Our Team

Evan Price


Evan possess true entrepreneurial spirit and drive. He has spent his career focusing on building successful businesses in the agriculture industry, including the province’s largest hop yard, and serving as an active volunteer for various organizations in Truro. In 2016 Evan was inducted into 21Inc.’s program for leadership in Atlantic Canada and was recognized as one of the Top 50 Leaders Under 40. Evan is co-founder of the Truro Herbal Company.

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Dr. John Gillis

MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. John Gillis is a chronic pain and emergency room physician based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has worked as a pain specialist for over 10 years and believes in a broad approach to pain management and treatment options. This belief led to an interest in the medical benefits of cannabis, and understanding the evolving scientific evidence across the broader patient and academic communities.  His deep connections to the medical community and to pain management have helped to shape physician knowledge throughout Nova Scotia. Dr. Gillis is  co-founder of the Truro Herbal Company.

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Sandy Schembri

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Before joining the Truro Herbal Company, Sandy was a senior level political advisor, providing sound strategic advice and counsel to cabinet ministers and caucus members both federally and provincially. Sandy has developed proficiency in public policy formulation and analysis and will lead the team’s public relations, marketing, corporate communications  and government relations strategies as the legislative and regulatory environment of the cannabis industry evolves.

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Barry Mellish

Vice President, Human Relations and Security

Barry is a highly decorated and respected former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted PolIce (RCMP), whose accolades include serving two tours for the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia. His ties to Truro led him to eventually retire in the area, where he started a second career as a consultant for various security related projects.

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Dr. David Morgan

PhD, Director of Quality Assurance

Dave Morgan is a chemist with an unusually broad background. As a graduate student, he contributed to understanding the structure and formation of the plaques that form in Alzheimer’s at the University of Chicago. After earning his Ph.D., he looked at how a drug molecule changed the behaviour of a protein involved in cancer and cell movement as a post-doctoral fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He went on to teach biochemistry for seven years, most recently at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Dave will guarantee the quality and safety of the company’s cannabis products in our state-of-the-art Quality Assurance and Research and Development Laboratory.

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Darcy Pittman

Lead Grower

Following a work accident that left Darcy partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair, he turned to medical cannabis for his own pain management. He has since spent countless hours working as a patient advocate throughout Nova Scotia. Over the past 18 years he has developed a great deal of growing experience, working in grow rooms and helping other patients with both small and large-scale growing practises. As a licensed grower of medical cannabis, he excels at working with  organic practises, and is an expert on breeding, genetics, and curing.

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