Ian earned his BA in Molecular Biology from Humboldt State University (HSU '95). From there, he moved to Albuquerque, NM and joined an upstart environmental analysis laboratory. Ian worked his way up the ladder from bench chemist, to technical director, to assistant lab manager, and even dabbled in quality assurance as the QA/QC Officer as the lab established itself as the leading analytical lab in New Mexico. In 2015, Ian and his wife moved to her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma and Ian became the National Laboratory Director for a start up cannabis testing laboratory flying back and forth between Norman and the laboratory locations in Oregon and California. When SQ788 passed in 2018, Ian opted to open his own laboratory in Oklahoma City with a vision of offering Oklahoman's trusted, accurate analytical services.
Taylor (OU '19 - Biology) was originally hired as a project manager, but quickly showed her skills in the laboratory. Taylor heads our Microbiology Department and has worked closely with PathogenDX in implementing their live cell/dead cell DNA technology and has greatly improved the end-user experience on the PathogenDx platform.
Derek has had a hand in building Oklahoma's medical marijuana industry from the beginning. He's joined forces with Scissortail Laboratory tirelessly serving growers and processors all throughout the southern part of the state. Derek is committed to helping Oklahoman's in all corners of the state have access to correct, accurate testing. Derek can be reached directly at 580-481-8082 to arrange pickup and sampling.
You'll find McKenna (UCO '18 - Professional Media) in our front office ensuring your samples are received per OMMA guidelines, answering your questions over the phone, and overseeing one of the most important tasks in the lab - sample login.
Danielle (Langston University '17 - Chemistry) is our lead sample prep and HPLC Analyst. She uses multiple prep methods to prepare your samples for analysis. Her precise technique during prep and now during analysis adds efficiency, accuracy, and reproducibility to potency analysis.
Kourtney prepares your samples for analysis and ensures the correct process is used for each product. Each matrix type requires a different preparatory method and Kourtney handles each type with accuracy and precision.
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