Steven Baugh

Steven Baugh

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Mr. Baugh has a Master’s in Chemistry from Colorado School of Mines and over two decades of industry experience in extraction, analysis, quality assurance and regulatory compliance for the environmental, pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and cannabis industries. Mr. Baugh has managed two independent analytical laboratories through ISO17025 accreditation and has held the position of Senior Industrial

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Andrew Samann

Andrew Samann

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Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Orion GMP Solutions, a pharmaceutical process engineering firm focusing on the implementation and auditing of internationally harmonized Good Manufacturing Practices and Quality Management Systems in the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and cannabis industries. Andrew serves on the Executive Committee of the ASTM International D37 Cannabis Standards Committee, where

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Michelle Bradac

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Michelle Bradac is the senior accreditation officer at A2LA. Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Towson State University and then attended Hood College, earning a master’s certificate in Regulatory Compliance in Biomedical Science. She has worked at A2LA for eight years, assisting in the accreditation of food testing, environmental testing and cannabis testing

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Matthew Ward

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Matthew Ward is a marijuana laboratory auditor for the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE), Laboratory Services Division, Marijuana Laboratory Inspection Program. Matthew holds a B.A. and M.A. in History and earned his B.S. in Biology at Metropolitan State University. Matthew is primarily responsible for the assessment of microbial methodologies employed by cannabis testing

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Paul-Winkler

Paul Winkler, Ph.D.

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Dr. Winkler received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado Denver in 1978 and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986. His career includes working for the Dow Chemical Company, the Finnigan Corporation and over 20 years experience in environmental and bioanalytical laboratories. Currently, Dr. Winkler

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Ric-Cuchetto

Ric Cuchetto

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Ric has over thirty years of experience in analytic chemistry. His background includes expertise with laboratory systems such as gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, chromatography data systems, lab automation, sample preparation and laboratory information systems. Ric’s experience as a Lab Director for a cannabis testing facility illuminated the need to bring standards for consumer protection from

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Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith, Ph.D.

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Chief Science Officer of EVIO Labs and founder of Kenevir Research, Dr. Anthony Smith received his Ph.D from Oregon State University in Molecular & Cellular Biology with an emphasis on biochemistry, metabolism and nutrition. Before entering the Cannabis industry, Dr. Smith worked in natural product manufacturing, medical device design and biomedical research and published papers

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Brian-Rohrback

Brian Rohrback, Ph.D.

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Dr. Brian Rohrback, of Infometrix, Inc., in Bothell, Washington, will present “Robust Analytics from Harvest to Finished Product Specification.” The quality control of botanically-derived pharmaceutical products represents a significant challenge and drove the development of a unique chemometric approach. US FDA Botanical Guidelines describe the requirements of a fingerprint for a botanical drug product, but

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Jack Cochran

Jack Cochran

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Jack Cochran is currently the Senior Director of Applications at VUV Analytics, a maker of vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectroscopy detectors for gas chromatography (GC). Jack developed the first QuEChERS sample preparation method for analysis of pesticides in cannabis by GC and liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry. He is a pioneer in GC separations of cannabis

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