GreenGrowth's Goal
Here at GreenGrowth CPAs, our goal is to help individuals and companies in the cannabis industry space identify and apply tax and business strategies to increase their cash flow while making sure they are in full compliance with all applicable states’ rules and regulations.
Our Team
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Derek Davis, CPA

Founder

Derek has been formally trained in tax accounting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and Deloitte Tax LLP and has approximately a decade of professional taxation experience. Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant and has helped clients throughout the United States. Derek first became intrigued in the cannabis accounting and tax space in 2010 when cannabis was on the ballot for legalization in California.

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Natalie Rasmussen, EA

Tax Senior Manager
Natalie is an Enrolled Agent with 21 years of experience in the tax accounting field. Her experience includes all areas of taxation, accounting, and planning. With an Enrolled Agent Certification, Natalie is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS for audits collections and appeals.
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Chris Russell, CFP®​

Finance Manager
Since graduating from to the University of North Carolina, Chris has gained many years of experience providing financial services to entrepreneurs as a trusted advisor and has worked with several of the largest, most-awarded Registered Investment Advisors, serving clients across the country. Chris has been a long-time follower of the cannabis industry and moved to California to become more involved in the space. His goal is to consult with cannabis entrepreneurs grow their businesses and maximize their profits.
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Kym Brake, EA

Tax Manager
Kym is an Enrolled Agent based in Orange County, CA with over 15 years of accounting experience. She has her Bachelors of Art in Accounting from California State University – Fullerton and is finishing her Masters in Legal Tax Studies at University of San Francisco. She became interested in the benefits of cannabis due to her special needs daughter who has epilepsy. She hopes one day it will be the solution she is looking for to help her daughter become seizure free.
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Marko Glisic, CPA

Audit Partner

Marko is a certified public accountant with 8 years of experience. He graduated from the University of California- Los Angeles in and went on to pursue a career at Deloitte & Touche LLP, working on audit, IPO readiness, and accounting projects with retail, food manufacturing, and agricultural clients, ranging from startups to multi billion dollar companies. He specializes in attestation, accounting, valuations, and finance.

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Miguel Alexander Centeno, EA

Tax Principal

Miguel is a tax strategist licensed to represent taxpayers in all matters before the IRS including the U.S. Tax Court. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and MSNBC on tax issues and has testified before the U.S. Congress on tax reform as an expert witness. Miguel began his career at Morgan Stanley in New York City, before moving to PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent 6 years, leaving as a Tax Manager.

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Chris Rener

Finance Specialist

After graduating from Columbia University Chris spent a decade working on Wall Street and for the largest financial institutions helping fortune 500 companies and individuals grow or maintain their wealth. He moved to Southern California with a passion for helping individuals and businesses thrive in the legal cannabis industry and has been independently consulting growers, manufacturers, and retail operators for the past five years. Chris specializes in consulting with individual and business clients to assess their needs and recommend solutions to help them reach their professional aspirations including sourcing investment capital and finance.

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Lawrence Cagigal

SW Territory Sales Manager

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Lawrence spent 13 years in large markets in Texas advising and selling to brokers and clients in the financial services industry.  As a native Oklahoman, we are happy Lawrence has returned home for us to advise and implement our clients in the Southwest Region.  As a champion of the Constitution and states rights, he has followed the cannabis industry for many years and has seen the benefits to these forward-thinking states.  Lawrence is ecstatic to help local Oklahoma companies maintain compliance, both locally and nationally, which in turn will grow and further diversify the Oklahoma economy.

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Sean Farrell

Jr. Chief of Staff

Sean is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Economics. After working closely with many cannabis entrepreneurs as a freelance consultant, he joined the Green Growth CPAs team to assist more entrepreneurs in becoming industry-leading cannabis business leaders.

Emily Heaslip

Emily Heaslip

Senior Copywriter

Emily is a freelance copywriter and content marketer who works with start-ups, Fortune 500 brands, nonprofits, and everything in between. She is currently working remotely while traveling the world.

Dominique Shakramy

Dominique Shakramy

Senior Technical Writer

Dominique is a Senior Technical Writer managing all company and client written material. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. She brings creativity and clarity to an otherwise mundane approach to technical processes and procedures.

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Jim Breese

Marketing Strategist

Jim Breese has experience managing every aspect of marketing from idea to implementation.  Jim has experience helping roll out multi-national campaigns as brand manager at Panda Restaurant Group and has helped many startups successfully implement marketing plans that grow awareness and increase sales.

Meet the team and find out what we can do for you!