Barry Foy: Making a Difference in a New Legal Cannabis Reality

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What is the KINGPIN STATUTE from GENTLEMEN SMUGGLERS on Vimeo. Once upon a time, decades ago, Barry “Flash” Foy ruled the high seas of America’s underground cannabis trade, leading an infamous marijuana smuggling ring that earned its place in the annals of the country’s clandestine history. The operation boasted an extraordinary scope and expanse, stemming […]

“Some Legends Are Real” – Meet the Female Smugglers!

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If you’ve been taking a voyage with us through our blogs, you’ve learned about the saltwater beginnings of Gentlemen Smugglers and our high-grade offerings. Today, we’re charting a course back in time to an era where velvet blazers met cannabis stashes, where our leading ladies ruled the high seas and were as unstoppable as the […]

“A Modern-Day Pirate on the High Seas”: Meet Barry “Flash” Foy

“…like being a modern-day pirate on the high seas… something that could get into a young fellow’s blood.” — Judge Falcon Black Hawkins Jr. In our first blog in our ongoing GS Blog Series, we introduced you to our brand and described our vision for the future. Let’s now begin to “Meet the Smugglers” as […]


With a rich background in accounting and a trail of successful mentees launching their accounting firms, Vanessa is not just a financial expert but the force behind the scenes, ensuring the numbers align for daring endeavors. Juggling the roles of being an accounting professional, mentor, business consultant, and proud DOPE CFO Pro Badge holder, she continues to bring a unique blend of dedication and organizational prowess to her role.

In 2019, Vanessa launched her accounting firm, Butler CFO & Tax, where she’s helped hundreds of firm owners and non-profit organizations scale their businesses.  She has been a driving force helping the Gentlemen Smugglers to stay successful.

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Peter Cardoz

As a passionate cannabis advocate, lifetime food enthusiast and veteran scientist, Peter brings his wealth of knowledge and love for cannabis to the Gentlemen Smugglers team. He started his research career from an early age, eventually conducting research at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, where he become published in Nature Communications.

In 2021, Peter started his own consulting company, Cardoz Blended Gourmet, and a launched a line of gourmet, live resin infused CBD culinary oils.

Cathy O'Hara

Meet Cathy, head of People Operations at Gentlemen Smugglers. Cathy is a former journalist turned Tech Pioneer. As the 35th employee at AirBNB, Cathy helped scale the home-sharing startup into the mega star it is today.

Cathy joins GS with a proven knowledge of recruiting, people leadership, community relationship building, customer service operations, workflow planning and project management. Plus she’s just a cool world traveler.