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About Us

PufCreativ is a full-scale cannabis marketing agency that works with brands, disrupting and innovating the industry. Our goal is to provide a consistent balance of modern, strategic and compliant marketing services.

We want your cannabis brand to distinguish itself within the marijuana industry through positive engagements and strategic social networks. The PufCreativ team takes pride in our communication skills and putting the extra effort it takes to develop a confident relationship with our clients. We take the time to understand your vision and to develop a creative process that allows for a quality representation of your cannabis brand. Let our firm help build the brand you’ve always dreamed of.

In today’s digital world you need a marketing partner who can help you take advantage of advertising opportunities across a variety of platforms. PufCreativ combines a data-driven approach to marketing with knowledge gained from a wide variety of industries to deliver custom-tailored, outstanding results to each our clients.

Establishing a positive reputation within the marijuana industry is top priority for our clients. From the ground up, we will build your brand around your goals and bring your vision to life!

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John Shute

CEO & Founder

A graduate of Norwich University’s MBA Project Management Program, John Shute has taken the marketing industry by storm — originally starting out in hospitality and nightlife, and now specializing in cannabis. John’s forte is creative cannabis marketing strategy, B2B, B2C, and client communication in the marijuana industry. Always striving for excellence – he was awarded 2020 Colorado CEO of the Year by CEO Magazine, and won 2020 Marketer of the Year in the ADCANN Cannabis Advertising Awards, with PufCreativ also winning the award for Agency of the Year!

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Shamus Lahman


Shamus is a multidisciplinary creative who’s delivers effective and engaging solutions across brand identity, print, packaging, and digital media since 2012. Shamus’s rounded skillset help with implementing clear direction and execution from start to finish. Also the eye behind the camera, Shamus’s vision brings our clients ideas to life.

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Katie Burrell

Vice-President & COO​

A jack of all digital marketing trades, Katie combines her 3 years in the cannabis industry with her project management and design skills to help ensure client success. With a B.A. in communications and a love for video editing, she helps make your brand come to life in more ways than one.

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Ben Stewart

Web & SEO Specialist

Since graduating with a degree in Graphic Communication from Northern Michigan University, Ben has been on a mission to refine his artistic repertoire in any field put in front of him. A seasoned WordPress developer and SEO whiz, he got his foot in the door of the design world by freelancing as a videographer and social media manager for a variety of industries. Ben is an avid traveler with a passion for photography, and the overlap of influences from his design, development, videography and photography backgrounds are clear in any work he produces.

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Amber Johnston

Graphic & Social Specialist

A graphic designer, writer and all-around marketing nerd by trade, Amber is insatiably creative and adventurous by default. For over 14 years, she has worked across multiple marketing realms, pulling creativity into strategy. She has worked with everything from local businesses to national brands, and her work can be seen as far away as Cuba and Brazil. Give her a blank canvas, we dare you.

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Andrew Flees

Social Media Manager & Director of Animation

Andy is a dedicated landscape photographer at heart and his passion extends far beyond being behind the lens. Well-versed in graphic design, animation and social media management, he brings an attention to detail and an outside-of-the-box point of view to every project, big or small. Starting his career in social media by sharing his love for nature on his personal Instagram account, he has blossomed from photographer, to social media guru, to full time content creator.

andrey krumchanskiy pufcreativ copywriter chief editor

Andrey Krymchansky


Andrey is an editorial professional with more than a decade of experience in various industries and a passion for all things vibrant, progressive and creatively fulfilling. Working in, observing, and writing about such seemingly contrasting fields as corporate insurance, cosmetics, fine art, culinary arts, music and entertainment, he has honed his ability to cater to every type of client. A long-time believer in the healing powers of cannabis, in 2016 he made the leap from the east coast to Denver, Colorado to research and participate in the growing legal cannabis market – and hasn’t looked back since. Andrey is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in English Literature and American Studies.

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Olivia Coleman

Social Media Manager

Olivia is a digital marketing consultant based out of Denver, CO. She works with heart-centered entrepreneurs to actualize their greatest vision for their business, find their ideal customers and expand their audience. Olivia is experienced in marketing strategy and implementation who finds meaning in her work by establishing genuine, deep connections with her clients. Olivia makes running marketing campaigns blissful through her thorough organization, playful conversation, and creative storytelling.

allison nickel shute pufcreativ legal advisor

Allison Nickels Shute

Legal Advisor

Allison is an experienced attorney with a demonstrated history of growing and developing strong relationships across industries. She helps businesses stay informed and legally compliant as the regulated cannabis industry continues to evolve. She is skilled in civil litigation with a particular focus on business, real estate, contract, licensing and cannabis law. Allison is passionate about setting her clients up for success by providing secure legal consultations in the realm of licensing, contracts, legal strategies, business formations, expansions and acquisitions.