Kristal Pelkey joined the Vangst platform in search of a new career in an emerging industry. She was hired by Cannabrand and is now an account manager for cannabis marketing company. 

Here is Kristal’s story on how she entered the industry through Vangst.

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Kristal Pelkey worked in the commercial furniture and hunting and outdoors industries before deciding to get into the cannabis space through Vangst. Now she works as an Account Manager and Project Manager for Cannabrand!

The Milwaukee native and University of Wisconsin – Green Bay graduate has over 12 years of experience in project and account management. Although her prior industries were very different, all of her experience was more than applicable to Cannabrand, the world’s first full-service cannabis marketing agency!


At her new company, Kristal is responsible for managing client relationships and setting strategic direction for different accounts.

She coordinates project timelines and deliverables for clients and is in charge of establishing and tracking the company’s success metrics.

Kristal is committed to being a source of trusted expertise for Cannabrand’s unique catalogue of clients, who she truly admires.

“[Our clients] are all so well-versed in the cannabis industry and have amazing insights that they bring to our engagement every day,” she says.


Kristal says her experience with Vangst was absolutely wonderful!

“My recruiter was so organized and supportive. They prepared me for exactly what to expect with the interview process and the process flowed so smoothly.”



It’s clear that Kristal is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the supportive, professional environment at Cannabrand.

“Every day I am blown away by the knowledge and experience of my coworkers,” she says. “It’s refreshing to work with coworkers and clients that are so passionate about the cannabis industry!”


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