Shon has 24+ years of experience in organizational leadership, strategic planning, program management (PM), R&D, ops, and business development (BD). He previously served as the Director of BD, PM & Design for MJardin, one of the world’s largest cannabis cultivation companies, where he drove multi-national/multi-state expansion and brought project and design discipline to the industry. After earning a BS in Mech/Aero Engineering from West Point, he served 20 years in the Air Force in roles such as space systems development, flight test, international cooperation, and F-22/F-15 fighter programs including leading the largest (US$30 bn) international sale in US history. He also deployed to Afghanistan with NATO. After retirement as a Lt Col he became BD Director for Calspan Aerospace. Shon has an MS in Astronautical Engineering and is a USAF Test Pilot School graduate.