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Your Cannabinoids Business Is In Safe Hands

We are industry-leading cannabinoid experts with over 30+ years of experience and an unbeaten track record of success, here to help you every step of the way. Contact us for a free assessment of your cannabinoid business and start harvesting your success today

Engaging and enabling partners to perform at an accelerated rate through science, expertise, and our vast industry network.

Batch-tracked harvests

Years of vertically integrated cannabinoid seed-to-sale operations expertise



Compliance record

Our Team

Ian Miller

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Chief Executive Officer

Ian Miller is a serial entrepreneur whose professional, educational and personal experiences have helped shaped his career and positioned him as a striking leader in the cannabinoid industry. His journey to and through the cannabinoid space began with his formal education, having completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Design, with a concentration in accounting, and went on to complete his Master of Science degree in Building Construction, both from the University of Florida. Read More


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Chief Operating Officer

After nearly a decade of working for Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, specializing in Multiple Sclerosis, Michael Williamson realized the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabinoid and relocated to Denver, Colorado to pursue a career in the cannabinoid industry. In 2008, Michael co-founded and operated Kind Love; a vertically-operated medical cannabinoid company in Colorado. Both award-winning and nationally recognized, Kind Love has been, and continues to be, celebrated for its unique and diverse cultivars as well as highly-sophisticated and as a cutting-edge medical cannabinoid center. Read More


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Chief Marketing Officer

Over the past decade, Leif Olsen has led a vast and innovative career, and through it, has become a renowned and successful veteran of the industry. In 2008, Leif co-founded and operated Kind Love; one of Colorado’s first and most successful medical and adult-use companies. Read More


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Executive Chairman

Jerry Kieran’s cross functional experience covers the gamut from sales and training to design-build operations, manufacturing, and business creation; and ranges from traditional light sources to LED in both human-centric and horticulture applications that served as his entry point to the cannabis world. Read More


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Director of Genetics & Breeding

With over 20 years of cultivation experience, Eric Forington brings an immense amount of ingenuity, expertise, and passion to the Catalyst BC team in his role as Chief Research Officer. Eric has successfully bred cannabinoid producing varietals for over a decade, with over half of that time focused on developing genetics for state-licensed medicinal and recreational markets. Read More

Brad Crafton

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Executive Vice President

Brad Crafton’s passion for the sciences, and how they apply to farming and factories, began as a child, as his father was a USDA farm-services agent and his grandfather an engineer responsible for the retooling of factories, these generational careers heavily imprinted on and intrigued Brad. As a student at the University of Mississippi, Brad studied Anthropology with a particular interest in world systems theory and the evolution of technology, and also had the opportunity to work on the university’s nine-acre cannabinoid research farm, which operated under a long-standing DEA permit. Read More

Laura Anderson

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Operations Manager

Laura Anderson began her professional career in the electronic discovery legal field, where for nearly a decade she progressed from providing project management for hundreds of internal projects to the document management of numerous cases for law firms nationwide. While seeing to the operational needs of the Denver location where she worked, Laura was additionally training managers for various other locations, including Phoenix and Portland. Read More

Rich Tanguay

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Facilities Operations Manager

Rich Tanguay possesses almost three decades of agricultural operational and production experience, having begun his professional career at the Buena Vista Caneros Vineyards in Sonoma, California. For 25 years, Rich worked his way from Lab Technician to Winemaker to General Manager. Read More

Andy Schnack

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Operations Advisor

Andy Schnack is a cannabinoid industry professional with a vastly diverse background. In 2009, Andy graduated from the University of Alabama, where he majored in Criminal Justice and was a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide Men’s Swim Team. Swimming injuries and nerve complications led Andy to cannabinoid based treatment, and after achieving great success through it, chose to leave law school to move to California and explore numerous options for a career in the industry, including cannabinoid cultivation, extraction, and infusion. Read More

Roy Cantrell, Ph.D.

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Scientific Advisor

With almost four decades of experience as a plant breeder in both the public and private sectors, Roy Cantrell brings immense expertise and sought-after specialty to his role as Scientific Advisor at Catalyst BC. His career began on his family farm in Texas and has taken him around the world. Read More