Born in Minneapolis and raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Gullickson moved to the Southwest to complete her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and her MBA from the Keller Graduate School. At twenty-seven-years-old, she started her own cannabis consulting agency Dispensary Permits. An entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness, it was natural for Gullickson to enter the medical cannabis space.
A cannabis entrepreneur and leading executive, Gullickson has been actively involved in the industry since 2010. She has helped numerous stakeholders grow their businesses profitably with operational and dispensary opening experience from the East to the West Coast and holds cannabis licenses in Nevada, North Dakota, and Ohio.
After receiving multiple acquisition offers for Dispensary Permits and assets, Gullickson ultimately aligned with Item 9 Labs Corp., selling her company in December 2018. The acquisition and her appointment to CEO of Item 9 Labs Corp., has added to Gullickson’s extensive resume as one of the few women leaders heading publicly traded cannabis companies.
Gullickson believes there is room for all to succeed, inspiring excellence, innovation, and integrity. Professional to the core she has established a range of nationally recognized curated brands. Her consulting work, advocacy projects, and philanthropic endeavors are a manifestation of her true passions.