Committed to making your THC experience welcoming and educational
Meet the Team
Founder and CEO
Nike John is the founder and CEO of The Heritage Club and The Boston Heritage Fund. At 29 years old, Nike founded the Boston-based cannabis dispensary and its non-profit subsidiary to support safe cannabis consumption within the community and fight back against the war on drugs. Nike is currently the youngest dispensary owner in Boston. A Boston native, Nike is proud to support the growth of her community through her business and non-profit.
Nike has always been an entrepreneur. While in college, she started her first career in Boston’s residential real estate market and has been selling and renting homes for over 9 years. Now, she’s using her real estate experience to segue into cannabis retail at her first location in Charlestown and has quick plans for expansion.
Nike felt called to reinvent what it meant to be a black business owner in the cannabis industry. Cannabis has long been a taboo topic for people of color and there are still many behind bars for cannabis crimes. When she did not see many others who looked like her owning businesses in the cannabis space, she felt a calling to change this. The legal cannabis industry stems from a call to end the war on drugs, which predominantly affects Black and Brown individuals in the U.S. Nike felt she had to show that Black people and women deserve ownership in this new industry as much, if not more, than anyone else.
Head of Inventory
Passionate and motivated with an unrelenting commitment to making a difference in the cannabis sector, James Young entered the cannabis industry in 2017 and has not looked back. He has five years of experience and expertise in cannabis operations, with a focus on inventory management and a deep passion and understanding of cannabis and hemp.
Before joining The Heritage Club, James worked in Enrollment Management at Northeastern University and worked as a part-time Business Analyst for Good Feel.
At The Heritage Club, James is the Head of Inventory and spearheads and oversees all retail inventory tasks. He also empowers and motivates supervisory and fulfillment staff to ensure the accuracy and purity of the company’s retail inventory, customer fulfillment, as well as other inventory tasks and duties necessary for the compliant and efficient operation of the retail store.
He oversees and collaborates with the store managers to coordinate product orders from wholesalers. James also ensures that inventory reconciliations and audits are routinely conducted and handles inventory reports and inspections by regulating or governing agencies.
James has a lot of passion and motivation for the legal cannabis industry and its integrity. He is very proficient in multiple POS inventory tracking and management systems. James is often on the ground working on a daily basis with state officials, customers, and local government bodies to increase awareness of the various benefits of cannabis and hemp.
James received an undergraduate degree in Finance and was born and raised outside of Boston, MA. He ensures that The Heritage Club meets and exceeds state requirements where possible. James is at the forefront of the cannabis industry best practices across product management, inventory, security, consumer safety, education, and product handling.
He enjoys curating a premiere menu while leveraging partnerships that are directly in line with The Heritage Club’s mission and values. James is also excited to shake things up and set some new standards in the industry and leave his mark!
James has deep experience and knowledge operating in highly regulated industries, which is very valuable to The Heritage Club’s portfolio of top-quality, safe, and compliant cannabinoid product formats. He enjoys a wide variety of products; however, his go-to product is the classic flower in a pipe, pre-roll, and different types of edible products. From time to time, he likes using concentrates and vapes as well.
James enjoys traveling with his wife and family. He also enjoys watching and participating in various sports, golf specifically. In his spare time, James likes to dabble in home improvement projects as well.
Business Development Manager
As Business Development Manager, Sheritta Coleburn is the glue that binds all the different branches of The Heritage Club. Sheritta is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to implementing ideas, initiatives, activities and processes in place to help us grow and thrive.
A graduate from Penn State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences and Technology and an MBA from Boston College, Sheritta applies her business oriented mindset to achieve success. After joining the team in October 2022, Sheritta shares our passion and motivation for the legalization and decriminalization of the cannabis industry. What attracted her the most was the fact that The Heritage Club is a mission-driven business that helps minorities and represents the community.
Sheritta has more than 10 years of Business Development, Project Management and Entrepreneurship experience. Previously, Sheritta applied her talents in the IT insurance space as a Business Analyst, Product Owner, and Certified Scrum Master.
As a conscious consumer herself, Sativa products are a favorite of Sheritta’s, especially edibles to help her stay focused and powered throughout the day. Her hobbies are traveling, trying new foods, and watching football.