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our roots

T. Bear Inc (TBI), is a locally owned family business. TBI was founded by Angela Brown and Brian Cusick, who are joined by his father, Donald Guzzetti. TBI’s journey began with Brian a long time proponent of cannabis, suggested its use to Angela after unsuccessful surgeries and years of standard treatment options for digestive and sleeping issues. Though reluctant Angela obliged, and within weeks saw a huge improvement in the quality of her life. Not being a fan of smoking, she quickly turned to edible and concentrate products to aid in her health, but was disappointed in the lacking selection of what was commercially available. This disappointment lead to extensive research of marijuana and its many extraction & infusion methods, working with processors and cultivators to gain hands on experience, as well as countless hours of advocacy and networking with industry peers.

Donald comes to the team with almost 40 years of experience as a Certified Project Startup Manager for a premier global construction company. Managing multiple mega-projects both nationally and internationally in demanding and highly regulated environments including: nuclear power plants, DOD operations control centers, and bio-safety Level 2 and 3 laboratories in the Republic of Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Angela, a Fitchburg State University alumni, has an extensive background in B2B sales, with over 9 years of experience ranging from FDA-regulated seafood wholesale distribution to the tech community from early employee through IPO. Brian, also a Fitchburg State alumni, most recently worked in the tech sector piloting b2b sales initiatives for a publicly traded e-commerce company in the Canadian marketplace. Prior to this he worked as a Construction Project Manager in overseeing commercial projects throughout the New England market.

Combining a passion for cannabis and almost 60 years of professional experience; the TBI team is poised for success. With a diverse background in sales, business development, and management; the leadership team of TBI is primed to evolve and pivot in an ever-changing market, as laws, regulations, and consumer demands form and shift.