Congrats to our Evergreen Award Winners!


The Evergreen Market’s annual Vacation celebration is some thing that every employee appears forward to. This year, we added a really unique new element we referred to as The Evergreen Awards. We have the most effective employees and they deserve each ounce of recognition. The Evergreen Awards permitted us to spotlight some of the rockstars that make up the most effective employees in cannabis– group Evergreen. It is not lost on us that the accomplishment of our dispensaries hinge upon our floor employees. Our friendly budtenders that service the Auburn, Kent, Federal Way and surrounding regions are the explanation our consumers pick out to come to Evergreen Marketplace. Even as far as Puyallup or Covington, folks pick out us due to the fact of our dedication to connection and the client expertise.

The Categories

The Evergreen Awards had a very simple premise, the winners have been voted on by their peers and through the ceremony have been recognized by their managers and provided a unique trophy (okay, they have been bongs) to symbolize the appreciation their group has for them. The shop certain awards integrated the Values award, the THC award, and the Cannasuer award. With as numerous killer staff we have, the most tricky aspect was to only choose 1 winner per category.

Our initial award was the THC award. This award recognizes excellence in client service. With no our guests there is no company, no Evergreen Marketplace. The crew members that take the time to make every pay a visit to to our Auburn or Renton pot shops an expertise of positivity and influence are who set us apart. They are 1 of the massive motives our consumers pick out to shop with us.

The Cannasuer award was provided to the particular person on employees who never ever stops escalating their cannabis understanding. These people remain on top rated of new sector and cannabis data, they share their understanding with the folks about them with enthusiasm, and they challenge other folks to step their game up.

The Values award was designated for the eternal group player who stays late, covers shifts, and picks up slack wherever probable for the sake of the group. As a business, our values center about passion, integrity, respect, and community– these people embody all 4 day-to-day.

And the winners are…


THC Award – Ashley Chapman

In addition to our Renton weed stores, our Auburn store is one of the best.

Lena from Auburn posing with the founders right after winning the Values Award.

Ashley is a welcoming face to absolutely everyone that walks into our Auburn shop positioned by the Iron Horse Casino. She has a present for producing folks really feel comfy and accepted. Her consumers appreciate her friendly presence and dedication to offering them with a optimistic expertise.

Cannasuer Award – Tara Clark

Even just before joining the Evergreen Marketplace family members, Tara’s voracious appetite for understanding was a defining trait. Tara soaks up cannabis data like a sponge and makes use of it to preserve the folks about her engaged and informed. She’s a correct asset to our group and useful resource for our Auburn, Federal Way, and Des Moines location consumers.

Values Award – Lena Rhodes

Lena shines positivity more than the Auburn Evergreen Marketplace shop. From affirmations on social media raising up her group, to smiles and assistance on shift maintaining the vibes superior. Lena is in it for the folks appropriate alongside her and has earned the respect and appreciation of her peers and management.

North Renton

THC Award – Ema Waggoner

Ema is sunshine personified. She normally supplies a optimistic attitude and encouraging word to anyone that walks into our North Renton weed shop close to Renton Airport. She’s fairly uncomplicated to spot also, just appear for the massive smile. No matter if coming from Seatac, Skyway, Burien, or Newcastle Ema tends to make confident that every customer’s trip to our shops is worth it.

Cannasuer Award – Peter Pham

Prior to moving into his function of Assistant Inventory Handle, Peter earned his cannasuer status at our South Renton place. His clear commitment to cannabis and enthusiasm for every thing encompassing the plant continued more than with his move to our North Renton weed shop on Rainier Ave. If you are fortunate sufficient to catch him in involving taking care of inventory and get a recommendation, you are assured to be choosing up some fire.

Values Award – Jon Hart

Jon treats his group like family members. He’s the bringer of laughs and supply of assistance for the crew at our North Renton weed shop place. His uncanny capacity to diffuse tension and bring folks out of their funk is invaluable. He hustles to preserve items operating smoothly even if it signifies a sacrifice of pushing his break back or going the additional mile to make a optimistic impression.

South Renton

THC Award – Briee Kooken

Briee’s magical capacity to connect with our consumers is astounding. She routinely is described by name in critiques

Customer Service is highly valued at Evergreen, we were happy to recognize Briee for going above what is asked for our customers.

Briee accepts the THC Award for South Renton.

by consumers blown away by her attentiveness and sincerity. She sets the tone for service in our South Renton weed shop positioned close to Ikea. No matter if it is a guest getting a rough day obtaining solace in an exchange with Briee or a new client who (thanks to her) is now a lifelong Evergreen Marketplace shopper.

Cannasuer Award – Samantha Johnston

Have you ever talked to a comic book collector about comics? Or talked to an artist about art? That is what speaking to Sam about weed feels like. Her passion for cannabis oozes from her as quickly as the conversation begins. Sam tends to make it uncomplicated to celebrate all items pot and make confident you leave with the choicest of buds right after a pay a visit to to the South Renton weed shop.

Values Award – Mikey Mullen

Aside from the founders themselves, Mikey is Evergreen Market’s longest standing employee. He’s a diehard member of the family members that guides our new hires via instruction. Mikey tends to make time for anyone regardless of whether it is a fast higher 5 or an attentive ear to vent to. There is no one on the Evergreen group that Mikey does not embrace into the culture and make really feel welcome. It is no wonder that he’s turn out to be a aspect of what tends to make our South Renton weed shop filled with superior vibes.

Organization-wide Awards

IC of the Year – Ashley Marshall

Ashley is the Inventory Handle Specialist at our North Renton weed shop close to Skyway. She has been with the business for three years and worked her way to IC from becoming a budtender/cashier. Evergreen has been her dwelling due to the fact coming on board, and the business wouldn’t be the exact same without having her. She’s carved herself out to be a leader amongst the business veterans.

Educator of the Year – Elan Gratrix

It is tough to think there is sufficient time in the day for Elan to do every thing that she does. Amongst trapeze, beekeeping, yoga, and just finishing up her degree, I am completely convinced there is practically nothing this wonder lady can not do. She tends to make us proud as an educator by taking the time to actually dig into what the wants of the consumers at our North Renton weed shop are. She has been a worth to our outreach plan and a fantastic support with assisting with the promoting division.

Assistant Retailer Manager of the Year – Dylan Buhl

Dylan won assistant manager of the year, having spent time at both Renton locations he's more than proved himself

Dylan functions tough as an assistant manager and his ASM of the year win was effectively deserved.

Dylan organizes the sales floor and runs his shifts with efficiency and service as his top rated priorities. He is a outstanding leader and great mentor to his crew. Lots of Evergreen staff locate him to be a comfort and protected space to come to when preserving respect for him as a manager. He does an essential (and tricky) balancing act of becoming each an authority on the floor and a pal to the rest of the employees. Dylan has worked at several shops, but is presently dwelling at our North Renton weed shop.

Retailer Manager of the Year – Jason Strain

Jason Strain has spent time as shop manager at all 3 of our areas, but is presently the captain of our South Renton weed shop down the hill from Valley Healthcare Center. Jason (or Jstrain, as we contact him about the workplace) believes in major his group with positivity. He would rather give the advantage of the doubt more than jumping to conclusions which leaves his crew feeling protected and looked out for. If you get the opportunity to make this man laugh, take it. Jstrain’s laughter is a true treat.

EPG Member of the Year – Marty Smith

Marty has played several roles when Evergreen Marketplace has turn out to be the initial class weed shop that it is now. He presently wears the title of Compliance and Facilities Director, producing confident that the shops every have the hardware and security measures that they have to have (plus so a great deal extra). He’s been crucial to the creating and opening of each Renton weed shops, our Auburn shop, and is presently tough at operate obtaining our fourth pot shop prepared to open in Kirkland. Marty is the man prepared to be what ever the business wants him to be and couldn’t be a superior option for the initial Evergreen Companion Group member of the year.

Marty Smith has spent years pouring blood, sweat, and tears into Evergreen Market.

Just after functioning tirelessly beside the founders via the opening of every place, Marty was named EPG member of the year.

Our group drives our accomplishment. Congratulations to all of our 2018 Evergreen Award winners!


If you are interested in joining our group, scroll to the bottom of the web page and click ‘Careers in Retail Marijuana’ to see what job postings are readily available at our Auburn or Renton weed shops!


Written by: Nikki Marangon



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