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.
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.
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.
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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.
After growing up in a suburb of Toledo, Ohio, Hayley attended The Ohio State University. After school, she worked as a bartender and promotions manager for a pool hall, but she felt the mountains calling.
She moved here in 2013 and quickly got a job in the industry. She has worked in dispensary management and compliance since that year, but Hayley really wanted to learn more about the science behind cannabis, which brought her to our team in 2016.
She is also the editor of a political blog, and when she’s not working, you can usually find her either going to industry events, painting, or exploring in the mountains.
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.
Sam graduated from Louisiana State University, majoring in business administration and minoring in marketing.
After falling in love with the cannabis industry, he began working in it upon moving to Colorado in 2016.
He enjoys spending his time playing music, learning about cannabis, hiking, biking, camping, and enjoying the Colorado wilderness.