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Plant physiological ecologist, educator, horticulturalist. Operationally Efficient.
The focus of my research is on the physiological traits and mechanisms that enable plants to adapt to crucial natural and managed ecological gradients- namely, light, nutrients, below-ground environments, and water availability. Ultimately, through the exploration of trait-based responses to environmental variation, I scale research findings and implement them into both large scale forest dynamics plots and commercial agricultural production as Director and Head of Cultivation for several leading Cannabis producers.
I’m an energetic and dedicated teacher / leader who places importance on inspiring a generation of ecologists and scientists. I show commitment to students and staff by running tightly organized and productive groups. I serve currently as a Graduate Faculty Member at the University of Guelph co-supervising graduate student research in Horticulture as well as Lecture at the University of Toronto in Forestry and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Presently, I'm leading cultivation at Northern Green Canada (NGC) (Brampton, ON), producing premium, scientifically sound, EU-GMP certified Cannabis for emergent markets in Germany and the United Kingdom. I oversee a tissue culture lab "Phytotron", teach and mentor, and manage the operations from propagation through to harvesting and processing (drying & packaging). Additional responsibilities include optimizing and monitoring environmental factors for each room, cultivar, and phase of growth, as well as monitor and fine-tune irrigation / fertigation. Prior to NGC, I was Director of Cultivation at Organigram Inc (NB) and Green Relief Inc (ON).