Our leadership

Sespe is proud to be female-owned and operated. Our CEO, Chelsea Sutula, has advocated for years on behalf of patients by speaking at city council and county supervisor meetings on the importance of safe access for medical patients. She has traveled to Sacramento numerous times to lobby our state Senators and Assembly Members directly for sensible cannabis regulation. Despite being raided and arrested by local law enforcement in November 2016 (less than a week before the election to legalize cannabis in California), Sespe Creek Collective obtained local licensing as a storefront dispensary and delivery service in the beautiful and forward-thinking city of Ojai. On November 2, 2017 we became the first licensed dispensary to open in Ventura County. On May 31 2018, the day her charges were finally dismissed after 19 months of delays by the court, Chelsea was named 420 Magazine’s June 2018 Warrior of the Month.