Coming to Oregon from California in 2004, Andy has been a Southern Oregonian for the last 15 years! With a love for entertainment and production, Andy found himself as a production assistant for the local news channel here in Medford. After finding himself to be a regular cannabis consumer, he decided he wanted to get his hands dirty in the industry. RVC had just opened up, and after a great interview, Andy joined the team! Being here from the start, we have watched Andy grow not only as a bud tender, but as an individual. His love for people and networking creates an engaging experience for all of our customers, and his drive to consistently learn new products and give his full attention to this industry is why we have chosen Andy as our Budtender of the Month!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH RVC AND WHICH STORE ARE YOU AT?
I’ve been with RVC since October 2015, and I am mostly at the central point store. I’ve pretty much been here since we opened!
FAVORITE WAY TO ENJOY CANNABIS?
Definitely dabbing. ‘Less is more’ is very true when it comes to dabbing; you use a lot less, but it’ll take you a lot further.
TOP 5 STONY PLAYLIST
Day n’ Nite – Kid Cudi
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
0 to 100 – Drake
Mercy – Kanye
Welcome to Jam Rock – Damian Marley
MOST MEMORABLE RVC EXPERIENCE?
The patients, by far. Watching some of these people over the course of my time here has been incredible. I have seen people return back to a quality of life they never thought they would and have actually been thanked for being a part of that journey. I feel like it’s been one of the most powerful aspects of this career.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EDIBLE ON THE SHELF?
The WYLD gummies are probably one of my favorites. The marionberry ones have the perfect body high, and you can tell they use awesome product. I can also really appreciate the consistent dosing. I’m never surprised when I eat them, even when it’s a different batch!
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE STRAIN?
Baby Stewie! I’ve never had something that stinks like that flower, and the body high combined with the head high is absolutely perfect.
Chex Mix Muddy Buddies for sure. They’re crunchy and sweet and I can’t get enough of them whether I’ve smoked or not.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
Step Brothers is always a go to. You can pop it in whenever and it’s always guaranteed to make me laugh.
IF YOU COULD ENJOY ONE JOINT WITH ANY CELEBRITY WHO WOULD IT BE?
George Carlin; he was one of my favorite comedians and he definitely smoked weed. I not only appreciated him for his comedy, I respected his activism and outspokenness when it came to social issues.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING WITH RVC?
The people. I have some of the best co-workers who I now consider some of my best friends. Our communication and intuitiveness really sets us apart from other dispensaries. We also have a very diversified knowledge base when any given crew is on. Whether you need help with dabs, tinctures, edibles or flower, someone is always there to step in with the best suggestions, which is why I think we all compliment each other really well. We continuously learn from each other and it’s really shown as we have grown in staff since I started here.