Tyler Wakstein is a community builder, business development executive and creative director who is passionate about using business as a tool to drive positive social change. Today, he spends his time as the co-founder of Trailblazers, a cannabis leadership platform, and the CEO of OpenNest, a cannabis venture studio in Venice CA. Tyler is an active investor and advisor to many great companies including: Calm, Seed, Bubble, Breathwrk, Luce Farm, 42 Birds, TheFund and High Times. Previously, he was Managing Curator and head of business development at Summit Series, a globally recognized event series for today’s brightest leaders. Tyler is dedicated to using his resources and network to drive impact as a board member of The Life is Good Kids Foundation and Wholistic Research and Education Foundation. He is an outdoor enthusiast, music lover and enjoys a cold Vermont IPA.