The Alta Vista Team

Board of Directors


President & Director

Mr. Springett brings over 10 years experience working for several Public Companies. He has personally raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Puff Ventures, Cannabis Science and Alta Vista Ventures. He has also worked creating exposure for many other companies as well including Aim Health Group and Tara Minerals.


Corporate Development / Director

Mr. Smitherman had a long successful political career until 2010 when he returned to his pre-politics roots as an entrepreneur. He is the founder of three companies and is an advisor to several others. Most recently a candidate for the Mayor of Toronto, Mr. Smitherman has previously been elected three times as a Member of the Provincial Parliament where he served as Ontario’s Deputy Premier, Health Minister, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure as well as many other roles.

Over a career spanning almost 25 years Mr. Smitherman has been active in all three levels of government. Mr. Smitherman’s interest in Medical Marijuana started when he was Ontario’s Health Minister. He has since become a vocal advocate of Medical Marijuana and the legalization of recreational marijuana nationally.

Advisory Board


Advisor To The Board

Mr. Kim Derry has had a long distinguished career in law enforcement. Over his 38 year career Mr. Derry has performed uniform, undercover and investigative duties. At the peak of his law enforcement career Mr. Derry was appointed the Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Toronto. He has been responsible for the policing operations in Toronto for 17 divisions, managed in excess of 4,000 personnel and oversaw divisional policing budgets of $490 million.