Meet the Team
DR. ANTHONY DIDATO
With nearly a decade of experience as a successful entrepreneur – Dr. Didato started his career in the Endodontics’ field. He now has a multi-office, multi-million dollar practice at the young age of 35. He shares this achievement with his long-time business partner, Dr. Brian Pugh.
Although he has numerous business ventures aside from his endodontic practices, his passion lies in the wellness industry; specifically within the CBD sector. CBD has improved his quality of life drastically from a physical, mental and psychological stand-point. His desire to provide the same kind of relief to consumers through quality CBD products is why Medori exists today.
Dr. Didato is a University of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry graduate. He is published for his research studies in the Journal of Dentistry, as well as, an adjunct clinical professor. He is a board-certified Endodontist and a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and the American Association of Endodontists.
DR. BRIAN PUGH
Dr. Pugh has enjoyed status of a highly
successful entrepreneur for over two decades now, beginning with building a Dental practice from the ground up in 1999, and an Endodontic practice, also from nothing, in 2004. His multioffice practice is now an established, renowned multi-million dollar business that his partner Dr. Didato and he continue to run today.
“From my perspective, CBD offers the public an alternative to harmful and potentially addictive drugs such as opioids and mood elevators. CBD is a natural, safe and effective way to treat many conditions. I am a user of CBD products and an advocate.”
Dr. Pugh is a Clemson University, Medical University of South Carolina, and University of Maryland School of Dental Medicine graduate. He also actively served in the SC Army National Guard for 13 years.
SVP of Sales and Marketing/Partner
Richelle Brooks is head of operations, sales, and marketing at Medori Wellness. She became a Partner in August 2019. Her love for the wellness industry led her to explore CBD and all of its’ benefits, and she never turned back.
She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and continued her education at South University in Savannah, GA to obtain an MBA / MHA. Until joining forces with Medori Wellness, the bulk of her professional career was in medical sales. Richelle has been an animal advocate since her undergraduate years and has one of her own, Domo the pup! She also enjoys staying physically active with various activities, writing, and live music.
SVP of Information Technology/Partner
Craig’s career blends his love for travel with technology. He spent the majority of his professional life as a liaison between the product & marketing teams and engineering teams for one of the world’s largest hotel companies. This led to extensive travel all over the world where he discovered his love for sailing in 2010. Craig is a USCG Captain, ASA sailing instructor and charters his boat Kamoon in his free time. He and his wife live aboard their 36 ft. sailboat in the Puget Sound and can be found sailing the San Juan Islands on sunny days. In 2017 after realizing the benefits from CBD products due to a back injury, Craig teamed up with long time friend Dr. Brain Pugh to take on his next adventure, Medori Wellness
Steve joined the leadership team in 2018 and was instrumental in launching the highest quality CBD product line in the industry. Responsible for safeguarding Medori’s financial health, he leverages company-wide objectives, financial procedures, and accounting processes to ensure that Medori is able to continue sourcing and manufacturing the highest quality CBD products on the market. Steve brings more than 20 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy to bear on the constantly evolving challenges presented by the CBD insurance industry.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Information Systems and Accounting from the University of Cincinnati before beginning his career with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP where he played a vital role in implementing Activity-Based Costing systems and financial bench-marking studies for Fortune 500 clients as a Staff Auditor and Consultant.
While the success of his career is rewarding, Steve is equally dedicated to investing in and improving the lives of others. He lives in the SW Florida area where he enjoys serving with his local church and giving back to the community
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