Susan Hwang is the founder and CEO of BEST Dispensary, a luxe dispensary in Arizona offering an elevated and memorable shopping experience and highest quality cannabis products. “BEST Dispensary’s mission is to Cultivate Good Times for our customers and patients while breaking the stigma and negative misconceptions about cannabis.” Learn about Susan Hwang…
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
First job: Korean/English interpreter and a translator at Nashville Korean Episcopal church at the age of 13.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, golfing, shopping and making vision boards.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: My biggest accomplishment is creating the brand, BEST Dispensary, to set the standard in the cannabis industry and to break the stigma and misconception about cannabis.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Moving to the US at the age of 12 and learning English, adapting to the new culture and environment was the biggest obstacle that I overcame.
Someone who inspires you and why: Steve Jobs. He was a forward thinker and a problem solver who was the creator of Apple. His innovative ideas and thoughtful products that are created for the comfort and efficiency of the users are impressive and admirable.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Discipline will take you places motivation can’t. Discipline, consistency and accountability will get anyone to be successful whatever path he or she chooses.
Favorite quote: “Have a vision so big that the world calls you crazy.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. I know I don’t look like a person who has a Biochemistry degree but science is what initially got me to be interested in cannabis and biochemistry of cannabis and human physiology are what convinced me to get into the cannabis industry.
What makes someone fabulous: Confidence to exude personal uniqueness and creativity.