Michael Hurff
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
School: Coastal Carolina University
Field of study: Finance Wealth Management

Michael Hurff

Michael Hurff

Operations Manager/ Commercial Cultivator Los Angeles, CA 90027 ------------ ------------

Adventurous individual with a tour guide experience and a passion for exploring the outdoors, animal conservation, leading a team, photography, brand building and exceeding objectives in relation to marketing, content creating and sales. Very strong work ethic with a focus on customer satisfaction and quality production results.

Willing to relocate: Big Island, Hawaii

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience:

Operations Manager / Commercial Cultivator Blaqstar Farms - Los Angeles, CA January 2019 to Present :
I am currently 1 of 2 commercial cultivation managers of a fully compliant, legal cannabis micro business based out of Los Angeles, CA called Blaqstar Farms (@blaqstarfarms). In addition to leading a large legal grow operation, I am the photographer and I am the marketing/social media manager. Im also very involved in the day to day operations of the nursery, sales, events, logistics, manufacturing, label design, administrative work, distribution, and much more as we get pulled in all different directions. We are vertically integrated and I deal with every aspect of the supply chain.

Agricultural Laborer Dark Staffing Solutions - Arcata, CA June 2018 to Present:
Laborer & consultant on numerous commercial agricultural operations in Humboldt County including Eden Farms Cooperative. Duties include planting , growing, pruning/caring, watering/feeding, harvesting and post cultivation processing.

Extractors Assistant / Labor Worker Arcata X - Arcata, CA November 2018 to January 2019 :
extractors assistant processing crude oil, labor working help grind/sock up 1000 lbs a day. I also learned the regulations of oil processing operation.

Director of Operations / Social Media Manager Livemerald - Arcata, CA August 2018 to January 2019 :
Director of operations for a fully compliant cannabis distribution company. Was also the photographer, social media manager, in charge of day to day accounting, regulations administrative work, and all sales transactions.

Brand Ambassador / Sales Representative Productions Plus - Wilmington, DE November 2017 to May 2018:
Work as a sales vendor / product specialist to sell high quality appliance products directly into consumers hands through the use of in person demonstrations

Dive Boat Intern, Dive Shop Crew Member, & Kayak/SUP Guide Express Watersports - Murrells Inlet, SC April 2017 to August 2017 :
➢ Provide assistance to charter customers on dive boat, as well as help with in water procedures / guided tours to ensure safety of customers. I would help set the anchor, and break down rules to customers. Also, would be one of the main workers helping sick divers out at sea, which can be very serious. Additionally, I would accompany any diver that needed a buddy if they did not have one. I also lead kayak & SUP eco tours through Murrells Inlet out of the scuba shop location.

Server Guided Eco Tours - North Myrtle Beach, SC February 2017 to June 2017:
service with sarcasm, handling big groups in a very fast paced restaurant setting, ensuring a memorable experience for the guests

Server Art Burger & Sushi - Myrtle Beach, SC September 2016 to February 2017:
Quality customer service & provide tourists with memorable experience

High Ropes/Park Guide Radical Ropes Aerial Adventure Park - Myrtle Beach, SC June 2015 to September 2016 :
Assist guests with 55 ft.-high obstacle course challenges, basic through advanced levels
➢ Highly trained to ensure safe experience for guests while demonstrating leadership skills

Tour Guide / Spearfishing Guide / Part-time Commercial Lobster Fisherman Island Roots Eco Tours June 2016 to August 2016 :
➢ Intensely customer focused to provide high quality diving as well as a memorable island experience to clients in Belize in Central America ➢ Ensured safety for all tourists / First mate on tour boat
➢ Fishing, diving for lobster, spearfishing, handlining, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling

Server Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Myrtle Beach, SC May 2015 to June 2016 :
provided quality customer service and hospitality to usually 35-55 people at a time during the medieval dinner and show that they come to watch

Joe's Crab Shack - Myrtle Beach, SC March 2014 to June 2015 :
Provide quality customer service while working in a very fast-paced casual dining environment

Sales Associate Footlocker - Myrtle Beach, SC September 2013 to March 2014 :
Sold various kinds of athletic shoes, sports apparel and accessories

Bachelor's in Finance Wealth Management
AABSC-Accredited E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration -
Conway, SC August 2013 to August 2017
Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC


Certifications/Licenses :

Drivers License
PADI Advanced Diver
CPR Certified
Commercial Licensed Cannabis Grower January 2019 to Present :
I am 1 of 2 commercial growers for Blaqstar Farms - licensed micro business specializing in cultivating top shelf indoor cannabis, with also a nursery, distribution, manufacturing, and event licenses.
Additional Information
Additional Areas of Expertise ➢ Proficient in both MAC and PC, Fare Harbor, and Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) ➢ Five years experience filming/editing videos with all types of GoPro/Sony 4K equipment (videos on IG & Youtube) ➢ Social Media expertise (twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, snapchat, LinkedIn, vimeo) ➢ Affinity for backpacking, camping, and outdoor adventure sports (spearfishing, freediving, fishing, longboarding, ocean kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, all/off-terrain vehicles, yoga, and scuba diving- advanced PADI certification) ➢ Passion for videography (advanced) and photography (intermediate) - GoPro & Sony 4K
➢ Skills: problem solver, strong sense of ownership, very determined, hard-working, attention to detail,
energetic, can build strong interpersonal relationships, excellent listening skills, highly motivated, great team player, and comfortable with public speaking, ability to work in high paced team-oriented environments, can-do attitude, passion for people