Meet Educator Vaughn at Renton IKEA District!
Vaughn is an educator at The Evergreen Market’s newest location found in Renton near Ikea. As one of two educators who have been in the program since the role was created, Vaughn has had a direct hand in what being an educator has evolved into. As it typically goes whenever you do something that hasn’t been done before, the educator position started with a goal but it is becoming much more than that. An educator exemplifies our three core values— Educate. Celebrate. Elevate. We don’t want to cut any cannabis conversations short, especially in our stores.
Vaughn breaks all stoner stereotypes by staying active physically and finding ways to learn more about the industry through personal research and interactions with individuals.
Educators are that guy at the party that will talk to you about the weed you’re smoking for as long as you let them. And we would’t want it any other way.
Vaughn came to the Pacific Northwest from St. Simon’s Island, Georgia in early 2016. A true testament to the power of networking— he got into the industry by knowing a guy who was already in it. With the level of passion for cannabis that Vaughn had, the guy easily offered an opportunity for a position.
Outside of working at The Evergreen Market Vaughn also coaches soccer. “I have two select traveling teams that I coach. I enjoy playing soccer in my own time, as well as being outdoors. Stuff like snowboarding, hiking, golfing, rock climbing is cool.” Vaughn breaks the lazy stoner stereotype by being active and even using cannabis to do it. When asked about activities and strains that pair well he answered with XJ-13 and soccer.
“The euphoric high and creative mindset let’s you be strategic, but aware and really get into the gameplay.”
Lemonder from Seattle’s Private Reserve is Vaughn’s favorite strain, noting a high that’s equal parts chill and giddy. “It’s the only strain that’s made me break a blunt from how sticky it is!” Vaughn prefers flower over dabs, even though popularity with concentrates has been on the rise. He likes to take it back to the basics and compares the tradition of breaking down and rolling up flower to that of breaking bread. “Flower is more personal. You can sit down and have a conversation.” Blunts are his preferred method of smoking and with good Continue Reading
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