About Us


When Delta Mantra was founded in 2016, we knew that while we strive to become industry leaders in the new market and provide premium organic based cannabis to our consumers, we ultimately must stand on two things: what we grow and what we make. Simply stated, we believe it is vital that what we do is intimately connected to how we do it. It’s this philosophy that has guided us in pursuing an environmentally conscious approach to high quality cannabis production. We put responsibility before opportunity, and always choose people over profits.



Jay Ponciano

After a childhood in Vancouver, Washington, Jay played baseball at Washington State University where he graduated with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management Operations. On the advent of cannabis legalization in Oregon, Jay’s passion for health care, athletics, art, and cannabis led him to leave his position as operations manager of a health care campus to pursue new opportunities the industry had to offer. He’s spent the last several years touring and working with various cultivation facilities to understand different grow-styles, techniques, strains, and challenges the industry faces. Jay is dedicated to creating a passionate culture that fairly rewards effort, while offering opportunities for growth.

Jim Ponciano

Hailing from Willows, CA, Jim migrated to the Pacific Northwest where he played football for Portland State University. After school, he relocated to Vancouver, WA where he owned and operated a successful operations and parts distributions company which he recently sold to prepare for his new venture into cannabis. Jim enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors, and taking advantage of the region’s bow hunting and fishing.



David Stilley

David was raised in Washington’s Puget Sound area and graduated from Washington State University. After living in Seattle and Phoenix for the last several years working in the MMJ industry, he took his specialized background in inventory control, packaging, and distribution and moved to Portland. There he teamed up with the Poncianos to help launch Delta Mantra. Outside of work, David enjoys sports, exploring the outdoors, and is a bonafide TV enthusiast.

Kyle Ponciano

Born and raised in Vancouver, WA, Kyle worked in the food and retail industry with an ever-growing love for organic agriculture. Kyle is an action sports enthusiast who loves snowboarding and skateboarding and finds some of his deepest passions in the outdoors.