ThePineapple - About thepineapple team



We're with you to rewrite narratives and cultural perceptions to open doors for safer exploration and fun. We’re creating a safe space for sub-culture and communities surrounding recreational and medicinal drug use to connect, share and discover. Our calling is to normalize, demystify and destigmatize in order to promote wellness-minded progress and elevate human experiences. Join us!

A note from our Editor-in-Chief:

thepineapple sprouted out of necessity, during a tumultuous time in a post-pandemic world. It came out of a life where uncertainty, loss, and anguish have become the norm. We desperately felt a need for a safe haven. A place where self-expression can grow without censorship or discrimination and connections can be made that will nurture and empower. 

“We’re all just walking each other home,” — Ram Dass

In this current digital world where we’re all hyper exposed and yet more disconnected than ever. The existing platform incentives through delusion and the tools they build naturally regardless of intention cause addiction and obsession. Here at thepineapple, we’re obsessed too. Obsessed with seeking the truth, sharing our authentic experiences, breaking down stigma, and most importantly growing, connecting, and having fun.

We don't claim to have all the answers. Let's explore the world's unknown together, find enjoyment through the journey of discovery, and experience satisfaction through our individual actualization and inevitable collective progress. 

Sandy Ran Zhao


Ryan Fisher


John Chao


Hadassah Le

Content & Community Manager

Spenser Prescott


Jeanette Sinh


Alexander Schering, PHD

Senior Scientist & Writer

Sandy Zhao


Stephannie Casanova

Lead Designer

P. Chen

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff Cheng

Founder & Chief Operations Officer

Chris Johnson

Head of IT

Alex King


Tuan Mai

Director of Marketing

Tuan Nguyen

Founder & CEO

Johnathan Robinson

Data Scientist

Chase Spenst


Rob Teller

Founder & Chief Experience Officer

Addie Teo



Kishore Karkera