DEREK RIEDLE

Founder and Publisher
Civilized

Derek Riedle (pronounced reed-lee) is the founder and publisher of Civilized – a media
company that speaks to motivated, productive adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as
part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, but do not define themselves by it. He approaches
life with wide-eyed curiosity and a gut feeling for what people want before they know
they want it.

Derek has crafted the message and shaped the story of leading companies and
winning political campaigns across North America. He founded strategic
communications agency, Revolution Strategy and is the co-creator of Real Houses
of… a television series showcasing some of the most interesting homes in North
America and the personalities behind them.

Rooted in Canada's east coast but living in Los Angeles, he's learned to surround
himself with really great people and get out of the way. Derek loves a good story, a
witty sense of humor and authentic personalities. He maintains a strict no-assholes allowed
policy.

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