Chris Woods is the CEO and founder of Terrapin Care Station, a consumer-focused cultivator, processor and provider of high-quality adult-use and medical cannabis products in Colorado and Pennsylvania, respectively. The company also recently launched in Michigan where it operates a medical cannabis cultivation facility. Terrapin was recently awarded two medical cannabis retail licenses in Missouri, and the company applied for a medical marijuana retail license in New Jersey. The company started as a one-man operation led by Chris in 2009, growing into operations with over 300 employees.
Today, Terrapin operates six grow operations, six dispensaries, and two labs. It has received numerous awards and accolades, including being named the “Innovative Business of the Year” in 2018 by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.
Since the beginning of legal marijuana sales, Terrapin has focused on positioning itself as an industry leader in the burgeoning cannabis marketplace. Chris recognizes the importance of providing high-quality, affordable products to the communities Terrapin has the privilege of serving. A new industry, especially one as sensitive as medical and recreational cannabis, requires a higher level of corporate responsibility in order to ensure a successful “experiment.” Terrapin has long placed a focus on the operational mechanics of the company in order to guarantee responsibility, safety, compliance and overall success. Chris also believes strongly in leaving a positive community footprint, which is why Terrapin has partnered with 19 nonprofits for over $600,000 in contributions.
Chris is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he also ran competitive track. He earned a graduate degree in applied math at the University of Colorado Boulder. Before founding Terrapin, and while still in Grad School, Chris took the reins of his father's real estate company, managing the construction of a 50-unit tract of low-income housing. Today, Chris lives in Boulder and continues to run recreationally as well as being an avid skier, dog lover, and downhill mountain bike and skydiving enthusiast.