As Site Operations Manager for the Cannabis Cup, Elise McDonough coordinated vendors, rental budgets, graphic design, and merchandising.
Starting in 2004, I worked the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, becoming part of a long tradition at the iconic cannabis competition. Responsible for graphic design, marketing collateral and merchandise, I also took on event planning responsibilities including managing rentals and executing floor plan layouts. In 2010, I was one of the primary organizers in charge of Site Operations when High Times introduced the event to the United States. I worked to expand the event from 3,000 guests to over 50,000 in Denver on April 20, 2015.