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Enlighten Alaska- Cannabis Dispensary
OUR STORY

OUR STORY

We are a family owned and operated recreational cannabis store in Anchorage, Alaska. Opening our doors in 2017, we were one of the first retails shops in Anchorage! We view ourselves as stewards of the cannabis industry, and we take that responsibility very seriously.

As a shop, we hold a strong belief in the positive, healing properties of cannabis.

At Enlighten Alaska, we cultivate a space for Quality Service, Education, Respect, Integrity, Innovation, and

good vibes.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to offer high quality cannabis products while promoting safe, responsible consumption, and maintaining the highest standards of business ethics, community engagement, and sound wellness principles.

 

We strive to elevate and support our community to live healthy and inspired lives. 

OUR MISSION
OUR SPACE

OUR SPACE

Whether you’re trying cannabis for the very first time or a seasoned user, you’ll feel right at home with our passionate and knowledgeable staff. 

We are located in the heart of Spenard, on the corner of 26th and Spenard Rd. We are across the street from the white windmill at Koots, and in the same strip mall as Organic Oasis and Anchorage Cycle.

Our People

OUR PEOPLE

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Ben

POSITION: Retail General Manager

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: Nov '23

FAV STRAIN: Moroccan Peaches today (and it changes everyday!)

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Daaaabs

“There are really just five simple lessons to life:  Be honest, work hard, have fun, be grateful and pay it forward.” - Bruce Halle

 

Originally from Oregon, Ben spent many years in North Carolina before finding his way to California and now to Alaska! He loves playing jazz, being outdoors, problem solving, and working with cannabis. Over the years he has developed a passion for slacklining, home renovation, and cooking. He spends most of his free time with his girlfriend and dogs finding places to explore!

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Matt

POSITION: Retail Manager

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: Feb '24

FAV STRAIN: MAC

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Flower is king, but any method works!

Matt was born and raised in Georgia and moved to Alaska in 2022. He has worked in the kitchen and restaurant industry for over decade and moved to into the legal cannabis industry a little over 2 years ago. He enjoys playing video fames, watching movies, and hiking from time to time.

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Javier

POSITION: Inventory Specialist

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: August '22

FAV STRAIN: Mercy Fruit Haze 

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Dabs

Alaskan raised , loves adventures, music,
cool people and good times.

Certified license to chill.

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Dominique

POSITION: Inventory Specialist

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: January 24'

FAV STRAIN: Blue Dream 

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Pipeline Infused Preroll 

“Leap, and the net will appear”-John Burroughs

 

Dominique was raised in both California and Alaska. She decided to work in the cannabis industry after attending UAA for her Entrepreneurship degree. 

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her kids, cooking amazing food, going on adventures around AK, and road trips with good laughs and good music.  

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Winston

POSITION: Director of Sales & Marketing

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: Nov '17

FAV STRAIN: Acapulco Gold

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Doobies

Winston was born and raised in Ketchikan, AK. He loves music, rock climbing, yoga, and running, but his new favorite exercise is jump rope - and he's a bad ass at it. He's multifaceted in the music world. He sings, and plays the piano, guitar, and bass. He makes epic salads and even better tacos.

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Kyle

POSITION: Director of Finance

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: March '20

FAV STRAIN: Lemon Mints

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Joint

Kyle was born and raised in Juneau, AK. He loves to push himself running with his two dogs, Chena and Bodhi. Aside from an interest in engineering, coding, and data manipulation, as well as spending time with his family.

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Chad

POSITION: Cultivation Manager

FAV STRAIN: Lavender Jones

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Low-temp,

full-melt dabs

Raised on a family farm in northeast Colorado, Chad gained priceless experience working the land. He truly found his green thumb when he started cultivating cannabis. After a long and arduous journey, he has found himself aligned with Enlighten Alaska. When not entangled by plants, you’ll find Chad somewhere outdoors, with his dogs or perhaps in the kitchen whipping up a tasty meal.

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Leah

POSITION: Co-Owner

FAV STRAIN: Tropicana Cherries

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Joints

Leah is a yoga teacher, a dog momma, a tiny human momma, and loves to get outside and adventure! Her big personality lights up any room and she keeps our shop running smoothly and efficiently.  She graduated from UAA with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. 

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Jane

POSITION: Co-Owner

FAV STRAIN: MAC

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Joints

Jane is the shop momma. She loves making edibles, golfing, knitting, and being with her dogs and family. She is a talented gardener, both of cannabis and flowers. Her backyard is full of beautiful flowers and she keeps the shop full of life with plants.

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Evan

POSITION: Co-Owner

FAV STRAIN: Today? Yerbert

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Dabbing

Evan's heart is in the cultivation side of the business. He loves being in the garden and growing cannabis. He enjoys spending time with his wife, his young son and daughter, fishing with his older son, and chasing around his jack russell terrier, Milo.

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