Missouri cannabis group’s new KC board members defy industry stereotypes

Jul 13, 2020 | By James Dornbrook  –  Staff Writer, Kansas City Business Journal

The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association (MoCann) added four people from the Kansas City area to its board, each with stereotype-breaking résumés.

The new directors from the metro area include a West Point graduate, a former Army Ranger and police officer, a registered nurse and a luxury home builder:

• Todd Scattini of Green Orchard Labs in Platte City. Scattini is a West Point graduate who earned a master’s degree in National Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. He ended his military career in October 2017, last serving as an instructor at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Scattini then started devoting his time to the medical marijuana business. He saw the industry as a way to safely address the chronic pain, post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries suffered by veterans.

• Kevin Schnell of KC Cann Transport. Schnell is a former police officer in Independence, Belton and Kansas City, as well as a former U.S. Army Ranger and drill sergeant. He founded KC Cann Transport in July 2019, offering secure transport capabilities for the medical marijuana industry.

• Jennifer McGuire of CAMP Cannabis in Kansas City. McGuire is a registered nurse with eight years of experience. She formerly worked at Providence Medical Center and North Kansas City Hospital as an operating room charge nurse, handling the planning and coordinating of the ORs.

• Kevin Stallings of KC Cannabis Co. in Independence. Stallings has 28 years of experience in construction. He’s the president of Dreams and Design Building, a luxury homebuilder based in Lee’s Summit, which won either a Grand Prize or First Place every year in the Home Builders Association of Great Kansas City’s Parade of Homes from 2011 to 2019.

The four Kansas City-area directors were part of a big shake-up of the MoCann board, which added 39 new members this month.