KNOWN for Impressions.

A group of industry advocates who adapt to market needs and changes.

We develop & execute impactful marketing & brand strategies fueled by industry knowledge
& creativity

We are Known. Meet the core team.

Jess Moran


A seasoned marketing & communications expert with over 20 years of industry experience, Jess holds a B.A. Degree from Laurier University and a Post-Graduate Corporate Communications Diploma from Sheridan College. A passion for communications combined with her years of experience and work ethic make her an unstoppable force within the industry.

Roderick MacDonald

Senior Communications Director

Roderick supports brand storytelling and client reputation, and is a freelance writer and content-creator focusing on the psychedelic and cannabis industries. After a decade in the lab researching the genetics of cancer and ageing, he adopted the lifestyle of a digital nomad—learning French in Southern Quebec before landing in Belgium with his partner. Roderick helps with Psillow, an online resource that facilitates education on psychedelic mushrooms and the thriving underground market that remains the only viable access point in Canada.

Tara McManus

Operations Director

An administration and organizational expert, Tara focuses on streamlining operations and developing processes to optimize our work at Known. Tara has years of experience in helping brands develop and optimize processes and is focused on supporting the Known network in achieving their objectives.

We are forthright and clear in communication; unique in showcasing client narratives; creative with out-of-the-box marketing; and focused on developing brand storiesknowledge, and education-first. 

We are supported by a number of advisors and consultants with invaluable experience. Together, we are KNOWN. 


The more we learn from others, the more we know and can use to help our friends and colleagues achieve their goals.

The Known network is comprised of the thoughts and ideas of many, and we’re grateful to the industry and business experts that make up our advisory board.

Our advisory board includes:

  • consultants with incredible skills
  • cannabis industry executives
  • health advocates

Ashleigh Brown

Danielle Jackson

Nicolle Hodges

Jordan Lampert

Amy Prentice

Brianna Martyn

Christina Michael

Jeannette Vandermarel

Known to work with the Best.

Canna Cabana
Dana Levenson