Consistency and quality control; plant and phenotype identification; breeding programs; cross-contamination procedures; commercial cloning; scheduling; commercial and large-scale harvesting, drying, curing and packaging; environmental systems; grow room design; custom fabrication; development of Standard Operating Procedures; cash flow protocols; safety protocols; business plans; outdoor/indoor greenhouse and light deprivation techniques.
1994-96 Worked as a mycology technician at the Growing Company, mycology research station and mushroom farm.
2000-01 Studied and photographed commercial indoor greenhouse and outdoor cultivation throughout Europe. Mentored in Switzerland at Mr. Nice Farms. I became familiar with large scale light deprivation greenhouse production, breeding facilities, commercial processing as well as commercial extracts.
2002 Founded North Coast Imports, one of the first Coco Coir Import companies in the Hydroponic industry
2002-04 Assisted DNA Genetics in the development of Reserva Privada, a boutique line of one off hybrids and Select Genetics
2000-06 Developed the current Royal Gold line of soils through indoor, greenhouse and l light deprivation production techniques
2002-06 Content editor for Jason Kings book Cannabible 2, Cannabible 3 2006 Began producing Royal Gold Coco Fiber
2007 Added Basement Mix and Mendo Mix Potting Soils to the Royal Gold product line
2008 Started Humboldt Flower Products, an organic nutrient line produced and based in Humboldt County
2009 Founded Cultivate Colorado in Wheat Ridge, CO 2009 Founded Cultivate Ontario in Ontario, CA
2010 Helped develop a 600 light production facility for Patients Choice, the first large scale Laboratory quality facility in Colorado
2010 Introduced Tupur Potting Soil into the Royal Gold line 2010 Founded Cultivate Denver
2011 Founded Cultivate Colorado in Stapleton
2012 Developed a proprietary commercial Vermaculture technique
2014 Increased Royal Gold production levels to 18,000 bags weekly and 20 thousand bulk yards annual.
2014 Consultant for Bickel Consulting for difficulty and specialty projects
2015 Increased consulting to business and growers in Washington, California, Alaska, Colorado, and California
2016 Founded and began production of The Real Dirt Business Podcast
2017 Founded Growers Soil and began designing, engineering and building , a state of the art potting soil factory in Eastern Colorado
2018 Launched Growers Soil to the public
2019 Opened Cultivate OKC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Armstrong College, Anthropology
Eastern Wyoming College, Anthropology
University of Georgia, Anthropology
Federal Radio Operators License, Humboldt Co, CA
Compost License, Humboldt Co, CA
Fertilizer Producer License State of California Fertilizer Purchaser
Key Badge Holder State Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division
Private pilot license