Aug.2019- Director of Cultivation, Organigram Inc., Moncton, NB Oversee the cultivation of ~100,000 C. sativa plants and 250 staff and 5 Managers in >100 controlled, vertically-stacked indoor rooms: ~300,000 ft2. Conduct research to improve flower quality; implement continuous improvement and KPIs; comply with GACP, GMP, Organic Certification, and the Cannabis Act. Developed new cultivars including highly-praised "Limelight" by Edison: https://lift.co/cannabis/strains/edison-cannabis-co-limelight
Apr.-Aug.2019 Director of Cultivation, Green Relief Inc., Hamilton, ON Responsible for the cultivation of 10,000 C. sativa plants in a controlled indoor 30,000 ft2 facility that utilized an aquaponic production system. Led a cultivation team of 20 concurrent with a botany research group comprised of 3 staff scientists and students from the University of Guelph, funded by NSERC federal grants. Our team developed a unique THCv and CBDv producing cultivar, "Breaking Wave" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTuTohhoy9g
2018-Mar.2019 Research Scientist & Master Grower, Green Relief Inc., Hamilton, ON Research investigating effects of abiotic (e.g., temperature, light) implemented research findings into production-practices to improve yields and quality.