Co-Founder Herbal Tune - R&D Formulation Independent
Consultant - Medical Cannabis Ph.D. Fellowship at A.R.O.
Co-Founder Herbal Tune - R&D Formulation Independent
Terpenes and Testing
Siobhan Danger Darwish
Owner and Head Cultivator at Blessed Coast Farms, Californias First Permitted Cannabis Farm. Second generation cannabis farmer celebrating the transparency of legalization.
Author and cannabis connoisseur Shasta Nelson was born and raised in the foothills of Northern California. She’s been involved in the cannabis industry at many levels from managing a delivery service, to studying and reporting on cannabis culture & news at DOPE Magazine. Her favorite strains are Candyland, Roses, and OG Kush and her favorite Terps are Pinene and Linalool.
“Mary Jane she’s my one true love/my very best friend
Never had a better girl/never gon’ leave her again"
Sebastian El Ghaity
Sebastian earned a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience from the University of San Francisco and held a research position in a molecular plant evolution laboratory. He is a bonafide health nut with interests in both physical and mental health. Sebastian also has creative expertise as a musician and on-air DJ at kusf.org.
RJ Lee Group
I was born and raised in Portland, OR. In the early 2000's I became an OMMP patient/grower. Under the guidance of my mentor Shaggy, I soon became knowledgeable in the cultivation of medical cannabis as well as extractions such as dry sift and bubble hash. In 2014 I graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Mathematics. After a short stint in the education field I decided to refocus my attention on the cannabis industry. In 2015 some friends and myself created a non profit OMMP collective named Locally Baked. My responsibilities at Locally Baked were president/lead grower. Later in 2015 we teamed up with a local Co2 producer to win a DOPE CUP for best Co2 cartridge from OG Kush that we had grown. I currently work with several farms in harvesting as well as do minor consulting in the production/harvesting of cannabis.
Michael is a marketing and creative content specialist at GotVape.com with a primary focus on customer satisfaction. Technology and fitness combined with healthy lifestyle obsession are his main talking points.
Marco Troiani and Savino Sguera
Luís Narciso from Lisbon - Portugal is a vegan chef and macrobiotic oriented counselor, humanist, activist for intellectual freedom and choice, for Nature (and natural ways to keep balanced and heal), for human and animal rights... For empathy. Most of all he is a cannabis advocate
Loren DeVito, PhD
Lior Chatow, Vice President of R&D, Eybna
Leo was born in Shanghai, China. He has more than 15 year’s experiences on Traditional Chinese Medicine-extraction, purification, and identification. He moved to California at 2013, working with Buchi Corp to support users with machine application. Cannabis process is very similar as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Leo is very happy to use his knowledge and experiences to help this industry.
The President of Obotics is a guy by the name of Lane Yago. Lane spent his late 20s into his early 40s in the scientific products world…first as an Applications Chemist, then as an Applications Lab Director, moving on to take on roles such as Marketing Manager, Product Manager, VP of Business Development. Lane was one of the pioneers that developed the technology we know today as Solid Phase Extraction (was the managing author of one of the most-used books on SPE today)…and he was instrumental at bringing that technology to the world. When he and his colleagues were producing SPE columns and developing major SPE applications he always was showing the user base how to make sample preparation more efficient and more cost-effective. He and his colleagues brought the first automated SPE online processing system to the market…which is still alive today, albeit after several generations of improvements!
Kristie Amobi is the founder of Rebalan, a medical company a medical company focused on the use of cannabis in low doses as an effective way to treat stress and aid sleep. Download the free low-dosing guide, complete with product recommendations, at www.rebalan.com.
John MacKay, Ph.D
John A. MacKay earned a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University, and Ph.D. from the University of Vermont in chemistry focused on the synthesis for cancer fighting compounds. After success with positions teaching at Davidson College, Lyndon State College and University of Vermont, John joined Waters Corporation in 1983 where he is currently the senior director of strategic technology. His career has included many roles in innovative product development and he currently leads the Strategic Technology team.
Born and raised in a small town in upstate New York, Jaymie and her now-fiancé Matthew relocated to Denver in search of opportunity. Although she is a non-user, Jaymie has worked in the cannabis industry for the last three years.
Jason S. Lupoi, Ph.D.
Harry Resin has been working in the cannabis industry for close to twenty years as a breeder, grower, writer and entrepreneur. Harry grew up in Amsterdam in the golden age of seed companies and coffeeshops. He was a partner in both Delta-9 Labs and The Harvestmen. He was inducted into the Hightimes magazine seed bank hall of fame and won the sativa cannabis cup in Amsterdam in 2009. Additionally he worked in Amsterdam with many of the local coffeeshops to curate their menus as well as covering the local scene for many of the cannabis magazines in publication. Harry is a contributor to High Times as well as Cannabis Now and Terpenes and Testing.
He currently resides in the Bay Area where he has a permitted grow facility and a medical/adult use delivery only dispensary called URB Delivery.
The Grow Sisters are made up of two sisters, Siobhan and Sloan. We own and operate Blessed Coast Farms, Humboldt Counties first legal cannabis farm, and we are second generation farmers. We are honored to share our life, instructional YouTube videos and our knowledge with you! http://bit.ly/2pO9T6z
Greg Lepkoff, NY Vape Shop
Fernanda Marisca Bizotto
I’m Fernanda, both a lover of handicrafts and biologist. I worked previously with Arabidopsis thaliana and is now am venturing into the world of Cannabis. These plants were widely used by past civilizations because of their everlasting potential. Thus, the study of Cannabis is not only a trend but also a resumption of the past and a search for knowledge for better living conditions.
Dr. Brian C. Smith
Dr. Brian C. Smith is Chief Technical Officer of Big Sur Scientific, based in Capitola CA. Dr. Smith has done pioneering research in the use of mid-infrared spectroscopy to analyze cannabis containing materials for cannabinoids, terpenes, and moisture. Dr. Smith has over 30 years experience as an analytical chemist, 20 of which he spent running his own training and consulting business. He has also worked for PerkinElmer, AT&T, IBM, and Xerox. He has written 3 books on the use of infrared spectroscopy to analyze samples, authored a number of papers published in the peer reviewed scientific literature, and writes a bi-monthly column for Spectroscopy magazine. Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Dartmouth College.
Diana Olesko is passionate about the law and medical marijuana. She has a strong and successful history of criminal defense victories, aggressively defending clients from marijuana and other related controlled substances charges. Uniquely, Diana is also a registered patent attorney, and specializes in a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.
Diana has an in-depth and specialized understanding of the science involved with marijuana, forensics, and pharmaceuticals. Diana earned an LLM in intellectual property and a professional science masters in chemistry. Before attending law school, she worked in a pharmaceutical research laboratory. When not representing clients, Diana teaches chemistry at Mott Community College. Before becoming a lawyer and a scientist, Diana served in the United States Navy.
I have always had an analytical mindset and was curious about the world. In the last five years I have been doing literature research on the legality/morality of Cannabis legalization since 10th grade but as of the past four years I have shifted my focus to the science of the Endocannabinoid System and anything Cannabis related. In the spring, I will have completed my undergraduate Biology degree at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I had planned a comprehensive research study with funding approved by my advisers to test the effectiveness of Cannabidiol as an anti-cancer agent. However, due to legal issues the plan was scrapped. I do plan on completing this research in the future any way possible. My passion is science and knowledge, and it is my duty to help people.
Danny has over 7 years experience in marketing & sales strategy development and implementation working with a world-renowned beverage company, just recently becoming involved in the cannabis industry. He currently resides in Portland, OR with deep connections in music & culture in the city. Check out more from Danny at www.dannycygan.com
Crystal M. Wilson
I was born in San Mateo, California but grew up in Portland, Oregon. I have always had a passion for cannabis and its capabilities to heal and help reduce anxiety. I moved to LA when I was in my mid 20s where I worked in television production for 2 years, but my passion was still in cannabis. I soon returned to Portland hoping to get back in touch with my roots and cannabis connections. It was then that I started Miyagi Extracts in Oregon with two of my best friends and never looked back. Eventually I moved on to work for another legal concentrate company in SE Portland where I processed using Sub Zero light hydrocarbon closed loop extractors, Julabo rotary evaporators, and a Pope Scientific Short Path Wiped Film Molecular still for separation of Terpenes, Cannabinoids, and undesirables. I currently work as an extraction account executive for Terpenes and Testing Magazine and do product sales for and extraction company called CEID who are based out of San Diego CA.
Cara began working in the retail cannabis industry of San Francisco, CA in 2011 and continued in that sector for years. In 2015 she dedicated herself to writing full-time. Her passion for the written word and deep respect for the healing properties of the plant have brought her to Terpenes and Testing magazine. She now helps keep us on the cutting edge of scientific cannabis discovery as the Editor-in-Chief of the print publication.
Alex Valvassori is Co-Founder and Chief Compliance Officer at Complia, the Quickbooks of marijuana compliance. Complia captures and manages all critical compliance and licensing documents in an alert based license dashboard. Complia works with 3 of the 10 largest operators in Colorado and is quickly expanding across the US. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a demo and kick start a risk free trial!
Alexander Micalef is the founder of Brain Fog Ltd., a Canadian wholesale distribution company tailored to providing customized accessories to Licensed Producers and Cannabis businesses around the world. Born in Montreal, but raised in California and Europe; Alexander brings an eclectic and unique point of view to the Cannabis industry.