Of all the conversations punk rocker aficionado Brad Bogus wanted to nail, it was an interview with the former Music Editor, now Editor-in-Chief, of the Denver Post’s vertical The Cannabist, Ricardo Baca.
The interview took place in 2016, post legalization, and before Brad Bogus had a clue his career would be changed forever in the cannabis space. After nailing the interview, Bogus’ and Baca would work together at The Cannabist for five months before Baca exited, his first foray into the cannabis industry as General Manager for the publication.
Brad Bogus studied acting with a focus on Shakespeare at Texas State University, then was in a BA program at the University of Houston. But his life has been all-in for punk rock, among his eclectic and extensive list of interests.
“My interests are diverse,” he shared. “I paint, play music, and sketch a little. I also have an interest in astrophysics, history, and the outdoors – everything from bouldering, hiking, to competing in the 420 Games – now the Civilized Games.”
With a background in content marketing and multimedia, Bogus co-founded Makeshift Productions in 2003, then marketing agency, Speak Social, in 2010.
He’s also co-creator of NerdAF, a weekly-ish podcast based in Denver, interviewing people passionate about comics, gaming, and the intersection of social justice and inclusion.
A Modern Market
Brad Bogus is currently VP of Growth and Marketing at Confident Cannabis, a software company that built lab testing software and a B2B wholesale platform, with the hopes of instilling trust and transparency in the cannabis industry. The software immediately links test results from a lab to the final product or batch, while connecting retail stores to a supply chain they can trust.
“The platform empowers all verticals in the supply chain,” he explained. “It’s the only place where cannabis producers, processors, …
Author: Sharon Letts / High Times