Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Lisa Snyder is cannabis and women’s rights activist, a web developer and online strategist and the Founder & CEO of Tokeativity, The Global Cannabis Community for Women. She has worked on the web since the mid 90’s and has created and organized feminist events since 2005.
As the daughter of an Emmy Award winning CBS television video engineer and growing up organizing the neighborhood children, she has used the combined efforts of technology and live events to create communities across the country.
After working for MTV.com, Magnet Media, a woman-owned production company in Manhattan, and attending feminist festivals, she established her own nationwide women’s benefits, local women’s festivals, a feminist non-profit community in New York City, and a meetup for bisexual & lesbian women that’s been active since 2008.
She has been recognized for her work in Rolling Stone, Modern Marijuana, MJ Lifestyle, Travel Portland, CannabisTours.com, Marijuana Goes Mainstream, Magnetic Magazine, Willamette Week, The Potlander, Time Out New York, Go Magazine, Oregon Leaf, PUSH Mag, and The Weed Blog, among others.
After losing both parents to cancer in her 20’s, she passionately partnered her community building, feminist event planning, and web skills with fellow event planner, cannabis entrepreneur and community builder, Samantha Montanaro, to create Tokeativity, The Global Cannabis Community for Women in 2016. Together, they help bridge the cannabis industry with consumers to help educate and empower women, in hopes of encouraging forward movement, healing and ending the stigma around cannabis consumption.
She most recently headed the development and launch of Tokeativity’s online social network, Tokeativity Connect and was invited to the Oregon Entrepreneur Network’s Cannabis Leadership Team.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Samantha Montanaro is a chicken lovin’ multi-media artist, event coordinator, gardner, musician and mother who is passionate about community, cannabis and feminine empowerment. Sam came into cannabis in 2014 by founding Prism House PDX, an events and graphic design company. She hosted regular events like The Oregon Cannabis Industry Meet Up and Puff Pass and Paint Portland and provided a private cannabis friendly space for dispensaries, farms and processors to host employee trainings, team building events and parties to celebrate their successes. The community built through Prism House became an epicenter for Oregon cannabis social culture by offering unique, uplifting and creative cannabis-friendly gatherings that shatter stoner stigmas. In 2017, Samantha expanded her regular repertoire of events by partnering up with Lisa Snyder to launch Tokeativity, the world wide cannabis community for women, based in Portland, OR.
Samantha serves as President of the Board of Historic Parkrose, a local non-profit aimed at revitalizing the business district of Parkrose. She is also on the executive board as the director of the community engagement committee of Venture Portland – a non profit dedicated to supporting all 50 Portland business districts. Sam’s passion for helping create a greater sense of community, creativity and positivity in Portland and beyond seeps into everything she touches.
Samantha and her work have been featured in numerous media outlets including Rolling Stone, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Dope Magazine, The Weed Blog and many others and is known for her progressive stance on healthcare, education and urban development.