The Team

Meet the Mindful Team!

Mindful Team Kurt

Kurt Berry

General Manager

Kurt is a retired 25-year Chicago Board of Trade Veteran who joined Mindful in 2013 when he helped with the team’s lobbying efforts in Springfield which were instrumental in the passage of the Compassionate Care Act. After the bill was passed he worked on the dispensary application and as a lifelong Illinois resident was able to add valuable local knowledge to the process. Kurt secured our Addison location and once licensed, has since supervised the dispensary’s contrition and registration with the State. Kurt now oversees the dispensary’s day-to-day operations.

Mindful Team Kaitlin

Kaitlin Smith

Patient Care Specialist

Kaitlin is an avid supporter of medical cannabis and considers it an honor and pleasure to be able to work with patients and assist them in obtaining access to new and promising treatments for their medical conditions. Kaitlin has spent a great deal of time in Colorado, over the years, researching and staying abreast of new development in the industry in an effort to assist patients medicate in new and innovative ways.  Kaitlin has a variety of interest including gardening, baking, and creating DIY projects to keep busy—(weekends are usually filled with “Pinterest-ing” activities).

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Lisbeth Vargas

Director of Patient Communication

Lisbeth believes in the wellness of mind and body and decided to join the Mindful team to be a part of the medical marijuana movement in Illinois. She received her Bachelors in English Literature from DePaul and is currently enrolled at Northwestern to obtain her Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications. She enjoys literature, traveling and trying new cuisine.

Mindful Team Blake

Blake Herweck

Strain Guru

Blake received his BS in Agribusiness Economics with a focus in Plant and Soil sciences from Southern Illinois University. Blake is passionate about the superior quality medicine that Mindful offers to its patients and is devoted to providing the highest standards of customer service.