Leadership

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Deborah Morton

Deborah Morton

President / CEO

Deborah was born and raised in the Washington, DC area.  She retired from the Federal Government with over 30 years of service. Doing her 30+ years of service she has gained a variety of experience in the fields of Administration, Personnel, Electrical, and Budget procurement/contracting activities (Interagency Agreements, and Requisitions), with agencies like the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, and The National Archives.  Deborah has 16 years of experience working at the National Science Foundation with federal grants and in the Office of Inspector General.  Deborah has Federal Government Education from the Human Resources Institute (Federal Budget Skills); and ESI/George Washington University School of Business (Federal Contracting Basics) and Basic Governmental Auditing.  Deborah attended the Virginia State University’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certification Program (SUACP) in Petersburg Virginia which gave her the knowledge and experience in Urban Agriculture Operations, Concept of a food desert, Site Planning, Potential Obstacles, Basic Botany Life Cycle of flowering plants, Plant disease management, Environmental factors affect plant growth, and Cultivation and cropping systems.

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Stephon Morton

Stephon Morton

President / CFO

Prior to founding Mor-Cannabis, Stephon has profound experience in project management and logistic process life cycle. He was born in Washington, D.C., and led a well-traveled childhood as a result of growing up in a military family. Stephon is a University of Maryland Alumni. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature with a minor in Business. During his childhood, at the age of eight, he started pursuing his life-long interest in martial arts through a varied curriculum of karate, taekwondo, and boxing. He eventually took up the art of Wushu and soon achieved becoming a three-time member of the U.S. Wushu Team, and represented the U.S.A in multiple international tournaments. He became a U.S. Wushu Team Coach after retiring as a competitor. He is the founder of Northern Virginia Wushu Academy and coaches’ students of all ages. Under his leadership, Mor-Cannabis will harmonize traditional and innovative farming with organic, green technology.

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Angela Morton-Gaither

Angela Morton-Gaither

Vice President / Director of Operations

Angela has over 24 years of experience in the IT / Information Systems field. Also a native to the Washington D.C. area, Angela has worked on several Federal Government contracts. She began her technical career as a desktop engineer supporting companies such as Honeywell through where she implemented systems that would monitor and analyze image quality originally generated from the GOES spacecraft Imager and Sounder Instruments. She later transitioned to become a support analyst for IBM where she tested a variety of software for quality assurance and resiliency before deployment. Later as a support lead, she was vital in the development of technical documentation for post-migration. Over the last 15 years she has taken on numerous leadership and specialist roles, also In that time, she gained her certification as a Google G-Suite Systems Administrator. Angela was also hand-selected by the government management to be one of the primary leads for sensitive data collection from the Google Message Discovery System. All requests cover, Inspector General (IG), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), GSA Legal, Congressional, and Department of Justice. Through her leadership, Mor-Cannabis looks to utilize new and emerging System Information (SI) technologies to fuel the company and business operation goals forward.

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Jamie Morton

Jamie Morton

Vice President / CPO

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Cheryl Morton

Cheryl Morton

COO / Director of Human Resources

Cheryl, a Washington D.C. native began her career in the hotel and restaurant management sector where she was a director that oversaw departments such as hotel operations and logistics such as housekeeping. In that role, she coordinated all hiring as well as orchestrated all onboarding processes such as training of new employees and introducing them to company culture and expectations. Cheryl utilized her influence to pursue and expand on her preexisting knowledge in other areas such as reservations and receptions. She would eventually go on to use those talents to transition into becoming legal assistance focusing on pre-litigations and the like. A role in which she was responsible for creating official settlement documents. However, after some time Cheryl realized her greatest skills were human resources where she was able to connect with people and point them in the direction of their best career trajectory and has spent the last decade coordinating and teaching. Cheryl believes that given people the right opportunity and support there is no limit to the amount of success a company can achieve.

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Tamara Morton

Tamara Morton

Director of Operations and Human Resources

Tammy’s journey began working in the nursing home & long term care facilities industry where she was a nursing aide and assistant. Tammy would then take those skills of caring for patients and logistical operations and start her own business and founded a daycare. Tammy oversaw daily operations such as scheduling, activity planning making sure that all children got adequate physical activity, playtime, and rest. She also created after-hour activities for children. She was also responsible for the interviewing and the hiring of new associates; whom she would also train. She also saw the opportunity to work in public school transportation services, where she was responsible for overseeing the safe travel of all students on numerous routes and coordinating effective and efficient means of transit for each route. Tammy’s ability to create value and her willingness to serve with patience has catapulted her career and is an integral part of Mor-Cannabis’s operational and human resource endeavors.

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Derrick Morton

Derrick Morton

CTO / COO

Derrick is extremely passionate about creating innovative solutions with frontend or backend technologies. He has experience leading a variety of teams, currently, he is a tech lead for one of the largest financial technology (finTech) companies in the world. Derrick is also a tech leader and mentors for a higher education company where he helps people make the transition into the tech industry. Derrick also has experience leading teams and initiatives to help assess team direction and properly distribute the workload. He has experience working with a variety of technologies and (MVC) frameworks to craft concise and scalable solutions for numerous projects. He has experience building full-stack applications utilizing technologies such as React, Angular and JavaScript, relational and non-relational databases along with EC2 instances with Elastic Bean-Stalk. He has been a part of a team that was responsible for building single-page applications utilizing a microservice-based architecture. He has in-depth knowledge of how the flow of data is handled through an entire system, from the client to server to database and back as well as middlewares to handle certain use cases. He also developed custom API’s using RESTful web service best practices. He also deployed applications using AWS and following CI/CD processes along with analyzing and implementing new processes to meet customer needs, stress-testing the codebase as well as scaling applications to handle user requests.

Mor-Cannabis Farm is a family owned and operated business focused on providing the highest quality hemp plant parts or hemp products to anyone in Virginia

Contact Info

Mor-Cannabis LLC
P.O. Box 297
Scottsburg, VA 24589
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