Frank Traylor was a co-founder of Terra Health Care Labs and Agriscience Labs, and he lead the acquisition of CMT Laboratories. He has served in executive management and board roles for over two decades, performing turn-around, growth, and both buy and sell side transactions.
Frank was CEO and Chairman at VisionTEK, a mobile software company selling to the public sector. Prior to VisionTEK, he was CEO and Chairman of Lifeloc, a company that designed, manufactured, and sold breath alcohol testing instruments, and he also served as a director of two non-profits and the independent director for TruTouch Technologies, a company developing a non-invasive alcohol measurement device.
Frank has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Denver.
Claire MacLeod Ohman, PhD
Claire got her BA in chemistry from Connecticut College, her MS in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in inorganic analytical chemistry from the University of Colorado. She has also volunteered for the US Geological Survey and for the Dumb Friends League.
Claire is on the Pesticide Working Group, the Colorado Lab Council, and American Chemical Society, she has 3 patents, has co-authored 3 scientific publications, and received the Sewell Prize in Chemistry.
Being a part cannabis industry over the last year, she has given many speeches, presentations, and interviews at meet-ups and events, both in Colorado and nationwide.
Stephanie earned a BS in biological sciences with a minor in chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013. She worked as an undergraduate research assistant in both an immunology lab and a reproductive biology lab.
She brings over three years of cannabis testing experience to our lab, including quality control measures, analytical chemistry, and good laboratory practices. She was featured in the June 2015 National Geographic Magazine for her work as a cannabis chemist.
Recently, Stephanie attended the 252nd National American Chemistry Society conference to speak about the challenges of pesticide testing for privately owned Colorado cannabis laboratories n the ACS agrochemical division.
Stephanie is passionate about legitimizing the industry through science and education and prides herself on bringing excellent customer service to laboratory testing.
Ryan Kobylarz, PhD
Ryan holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining Terra Health Care Laboratories, he obtained over 7 years of laboratory experience: 6 years at University of Maryland and one year in the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
His schooling and time at NIH provided extensive experience in qualitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), yeast and bacterial cell culturing, and microbial assays.
Bryan grew up in Michigan, just west of Detroit, and attained a degree in Chemistry from Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. After graduation, Bryan traveled to Omaha and worked as a quality chemist for biodegradable plastics in a large scale corn milling bio-refinery for 2 years before moving to Colorado.
Bryan looks to continue his work in quality chemistry with us, while growing professionally with the cannabis industry.
Caroline is from Virginia and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in neuroscience.
During her time in Boulder, she worked for Sievers Biotech, researching hemp.
Caroline likes to spend her free time drawing, snowboarding, and enjoying all of what Colorado has to offer.
Gabe is originally from Rapid City, South Dakota.
He got his BS in chemistry at the University of Pittsburg and both his BS and MS in chemical engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
He has worked in the cannabis industry since early 2016, and he joined ASL in November 2017.
Amethyst graduated with a BS in microbiology from the University of Tennessee.
Practicing science since 2012, she brings experience in the fields of oncology, microbiology, food science, and mycology, and she has helped publish a study in Free Radical Biology and Medicine.
Amethyst moved Colorado in June 2017, joining our team quickly after, and hopes that she and her cat can call this "home" for the foreseeable future.
Eric is originally from Phoenix, Arizona but has been here in Colorado since 2010.
Eric graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in biochemistry. After graduating, he worked at Cardinal Health, conducting quality control tests for cancer-screening drugs.
Despite being a newcomer, Eric is excited to be a part of helping this important and exploding industry get on it’s feet on a national level by helping Colorado lead the way.
In his free time Eric likes to play drums, fly World War II flight sims, snowboard, and hike.
Western Slope Laboratory
Ryan brings 16 years of experience in analytical chemistry, specializing in method development and validation in regulated laboratory environments.
He earned a BS in environmental chemistry from University of Colorado, where he was awarded “Outstanding Undergraduate for the Department of Chemistry”. For 5 years, he developed and validated methods for agricultural pesticide testing at Pyxant Labs, and then he did pharmaceutical research at Scynexis. While working in biotech, he also earned an MS in clinical research, graduating with Summa Cum Laude.
Ryan joined the cannabis industry in 2015 by setting up a state-certified potency testing platform at GreenHill Labs. And in early 2017, Ryan became a part of our team, where he is now contributing to method development efforts while also working to establish our new testing lab in Silt, Colorado.
Trevor is a Colorado native who earned Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and microbiology from Colorado State University. He brings over ten years of professional experience working in a variety of different positions ranging from the quality assurance of food products to analytical development of pharmaceutical test methods.
Trevor will be working with Ryan to help establish the Western Slope Laboratory and is very excited to enter the cannabis industry and share his scientific knowledge to advance cannabis testing.
Josh earned his MA in Geography from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and is currently pursuing his PhD in Sociology at Colorado State University.
While Josh’s first love is teaching (and he still currently teaches geography at the Community College of Aurora), he could not pass up the opportunity to join our lab and the burgeoning cannabis industry in Colorado.
After growing up in a suburb of Toledo, Ohio, Hayley attended The Ohio State University.
Since 2013, she has worked in the Colorado cannabis industry, managing dispensaries and compliance, but Hayley really wanted to delve more deeply into the science behind cannabis, which brought her to our team in 2016.
She is also a co-founder of Colorado Badged Network, and when she’s not working, you can often find her at industry events, painting, or exploring in the mountains.