Tim Smale is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Remedy Compassion Center in Auburn, Maine and is a results-driven leader with 30 years domestic and international experience with non-profit and for-profit organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, including a leading medical cannabis consulting organization. Competitive swimming at the YMCA at an early age gave him a taste for accomplishing goals, including tying a national record at twelve years old and paying for his own college prep high school education. Tim earned a swimming scholarship to the University of Toledo and focused on starting a family, competitive swimming, and his career. He earned an MBA and rose to high levels of management at Dana Corp. and Pilkington plc, both multinational corporations. In 1998 Tim began his foray into the nonprofit world, was named CEO of a national non-profit organization, The Independent Glass Association. He introduced seven new programs and services, and managed national conventions. Tim was a driving force for helping small independently-owned glass shops compete against national chains and end unfair trade practices. Later he joined The Dwyer Group, a leading franchising company in seven different industries, serving as Director of Business Development and Franchise Systems Manager. Tim began suffering from migraine headaches as a teenager which quickly became frequent debilitating events. He tried the medicines his physicians prescribed but they all failed because of intolerable side effects or addictive tendencies. After more than twenty years of suffering, Tim tried cannabis as a medicine and found that it helped his pain and nausea tremendously and often times he could stop a serious migraine. Learning about its safe use for thousands of years to treat migraine and many other ailments, he was deeply disturbed that cannabis was made unlawful and desired to help others understand what he knew. Tim and his wife, Jenna, opened Remedy Compassion Center in 2011 to serve patients in Maine in a successful, highly regulated model program. Tim also serves on various American Herbal Products Association committees developing recommendations for regulators and actively supports ASA.