Andrew grew up in the Chicago suburb of Montgomery, Illinois and attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Here, he received a B.S. in Political Science and a B.S. in Communication Studies as well as his Masters of Communication. During this time, he had the opportunity to work as a graduate instructor for the School of Communication, educating students on public speaking as well as public relations.
A former educator turned cannabis advocate, Andrew is the founder and owner of Deal Sloth; an online retail company specializing in the supply of quality tobacco and herbal supplies and accessories. In the summer of 2013, Andrew moved from Illinois to Houston where he welcomed the opportunity to serve as Communications Director for NORML’s (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) Houston chapter. Upon his return to Illinois, he sought career opportunities which would further his knowledge and passion of cannabis and the cannabis industry.
Andrew joins the MCC family with the ambition of educating patients about the various medicinal, economical, and social benefits of cannabis as well as providing unmatched, top-notch patient care.
With 21 years in the healthcare field, Nicole van Rensburg brings her expertise in physician education, quality assurance, and patient interactions to MCC. Her family businesses provide mobile neurological, ultrasound, allergy, and asthma testing in 28 states throughout the country. Over the years, these businesses have diagnosed tens of thousands of patients with many of the conditions that qualify for medical cannabis. Nicole draws upon her strong interest in the medicinal properties of the plant to procure top-quality cannabis products tailored for patients’ specific ailments.
Nicole works closely with her brother, Will, to ensure the dispensary provides for a positive and memorable patient experience. Nicole holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Emory University and is pursuing a Master in Business Administration at Northwestern University. Nicole’s hobbies include ballet, reading, and babysitting her niece and nephew.
William (Bill) Wiorek served in the United States Army as an E5 Sargent from 2004 till 2009. He was honorably discharged after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis(MS). Upon his return to civilian life, he worked for Union Pacific in Alaska as a machinist repairing diesel locomotives until 2013 when a MS related relapse cost him the use of his right foot.
His relapse prompted him to begin researching the benefits of medical cannabis, not only for MS, but for treating various diseases and conditions.
Bill moved to Illinois in 2013 armed with his knowledge of cannabis and a passion to help any person suffering from a debilitating condition learn and experience the wonders of this natural plant.
Bill joined the MCC team in the beginning of 2017 as a dispensary agent, where he has utilized his personal experiences with cannabis to provide top-notch patient care for MCC patients.
He enjoys spending his downtime shooting pool, working on cars, and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.
Having worn a myriad of different professional hats, Adam’s interest in the ever evolving science of medical marijuana has led him to a job and career of which he is very passionate. His attention to detail and propensity to help and educate others makes him a perfect fit at MCC, where he is more than happy to exercise those attributes. Adam comes from a tiny village in Central Illinois that had neither a gas station nor a stop light. He graduated from Princeton High School and received his B.S. and M.S. in Communications at Illinois State University. As a graduate instructor at ISU and eventual teacher at Heartland Community College, education and interaction with students became the most fulfilling part of his job. Adam believes that MCC is the perfect place to continue to educate and take part in the one-on-one process to help patients realize their goals and manage their ailments.
Adam is ambitious to learn every in and out having to do with the medical marijuana industry; from compliance in making sure MCC has the best service and product to offer, to fielding questions about products modified for a patient’s particular ailment.
Adam loves to talk music and is an avid concert goer. He has seen hundreds of shows all across the country, including his favorite band, Pearl Jam, 15 times. Adam loves sports but describes himself as more of a doer than a watcher. Adam loves movies and still has aspirations of winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Joe grew up and attended high school in Princeton, IL. After high school, he attended Universities in Arizona and Illinois. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Marketing. While at NIU, he served as a member of the American Marketing Association and a Jr. Consultant group that was commissioned by the College of Business – Board of Executive Advisors to do market research for their MBA program.
Joe has worked in many industries as either sales or management, which is why his number one priority is customer service. Wanting more out of his career, he took a good friend’s personal recommendation of working in the Cannabis Industry.
Joe joins the MCC family with a passion to learn everything about the Industry in order to provide patients with the best care possible.
In his free time, he enjoys frisbee with his Border Collie, watching any Chicago Sports teams, except the White Sox, and spending time with friends and family.
Tom (Tommy) grew up in the Chicago suburb of Lemont, Illinois and attended Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant Michigan on a Division I wrestling scholarship. Here, he received his B.S. in Sociology.
Upon his graduation from College he started to work in Sales, and then became a caretaker for his Father who was suffering from debilitating pain and various illnesses. The level of compassion and empathy that Tom provided for his Dad is the same level of care he provides for patients at MCC.
Tommy also being a patient himself for the last year at MCC for PTSD, saw the family atmosphere that MCC provided and knew he wanted to be part of it. After using Medical Cannabis for a year his family and friends started to notice a change in Tommy, and his new positive outlook on life. He started working at MCC in 2017, and loves helping patients get a game plan in place to help improve their quality of life. He feels very strongly on the benefits of medical cannabis, and is proud to be a part of the MCC team.
In his down time Tommy enjoys Amateur Wrestling, Texas Hold Em, and spending time with his Yellow Lab Doc.
Victor is a native Chicagoan from the Downers Grove area and a veteran of the United States Army, where he served two tours overseas as a combat infantryman. After his service, he attended Benedictine University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. Due to a service-connected disability, he is also a medical cannabis patient.
He strongly believes that positive lifestyle changes and physical exercise, combined with medical cannabis therapies, brings out the best in the patient and in the medicine and loves to share his realizations with patients. Victor is a family man and cherishes the time he spends with his wife and two children, and while he enjoys watching sports, his true passion is spending time in the outdoors, bird watching, fishing, and canoeing.