Gaia Grow Corp is built on the shoulders of industry experts and the best at what they do in their profession. Let us introduce you to our team below.
CO-FOUNDER, CEO & DIRECTOR
Frederick has honed his keen entrepreneurial skills, vast background in finance, contacts throughout the business community and experience within the industry since 2013. Prior to stakehorsing the seed investment in GAIA, Frederick oversaw the establishment and expansion of the Green Room as a leader in medical cannabis supply, industry best practices and education about the cannabis industry itself. Leading by example, he plans to continue to prioritize public safety and work with all levels of government as they navigate how to regulate the growing and sale of cannabis both domestically and internationally.
JAMES C. TWOREK
CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR
Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, Mr. Tworek has worked in Banking and Finance for the past 23 years, having started in commercial banking from 1998 until 2005, and later working as a partner in a mortgage brokerage with an in-house small-cap commercial development fund for 7.5 years. In 2015, Mr. Tworek founded a boutique Corporate Finance Consulting firm, helping clients with business start-up activities, source investment capital, joint-venture development and other corporate finance activities.
James has always been an avid athlete, participating in martial arts, track and field and snow sports. He has worked in the Canadian Medical Cannabis sector since 2016, which has educated him of cannabinoid-based solutions for his recovery regime and he quickly became an eager proponent of them.
In addition to his roles and responsibilities at GAIA, Mr. Tworek is the CEO of Element79 Gold Corp (CSE:ELEM) and a Director of Florence One Capital Corp, a private company working towards its listing as a Capital Pool Company on the TSXV. He also sat as an Independent Director and Member of the Special Committee of Nabis Holdings Inc. (CSE:NAB) from September 2020 to January 2021, and sat as an Independent Director of Robix Environmental Technologies Inc. (CSE:RZX) from December 2018 to October 2020. He is currently pursuing an eMBA program. James strives to uphold open communication, honesty and integrity with all teammates and stakeholders.
Ms. Kropivnitski has been the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company since October 11, 2012 and a director of the Company since October 21, 2015. Ms. Kropivnitski has served as the Chief Financial Officer and director for various public companies and has been instrumental in their growth. Her role as Chief Financial Officer include Lexagene Holdings Inc, Healthspace, Abraplata Resource and Shelby Ventures Inc. Ms. Kropivnitski had also been a director at Rockshield Capital Corp from November 2016 to November 2017. Ms. Kropivnitski continues to serve as a Controller of Preakness Management Ltd., a private company.
Ms. Kropivnitski has over ten years of international experience in the resource sector. Ms. Kropivnitski served as the Controller to Sacre-Coeur Minerals and African Queen Mines Ltd., and served as Senior Accountant to Manex Resource Group and its group of mining exploration companies. During her tenure, she was responsible for all areas of financial reporting, corporate finance and regulatory compliance. Ms. Kropivnitski received her Certified General Accountant professional accounting designation from the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia, Canada and later obtained her ACCA designation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.She also has Master of Mathematics and Master of Economics.
DIRECTOR & BOARD MEMBER
Marc A. Lowenstein joined Fric Lowenstein in 2015 after completing his law degree at Bond University in Australia. Before law school, Marcspent more than 10 years in the construction industry in various positions ranging from a labourer, foreman, superintendent up to a Project Engineer for a large heavy civil construction company.
Marc also recently joined the ADR Institute of Alberta and is working towards becoming a Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Arb.).