About Us

Our Ideology

We take pride in our communication skills, and put the extra effort into developing a confident relationship with our clients. By taking the time to learn about you, your vision and dreams, our creative process will allow for a quality representation of your brand in a positive manner. We will study your audience and competitors to develop a strategy that works best for you and your brand.

PufCreativ is a full-scale cannabis marketing agency that works with dispensaries, farms, medical marijuana brands and everything in between. A single marketing platform is not enough in today’s digital world and with our social media marketing, SEO, web development and design services we’ll make your brand known in the MMJ market. Our goal is to provide a consistent balance of modern, strategic and compliant marijuana 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 cannabis and medical marijuana 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. Our marketing team will study your audience and competitors to develop a strategy that works best for you. Let our cannabis marketing firm help build the brand you’ve always dreamed of.

Our Team

The PufCreativ team incorporates a wide array of marketing experience in a variety of industries to produce consistent, balanced, and quality cannabis marketing strategies for your brand. Our strong communication skills allow us to efficiently and effectively turn your vision into a reality.

John Shute


A graduate of the Norwich University's MBA Project Management Program, John Shute has taken the marketing industry by storm, originating in hospitality and nightlife, and now specializing in cannabis. John's currently the CEO of PufCreativ, and his forte is creative cannabis marketing strategy, B2B, B2C, and client communication in the marijuana industry.

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.

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.

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 in the design world by freelancing as a videographer and social media manager for a variety of industries. Ben’s 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.

Amber Johnston

Creative Trailblazer

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.

Andy Flees

Social Media Manager

Andy’s 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.