Goose Duarte

Director of Operations
Instructor: Business and Dispensary Operations

Goose Duarte has been working in the Cannabis Industry for over 15 years. He started his career in activism working for a Doctor’s office that specializes in medical cannabis recommendations where he learned first-hand the life-transforming properties of the plant and the extent of the social injustice perpetuated by prohibition. He went on to work with Steve DeAngelo to launch the world-famous Harborside dispensary in 2006 where he spent over a decade learning every aspect of cannabis retail operations, eventually becoming the General Manager of Harborside’s flagship location in Oakland. Goose started teaching classes at Oaksterdam University in 2008 and joined the Oaksterdam executive team in the role of Campus Manager on 2018. When he is not involved in activism, he is an improviser with the long-running Secret Improv Society in San Francisco.