Pleasant Hill Growers LLC

681 Pleasant Street
Dunstable, MA 01827

Organizational Timeline

Pleasant Hill Growers has a Host Community Agreement with the Town of Dunstable, which was signed on March 25, 2019. It also has a Special Permit from the Dunstable Planning Board to build the facility, which was filed with the Registry of Deeds on January 7, 2020. PHG received a Provisional Licence for cultivation from the Cannabis Control Commission on August 6, 2020. We are currently going through the permitting process and hope to begin construction in mid-June. Once we are granted a Final License by the CCC, we will begin growing our first crop from seed or/and clone and expect that it will be ready to deliver to market within six (6) months of licensure.

Company Organization and Management


Pleasant Hill Growers LLC is Woman-Owned Microbusiness. Sarah Macneil is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Robert Parkin is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This father-daughter team brings together a vast amount of expertise that will help to ensure the success of the company.

Sarah Macneil

Ms. Macneil holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has had 6 years of geotechnical and environmental engineering experience working in Alaska.

She has 6 years of experience in security and weapons detection with the Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Macneil also has 7 years of experience running a bakery business, where she was responsible for managing employees and wholesale accounts, purchasing supplies, and handling sales and marketing.

Ms. Macneil has 12 years of experience working on herb farms in Massachusetts, using both field and greenhouse growing methods. Ms. Macneil will act as PHG’s Business Manager.

Dr. Robert ParkinRobert Parkin has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College in London. He has taught graduate level engineering courses at both Northeastern University and at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell for a total of 40 years.

Dr. Parkin has extensive construction experience, has designed and built over 11 homes, and holds a construction supervisor’s license in the State of Massachusetts. Dr. Parkin has particular knowledge of designing and building structures that use alternative forms of energy.

In 1977 Dr. Parkin built the first 100% solar heated house in New England, which is still operating as designed. He designed and built a Near Net Zero house that his daughter and her family live in, that is heated with passive solar and geothermal and air conditioned geothermally. A geothermal system uses the latent heat located approximately 6 feet below the ground surface. The home produces most of its electricity using photovoltaic cells on the roof of the house.

Dr. Parkin is able to combine his knowledge of form (architecture) with function (engineering) to create homes that are attractive, energy efficient, and comfortable in which to live. He has also published books, including most recently “Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems” CRC Press, 2017.

The Team

We have assembled a team of consultants and contractors to provide additional business and facility construction support. Meet some of the team:

Kenco Construction is a full-service, commercial general contracting and construction project management firm offering pre-construction services, from design and engineering, general contracting, and construction management, right through to post-construction commissioning and maintenance of mechanical systems. They have a solid history of constructing several cannabis facilities and multiple pre engineered metal buildings (PEMB) in New England.

MikeMike Zartarian, of Zartarian Engineering & Precision Ag LLC (a full-service design and consulting service for clients in Controlled Environment Horticulture and Precision Agriculture for food and medicinal crops, whose expertise includes LED Lighting, Controls, Sensors, Industrial IoT, Power Systems, Fertigation, HVAC, and more) has designed several cannabis facilities in Massachusetts, and over 1 million square feet of indoor cultivation across the US. Equal parts cultivator, operator, and facility designer, he is a recognized thought leader in the space of energy efficient cannabis cultivation. Driven by his passion for medical applications of cannabis, he has focused on developing and growing cultivars targeted for relief of various medical conditions such as Crohn’s & IBD’s, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Mike has developed a design and operational plan which focuses on our goals and values as a company – to focus on the needs of medical patients in the adult use market while being a leader in efficiency.

Jennifer KealyJennifer Kealy, of Kealy Consulting LLC, has extensive experience in the legal cannabis space since 2013, including compliance, operations, and training. She served on the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce and was selected as a panelist for various Marijuana Enforcement Division Rulemaking Work Groups. Ms. Kealy served as Vice President of Operations for a prominent cannabis company, and has worked in multiple legal cannabis states, including Massachusetts. She has completed the development of compliance and training programs for seven cultivation facilities, two production manufacturing establishments, and sixteen dispensaries across the country.

Ebbrell Architecture + Design is a women-owned and operated boutique commercial architecture and interior design firm specializing in corporate renovations, interior fit outs, adaptive reuse and building repositioning projects.

Company Future Plans

Pleasant Hill Growers will establish itself as a premier grower in the cannabis industry. The company will create a sought-after brand that is grown organically and sustainably. It will seek to develop cultivars that are grown to alleviate the symptoms of chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia and Crohn’s Disease. PHG intends to remain a small family business with a reputation for being a good neighbor and for giving back.