Editor’s Note: This is the first of what will be an occasional series introducing our Herbery budtenders to the public.
Name: Nick Svilarich
From: Camas (graduated from Camas High School)
Weed history: “I wasn’t super involved with cannabis prior to the legalization movement. I did smoke in the past, but it wasn’t a regular thing. After legalization I became a frequent customer at The Herbery and I decided I wanted to work here. It’s definitely exciting, fulfilling and involved.”
Favorite strains: Chem Dawg from Cedar Creek, Dutch Treat from Doc & Yeti, God’s Gift from Victory Cannabis.
Customer support: “I really like questions. I know this is an industry where people are sometimes reluctant to ask about products, but I want them to feel welcome. I like to stay well-informed so I can help them out.”
Weirdest thing about you: “I want to be a potter, making cups, jars and playing with mud. That’s my thing. I actually volunteer as a studio monitor so I can help other potters learn the craft.”
Where do you want to be in five years: “Hopefully I’ll still be in this industry. This is the place to be – things are kicking off and I think this will grow really well.”