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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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Ashlie

POSITION: Retail Manager

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: June '22

FAV STRAIN: Koko Puffs

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Flower

Ashlie is an experienced cannabis professional currently pursuing a degree in Business Management. Her hobbies include singing, whipping up colorful concoctions in her kitchen, studying history, and learning about new anthropological discoveries.

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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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Eric

POSITION: Lead Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: May '21

FAV STRAIN: Sub Zero

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Bong

Eric is getting degree in Strategic Communications. He was born and raised in Alaska, loves fishing, hunting, and hiking. He is a computer guru and enjoys building computers for himself or friends. 

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Victoria

POSITION: Lead Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: May '23

FAV STRAIN: Kona Gold

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Dabbing

Victoria is a customer-turned-budtender finishing her first year in the industry! She has become a caring expert in her short time already.  Victoria takes advantage of Alaska's beauty by taking her dogs on walks, skateboarding, and gold panning.  

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Charles

POSITION: Lead Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: June '22

FAV STRAIN: Platinum Punch Mints 

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Blunts

Charles enjoys being active in all outdoor activities and is passionate about healthy eating. He runs, bikes, and loves cooking for his son!

TJ

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Gino

POSITION: Lead Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: Dec.'21

FAV STRAIN: GMO

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Dabs

Gino is a life long Alaskan. Outside of work he loves to be outside, play his guitar, collect comic books and play video games. 

TJ

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Sonja 

POSITION: Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: Sept '21

FAV STRAIN: Mercy Fruit Haze

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Pipe

Sonja is originally from Oregon. She began working on the cultivation side of Enlighten first, and joined the retail team shortly after. She has an 11 year old pit bull and in her free time she loves to smoke and cook. 

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Emma

POSITION: Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: Nov '22

FAV STRAIN: Blue Dream

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Bong & Joints

Originally from Dutch Harbor, Emma made her way through Palmer to Anchorage.  She loves going on hikes with her dog, Daisy, and her cat, Bean.  That's right--her cat hikes, too!  Her goal is to someday become a nurse.

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James

POSITION: Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: August '23

FAV STRAIN: Bio Jesus and most Kush strains

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Glass pieces and Bongs!

James loves photography, listening to podcasts, taking road trips, and playing video games!

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Liza

POSITION: Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: Nov '22

FAV STRAIN: Apple Fritter

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Joints & Spliffs

Born and raised in Anchorage, Liza is a homebody who loves a good nature walk.  She loves cooking, trying two new recipes a week!  Sometimes you can find her curled up with a book and her cat, Brochacho.  Liza loves to be cozy with some cannabis!

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Kyana

POSITION: Budtender

JOINED ENLIGHTEN: June '22

FAV STRAIN: OGKB 2.1

FAV WAY TO CONSUME: Prerolls & Bong

Kyana hails from Florida but is forever Alaska bound. In her free time, she enjoys playing Skyrim and being a snack connoisseur. 

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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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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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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.

ENLIGHTEN ALASKA

CANNABIS RETAIL STORE

IN THE HEART OF SPENARD 

2600 SPENARD RD ANCHORAGE, AK 99503

907.290.8559

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