Cloud Creamery is the first chef-driven, artisanal edible company to reach the mainstream market on the East Coast. We use local grass-fed milk, organic cane sugar and zero artificial ingredients to make a decadent full-fat ice cream.
Our mission is to offer a thoughtful and delicious alternative to opioids and steroids.
David yusefzadeh, CEO/Founder
David Yusefzadeh is a chef and food designer based in Boston, Massachusetts. He spent majority of his career working in fine dining restaurants and hotels around the world.
David was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2011 and has been using Cannabis to allow him to function in his every day life.
Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, is a culinary nutritionist, cookbook author, speaker, holistic cannabis practitioner, and end of life doula. She spent much of her career creating recipes and educating families about healthy cooking and eating at Meal Makeover Moms and Janice Cooks.
After her dad found relief from his pain using medical marijuana it became Janice’s mission to help others suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, IBD, and other debilitating conditions find relief using cannabis. She completed training at the Holistic Cannabis Academy, and now advises clients on access, proper cannabinoid ratios, dosing, best consumption methods, and cooking with cannabis at her new business, Jannabis Wellness.
Jim Borghesani has held top communication positions in state government and the private sector and has worked on dozens of community and media campaigns at the local, state and national level. Jim, who holds a master’s degree in communications from Northeastern University, started his career as a reporter for the Patriot Ledger in Quincy. He went from the Ledger to the Boston Business Journal, where he covered health care, government and higher education. In 1994 he became director of communications for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office in Boston, the largest and busiest prosecutor’s office in New England. He became director of communications for the Massachusetts Governor’s Office immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Jim coordinated all media initiatives for the governor’s office and for all the state’s executive agencies.
Jim served as director of communications for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the successful 2016 ballot initiative in Massachusetts. Jim handled all media relations, wrote press releases, coordinated media events, oversaw the communications strategy, and acted as chief spokesman for the campaign. He made dozens of TV and radio appearances and was the official debate designee for the campaign, squaring off against many opponents including state representatives and senators, district attorneys and police chiefs.
Jim served in a similar role for the Wine in Food Stores Initiative in 2006 and has worked with many private- and public-sector clients on communication campaigns and advocacy efforts.
Ry Prichard has been a part of the legal cannabis industry since 2009, starting as a blogger and strain reviewer and quickly progressing to one of the world’s leading cannabis photographers and researchers. During his time at Kind Reviews, he reviewed 500+ cannabis strains, utilizing a team of trained reviewers who submitted detail-rich feedback which provided much of the knowledge base that would later lead him into photojournalism work with Newsweek, High Times, and The Cannabist. During this time, Ry gained deep experience in the Colorado cannabis industry, taking on a variety of roles including: budtending, store management, cultivation, extraction facility management, marketing/promotion, and product knowledge specialist. Ry is a 12-time Cannabis Cup winner, advising and operating some of the most renowned brands in the industry, including working directly with the creator of the live resin process, William “Kind Bill” Fenger, since August 2014.
Starting in October 2016, Ry became a co-host and Cannabis Specialist for the world’s first cannabis cooking show, Viceland’s Bong Appetit. The show has run 30 episodes and created a cannabis culinary sensation worldwide. Ry is regarded as the information source for all of the high-level infusions and next-wave cannabis products, serving as the intermediary between the technique-heavy producers and the layman viewer. He specializes in explaining difficult concepts in a palatable way, helping to educate new users and experienced users alike. Ry has a deep knowledge of cannabis’ medical benefits as well as its use as a flavor/aroma agent, both of which are important to the mainstreaming of cannabis. Ry has been featured in a variety of international media outlets including: Rolling Stone, Newsweek, CBS This Morning, The Denver Post, Tokyo TV, the feature-length documentary Rolling Papers, and MTV’s True Life.
Mary Canning, founder of the "human rights" inspired company, Follow the Honey, saw a critical need for providing a commercially sustainable outlet for marginalized beekeepers in poor countries, a pursuit that encourages land conservation, best beekeeping practices, and eco-tourism in places where farming tobacco and maize, or mining, are often the only alternatives. With a popular brick n’ mortar store in Harvard Square - awarded Best Green Business by Scout Magazine 2016 & 2017- Mary’s staff daily see proof that the empowerment story of honey terroir to help alleviate poverty, incentives consumers to pay a premium price that can support higher commercial payments to farmers providing healthy forage to bees. Follow The Honey has exotic supply chain partnerships in various stages of development from the ‘miombo’ woodland habitats & medicinal stingless bees of Tanzania to the rhododendron forests of the High Hims - which inspired Tolkien - to the southern Florida bayous of the Everglades redolent with Orange Blossom. Their mantra is, ‘Taste the world. Like the bees, together we rise.’