Current Projects

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CEO / Founder – Edica Naturals

Ann’s love of botanicals and natural wellness is reflected in founding her passion project: Edica Naturals.  As Founder and CEO, Ann currently oversees Edica Naturals, which provides natural, plant-based supplements and all natural botanical beauty products. Ann was instrumental in creating the supplements’ formulations to produce real results in as early as 7 days. All formulas are approved by Health Canada with FDA review.

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Director – Red Light Holland Truffles

Red Light Holland Corp. (RLH) is the World’s First legal and publicly traded Psilocybin company and is currently listed on the Toronto Securities Exchange under the ticker “TRIP”. RLH is a legal producer and distributor of psilocybin truffles within the Netherlands with a view to international expansion in legal markets. RLH also produces and distributes gourmet edible mushrooms in North America. Ann is a founding shareholder, is an active Director and is Head of the Board’s Human Resource Commitee.

Past Projects

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Speaker – TED Talk

Ann’s talk “Managing a Narcissist” is available on and has now been translated into Arabic and American sign language viewed over 1,000,000 timesAs an In-house Corporate Lawyer, Ann practised corporate securities law in the corporate world for over 10 years and was exposed to many different and often difficult personalities.  Ann participated in numerous boardroom negotiations and worked closely with Senior Management, shareholders, lawyers, accountants and employees. Through her close business and personal dealings, she noticed a common set of behavioral patterns for particularly difficult personalities. She began researching this growing narcissistic phenomenon in order to understand how to best manage these extreme personalities.

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Director – Instadose Pharma Corporation

Instadose Pharma is establishing the world’s largest continual supply of Medicinal Cannabis. By establishing Joint Ventures around the world, Instadose Pharma offers sustainable, consistent and, low-cost supply of high-quality Medicinal Cannabis to produce Cannabinoid Oil for the wholesale market. Instadose Pharma’s Global Distribution Platform spans five continents to date, including Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Ann acted as Director and Chair of the Special Committee

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Lead Director; Chair HR Committee – Earth Alive Clean Technologies

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. is a publicly traded  biotech company (ticker “EAC” on TSXV) that addresses environmental challenges in agriculture, mining and industry with a portfolio of innovative and effective biological technologies and living microorganisms. Their microbial technology offers innovative, sustainable, and economically viable solutions to protect the global environment. Ann acted as the Lead Director and the Head Of The HR Committee.

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Founder & Chairman – Peace Naturals

Ann is the founder, original investor, and Chairman of Peace Naturals Project Inc.; the first legally licensed medical cannabis company in Canada and in fact the world.  The majority was sold to the Global Cannabis Company Cronos Group Inc (“Cronos Group”). The Cronos Group was subsequently bought out by Altira (Marlborough) (NASDAQ ticker: CRON).


The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness

Ann ranked #74 on the final list of the 100 most influential figures in fitness, health, and happiness in 2011. In order to determine the most powerful innovators in this space, ‘Greatist‘ looked at a few factors: the trends the person set, the products they created, and how long they have worked in their area of expertise. Ann shares company with the likes of Dr. Oz, Jamie Oliver, Michelle Obama and Jane Fonda.

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Best Selling Author – “Eat Super, Be Super” & “Be a Better Being”.

Ann left her successful legal career to follow her true passion of health and wellness. She owned and operated a number of trendsetting health and wellness companies. Her expert knowledge of chia, hemp and superfoods gained her North American exposure.  She ultimately wrote two health and wellness cookbooks, one of which was a national best seller. Both books focus on healthy and allergen free eating habits and include recipes that are nutrient dense and are Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Corn Free and Soy Free.

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CEO / Founder – Mum’s Original Superfoods

Mum’s Original began as a small hemp-based company that offered products such as: hemp oil, hemp seed and protein mixes. Ann purchased the company and worked closely with the local hemp farmers and their co-ops while learning about the crops, production processes and extraction methods.  Ann launched more product offerings and grew the business into a superfood company that included chia, goji, raw cacao, quinoa, etc. Ann was an early pioneer of superfoods and helped lead the industry by doing in-store live event speaking engagements across the country as a vocal superfood advocate.

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CEO / Founder – Source Salba Inc.

After working as In-house General Counsel for a number of years,  Ann started the first North American based Chia company, Source Salba Inc. It was the first of its kind in North America and Ann was instrumental in educating the public about the benefits of this magnificent seed and how to use it in everyday recipes. She expanded the public’s understanding of this superfood which eventually became a well-known commodity both in North American and globally.


Corporate Lawyer

Ann practiced corporate securities law for over 10 years before becoming a serial entrepreneur. While working in the legal profession, Ann acted as Alliance Atlantis Corporate Counsel and General Counsel for a number of private and publicly held companies, including; Manulife Financial, TSN (The Sports Network), Cott Corporation and Insight Sports. She specialized in corporate, security and IP law.  Ann happily traded in her legal career in order to focus on her passion for plant based wellness and protecting the environment.