As native sons of Massachusetts, we are deeply rooted in our community. We are a team of passionate advocates, cannabis specialists, and experienced industry leaders. Native Sun provides premium, uncompromised cannabis alongside an exceptional and educational customer experience unmatched in the state of Massachusetts.
Native Sun is built off of the commitment to take the hard right against the easy wrong.
What does that mean? To put it simply, we have, and always will, value the quality and precision that goes into every piece of our work over the ease and speed of which it takes to produce. We do this by incorporating our seed-to-sale, vertically integrated systems, sourcing premier products from top of the line suppliers and working with educated and passionate in store specialists on a mission to provide a premium customer experience.
Native Sun believes a vibrant cannabis community is made possible through shared knowledge, exceptional customer service, and top of the line product and are dedicated to providing a quality and experience not yet offered in the New England cannabis landscape. We seek a dynamic and educated future cannabis community in Massachusetts that holds the expectation of premium cannabis and an exceptional customer experience in its dispensaries.
Of Pesticide free all-natural cannabis that is certified clean by MCR Labs
Vertically integrated product lines, and brand licensing deals to provide industry leading selection
State of the art dispensary built by a team of real-estate experts for an unmatched in store experience
In-store education to make buying approachable and enjoyable
Tim Caraboolad was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Geoff Caraboolad, founded Metric Corp., where Tim began working as a teenager. Tim’s development experience started with the management of small multi-family renovations in the Brookline and Newton areas.
In 2012, Tim set out on his own and started Arc Design. Tim is fully immersed in the process; from development, to interior design, down to picking the final finishes — no detail goes unnoticed. During Tim’s time running and building Arc Design his mother beat an arduous battle with breast cancer. Over the course of her recovery, he experienced first-hand how difficult and confusing it can be to legally purchase medical cannabis. This experience is what led Tim to found Native Sun—where he is building a safer and easier way for patients to get cannabis in Massachusetts.
Tim also founded Holland Brands, with the same trusted team that worked on the extensive process of securing Native Sun’s initial two sites. Holland Brands is solely focused on finding and developing recreational retail cannabis stores in Massachusetts. He has secured two more retail facilities: one in southern Massachusetts and one in Boston.
Geoffrey is the Founder, President and CEO of Metric Corporation. For more than 35 years Metric has found success and recognition as one of New England’s premiere construction and development firms.
As President and CEO of Metric, his extensive expertise in construction and business management will be integral to the build out of the operation as well as investor and community relations. Geoffrey has an extensive track record of executing complex real estate deals and large construction projects.
With a background in finance, business development and operations, Geoff spends most of his time assisting portfolio companies in these core areas, as well as managing Indicator’s internal operations.
After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Economics and Applied Math, Geoff spent four years in investment banking at Jefferies & Company where he helped underwrite over $10 billion in high yield bonds and leveraged loans for businesses across all industries. Following Jefferies, Geoff joined HighVista Strategies, a Boston-based hedge fund with $5 billion AUM as an associate and member of the Investment Committee. He was responsible for sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities across multiple sectors and asset classes, focusing primarily on illiquid investments including real estate, infrastructure, private equity and venture capital. Prior to co-founding Indicator Ventures, Geoff co-founded Borderless Ventures, an advisory and consulting business catering to early-stage businesses. For his clients, Geoff wrote business plans, investor presentations, and marketing plans, built corporate models, negotiated terms and helped with fundraising. Geoff was born and raised outside of Boston, and currently lives in the city with his wife Taylor.
He’s actively involved in the Boston community and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and on the Board of Overseers and Finance Committee at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Geoff currently serves on the Boards of Shibumi, Simplifeye, Cielo24, and Boston Biomotion.
Michael Drayer was born and raised in Massachusetts. When he finished high school in 2002 he enrolled in college at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Michael studied Economics while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2009 Michael relocated to Long Beach, California and was hired to represent a cannabis ownership group, SJK LLC, that was pursuing cannabis licenses in the City of Long Beach. After several years of learning the ins and outs of the emerging cannabis industry in California, Michael was hired to oversee and provide quality control for a company in Las Vegas, Nevada. After successfully permitting and opening a cannabis cultivation and production facility in Nevada, Michael moved back to his home state of Massachusetts where he now lives and consults for several upstart cannabis businesses.
Michael brings over 10 years of experience as an operational consultant in the Cannabis Industry. He has worked in regulated markets in California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine and Missouri. Michael has a background in Horticulture and Business Management. Michael has successfully permitted and operated brick and mortar dispensaries and cultivation sites, both small and sustainable as well as scaled up beyond 100,000 sf. Michael aims to deliver the highest quality products through bona fide industry experience. Michael delivers a high end, low impact, boutique-style cannabis dispensary coupled with artisan-grade cultivation and production practices with an emphasis on safe access, continuous education and premiere staff and management training.
Zachary Ment brings deep knowledge of business operations and corporate finance with over ten years of operating small businesses in the regulated financial service industry and three years of permitting and building cannabis companies in Massachusetts.
Zachary has achieved five provisional licenses from the CCC and holds a B.S. in ILR from Cornell University. He currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of Ment Capital Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm he founded in 2009.
Charles A. Yon is a cannabis professional with 4 years experience in the Massachusetts Medical and Adult Use markets. Combining a degree from the Villanova School of Business, financial services experience at KPMG, and a lifelong passion for cannabis, Charlie brings valuable strategic and operational expertise to Native Sun Wellness.
In 2016, Charlie accepted an entry level position at Ermont Inc, one of the first companies to receive a medical marijuana license in Massachusetts. Charlie’s responsibilities quickly increased, as he addressed a number of operational deficiencies. In 2017, Charlie was the first employee hired by CommCan, Inc. Charlie helped build the company, providing expertise in cultivation, production, logistics, marketing, retail, wholesale, hiring and management as the Director of Operations. Inspired by his family, friends and mentors to live by the motto, “If you are going to do something, do it the right way” Charlie hopes to cultivate creative, community based solutions to the opportunities ahead, as well as to help guide the development of the Massachusetts cannabis industry.
Born and raised in the Greater Boston area and New Englander for life, cannabis has been important to Evan for many years. He made his way into the cannabis industry in 2016 as a budtender on the inaugural staff of the seventh medical dispensary to open in Massachusetts. Here, Evan was able to apply his knowledge of the plant and directly work with medical patients while emerging as a young leader in the industry. Since then, Evan has held multiple director level positions in the cannabis industry and now excitedly joins the team at Native Sun as the Director of Retail.