Team Spotlight – Christopher Abanobi
Welcome to our team spotlight series, where we’ll sit down with the people who make City Trees great to learn about their background, why they love the cannabis industry, and some fun facts. Let’s get started!
Meet Chris, the Lead Extractor at City Trees! He is responsible for extracting our cured and live resin BHO concentrates and ensures that everything is being done to the highest standard, from time and pressure control all the way through to post-processing. Chris is incredibly detail-oriented and excited to learn.
How long have you worked at City Trees, and what is your role?
I have been with City Trees for a year and a half and was promoted to Lead extractor in January of this year. I started my journey here in fulfillment, then became a lab technician focused on tincture creation, then an extractor, and lastly, Lead Extractor. I have traveled on the company’s behalf to share our tincture processes and standards with our team in New Mexico.
Describe your perfect day at City Trees. How does it start and end?
I love to dive right in in the morning, with everything optimized and running smoothly. To start, I check all the machines and get them started for the day. From there, I plan the rest of the day and am able to attend to post-processing needs. I also spend part of my day watching the concentrates form the beautiful diamonds and crystalline structures as we planned. I enjoy a busy, productive morning followed by a nice, quick lunch with my co-workers. In the afternoon, I begin preparing and cleaning the lab to ensure everything is optimized and ready to go for the next day.
What is your favorite thing about working in the cannabis industry?
I love the knowledge I have gained, as there is so much to be learned about cannabis. There is always new information and research coming out from the science of the plant itself to new production processes. I enjoy understanding the plant all the way down to a molecular level and the intricate details. My job feels like I get to be having fun in science class.
What is your favorite City Trees product?
If I had to pick one, it would be the Limited Edition Disco Train Tincture. The terpene profile, cannabinoid content, and live resin infusion give it an unmatched flavor and high. It’s great to mix in your favorite drink or ingest sublingually.
Give us a fun fact or something that most people don’t know about you.
I love all things sports and am active every single day. To stay active, I am frequently bike, hike, and exercise. I also enjoy exploring new places and environments, and in my free time, I study crypto patterns.