Matt is the founder of Bickel Consulting and oversees cultivation facilities in Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, Oregon, New York, Maryland, and Colorado. He was the Chief Operating Officer and Master Cultivator at Maggie’s Farm in Colorado Springs with responsibility for 8,000 plants (outdoor grow on 10 acres) and 40 employees, cultivating organically from seed. He has worked with industry-leading companies like Silverpeak Apothecary in Aspen, Natural Remedies in Denver, Green Stop in Fort Morgan, Top Hat Cannabis in Juneau, Etain in New York, and others. Matt has deep expertise in cultivating indoors, outdoors, and in greenhouses, and he has experience as a project manager in all phases of construction, equipment purchasing, permits, licensing, and operations. Matt graduated from Baylor University with a degree in education.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip sits down with Matt Bickel, an industry trail blazer with a hefty list of experience in the world of cannabis. Matt is a master cultivator, professional cultivation consultant, compliance officer at Vicente Sederberg, LLC, to name a few. Roll one up and listen in as Matt and Chip discuss the days before legalization, and the path to our current market in Colorado and beyond.