Founder & Principal
Founder & Principal
Joe Sanchez is the founder of ShoutLegacy and GrowBox Farms; a community organizer and proven visionary entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience creating value and opportunity for clients in the creative and digital media space, and decades of close personal contact with the cannabis plant.
An effective project manager with expertise in branding, intellectual property and licensing technology, audio/video streaming, and integrated marketing tactics, there is not a facet of the digital realm that Joe can’t provide insight on, making him a valuable resource for startup entrepreneurs in cannabis and hemp, or any emerging space.
Joe got his start as a graphic and web designer before discovering his true talents and passion as a leader and entrepreneur. Through his diverse past projects, he has learned to manage both small and large creative teams and marketing campaigns with ease.
Taking strong professionalism, commitment and a creative passion for business into every new project, he is the ultimate Vision Engineer your business has been missing out on. His hands-on history with integrated marketing solutions and online community management proves his ability to turn the web into a strong revenue source for your company.
In 2012, Joe founded ShoutLegacy and ShoutMobile Apps in order to serve startup companies with optimal service in the new media space, creating seamless online experiences and analysis with action for local and national businesses alike.
He is now focused on helping build new brands and products for the cannabis industry, consulting with more cannabis-related business owners and startup entrepreneurs on effective social media and marketing strategy, from creative assets and print, to social media and SEO, to online and mobile eCommerce.
Joe also has a particular specialization in raising capital to start super farms, and is currently heading up an exciting project in Oregon as part of his latest venture, GrowBox Farms, growing cannabis and hemp with a vetted team of Master Growers.
Love for overcoming challenges – both large and small – is the force that drives Joe to help others find both their creative voice and business strategy. He has a natural gift for pulling individuals and groups together to accomplish goals and build unique solutions for each client – whether it’s a website, app, or fully integrated eCommerce ecosystem.
Las Vegas is home base for Joe, a proud Christian and family man, father of five and grandpa to one.
Founder & Master Grower
Rafael has been growing marijuana for 20 years. He has lead the fight to legalize marijuana by becoming an activist and working with groups such as Normal THC Foundation, Voter Power & Oregon Green Free. Rafael has served on grow panels for High Times, Oregon Normal & Seattle Hemp Fest.
7 years ago Rafael in partnership with his mother started the world famous Cannabis Café, the first Cannabis Social lounge in the United States. From the popularity and success of Cannabis Cafe, Rafael established Big Stank Farms, which has become a vital part of the community and a financial success that is the foundation of Growbox Farms.
Nick Thompson has served both individual and institutional clients in the financial consulting industry over the past four decades. He has guided his clients through all of the highs and lows of the markets to assure their business stability.
Nick’s proven success in financial analysis, consulting and business planning along with his determination drove him to the founding of Groupmark, LLC. Nick’s proprietary business systems allow his staff to interface smoothly with the heads of public corporations and the investing public. Groupmark assists corporations that enter public markets and provides them with a network of executive professionals, foreign market listings and most importantly access to capital to that could not be obtained elsewhere.
Nick personally specializes in reverse mergers and capital market consulting to corporations as well as stock trading with individual and corporate clients through his proprietary trading system. Nick in association with ShoutLegacy also provides independent management consulting to small and medium-sized businesses, focusing on the development of strategies for product launches, executive placement, business modeling and meeting all business funding requirements.
Andrea brings extensive experience working with Wall Street Fund Executives, Fund Managers and investors. Building close alliances with senior level executives and CEO’s, Andrea’s experience brings the potential for growth and funding to the Growbox portfolio of business endeavors.
Andrea has integral experience in mergers and acquisitions, managing investment portfolios, CrowdFunding, alternative lending, and building companies. Some of her experience is listed below.
Founder and CEO
Coastal Communication, Inc.
Andrea brings more than 20 years experience in the media and event industry. She is responsible for the production of leading events and media, facilitating key relationships between companies and optimizing their networking opportunities. Andrea is a thought leader in the emerging CrowdFunding and Alternative Lending Industries and speaks at many events including SXSW, The Fintech Global Expo, CrowdFund Beat’s Silicon Valley Annual Conference, numerous CrowdFunding events, as well as many small business and Startup lending events.
Andrea is the Founder and CEO of Coastal Communications (CoastalShows) producing and directing multiple events including The CrowdFund Global Expo (CFGE), The Fintech Global Expo (FGE), the Alternative Lending CFGE Summit Series: CrowdFunding Real Estate Summit, The Investment Summit, and Banking and Lending Summit. We also produce Startup-City at the Super Mobility show attracting more than 35,000 qualified attendees, The Women’s Small business conference, the AppShow and many more.
Andrea is currently producing FundIt: The CrowdFunding compliance, Marketing and Technology Conference in Las Vegas, April 26-27, 2016.
Andrea specializes in bringing key players to specific industry events and has an accomplished background as an entrepreneur in markets such as CrowdFunding, Wireless Technologies, Broadband, Electronic Identification, Finance and Investment, Casino and Gaming, NAFTA, Real Estate, Fintech, and Alternative Lending.
Prior to Coastal Shows, Andrea founded the largest independent media business producing conferences, tradeshows and business publications in the wireless industry, Shorecliff Communications. Shorecliff events focused on wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi and emerging broadband technology as well as the financing and investment in said technologies. As founder and CEO, Andrea expanded the company building a worldwide presence with conferences across the globe. These events include, but are not limited to, The Tower Summit and Tradeshow, Broadband World Tradeshow and Exhibition, Wireless Networks and Infrastructure London, Frankfurt, Vienna as well as Broadband Asia and RFID (Electronic Identification) Asia. The company was acquired in 2006 by British conglomerate UBM after forming a partnership for growth in 2002 with Landmark Communications.
Andrea also serves as a director on the board of several companies, and is an accomplished Hunter/Jumper Equestrian.
Former Founder and CEO
Shorecliff Communications, Inc.