My name is Melissa Griffin. I was born in Borger, TX and moved to OKC in 2007. I am married with 2 children, both boys, 13 & 17 years old. I have a 15-year-old puggle, a 4-year-old cat, and a new puppy! I’m busy, to say the least!
I graduated in 2008 from OCCC with my bachelor’s in computer science. I never worked in the field though! Upon graduating, I started working in hospitality, doing large scale events. After 5 years of events, I decided I needed a change, so I got my Insurance Agent License and worked for 5 years as a CISR for a global corporation.
I have been in love with cannabis since I was 15 years old. I have been an activist since I was about 23. Naturally, when 788 passed, I knew I had to work in the industry! So, when one of my best friends told me he was opening a cannabis testing lab and offered me a sales position because he knew how passionate I am about MMJ, I jumped quick! I started as an account manager with Express in December of 2018 (when they opened) and was soon-after offered the Director of Sales position, which I accepted. As the industry grew, I learned that I could do so much more if I wasn’t tied to the desk! I stepped down as Director, going back to account manager, and helped launch CannaConnect with a dear friend of mine.
I love working for Express Toxicology Services because I get to educate the public! I get to be the point person for all growers and processors in the state to ensure their medicine is safe for patients! I get to talk to dispensary owners and educate bud-tenders! When you’re having this much fun, it’s hard to call it “work”!