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About Me

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Humble Culinary Beginnings

After studying Environmental Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Michael embarked on a highly successful career journey as a chef in 2006. He honed his culinary skills at renowned establishments in Vail, Colorado, New York City, Sonoma, California, and Alaska, operating at the highest levels of the culinary world.

Humboldt County

In 2014, an unexpected opportunity presented itself, leading Michael to transition into the cannabis industry in Humboldt County, California. This marked a significant turning point in his career, as he delved into the world of cannabis cultivation and extraction. During this period, Michael gained extensive hands-on experience as a cultivator and specialized in extraction techniques, further expanding his expertise in the industry.

Lead Extractor

In 2019, seeking new challenges and professional growth, Michael made the decision to depart from the traditional cannabis market in Humboldt County. He seized the opportunity to join a prominent cannabis manufacturing company in California, where he assumed the role of lead extractor. This organization would go on to become one of the most highly regarded and award-winning companies in the state.

2019 - 2023

During the years spanning 2019 to 2023, Michael's career trajectory within the company saw notable advancements. His titles and responsibilities evolved, reflecting his expanding influence and expertise. He transitioned to the role of Director of R&D/Product Development, where he spearheaded research initiatives and product innovation. This position allowed him to leverage his extensive knowledge of extraction technology, manufacturing design, and scalability to drive the company's growth and develop groundbreaking cannabis products. Continuing his upward trajectory, Michael later assumed the position of VP of Quality Systems. This role showcased his leadership abilities and comprehensive understanding of quality control processes. As VP, he oversaw the implementation and management of robust quality systems throughout the organization, ensuring compliance with regulations, optimizing manufacturing processes, and upholding the highest standards of product quality. While Michael possesses profound cultivation experience, his areas of specialization lie in extraction technology, manufacturing design and scalability, product development, and quality systems management. This diverse skill set and his ability to seamlessly navigate multiple facets of the cannabis industry have been instrumental in his success and the achievements of the companies he has been a part of.

My skills & expertise

I specialize in hydrocarbon and solventless techniques for cannabis and psilocybin; navigating the intricate landscape of CO2 extraction in cannabis and mastering the art of cultivation from outdoor, full-sun, to light deprivation and indoor environments.


Cannabis Extraction

  • Hydrocarbon Extraction (BHO)
  • Solventless Extraction
  • CO2 Extraction

Psilocybin Extraction

  • Hydrocarbon Extraction
  • Solventless Extraction

Cannabis Cultivation

  • Indoor
  • Full Sun
  • Outdoor Light Deprivation

Services I offer

Cannabis Extraction

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Psilocybin Extraction

Packaging design

Schedule Consultation

Cannabis Cultivation

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Schedule Consultation

Past Projects

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