meet the team

We are entrepreneurs, patients, advocates building a cannabis entrepreneurial ecosystem to give a voice to the businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovation in the industry.

Adelia Carrillo
CEO/ Co-Founder

Adelia Carrillo is the CEO/Co-founder of Direct Cannabis Network. Her roots were built in the consumer electronics industry with a background in business development, sales, and marketing. Through her own personal journey of being a patient, she soon found herself studying the industry as a whole and found that the industry was missing a focus on the cannabis entrepreneurs, innovation, and technology. This is where her journey of developing Direct Cannabis Network began. Adelia being a natural born leader strives to motivate, inspire, lead and build a community and voice for the cannabis entrepreneurs and startups.

Lucia Napolez
Co-Founder

Lucia’s current mission in life is to educate herself and others on developing a better sense of self awareness in all environments. After graduating from San Diego State University in 2014, she went on to pursue careers in marketing and project management that ranged from creating and executing marketing campaigns designed for government and private clients to now utilizing those skills and experience in her role as one of the co-founders for Direct Cannabis Network. 

Emily Tran
Director of Business Operations and Finance

Emily Tran is mission and goal oriented, dedicated and compassionate individual. Her experience in the Healthcare industry as a nurse has challenged her to adapt to multiple situations and has provided her with the experience necessary to allow her to continue to learn and grow as an leader.

Transparency, honesty, flexibility, and empathy are her key attributes. She is a firm believer that "successful people build each other up," that each of us should continue to motivate, inspire and push each other on this journey. The vision for DCN has inspired her to not only take the leap of faith into a new industry but has also given her the opportunity to truly embrace the entrepreneurial journey.

Stephen Sanderlin
Director of Video Production

Stephen Sanderlin is a videographer & photographer specializing in new media and documentary film. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in commercial film production from Brooks Institute in Southern California is a US Army Veteran and an award-winning filmmaker. As an advocate for forwarding thinking and entrepreneurship, Stephen’s achievements are only shadowed by his passion for filmmaking and informative media.

Christina Carrillo
Director of Sales & Events

Christina Carrillo is the Director of Sales and Events for Direct Cannabis Network. She handles all of DCN's advertising, sponsorships, membership, and commercial sales, including the Seed Series events sponsorships, which is a bi-monthly event. She is passionate on helping the industry grow together and has a mission to help change the stereotypes that weight over the industry. You may also recognize Christina, as she is a host on Inside Out and Coffee and Cannabis. Christina is also the CEO of Ohana Solutions, offering affordable quality packaging to cannabis businesses, big and small!