David Fortin is an experienced audio technician and media professional. He believes cannabis needs to be destigmatized in society and has a passion to educate others on the topic. After spending some time in the radio industry, David joined the TRICHOMES team in order to implement his passions and knowledge of content creation to help people understand the world of cannabis. He produces all of TRICHOMES Podcasts and is one of the hosts on the Morning Buzz. David is currently in school at Cal State University, San Bernardino and plans to teach digital media at the High School/Community College level.
Jesse Betend is an award-winning journalist and podcaster based in Chicago, Illinois. Besides covering cannabis for TRICHOMES, Jesse also serves as the Executive Podcast Producer for Rivet as well as the host/lead producer on the forth-coming podcast series WHERE I STAY which explores invisible homelessness in America. Jesse's previous work has appeared on the BBC's "Outlook," National Public Radio's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell me!", The Chicago Sun-Times and others. He also serves as producer and host of the shameful storytelling podcast We Still Like You where people relive their most shameful moments in front of a forgiving audience.
RJ Balde is an actor, performer, host and writer with 10 years of combined experience and credits with studios such as Viacom and Nickelodeon. RJ has also worked extensively with social media start-up companies, including Airtime and TheWeedTube. As a cannabis enthusiast, RJ has done advocacy work to destigmatize and demystify the image of cannabis, promote scientific research of the medical efficacy of cannabis derivatives and call for legislative and punitive reform. For more information, visit https://www.rjthecunning.com/.