THE BLACK BEAR TEAMJesse Worsk – Co-Founder / COO Expand
Jesse is a Pennsylvania native and Army combat veteran. He led and trained the teams that made the first sale of medical marijuana in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. While serving as the New Store Opening Director, for the largest US Cannabis company, he met his wife, Carrie. The two of them combined their experience to create Black Bear Hemp Dispensary. Since opening the first location in Grove City PA in the Summer of 2021, Black Bear has been able to give back to the community, volunteer, and help change the stigma around cannabis. Jesse serves as Black Bear’s COO and oversees all day-to-day operations, including regulatory, compliance, business strategy, and operational excellence. He genuinely believes enjoying what you do every day and doing something that makes a difference in the quality of other’s lives is the secret to success. He sums that approach up in four simple words, “have fun, sell weed.”Carrie Worsk – CMO Expand
With over 12 years of working in the cannabis industry, Carrie Worsk brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Having held roles in both the retail and wholesale side of the business, she brings a diverse understanding of the cultivation, production and dispensing realms of the cannabis market. With 4 years spent as an institute instructor, she can easily explain many of the unique facets of cannabis use as a solution for health and wellness.
Carrie’s roles include overseeing our social media platforms, enhancing the customer shopping experience (both in store and online), and educating our local communities on all that Black Bear has to offer. She strives to create content that is educational and engaging, utilizing her vast understanding of the medicinal properties of cannabis to help fortify the Black Bear Hemp Dispensary experience.Darrin & Rebecca Brooks – Co-Founders Expand
With over 25 years of experience in industrial construction, Darrin & Rebecca Brooks have collaborated with a wide range of customers in numerous industries, bringing their breadth of knowledge to support their customer’s needs. In 2017, they became involved in the medical cannabis industry. With their consultation and construction services, they helped one of the largest multi-state operators secure and build the first medical cannabis grow process facility in Pennsylvania. Additionally, they constructed the first operational medical cannabis dispensary in Pennsylvania. As lifelong Pennsylvania residents and small business owners, Darrin & Rebecca are passionate about supporting local communities. They recognize the positive impact that this industry brings, not only economically but holistically. Since their first venture into the medical cannabis industry, Darrin & Rebecca have constructed multiple grow facilities and dispensaries across the Tri-State area. Darrin & Rebecca have witnessed, firsthand, the positive and curative benefits cannabis offers and are big supporters of this wellness endeavor. They bring their passion and knowledge of the industry to Black Bear Hemp Dispensary and are excited about this new adventure.