Our Team

Berton Galbraith

General Manager

Berton is an accomplished business manager and brings over 13 years of experience working in pharmaceuticals to his role as Mariwell's General Manager.

 

Before joining Mariwell, Berton was the General Manager for a local Licensed Cannabis Producer. As an integral part of the team, Berton’s diligence and industriousness took the company rapidly from 20 to 100 employees. 

 

Berton has high regard for Cannabis commerce and the health benefits that accompany it.

 

Brendon Ditmar

Assistant Master Grower

Brendon brings his passion for continuous product innovation and extensive process knowledge to his role as Master Grower at Mariwell.

 

Brendon has been in the cannabis industry for over 20 years. His dedication to the craft led to the creation of over 20 hybrids, which were carefully selected from top-yielding, award-winning strains including other sought-after characteristics from the Mariwell seed bank of 150  strains. 

 

As a resident of the Chatham-Kent area, Brendon believes his vast farming and agricultural background will enable him to make a positive contribution to the cannabis industry and his local community.

Edgardo Prelaz

Assistant Grower

Ed brings more than 30 years experience in the agricultural sector to Mariwell.  When his family immigrated to Canada they settled in Chatham-Kent, he immediately found a lifelong passion for farming.

 

He was previously the President of a large cash crop and crop spraying company and is now the Owner of a local Chatham-Kent business within the hospitality industry.

 

The saying "once a farmer always a farmer" applies to Ed.  His vast knowledge of plants, herbicides and soil maintenance  combined with his interest in the nuances of the medical and recreational cannabis industry  will assist Mariwell in achieving maximum yield and quality in their growing environment.

 

Mike Budinsky

Security and Social Media

Mike received a diploma in Law and Security from St. Clair College in 2006.  He attended the University of Windsor and in 2015 received his Bachelor of Arts, honours degree with a major in Communication Media and Film.  He has run a filmmaking, videography, and photography sole-proprietorship business for over six years. 

 

Mike is a certified drone pilot.  He specializes in drone photography and video, time-lapse videos, documentary filmmkaing, and wedding videography.  He was a teaching assistant at the University of Windsor for two years, teaching students all the fundamentals of filmmaking, photography, and sound design. 

 

Mike has a passion for growing cannabis.  His particular area of focus is training cannabis plants, and controlling their structure through different growing techniques.