Kaya Arai

Advisory Board Member

A Senior Associate at Nine Point Agency and certified Cannabis Sommelier, Kaya specializes in working with cannabis clients to craft communications strategies and deliver successful Public Relations programs. With experience in both the regulated and unregulated cannabis industries, she brings an eye for detail, innovation and a PR lens to the organization.

An award-winning PR and communications specialist from New Zealand, Kaya has spent the past decade sharpening her skills in corporate communications. She has strategized and executed successful PR campaigns with leading global brands in technology, finance, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and consumer goods.

Having a longstanding passion for cannabis, her connection to the plant was enhanced during a health battle in 2017. Motivated by this experience, Kaya moves between Auckland and Vancouver, learning and contributing to the industry.

Nine Point Agency

Nine Point Agency is a full-service PR agency specializing in lifestyle and cannabis brands, dedicated to creating a radical vision of wellbeing. With a history of building successful companies, a deep understanding of emerging industries and an ongoing commitment to non-profit and community-based organizations, Nine Point takes an entrepreneurial approach to the work. A PR firm now and for the future, Nine Point is an agency motivated by helping clients achieve success, and cultivating an open, harmonious and happy society for everyone.

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