UCA Board Members

Alex Iorg

Alex Iorg, Co-founder of Wholesome Cannabis Co., has over a decade of experience in government affairs and consulting services. He played a pivotal role in the legalization of medical cannabis in Utah and is a co-founder of the Utah Cannabis Association. Alex holds a Masters of public Policy from the University of Utah. 

Hoang Nguyen

Vice President
Hoang Nguyen is a proud Utahn, business owner, mother, and refugee. Passionate about community engagement, her endeavors aim to amplify every Utahn's voice for a prosperous future.

Bijan Sakaki

Bijan Sakaki, founding partner of Beehive, has successfully integrated cannabis into his autoimmune condition management, leading to successful ventures across the cannabis supply chain in multiple states. Prior to his work in cannabis, Bijan consulted for Fortune 50 Companies and holds degrees from the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business.

Gary Seelhorst

Gary Seelhorst is the Senior VP of National Compliance & Governmental Affairs at Justice Grown. With a 25-year background in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, Gary brings scientific rigor to the Cannabis Industry and is an active advocate for policy reform and higher quality standards. He holds degrees from UC San Diego, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan.