Before the Cannabis industry, Emily spent her time as a process engineer for a decorative overlay company in Tacoma, WA. After her time there, she made her way into the industry by becoming the lab manager at a cannabis edible producer/processor in Seattle, WA. With this company, Emily managed the extraction department, QA department, and internal laboratory. By the time she left the company, she had improved the ethanol extraction process, production process control, and product stability. This experience provided her with a large overview of the newly regulated industry. “There’s a reason this is the fastest growing industry the world has ever witnessed. Not a single plant on Earth has the same synergistic effects as Cannabis does, and scientists have barely scratched the surface of its abilities. It’s great to be a part of this maturing industry, especially as a scientific influence.”
Emily adds a special touch to the Medicine Creek team by being the only engineer on staff. Her statistical data analysis skills have helped clients find process issues before they arise, as well as, improved existing processes. Although Emily has an appreciated engineering skill set, her main roles in the lab are cannabinoid analysis via HPLC UV-Vis, managing client relations, and improving existing workflow in the lab.
When Emily is not spending her hours in the lab, she is either golfing, traveling or spending time with her family. She also devotes her time organizing her Cannabis science group, CannSTEM, which brings together local scientists to promote the development and sharing of Cannabis science, through collaboration of research, technology and innovation.