Our Team

Ellie Alvarez, Chief of Staff

Ellie Alvarez

Director of Grants and Programs

Ellie Alvarez, MBA is an entrepreneur and established business expansion expert from New York City. Most notably, Ms. Alvarez erupted as a leader in her role as Senior Operations Director in the cannabis space. After completing graduate school at Arizona State University, Ellie spent 8 years in the healthcare space opening clinics and serving as a resourceful liaison in the medical community. In 2016, with the rise of legalization, Ellie thrived as a Senior Project Manager during the corporate cannabis retail boom opening 20 retail locations in 4 years. Her experience includes working with Ultra Health – A New Mexico cannabis company, MedMen Enterprises out of Los Angeles, and Harvest (Tempe). Harvest recently sold to Trulieve for 2.2 billion dollars.

In a volunteer capacity, Ellie held the role of Community Outreach Director for the Women Grow’s Phoenix chapter as well as Senior Fundraiser with the Non-Profit – Dress for Success, Phoenix.

Ellie, now living in Arizona, is consulting with organizations to build business strategies as well as connecting like-minded entrepreneurs within the real estate, healthcare, and cannabis industries.