WHAT IS HAPPYMUNKEY?

Happy Munkey is a New York City cannabis inspired lifestyle brand specializing in the "Higher End" of hospitality and media. We provide our members and audience an entrance to the New York cannabis lifestyle through events, podcasts, video content, written content, and social media. Happy Munkey proudly is the cannabis nexus of Corporate and Kulture. Instead of California and surfboards, we take our followers with us from the suites to the streets of NYC and beyond!

Meet The Team

Ramon Reyes

Ramon Reyes is the co-founder and visionary behind Happy Munkey LLC.  His inspiration for Happy Munkey bloomed after witnessing the vast difference in attitudes other countries had regarding cannabis use when compared to his home, New York City.  He also recognized that NYC did not have a unifying voice to embody the unique culture of New York cannabis consumers, who contradict the negative stigma of being “lazy” after indulging in cannabis use on a daily basis.  Ramon grew up in Washington Heights, and has experienced the evolution of the local cannabis culture firsthand, which has aided him in building a deep understanding of the cannabis' nuances, fads and trends.  Through Ramon’s intuitive management Happy Munkey has organized public events for people from all sides of the cannabis spectrum to share their experiences and beliefs in a comfortable environment.  Additionally, Ramon and his team utilize various mediums in their goal of arming the people of NYC with facts about the history, politics, and medical benefits of cannabis by dispelling the overwhelming myths and folktales regarding the plant.  

 

What is your favorite strain? 

Champagne 

Vladimir Bautista

Born and raised in Hamilton Heights, NYC, Vladimir Bautista is a formidable advocate and leader in the cannabis space. He is the co-founder and managing member of Happy Munkey LLC, an internationally-known NYC lifestyle company that is synonymous with cannabis culture. Vlad is widely recognized for his deep relationships with the international cannabis elite and his successful experience in music, hospitality and event production. Vlad provides corporate cannabis access to the authentic NYC cannabis scene. Under Vlad’s leadership, Happy Munkey hosts popular VIP events that connect politicians, chefs, doctors, influencers, athletes and creative artists with each other based on a mutual love of the plant. Vladimir and his partner Ramon, cohost the popular HappyMunkey Podcast where they bring the Happy Munkey to the masses. The podcast features an eclectic mix of guests who run the cannabis gamut from rap stars to CEOs to the founder of the Canadian Securities Exchange and can be found on all major podcast sites. Vlad is a sought-after public speaker at national cannabis conferences and business events and can be reached for event or speaking bookings at vlad@happymunkey.com.

 

What is your favorite strain? 

Dinosaur Food

David Hernandez

Born & Raised in the concrete garden that is New York City, David Hernandez is the COO of Happy Munkey, LLC. Specializing in branding, marketing, and operations David has become one of the go to connectors in the East Coast Cannabis community.In May of 2019 David was promoted from consultant to COO of Happy Munkey, LLC! Since taking the promotion David has been instrumental in the launch of the newly formed Happy Munkey Creative Agency & Munkey Biz, Happy Munkey’s monthly newsletter with 25,000 subscribers! In addition to working with Happy Munkey David also runs the Baltimore chapter of CannaGather. 

What is your favorite strain? 

Durban Poison 

Rafael Hernandez

Coming from Harlem, Rafael Hernandez, graduated from Hunter College, with a BFA in Film, and is currently putting those skills to use producing the Happymunkey Podcast. He started out as the first HappyMunkey employee as an executive assistant and he is currently a content creator and a graphic design consultant for the Happy Munkey Creative Agency. In his spare time he runs a tie dye clothing brand called Ralph Dyed and you can find him at @Ralphdyed or some of his photography @Rafaelhphotos on instagram.

 

What is your favorite strain? 

Uptown Haze

Arian Walker

Arian Walker is a visual artist, model and support engineer residing in NYC. Also known as Tech King due to his infinite tech knowledge constantly being put to use as Happy Munkey's resident Cheif Technology Officer. Arian also serves on the board of NYC NormL. His strengths include creating captivating visuals and being a full-time Super Dad to his little ones.  You can keep up with him and all of his adventures on Instagram at @Walker_Studio and @Tech_King. 

What is your favorite strain? 

ChemDawg

Jose Rozay

Happy Munkey's very own Jose Rozay, original event host and ambassador of the brand. Rozay over a decade of nightlife experience and involvement in high-profile NYC events. With roots stemming from the Dominican Republic, and raised in Harlem, Uptown Manhattan all his life made him a true New Yorker. He not only gained street knowledge, but also book smarts that led him to receive a college degree, proving that getting high can get you high grades. Rozay is an amalgam of fun-filled good energy, wisdom, and love. As the fight for legalization of cannabis in NYC continues he believes weed will bring more peace to the world and promises to do his part to show that through more legendary events and the Happy Munkey brand!

What is your favorite strain? 

NYC Sour Diesel

Black Rose 

Black Rose (Rosemary Servino) is comedian, actress and a true Renaissance Woman. She’s a supporter of the cannabis movement and helps spread awareness with her comedic wit and great energy. A Socialite hailing from Harlem, NYC with Dominican roots, she represents the Afro LatinX community. One of our favorite roles she plays is “La Doña” where she portrays the role of an older Latin lady who has her own views on cannabis. We see Rose bring to life images we might have experienced with our parents or grandparents growing up and the stigmas around the matter. We hope to help inform everyone the benefits of CBD oils and how they can help with arthritis, fibroids, cervical cancer, anxiety, seizures and so many other things.

 

What is your favorite strain? 

Uptown Haze 

Mr. Puffington

Coming from The Highbridge area of the Bronx is Happy Munkey Brand Ambassador Fresh Puffington aka “Mr Puffington”. He is an educator, entrepreneur, Cannabis Cup judge, championship roller and dab connoisseur.  As an avid Jeremy Scott Adidas collector he can be spotted wearing sneakers with tails or wings attached to them. He prefers smoking concentrates over flower. His favorite dab rig is his PuffCo Peak so he can always take dabs on the fly. When he does consider flower, his creative rolling projects (such as cross joints or a smokeable scorpion) are sure to be a conversation piece at any event on the New York cannabis scene. He has won various NYC rolling competitions with his rolling skills to attest to that. He loves purple buds specifically.

What is your favorite strain? 

My current top 3 favorite strains are Forbidden Fruit, Gelato 33 aka “Larry Bird” and Chiquita Banana. 

Jen Da Problem

Proudly from Hamilton Heights Jen Da Problem is the undeniable life of the party. Getting her start in New York nightlife, Jen has become a formidable female force in New York's cannabis scene. Unlike most New Yorkers, Jen is an avid dabber, making her one of Happy Munkey's go-to vibe creators! Jen Da Problem is notorious for her Dab-tending as well as being a Happy Munkey brand ambassador! When Jen is not helping the Munkey, she spends her free time modeling and acting. So make sure to keep up with Jen at @JenDaProblem on IG. 

What is your favorite strain? 

Mimosa

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