40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Fitz Couhig


Pioneer Nuggets, Arlington, Washington

Job Title



  • As a mitigation professional, he helped arrange the purchase and management of more than 15,000 acres of wetlands that are now under perpetual servitude.
  • Founded Pioneer Nuggets and successfully brought a craft cannabis flower product to the Washington State market.


A Grand Adventure: An avid outdoorsman and adventurer, Fitz paddled the entire 287 miles of the Grand Canyon over a 25-day period in December 2014. “Nothing prepares one for three Class 8 rapids in a four-hour stretch. It was cold, but not as cold as you would think. Adrenaline is wonderful.”

Fun Facts

On Dry Land: The one thing he cannot live without is water, “but I prefer when it is in a craft beer or an excellent coffee.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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