Speaker Bio


Ivan Van Wingerden

Ivan Van Wingerden

Vice President of Cultivation, Pacific Stone

Hailing from a long line of Dutch farmers, Ivan Van Wingerden, Vice President of Cultivation for Pacific Stone, has been farming his entire life. Growing up in his father’s gerbera daisy greenhouses, Ivan started part time work in the company at 9 years old, and made it his full time profession at 23 years old. After college, Ivan rejoined the company, eventually taking over for his father as the crop transitioned from cut flowers to cannabis. Today, Ivan leads a team cultivating over a million square feet of nursery and mature cannabis while always keeping quality and consistency at top of mind. Growing plants in greenhouses with many simultaneous systems and processes running in parallel is a challenge that propels him out of bed every morning.