Crew Leader & Founder
Ben Owens began his cannabis career during his undergraduate years at the University of Missouri – Columbia with the help of a few friends, a blunt wrap, and a gram of ganja. Graduating with a Masters and Bachelor’s in Strategic Communication & Journalism, Owens’ focus has been on integrating the professionalism and high standards of the advertising and journalism industries into the cannabis and counter culture realm. Owens founded CannaVenture® in March 2016 as the merger between two of his utmost passions: the outdoors and cannabis.
TN Crew Leader
After training as a Chef and securing a degree in Culinary Arts, Trevor shifted his focus to the medicinal, wellness side of cannabis. Working for an all natural wellness facility located in Middle Tennessee, Trevor continues to spread the word of positive benefits of cannabis in Non-Legal states. Trevor first attended a CannaVenture hike in April of 2019 in Colorado. Seeing the positive impact, joy, and potential the group brings to the people, Ben and Trevor decided to take a big leap and expand Cannaventure to the south. Trevor is a simple man, if you ever want to get on his good side, he’ll always enjoy a Big joint of some fruity tasting Kush.
Dustin Sweden began his cannabis career in the heart of Mesa, Arizona. Eventually migrating to Colorado, Dustin began a passionate career in cannabis, working tirelessly to showcase his ability to be a productive, enthusiastic cannabis professional as the Lead Budtender for Sweetleaf Cannabis. Sweden met Owens at the second CannaVenture in 2016 and has since attended or staffed almost every event. You can typically find him with a footlong blunt or joint or wood-burning one of his custom wood rolling trays by hand.