I am the Director of Quality at Copperstate Farms, a medical marijuana agribusiness in Arizona. I bring 15 years of pharmaceutical experience to the cannabis industry. I have expertise in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), regulatory compliance, Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC), R&D, and project management. I received my degree in Chemistry from the University of Missouri.
Cannabis is near and dear to my heart as it has helped countless family members overcome ailments. Beyond that cannabis has been a night and day change for my wife Patricia when dealing with Multiple Sclerosis. I'm also an active member of the MS Society, including sharing with other MS caregivers how cannabis has helped my family.
I've been actively involved with ISPE for over 10 years and I'm working hard to bring the best practices from pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals to cannabis. Right sized - and working directly with regulators where possible.
I'm an avid gamer and home chef - the most direct way to my heart is to discuss your favorite game (video, casual, tabletop, card, or otherwise!) or send me pictures of your latest home creation. Sharing games and food with people is definitely my focus for out of work happiness.