 locations in Astoria, Scappoose, St. Helens, and Tillamook. Don't forget to ask about our deals and discounts! Read on to learn about our enthusiastic and dedicated staff members.
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Gary Reynolds

AGE: 49
POSITION: President/ CO-Founder 

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/ PETS/HOME LIFE:
I have 9 kids, 2 dogs, and an AMAZING wife!

FAVORITE HOBBIES: 
• Hunting
• Family
• Kayaking
• Mud trucking
• Fast cars
• Weed

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOPS HOMETOWN:
The community!

FAVORITE STRIAN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS MEDICINALLY, RECREATIONALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Sticky Bitch- to stay relaxed!


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Oscar Nelson

AGE: 36
POSITION/LOCATION: Co-Owner / CEO

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I am a simple guy, married to Tiffany with two kids, Sven and Onyx and our Great Dane Pup Leeloo. 

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
Most any aspect of Cannabis, Spirituality, and Blogging. I love time to explore life and enjoy being a family man.
FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN :
I grew up in Astoria, so seeing the flag-ship Sweet Relief here is very special to me.  

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
The FOG!!!! (NL5 Haze x Skunk #1) It was a strain gifted to me and it has ended up being my most cherished rare Sativa. I love the clear, upbeat effects and no "dropout" after the 3-4 hour buzz. Wonderful Medicine.

I feel there is no cannabis use that is not Medical in some fashion, so I definitely consume Medically (digestive issues and Focus). The most useful aspect for me though is Spiritual. I feel the effects of Cannabis are akin to a prayer. When the feeling of the Herb comes on, it is a form of communion with All-That-IS. The Cannabis experience itself is a religious experience in my opinion. As Bob Marley put it, "When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself." And, like said on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi "Know Thyself"; And the Herb is a wonderful tool to do just that!

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Dawna Reynolds 

AGE: 39
POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Owner

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
2 Dogs
9 kids (blended)
Married with children
2 grandchildren (one on the way!)
FAVORITE HOBBIES:
Hunting/spending family time
Camping, Bon fires, Gardening, Love the beach
FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN (I.E. ASTORIA):
Everything! Friendly family staff, It’s like being in your living room with a class group of education!

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Shango Pennywise, Sticky Bitch, Voyager 1, Albert Walker, UK Cheese, Cin X
I love cannabis in the form of edibles and also as a dabbable. I consume for medicinal purposes.

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Darby Hageman

Age: 35
POSITION/LOCATION: Corporate Compliance Manager

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/ FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I'm known as the hippie gypsy in my family. My pup Russia and cat Maryjane keep me company most days.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
  • Reading sci-fi books, comics, and manga
  • Coloring and arts
  • Music
FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOPS HOMETOWN :
Its small, family feel when I walk in, every time.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
Oh man, one favorite, that’s a rough one. Obviously, Sticky Bitch but hands down I'll always grab the Golden Pineapple when it's available. The taste, the feel, the magic - it's everything I want in a strain.

ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
That's a big both. I have endometriosis, which makes it hard for me to enjoy just about everything. Cannabis has been my medicine to treat the symptoms of my endometriosis. Simply put, if I don't medicate, I can't get high. I have to consume enough to treat me before I can get the euphoria.
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Hanna Records

AGE: 35

POSITION/LOCATION: Corporate Product Manager

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I am a native Astorian or (Original Goonie), whichever you prefer. I am married with 3 amazing kiddos, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 chickens. 

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
• Beach cruises
• Clamming
• Kayacking
• Riding
• Camping

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP’S HOMETOWN:
I love how kind, open minded, and compassionate our community is!

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Albert Walker- The perfect strain for help with anxiety. It is an Indica strain, but not too heavy with an amazing, uplifting effect for me. I use for both medicinal and recreational purposes. 

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Tiffany Nelson

Age: 35

POSITION/LOCATION: Corporate Office Manager

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
married to Oscar Nelson, mom to 1 boy, 1 girl, and 1 Great Dane. 

FAVORITE HOBBIES: 
My hobby of making natural soaps morphed 7 years ago when our good friend needed a consistent supply of cannabis edibles and topicals while he battled lymphoma. I started by making a lozenge with a reliable dosage for him. This is also when I created the very popular Sweet Relief medicated lotion that you might have been lucky enough to try before our states conversion to OLCC laws! Don't worry it will be back in our stores soon!

FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LOCATION:
The very first day of Rec sales had to have been one of the funnest days yet! Meeting people who have been toking since the 60's who never thought they'd see the day it was legal, sharing their excitement, was a true historic event! Also, if there's a cruise ship in town, you will meet customers from literally all over the world!

HOW AND WHY I USE CANNABIS:
If you see me in the shop, I am most likely with Leeloo, our Great Dane, she is hard to miss! Like a lot of people we see, I have bouts of anxiety and seasonal depression that brings and is then enhanced by insomnia. Leeloo's company is helping. Between 5 and 10 mg in an edible or tincture at bedtime gives me a great night sleep and helps with my anxiety. I also like using a topical on my joints when the cold weather hits!



Eric Dann
AGE: 45

POSITION/LOCATION: Corporate Operations Manager

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I’m a musician 100% and a family guy with no current pets. I am currently in the middle of building my own home.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:

•    Playing drums and all other instruments
•    All fishing!
•    #1 basketball hooligan

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP’S HOMETOWN:
Self-built and family operated. I love how the shops have all come along so well and we have the awesomest staff period! Friendly hometown, everybody knows everybody. All the Astoria shops take care of each other even through the winter!

FAVORITE STRIANS AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:

Both Rec and Med. Orange Velvet is my #1 but I also love the Alaskan Thunder F**k!

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Abby Koziol 

AGE: 25

POSITION/LOCATION: Store Manager/Sweet Relief Astoria

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
Originally born and raised in Chicago. I came to Astoria about 4 years ago. I have 4 dogs and live on a small school bus that I’m currently renovating.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
My favorite hobbies are aerial silks . Playing with my dogs, smoking with my friends, and working on my bus.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
The community. Coming from such a large city, I really treasure the business and support we receive.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Cherry Pie , Blueberry Avatar, Golden Pineapple
I am a daily consumer and I love a sense of peace in this otherwise chaotic world. For all 3 strains they make me goofy and giggly. 

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Sam Bruhn

AGE: 25

POSITION/LOCATION: Assistant Manager/Sweet Relief Astoria

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE: 
Lived in Astoria most of my life. Nothing is quiet like the coast life!

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
• Growing Weed
• Making my own moonshine

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP’S HOMETOWN: 
Everything is walking distance. I’d much rather walk than drive any day.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Lambs Breath & Sour Diesel. Great antidepressant and gives you extremely youthful energy. I use it for both Recreational and Medicinal purposes.




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Jasmine Sleutel

AGE: 21

POSITION/LOCATION: Marketing Manager/Sweet Relief Astoria

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
Mother to my beautiful son and a loving wife to my amazing husband! 
Born and raised in Astoria Oregon who loves nothing more but to be with family. Daughter to President & Co-Founder of Sweet Relief - Gary Reynolds. I have 2 dogs that I love to take to the beach and go for a swim! I have always had a passion for the cannabis industry, the fact that I am here and making a difference for customers and patients daily is something I take much pride in. 

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
• Spending time with family
• Traveling
• Hiking
• Fishing
• Movies
• Playing with my dogs
• BBQ with friends

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
For someone who has lived in this small town their entire life, you would think it would get old after a whole…NOT EVEN CLOSE. Astoria has always fascinated me with its history, the fact that you know EVERYONE, and most of all….it’s beauty. Living on the Columbia River brings lots of fishing, hiking, shooting, and adventures to experience every day. I don’t think I’ll ever want to leave. The beach is right in my back yard, how much better can it get than that?!

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
My favorite strain would have to be AC/DC. Why? Simple - because it brings a lot of pain relief for someone without giving much psychoactive effects. It helps with swelling, aches and pains that I experience daily. I strongly use cannabis for medicinal purposes. It heals your body in the most natural way.


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Tommy Richey 

AGE: 28

POSITION/LOCATION: Product Assistant/ Sweet Relief Astoria

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
Come from Oklahoma. The middle child with 2 other siblings. I have a German Shepard named Anzo. He’s been a good friend of mine for 10 years. 

FAVORITE HOBBIES: 
Researching a wide variety of different topics. (Anything weed).

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP’S HOMETOWN:
The people and the beautiful landscape!

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Can’t pick just one. All depends on how I feel at a particular time. Then I go off what my nose likes. It’s served me well for whenever I am feeling depressed.


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Cody Falk

AGE: 24

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/ Sweet Relief Astoria

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I was born and raised in Astoria, OR. I’m the middle child of three siblings, and I have a dog (Australian Sheppard/Golden Retriever) named Kato. I live with two roommates (Zach and Darby) who also work for Sweet Relief!

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mushroom picking
  • Clam digging
  • Skateboarding
  • Growing cannabis
FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOPS HOMETOWN: 
How beautiful the scenery is, and all the history that’s here.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
UK Cheese because the flavor is unique. It’s an excellent relaxer without being too couch-locked, and super happy.

ALSO, DO YOU USE.CONSUME RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Consume both recreationally and medicinally

FAVORITE WAY TO CONSUME:Joints
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Robert Richey

AGE: 27

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief Astoria

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I live in a bus on a homestead and have four huge dogs.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
Building & constructing things

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP’S HOMETOWN:
• Rolling doobies
• Chillin w/friends & family
• Taking care of my pups

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
BOTH- Pennywise is my favorite for medicinal use, as it helps prevent my seizures from occurring. 
Dutch Treat is one of my favorite strains for recreational use because of the taste and euphoric effect.

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Grant

AGE: 24

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief Astoria

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/ FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I have a cat named Red. He has red hair just like me! I also have a piranha named Oscar. I have 5 major food allergies that have made life a challenge. My shoe size is 10 ½, and my waist size is always growing. I enjoy long walks on the beach and Mexican food. My favorite color is red. My favorite smell is daiquiris!
 
FAVORITE HOBBIES:
One of my favorite past times is inhaling helium while trying to rap. I like to play video games with my friends and doing high-adrenaline stunts, such as skydiving and backflips. I enjoy hiking mid-winter without the recommended warm clothing.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
I love the weather. Being a fair-skinned red-headed person, I burn pretty easy (If you can believe that.) The mellow temperate climate of Astoria is something I’ve grown quite accustomed to. Anytime I go anywhere warmer, I involuntarily cry. I also like the welcoming atmosphere of Astoria. The quality of people here is above par. I have so many friends.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
Orange Velvet. I consider myself to be a high-octane individual. This strain enables me to be able to smoke and maintain productivity.

ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
I suffer from a seizure disorder due to my brain tumors, therefore I consume recreationally and medicinally. Also, the CBD strains specifically help calm down my ticks.
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Ken Homer 

AGE: 49

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief Astoria

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I moved to Astoria from Idaho about 20 years ago and been here ever sense! I love the area with a lot of fishing, and deer and elk to hunt. I have a daughter living at home as well as 2 cats (ISIS & BOB)

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
• Growing cannabis
• Making concentrates
• Fishing
• Hunting
• Online gaming

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP’S HOMETOWN:
People that I know are some of the best I’ve ever met! Easy to get from one end of town to the other (walking & driving).

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Dawgwalker – for flavor, smell, and affects!
Any edible for both Medicinal and Recreational use.


Mandi

Age: 25

Position/Location: Budtender/Sweet Relief Astoria

Tell us a little bit about yourself/family/pets/home life:
I moved to Astoria when I was about 3 years old. Then, at 9 my mom and I moved to NY to be closer to family. After several years of surviving artic winters of the NorthEast, I decided to move back to the coast, by myself. Currently I am happy working in the cannabis industry with the love and support from my boyfriend, friends, and family. I’m kind of a perfectionist, an oddball and I dye my hair yearly, if funds are nice to me. I can be bit shy at first, but once you unleash the cool/weird side of me, you’ll never get me to stop talking. I like to enjoy life and focus on being happy; like smoking weed and play video games like Fortnite! (:
Only thing missing in my life is a fur baby (HUGE Animal Lover, hence the Profile Pic may Daisy RIP 2000-2012) but other than that life can’t get any better!

Hobbies:
  • Singing/Dancing
  • Video Games
  • Cooking
  • Nature Hi(gh)kes
  • Long walks on the beach, while clam digging
  • Board Games/Cards
Favorite Things about Shop’s Hometown:
The scenery, the Astoria Column, the cute lil shops downtown, the whole not having to rely on a car to get somewhere!
Tora Sushi – great food, drinks and mochi!
Arc Arcade, before it closed down.
The Columbian Theatre – good place to watch a movie, with a cold beer, and delicious pizza, all  for a decent price.
Favorite Strain and Why: Sticky Bitch (i.e. Sweet Relief OG) – the best quality, the most remembered, and just overall one of the best.

Also, Do you Use/Consume Cannabis Recreationally, Medically or for Both:
I use recreationally almost everyday because it helps relieve my anxiety, nerves, muscle/stomach pains and helps me relax and sleep easier. Weed helps me live a life that has expanded my mind and made priceless, HILARIOUS, joyous memories with people I love. don’t have to hide anymore or be super judged about smoking. Marijuana has created a different world that has made me proud to be working for an amazing company that heals with flower.

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Jessica Porter

AGE: 26

POSITION/LOCATION: Corporate Product Manager/Sweet Relief Scappoose 
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE: I was born and raised in Oregon. I am the middle child of 6 siblings. I lived in Mississippi for two years. I have one dog named Jake, he's a Boxer. I graduated from Mt. Hood Community College with an Associates of Science degree in Fisheries. 

FAVORITE HOBBIES: I enjoy fishing, making people laugh, kayaking, hiking with my dog, reading, camping, rock hunting :), consuming cannabis products, and spending time with my boyfriend Bryce.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN :
I like how small town it is in Scappoose, almost everywhere I go I see someone I know. I also enjoy all the river access and small ponds there are to explore in Scappoose. 

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
Orange Velvet because it creeps up on you and the effects are uplifting, mood elevating, happy, and stoney without over doing it. I can still form a sentence together without saying words backwards (dyslexic problems). 

ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
I have had my medical card for three years now and I mainly medicate on a daily basis medically, but I do enjoy taking Edibles for recreational purposes. 

FAVORITE WAY TO CONSUME: I enjoy smoking Joints so I can share.
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Ashlee Hanson

AGE: 28
POSITION/LOCATION: Assistant Manager/Sweet Relief Scappoose 

TELL US ALITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
Single, Family lives in St. Helens, 4 cats, 1 dog 

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
I enjoy outdoors on nice days and Netflix or crafts on rainy days.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP’S HOMETOWN
Beach, I love the beach regardless the location

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR BOTH:
Cinx for Sativa, gives me just enough energy but no anxiety, and Megafauna #4 right now, gives me the best giggles.
I use Cannabis for both, medical and Rec!

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Michelle Patanjo

AGE: 23

POSITION: Assistant Manager/Sweet Relief St.Helens

ABOUT MYSELF:
 Born in LA County, California. Grew up in Southern Florida. Residing in Northwest Oregon. 

HOBBIES:
Getting tattooed, hanging out with Positive/good people 

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
Halloween Town

FAVORITE STRAIN:
Sour Diesel, because it helps me be me. I use for both medical and rec


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David Viera 

POSITION.LOCATION: Lead Budtender/Sweet Relief Scappoose 

ABOUT ME: I was born in Japan but have lived in Oregon almost all my life and I’ve been living in Scappoose since I was 7. My mom is from the Philippines and my Dad is a lifelong Oregonian. I’m the oldest of two, I have a younger sister who plays Soccer for the University of Portland. 

FAVORITE HOBBIES: I’m a very big Portland Trailblazer fan and have been ever since my dad brainwashed me at a young age. And of course consuming cannabis is up there with my top hobbies.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN: I grew up in Scappoose it’s my home. My friends and family are here in Scappoose. I love living in a small town but being only 20 minutes from the city and seeing Scappoose constantly grow and progress is my favorite.

FAVORITE STRAIN: This is a difficult question to answer but if I had to choose my favorite strains. My two would be UK Cheese by Green Works Farms, it has an amazing high that’s super relaxing but doesn’t overdo it. My other favorite would have to be Lemon Betty #6 by Resin Ranchers, The smell and flavor alone were enough to put this strain in my top favorites but as a fan of Indica dominant strains this is a Sativa hybrid I can enjoy.

MEDICAL OR RECREATIONAL: I mostly consume my cannabis recreationally but if I’m in any type of pain ill chose cannabis over other types of medication any day.


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Steven Reynolds

AGE: 25

POSITION/LOCATION: Manager/Sweet Relief Tillamook

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
Born and raised in Tillamook. I have an amazing girlfriend Trista Burnham who is also one of our managers here in Tillamook. We have two dogs, Chevy and Enzo, my dad is Gary Reynolds so I have been lucky enough to watch him and Oscar grow this amazing company. I feel honored to get to work with so many great friends and family.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
I enjoy hunting, fishing, riding BMX, working on my pickup, going wheeling, and spending time with my girlfriend, dogs, and friends, family.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN: 
My favorite thing about living in Tillamook has to be the small town feel, I also enjoy being able to go drive or hike anywhere in the woods it's where I find my peace.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
I use cannabis for both recreational and medical reasons. My favorite strains are Sticky Bitch and Multnomah Coma, my favorite way to consume cannabis is taking dabs and bong hits.


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Trista Burnham

AGE: 25

POSITION/LOCATION: Assistant Manager/Sweet Relief Tillamook

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE: 
I was born & raised in Tillamook. I have a wonderful boyfriend, Steven Reynolds who also manages the Tillamook shop, we have been together 7 amazing years. I have two pit bulls, Chevy and Enzo & they are my best friends/children! I have 12 siblings & I'm the 2nd oldest.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, & of course the beach.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
One of my favorite things about Tillamook is how small of a town it is; we are all very tight-knit with a pretty awesome supporting community. Also, I'm only 10 minutes from the beach. 

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
I consume cannabis for both recreationally and medically. My favorite strain would be Sticky Bitch. I prefer the heavy Indicas for my stomach issues and sleep.



Mark Gillit
AGE: 34

POSITION/LOCATION: Corporate I.T. Manager

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:

Computers and Cannabis have always been a big part of my life. I started building computers around the age of 12 and started smoking weed shortly there after. I feel very fortunate that I get to combine my two passions in life into a career that I love. I am engaged to Coralena and we have 2 children, Justice and Wyatt. We also have a Red Healer named Moses and 2 cats named Nova and Patches.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
•    Family Time
•    Video Games
•    Hiking
•    Watching Movies
•    Smoking Weed
•    Making Rosin

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
I think that our flower selection at all of our shop's is amazing. I have yet to find a better selection of quality buds at any other dispensary. Tillamook especially has one of the biggest sales floors I have ever seen and I love my work family as well.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
After my off-road motorcycle accident when I was 12, I bent a 1 inch angle iron fence post with my head and almost died. Shortly after that accident I started have bad anxiety and O.C.D. issues. I felt like I couldn't calm my mind down. Cannabis was the only thing that helped calm me down without side effects that would accompany pharmaceuticals. So its started as recreational but quickly became medicinal. I love Hybrids and depending on my mood I can go more Sativa or more Indica and it changes with the season. Super Sliver Haze and other haze strains for the head high, Purple Mr. Nice and Blueberry strains for the body relaxation. I kind of like them all and they all have a specific use.


Coralena Gillit
AGE: 35

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief Tillamook

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:

I have an amazing family. I will be getting married next year to Mark. I have two great kids my daughter is 16yr and my son is 12yr. Justice and Wyatt are their names. We also have two cats, Patches and Nova, and one dog named Moses.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
Hanging out with family!

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
I love the selection of our flower we have so many different strains

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
I consume both recreational and medical. My favorite strain is Valley Girl. It smells and tastes amazing the high is just down the middle for me. Gives me energy and relaxation it also keeps me from getting migraines :)


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Jacob Wingate 

AGE: 22
POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief Tillamook

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
Born in Arizona, lived in Oregon for 3 years now. I live with my girlfriend and our daughter.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
Playing video games/smoking cannabis

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
The CHEESE! Love the Sweet Relief Tillamook crew.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
U.K. Cheese because it tastes absolutely amazing and still delivers a nice buzz. I consume cannabis both recreationally and medically. I have anxiety problems and stomach problems that cannabis helps me through. But I also just love to smoke!



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Daniel Mcleod 

Age: 34

Position/Location: Budtender/Sweet Relief Tillamook

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Daniel moved to Oregon in early 2016.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
He enjoys playing the guitar, looking after his ball pythons, and hiking with his Boston Terrier, Bacon. He also enjoys long walks on the beach. Especially "on weed."

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP’S HOMETOWN:
One of Daniel's absolute favorite things about Tillamook is the epic cheese, which he has enjoyed long before his move to the coast!

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Daniel's favorite method of consumption is a freshly rolled joint. He enjoys the unique flavor each strain offers within the form of a pre-roll. His favorite strain is Voyager by 7 Points Oregon because it puts him in a euphoric, giggly state of mind. It is good for a social, recreational smoke, which offers a great high even for a veteran smoker.

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Beau Richey 

AGE: 24

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief Tillamook

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I was born and raised in Tillamook. I have some family here that own LRL Construction, Alderbrook Golf Course, Kelly's Brighton Marinina, and the Jetty Fishery. I grew up with Trista and Steven. I have a 20 year old jack russell named Jill at home I've had since she was 7 weeks old. I've always been into the outdoors and adventuring. I have an 89 toyota for off-roading and a 77 chevy stepside im rebuilding for a daily driver.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
 Fishing, hunting, growing (herbs, produce, marijuana) and processing, off-roading, hiking, traveling, riding, mechanics, cooking and learning the banjo. I also go to the gym a few times a week.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
 I love the small town feel of Tillamook. Hard to beat the wide range of hunting anf fishing and outdoor activities so close here. Its also nice to get away from the fast pace of the city and actually be able to slow down. Plus being so close to the beach and the ocean its easy to find places to free your mind.

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY. ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
 Thats a hard question. I've been growing and making my own medicine for long enough to say i know I like indicas more then sativas but to hone in on one specific strain I dont know if I can. I have come to like Frankenstein, Blackberry Kush, Albert Walker, Sticky Bitch, Voyager, and KABOOM



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Christina Patanjo

AGE: 24

POSITION/LOCATION: Store Manager/Sweet Relief St.Helens

ABOUT MYSELF:
I am originally from LA County, California, But grew Up in Port Charlotte, Florida, from age 12 to 19. I graduated Port Charlotte High School with honors and many varsity letters from sports, in 2011. I got accepted into OSU (Oregon State University) for their Medical Program and was going for Pediatric Plastic Surgery/Neurosurgery. I decided not to go, because my heart was set in another place, and that would be cooking. Upon moving to Oregon, I decided to go to Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, Oregon. I am a Certified Chef and Certified in Business Management, with State and National Certifications under my belt. I got very interested in the Medical Side, when consuming Cannabis and began my journey into the Cannabis Industry with Sweet Relief. With my back-round in Cooking and currently working in the Cannabis Industry, I hope to one day have my own Edible Business. 
My Home life is all about my 2 loving dogs and my family. I have a 6 year old, Lab and Black-Mouth Curr, named Cinnamon, and a 2 year old, Rexx a German Shepard and Pitbull Mix. They are my Life and I strive everyday to make them Happy! In my Spare Time I work on Peoples farms, Consulting and Processing Many Products.
My Parents are my life, and I try to spend as much time with them as possible. The best is just spending time doing odds and ends - cooking, cleaning, card games. (My Mom loves Card Games)

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
There really isn't anything that I don't like to do, (other than rolling silverware for restaurants) I love to mostly hang out with my pups and go adventure to new places. Anything that is Outdoors is for me (fishing, hiking, growing cannabis, river, beach, art, cooking, and my newest Hobby (that I have absolutely fell in love with) SNOWBOARDING!!!!

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
Simply has to be Halloween Town! Its freaky (:

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
OG Kush or any OG derivative. OG Kush mellows me right out, and instantly stops my anxiety. (OG Kush, Valley Girl, Sticky Bitch)

CONSUME CANNABIS MEDICINALLY OR RECREATIONALLY:
I consume both Medically and Recreational. I use Medically for Anxiety and my nerve/back/neck pain. I was pushed in a fire when I was 16, and nothing has been the same since. I use Cannabis on the Recreational side of things, for my Wind Down after work.


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Brittney West

AGE: 28

POSITION/LOCATION: Assistant Manager/Sweet Relief St. Helens

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
Full time Mom of two, one 9 year old boy Bradlee and one 2 year old Pitbull Otis. 

FAVORITE HOBBIES: 
Hiking and exploring nature. Meditation and yoganja. Crafting and art projects with my little. 

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
I love the ocean, the smell of the salt water as you walk around the different shops in downtown Astoria. 

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
Moon Puppies, so far my favorite that we have had by far. Very good for creativity and giving me the energy and focus I need to table projects and organize. 
The high also helps calm my anxiety and can help change lift my spirits when sad or I’m a bad mood. 

ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Both, I started off smoking when I was younger and just simply enjoyed the high. As I got older and more of life was thrown at me I began to get extreme anxiety as well as PTSD. Part of my anxiety became an eating disorder which limited my ability to consume most foods as well as any prescriptions had I wanted to medicate pharmaceutically.
 After a while of self medicating with marijuana, learning about CBDs and strains that actually work best for my body and my issues I now use marijuana for my ptsd, anxiety, for creativity when working on art or craft projects, for meditating, and to wind down and relax after a long day.  

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Whitney Wing

AGE: 29 

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief Scappoose 

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I have 3 boys Nicholas 7, Tristan 8, Ethan 11. I'm currently engaged to my best friend Benjamin are wedding date is 8-18-18 we have a snake🐍 his name is Draco Malfoy. Our home life is very routine most days School,Work,Home,repeat with amazing weekend adventures 

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
  • Camping
  • Kayaking/ Paddle boarding
  • Hiking
  • Smoking Cannabis
  • Hanging with family&friends
  • Watching Walking Dead, Harry Potter, Survivor & Naked and Afraid 

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN: I personally shop at the Saint Helens location love the people there and the selection 💚

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
Green Crack or Cin X
I love my Sativas and how productive they make me feel 

DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH: 
I started out Medical in California about late 2011 or early 2012. After a car accident in January2010 left me with a broken neck and severe nerve damage. When I came back to Oregon I had to atone for some previous misconduct and was unable to use cannabis. As soon as it passed recreational in 2014 I talked to my doctor. Got off all 12 medications I was on and strictly started using cannabis for the treatment of depression anxiety along with severe nerve damage and PTSD I now have a happy and pain free life. I have the energy to hang out with my children instead of sleep all day. On November 12th I will proudly celebrate 5 years clean from meth and heroin.



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Kat Morales

AGE: 31 until further notice

POSITION/LOCATION: Lead Front Desk/Sweet Relief St.Helen's

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I have 4 cats and live with two roomies and my kiddo! I trek out to Portland to attend PSU full time. I'm aiming to get my BA in accounting and hope to have that done within the next couple of years.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
Reading is a hobby I don't get to often enough but I do manage to write in my planners/journals daily. I listen to music constantly, almost from when I wake up to when I go to sleep.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN: 
Tea Time! Vinnie's! Dari Delish! OK, it's the food in general.
Favorite strain and why: 
Right now I have a lot of love for Sweet Meringue because of its clean flavor and crazy uplifting effects! I love grinding it up to enhance the flavor.

DO YOU USE/CONSUME RECREATIONALLY, MEDICINALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
 Both. I use cannabis to manage myself on a daily basis with tinctures, cartridges, or flower. I also love salves, lotions, and oils for physical health issues. I'll stay away from Sativas unless I'm with friends - then I'll try just about any flower!


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Chelsea Dirks 

AGE: 25

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief St. Helens 

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I'm the oldest of 3. Family is my number one without them I wouldn't be the person I am today.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
Listening to music and coloring 

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN :
HALLOWEENTOWN!

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
Jack Herer, I get horrible headaches and that strain takes them away. Plus the taste is one of a kind.

ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH: Both

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Cheyanne LaRoque 

AGE: 22

POSITION/LOCATION: Budtender/Sweet Relief St. Helens 

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF/FAMILY/PETS/HOME LIFE:
I'm a nature loving weirdo that loves my two pits.

FAVORITE HOBBIES:
• Geocaching
• Traveling 
• Collecting oddities

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN: 
My coworkers and the work environment

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
 Right now of have to say mango for a well-balanced Indica and I love fruity buds!

ALSO, DO YOU USE/CONSUME CANNABIS RECREATIONALLY, MEDICALLY, OR FOR BOTH:
Both:)

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Juliana Ribera 

AGE: 22

POSITION.LOCATION: PM Lead Budtender/Sweet Relief St. Helens

ABOUT ME:
 I was born and lived in Oregon for most for most of my life. I have always had a passion for helping others, whether they were people or animals. I have a small farm that I take care of, along with my best girl Zeva. 

HOBBIES:
 I love being outside and enjoying our beautiful Pacific Northwest! I like to bring Zeva, my Hungarian Vizsla, along for the adventures! I also love checking out new foodie places, finding a good book to get into, or just enjoying a bowl with a funny movie.

FAVORITE THING(S) ABOUT SHOP'S HOMETOWN:
 I fell in love with the green and abundance of trees in this area. Also the fact we have some of the cleanest waters in the world!

FAVORITE STRAIN AND WHY:
 I love Lemon Kush, it is delicious and makes me be the happiest person in the world. No matter what the day has thrown at me. Cannabis helps me maintain who I am, while dealing with the stressors of life.


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