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CEO, Board of Directors

Robin H. McVey

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CEO, Board of Directors

Robin H. McVey


Robin is a 1983 graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management. Robin has over 38 years of profit and loss leadership, operations, and sales experience. Robin spent 20 years in the security industry and 14 years in the insurance industry until he sold his business in 1996. The last 4 years in the timeshare cancellation business building a company from 25 employees to over 500 employees with over $100mm in revenues.

Robin has a track record of success, building and growing businesses throughout his career. Robin is an inspirational leader who seeks to collaborate within an organization and encourage and teach employees to take on greater responsibilities for them to grow professionally.

Robin has been married for over 25 wonderful years to Laura and they have a son Hunter who recently graduated from Virginia Tech and now is the Director of the Authorized Distributor program for USAHempStore.com. Robin is also on the Board of Directors of a faith based organization called The Refuge Center in Franklin TN. The Refuge Center mission is to help families with counseling services for those families in need.

President CRDX Real Estate, Board of Directors

J.D. Hayden Witt

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President CRDX Real Estate, Board of Directors

J.D. Hayden Witt


J.D. HAYDEN WITT holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace from Middle Tennessee State University and is a licensed commercial pilot.

Since 2015, Mr. Witt has been managing and overseeing commercial real estate development. His responsibilities include the oversight of building new properties as well as the renovation of existing properties. With a focus on build quality and over 10 years of general construction experience, Mr. Witt works closely with contractors and property owners to ensure that concepts are fully realized in a timely and efficient manner. He is hands on with each stage of property development from initial purchase through the business opening.

Mr. Witt also oversees property management once portfolio properties are completed and leased.

President USA Hemp Store

Hunter McVey

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President USA Hemp Store

Hunter McVey


Hunter McVey, age 23, graduated Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Real Estate. Mr. McVey served as a Senior Director at Wesley Financial Group from May 2018 to June 2020. From June 2020 to July 2021, he served as a Vice President at Wesley Financial Group. Mr. McVey started as Director of Authorized Distribution in November 2021 at USA Hemp Store, and was appointed President of USA Hemp Store in May 2022.

President CRDX Golf

Todd Jester

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President CRDX Golf

Todd Jester


Todd Jester began his career in the golf industry in the late 1980s on the ground floor, working golf course maintenance during college summers under the toolage of Palmer Maples. While working with Palmer, Todd earned a business degree from the University of Mississippi and then a landscape architecture degree from Mississippi State University. Following graduation in the early 1990’s, Todd was hired by Paragon Golf Construction, a Jack Nicklaus owned company, holding various positions from site coordinator, project manager, to project superintendent. After eight years of construction experience, Todd was invited to become part of the in-house Nicklaus Golf Design team as an architectural design associate and lead architectural field supervisor. His outstanding design work did not go unnoticed, as Jerry Pate Design hired Todd as Senior Design Associate and Construction Manager. In 2003, Todd left Pate Design and started Jester Golf Design. Todd successfully ran Jester Golf Design for 19 years and in 2017 became a golf course owner in Franklin, TN. In 2022 Todd was named President of the Credex Golf division.


Notable projects Todd has designed and/or participated in construction:

The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, FL, The Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC, Four Seasons Punta Mita Golf Club Nicklaus Course, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Grand Bear Golf Club, Saucier, MS, Tehama Golf Club, Carmel, CA, The Club at Longview, Charlotte, NC, Rancho LaQuinta, LaQuinta, CA, Trump National Colts Neck, Colts Neck, NJ, The Golf Club at Flagstaff Ranch, Flagstaff, AZ, Ol’ Colony Golf Course, Tuscaloosa, AL, Timberline Golf Club, Calera, AL, The Preserve Golf Club, Vanleave, MS, Hillwood Country Club, Nashville, TN, Mountain Brook Club, Mountain Brook, AL

President CRDX Options

Alex Dalton

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President CRDX Options

Alex Dalton


Alex Dalton is a proud graduate of the University of Memphis, where he attended school on a Dean’s Scholarship as well as a baseball scholarship, finishing with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

While in school, Alex started what came to be an award winning landscaping company that he later sold in order to move out West to start an engineering consulting firm.

In June of 2015 he moved to Pueblo, CO to begin working in the industry.  Now operating as the Facilities Manager, Alex will oversee the management of 160 acres of farmland.

Chairman of the Board

Steve Gribbon

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Chairman of the Board

Steve Gribbon


As a proven business leader with 30+ years of high-level security industry experience under his belt, Steve Gribbon knows what it takes to turn strategic planning and business development into sustainable, long-term profitability. Since retiring in 2018, Steve has transitioned to an advisory role, where his visionary sector-specific B2B and B2C sales expertise is in high demand. He currently advises several different boards, including Brinks Home Security, the third-largest residential security company in the U.S.

Steve is an accomplished executive global sales leader with demonstrated skills in analytical marketing, incentive compensation proficiency, strategic planning, and Acquisitions and Divestitures. Though many of his high-level leadership traits were developed through hands-on experience, others have been with him since childhood. Growing up in New York, Kentucky, and North Carolina, his father Harry instilled the values of hard work, honesty, and commitment to family while working at IBM.

His management career began in 1986 when he served as President and General Manager of Gray Inc, a regional security company in North Carolina. Shortly afterward, he was SVP - Field Operations for The Alert Centre, running all field operations for the company until it was sold to ADT. With ADT, he transitioned to an executive position within dealer development and was responsible for launching and growing the ADT Authorized Dealer Program. In 2001, he set a company record for subscribers with 700K. Over the next decade with ADT/Tyco International, Steve served in a variety of senior leadership positions, managed thousands of employees, and successfully spearheaded several $100 million+ projects. Some of his more notable projects include the management of a $!B subscriptions capital budget resulting in 1.2M new annual subscribers and successfully reducing customer installation wait time from 10+ days to 2 days, directly saving the company millions. A three-time recipient of the Tyco Management Excellence Award, Steve is as proud of his role in mentoring and guiding junior team members as he is of his own accomplishments and accolades.

Following his tenure with ADT, Steve took senior executive roles with iControl Networks and Enlightened Inc., successfully positioning both companies for sale. At Icontrol he increased revenue from $47M to $98M in just two years.

Steve studied economics at North Carolina State University and Business Administration at the University of North Carolina. When he isn’t busy consulting, he enjoys playing golf and tennis.

Board of Directors

Joel Szabat

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Joel Szabat


Joel Szabat is an American government official and former military officer. In August 2018, Szabat was nominated by President Donald Trump to become Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate in a unanimous voice vote on January 2, 2019.[2] Szabat became Acting Under Secretary in June, 2019.

The Under Secretary is the third-highest position in the Department of Transportation, after the Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

Szabat first joined the Department of Transportation in 2002. He served in several positions, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, and Executive Director of the United States Maritime Administration.[5] In 2009, Szabat was the department's designated federal official for overseeing $48 billion of transportation infrastructure investments from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that led to the construction of 15,000 transportation infrastructure projects.

In 2005, Szabat was assigned to the Embassy of the United States, Baghdad as the Transportation Counselor to the U.S. ambassador to Iraq; he also led U.S. government efforts to rebuild airports, ports and railroads in Iraq. In 2006–2007, Szabat was the Chief of Staff to Administrator Steve Preston of the Small Business Administration, before returning to the Department of Transportation.

Prior to first joining the Department of Transportation, Szabat worked as a Principal Consultant for transportation in the California State Assembly, as a management adviser in the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and for a private sector management consultancy. He was a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army, commanding soldiers patrolling the East-West German border during the Cold War.[9] Szabat and his wife, Chiling Tong, founded the International Leadership Foundation, a non-profit corporation that promotes the civic awareness, involvement and effectiveness of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Board of Directors

James Walsh

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James Walsh


Born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey James Attended St. Peters Grammar and High School New Brunswick, NJ. He for Snellenberg Clothing Store New Brunswick, NJ during high school where Albert Einstein was a customer and worked for First National Bank of New Jersey the first year after high school.

Attended University of Alabama undergraduate majoring in history and minoring in chemistry 1959-1963. Attended University of Alabama Law School 1963-1965 Juris Doctor Degree. During his years at Alabama he became acquainted with and developed a close personal friendship with Alabama star quarterback, Joe Namath. In September 1965 he moved to New York City and worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company - Workman's Compensation Department.

He was admitted to the New York Bar Spring of 1968 and took an assistant position working for Attorney Joel Weinberg general law practice. He then went to work for attorney Dominick Porto and immediately started assisting Joe Namath and helping him with some commercial opportunities. In the fall of 1968 Joe Namath was told by the commissioner of the AFL that he had to shave his "Fu Manchu Mustache", Joe asked James if I could find a company that would be interested in capitalizing on that opportunity, where he was able to find Schick Electric. At that time he took over Mr. Porto's office at 274 Madison Avenue. In January of 1969, Joe Namath led the Jets to a totally unexpected upset of the Baltimore Colts, Mr. Namath became an instant media celebrity and commercial opportunities started flowing.

James subsequently opened a law firm at 641 Lexington Avenue with two partners, Henry Bushkin (Johnny Carson's attorney), and Arnold Kopelson (movie attorney for the First Bank of Commerce New York), The firm decided to move to Los Angeles when The Tonight Show left New York for Los Angeles. Because Mr. Namath was in the height of his career in New York James decided to stay in New York and moved the office to 450 Park Avenue and focused on developing additional athlete's, but primarily Namath commercial opportunities, including numerous annual television show appearances and movie roles. Approximately three years later the building bought him out of my office space and he moved several associates into his three bedroom rental at 300 East 51st Street. With a portfolio consisting of: Faberge Corp., Lazy-Boy Chair Company, Dingo Boot Company, Noxema, Scovill Hamilton Beach Products, Field Crest sheets and pillow cases and many clothing and cosmetic involvements.  Also, Joe Namath / John Dockery Football Camps which operated successfully for 50 years and Boerhinger Pharmaceutical's, Mobic Arthritis pain relieve cream. They also became involved with startup public companies, including CBS Sportsline, where he served on the board of directors for several years, Vestin Mortgage Company, a sub-prime lender where he served on the board of directors.

In 2017 James founded the Joe Namath Charitable Foundation and continue to act on the board. 

Board of Directors

Lawrence U. Taube

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Lawrence U. Taube


LAWRENCE TAUBE, Esq is a graduate of Florida State University (B.S. ‘77) as well as the University of Tennessee (J.D. ‘83) and holds a license to practice law in Florida and California. As an associate at a major regional law firm Lawrence U. Taube Esq. was given responsibility for representing some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and real estate developers assisting in loan workouts during the savings and loan crisis in the 1980's. He continued that work in intervening years including again during the 2008 economic crisis. Additionally, for the past 35 years Lawrence has primarily served as both special and general counsel in state and federal courts for countless limited liability companies, financial institutions, trusts and other business entities involved in the general area of finance, construction and real estate development including but not limited to the formation, structure and compliance matters.

Mr. Taube has also been the trusted advisor to the principals for Southern Colorado Real Estate Developers LLC for approximately 30 years in the capacity as general counsel. He was entrusted with the authority and duty of creating Southern Colorado Real Estate Developers LLC and directing the duties of third-party attorneys, accountants and other professionals as needed.

On October 23, 2020, Lawrence U. Taube Esq. became a founding member and general counsel for Cannabis Depot Holding Corp a Nevada. Subsequently on March 23, 2021 Lawrence U. Taube Esq. assumed the official capacity as CEO and Board Chairman of Cannabis Depot Holding Corp a Nevada Corp as well as a supervising member/manager/trustee for the subsidiary or related companies with the primary day to day responsibility of overseeing the operations and comprehensive oversight of all financial, compliance and other basic structural decisions.

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Jennifer Woodend

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Jennifer Woodend


JENNIFER WOODEND is a successful executive with experience in various industries. Jennifer is currently the supervisor of The Cannabis Depot, a recreational dispensary in Colorado. Her previous executive positions include premium accounting manager of a homeowner’s insurance MGA based in New Jersey. Over her 8-year tenure, she helped develop and implement all processes and procedures in the premium and contributed to the growth of the company’s revenue at a rate of over 30%. Before relocating to Colorado, she served in leadership capacities on several community boards and helped with the development of those non-profit programs to successfully serve the greater Tallahassee, FL area.

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James "Woody" Woodend

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James "Woody" Woodend


WOODY WOODEND is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing.

In his early twenties, Woody began his career in investment banking and started a multi-state advertising company that he sold after seven years to assist with the opening and development of several start-up companies. During this time, he served in an advisory capacity and built and developed strong sales teams in many different industries.

Before relocating to Colorado, Woody opened and ran an automobile dealership in Florida. While under his leadership, this independent company was the area leader in sales and revenue. Woody is currently the operating manager of several successful cannabis farms, two of which he is sole proprietor.

On March 23, 2021, Woody became President of Cannabis Depot Holding Corp a Nevada Corp.

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Todd Nichols

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Todd Nichols


Todd Nichols is a retired Army Special Forces Green Beret with five combat tours and over 23 years of service. Over the last decade after retiring from the Army, he spends his time serving across multiple states by providing meals to hundreds of families at the Ronald McDonald House in Tennessee, Nevada and Wisconsin. He also volunteers to help other Veterans and their families navigate post service through the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) organization.

Todd is a father of twins and welcomed a grandson this past year. He currently resides outside of Nashville, TN and enjoys his time around horses, classic automobiles and anything to do with the water, whether it is fishing, boating, or swimming.

He is passionate and grateful to be the President at Homes for Veterans Inc. where he can continue to serve our heroes and their families.

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Mark Nichols

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Mark Nichols