In 2013, like many vapers, Stanley was introduced to vaping by a friend. Wanting to learn more, Stanley spent the next week researching e-cigarettes and decided to give it a try. Within a week he found he had easily given up smoking for good. Also, like many vapers, he realized that the retail landscape in Canada was woefully lacking and so with the help of his wife, just a few months later, opened Cloud 9 Vape Shoppe in Fort Erie, Ontario. Stanley currently works full time as a Professional Engineer, but his passion is vaping, and he is grateful for the opportunity to assist in advocating for the industry as a CVA Board Member.
In January 2013, Shawn Kreger's life would change forever. After trying a co-workers ecigarette a passion ignited leading Shawn down the rabbit hole of vaping. Shawn knew that vaping could rid the world of smokijg and set out to change the world. December 2013 Shawn opened River City Vapes, one of Edmontons first vape shops. Prior to opening RCV Shawn had worked in Higher Education IT for 15 years.
Ross has been an active member of the CVA since its inception, being honored to serve as both the Treasurer and chair of the membership committee. He is very passionate about the good vaping can do, to the point that he is an owning partner in the One-Stop Vape Shop chain of stores in Alberta and BC. He has a strong background in both sales and management and firmly believes that this organization can do amazing things for the future of vaping.
In early 2009, having smoked for 26 years, Jack discovered electronic cigarettes when he accidentally came across an article on the then novel technology in New Scientist magazine. Amazed at the positive impact e-cigarettes were having on his life, he opened Happy Vaper to provide others with access to, what was at the time, a very small market. Prior to Happy Va per, Jack was the CTO of Wireless Interactive Medicine Inc., where he developed software systems for the medical sector. Previously, Jack led a development team at Homeland Security Technology Corporation, a GPS navigation solutions provider, where he developed and oversaw systems used in the clean-up operations at the World Trade Center in New York City. Jack, his wife, Sidney, and their two sweet and delightful girls, make their home in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Meshaila began her venture into the vaping industry in 2011 in the United States. In 2013 she opened the first vape shop in Atlantic Canada, faced the first legislation in North America and helped in obtaining the wanted amendments for the industry. in 2015 Meshaila made the executive decision to depart from her shops and focus on advocacy not only in the vapor product industry but surrounding a plethora of topics reaching from Health, Education, Finance, Mental Health, and more. After relocating to Quebec in early 2016, Meshaila has focused her efforts full time to The CVA and legislation across Canada. As the First Founding Member of The CVA she is proud to be a part of an ever-growing organization that advocates for it's members.
Daniel Marien is the President of La Vape Shop, after 15 years of heavy habitual smoking he found the electronic cigarette and it changed his life.
Daniel is trained in media relations and has risen at the National Assembly for Loi 44 and continues to actively advocate vaping products as tobacco harm reduction. Four years after it's inception, La Vape Shop can be found in both Quebec and Ontario with over 20 locations and is known for it's professionalism and advocacy work within the community. Daniel is bilingual in both French and English.
Samuel Tam has been servicing the vape industry since 2013. He holds the position of executive director of sales at Pacific Smoke International. Pacific Smoke is a global distribution company known predominately for marketing Canadian brands such as 12 Monkeys Vapor and Illusions with international partners and vendors in over 30 countries. Samuel has held a long term passion for helping stores develop effective sales and growth strategies, and continues to maintain strong relationships with numerous stores. He is an active participant in advocacy for the Vape industry, and currently holds the position of Communication Chair of the Canadian Vaping Association.
Philippe is a family man and the owner of Chateau Nair labs. Chateau Nair operates two labs that manufacture e-liquid, one in Quebec and one in Ontario. Mixing e-liquids for the past 4 years, he created some unique flavours and some are barrel aged. Before that, Philippe has been the owner of two vape shops in Montreal. He's been vaping for the last 6 years and plans to keep on vaping for the years to come. Philippe is bilingual in both French and English
Darryl brings over twenty years of experience in public policy development, business development, and political involvement, as a leading expert for health and patient advocacy in Ontario. Darryl is a founder of the Ontario Physiotherapy Clinics Alliance and acts as the executive director for serval associations and organizations. Darryl has applied his healthcare, public policy, and organizational experience to support the mission, vision, and values of the CVA and the Vaping Industry.