May 26, 2020
Meet the Team: Danny
Danny is a friend to everyone he meets and is the type of person you can always rely on. He’s the ultimate team player with an upbeat attitude and a willingness to help out wherever he is needed—cracking jokes and lightening the mood along the way. We are so grateful to have him on our team and appreciate his enthusiasm about the work we do! To learn more about Danny, check out our employee interview below:
How long have you worked at Calypso, and what’s your role?
“I’ve been with Calypso for almost a year, specifically working on the Cultivation Team. However, I sometimes feel like Taysom Hill, helping out all over the building. You might find me in cultivation, production, helping with our waste and recycling program, or running around with a disinfectant bottle, sanitizing everything, during which some of my teammates like to call me The Danitizer.”
How do you start your mornings and/or end your days at Calypso?
“My mornings always start with friendly greetings from our Knights in Shining Armor, the security officers. And I wish my homegirl, Jamie, a good morning. Then it’s time to scrub up! Once I’m changed and sanitized, I walk over to the cultivation wing and check-in on what my tasks are for the day. I wash up again, put my hair net on, and get to work.”
What’s surprised you most about working in the medical marijuana industry?
“I’m continually impressed by how many lives medical marijuana has changed for the better. When the topic of marijuana comes up in movies or tv shows, it’s often portrayed in a negative light or with over-the-top characters—and in my opinion, this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve met people who have been in car accidents, struggle with anxiety, experience daily aches and pains, and other serious medical issues. Many of these patients use medical marijuana as their only source of medication and it’s been able to give them their lives back.”
You shared that you are a medical marijuana patient, what’s your preferred method of treatment?
“I’m always looking to explore new treatment methods with medical marijuana, but as of right now, vaping is what works best for me. My favorite from Calypso is Downing Dawg, then I mostly stick to Indica-dominant and CBD strains.”
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
“I’m an open book, there isn’t much about me that people don’t already know. I’m a simple guy who likes sports, listening to music, watching TV, playing video games, kayaking, and spending time with my wife and two cats. However, most people are surprised to find out that I love to dance—if a banger starts to play, you better believe I’m about to battle someone and they’re about to get served.”