Michael Caruso is a graduate of The University of Michigan and the Vice President of Operations for Om of Medicine and Mission Dispensaries. Michael entered the cannabis industry at the ground floor in Michigan when he helped Depot Town Dispensary open in Ypsilanti back in 2011. After Depot Town, Michael worked at Green Planet in Ann Arbor before moving to San Francisco, CA in 2013. Michael was recruited by SPARC (the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center) to help with the operations. After managing SPARC for nearly 4 years (and opening a second location in the Haight neighborhood), he moved on to work for The Apothecarium. Michael oversaw the buildout of The Apothecarium’s second location in the Marina district of San Francisco. He was the General Manager of that facility for almost two years before deciding to move to Chicago, IL with his wife, Kaili, to be closer to his family (who reside in Kalamazoo, MI). After settling in Chicago, Michael found a position with Mission Dispensaries. While building the third dispensary in the state of Arkansas (Arkansas Natural Products), he was tasked with supporting operations at Om of Medicine. Michael has solidified his life in the Cannabis Industry. He loves the plant, and the people. In his free time, Michael loves to cycle, in 2015 and 2016 he participated as a rider in the AIDS LifeCycle fundraiser, riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for the SF AIDS Foundation and the LA LGBT Center. He also loves to DJ and plays House and Techno music!