MATTHEW HURON

Chief Executive Officer
Good Chemistry Nurseries founder/CEO Matt Huron traces his horticultural roots to his grandparents who were farmers before settling in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“I spent a lot of time with my grandparents when I was growing up,” he explains, “and they really instilled in me a passion for agriculture, and the feeling that comes with building and growing something special.”

The benefits of cultivation became evident to Matt in 1996 when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco. In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, he saw firsthand the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, he began growing medical cannabis for patients throughout the Bay Area, founding and operating a nonprofit medical cannabis co-op.

Seeking an established, regulated market, Huron moved to Colorado in 2009, where regulation and legislation were being created for the developing medical cannabis industry. He co-founded Wellspring Collective which originally catered to seniors with health challenges.

Good Chemistry Colorado launched in 2010, and is now considered to be one of the finest vertically integrated cannabis companies in the country. Since opening Good Chemistry Colorado, Huron has expanded cultivation operations in three large Colorado facilities devoted solely to the production of ~75 strains of marijuana. Today, Good Chemistry employs a staff of more than 150 individuals across three states (Nevada, Colorado, and Massachusetts) in dispensaries, cultivation and corporate operations.

Matt also wanted to share his knowledge and experience in the cannabis industry. He served on the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division’s (MED) Licensing Authority Advisory Committee, and continues to add his voice to the foundation and future direction of the medical and adult-use cannabis industries. He is a founding board member of Colorado Leads, Marijuana Industry Group (MIG), Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA), and the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA).

Continuing his grandparents’ commitment to craftsmanship and production excellence, Matt is constantly looking for ways for improving best practices, policies and procedures, and cultivation. Huron has developed and implemented best practices in the medical and retail marijuana industry, including a compassion care program that enables patients with limited resources to obtain medical marijuana at an affordable cost.

Huron has collaborated with local leaders and law enforcement to enhance neighborhood safety and security. His enforcement of policies and procedures throughout the company has ensured strict compliance with state and local regulations.

Huron has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

DUNCAN CAMERON

Chief Production Officer
Professional Highlights

Duncan Cameron joined Good Chemistry in 2010 as Chief Production Officer. Considered a master cultivator in the cannabis industry, Cameron’s experience includes plant husbandry, advanced propagation techniques, cultivation design, permitting, regulatory and environmental compliance, staff training and management.

Under his leadership, Good Chemistry has significantly reduced the time to harvest, adding an additional cycle into the calendar year. Cameron increased the available gene pool from six to more than 70 strains and refined integrated pest management as it pertains to cannabis.

As Chief Production Officer, Cameron oversees all tasks associated with plant cultivation, from propagation to harvest, encompassing plant nutrition, pest control, scheduling of plant cycles, processing and R&D. Cameron also manages sophisticated climate control systems, ensuring cultivation of contaminant-free marijuana, consistent with Colorado Department of Agriculture and Marijuana Enforcement Division requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices.

In addition to his role as Chief Production Officer, Cameron served as the project manager for Good Chemistry’s cultivation expansions, growing capacity by over 50% year over year. He oversees budgeting, scheduling, system design, building infrastructure and compliance with local codes and ordinances. Cameron manages more than 70 employees in Good Chemistry’s cultivation facilities.

Before applying his background in plant sciences to marijuana cultivation at Good Chemistry, Cameron was a teacher and prop stylist.

Cameron has a bachelor of arts in communication from Florida Atlantic University and a certification in tissue culture from the University of Florida. He is a member of the International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS), the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), U.S. Hydroponic Association (USHA), the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) and the Colorado Farm Bureau.


Education and Certifications

B.A., Communications, Florida Atlantic University
Certification in tissue culture, University of Florida

TOBY NUBER

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Professional Highlights

Toby Nuber joined Good Chemistry in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. With 15-plus years of investment banking, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance experience, Nuber oversees and leads all financial-related matters for Good Chemistry and helping lead the company’s expansion into new markets.

In 2017, Nuber’s role expanded to include management of the company’s broader operations. As Chief Operating Officer, Toby develops company best practices and leads multiple departments including finance, compliance, IT, human resources, facilities and procurement.

Prior to joining Good Chemistry, Nuber successfully applied his financial, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions skills at several investment banks, including the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Capital Markets) and UBS and a large global corporation. In this capacity, Nuber completed more than 40 transactions including initial public offerings, debt and equity capital raises, and buy/sell side mergers or acquisitions for a diverse set of healthcare and technology clients.

Education | Certifications
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, University of Colorado Boulder (Magnacum laude)

STEPHEN SPINOSA

Vice President of Operations
Professional Highlights

Stephen Spinosa joined Good Chemistry in October 2012 as its Vice President of Operations to direct its medical marijuana dispensary for registered, qualified patients. With a solid background in business, finance and marketing, Spinosa brings nine-plus years of experience in the operation and management of licensed marijuana dispensaries.

Steve’s start in marijuana operations began a journey of patient care and education with growing medicinal marijuana in a 1,500-square-foot garden and teaching weekly “grow” classes for patients. He also managed the company’s retail dispensary with annual sales of $2 million.

Prior to joining Good Chemistry, Spinosa served as inventory manager of a 7,000-square-foot Colorado medical marijuana cultivation facility where he also managed a staff of 15, he was responsible for overseeing product harvest, cure & all wholesale transactions.

Spinosa now oversees operations ensuring patients and customers have the highest quality products and services in a safe and secure environment. In managing Good Chemistry’s Compassion Care Program, which provides marijuana products to hardship patients at minimal or no cost, he has helped maintain a high level of patient and customer satisfaction contributing to an increasing number of monthly visits.

Steve’s responsible for budgeting, seed-to-sale inventory tracking and management, state and local regulatory compliance, policy and procedure development, and staff hiring, training and management.

Education and Certifications
B.A., Marketing, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

MEG COLLINS

Vice President of Public Affairs
Professional Highlights

More than 30 years of experience leading lobbying, public affairs and public relations efforts on behalf of energy, environmental and agriculture clients at the federal and state levels. She is known for her ability to navigate complex regulatory and legislative proposals to achieve sound policies and interact politically at all levels of government. Because of this expertise, in 2017 Collins was asked to serve on the Nevada Governor’s Task Force on the Implementation of Ballot Question 2: Production / Manufacturing Working Group which is developing the framework for recreational marijuana sales.

Previous Positions

Executive Director, Cannabis Business Alliance
Principal, Advocacy Solutions LLC
President, Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA)
Director of Environmental Affairs, Colorado Livestock Association (CLA)

Education and Certifications

B.A., Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado
Facilitation and Mediation Training & Certification, CDR Associates, Boulder, CO

Meg Collins joined Good Chemistry in March 2015 as Vice President of Public Affairs, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in public policy and strategic communications to the leadership team. Her prior experience includes leading lobbying, public affairs and public relations efforts on behalf of energy, environmental and agriculture clients at the federal and state levels. She is known for her ability to navigate complex regulatory and legislative proposals to achieve sound policies and interact politically at all levels of government.

Collins oversees policy development and governmental affairs for Good Chemistry, and leads communications efforts in those areas including the expansion into emerging markets. Collins serves as the liaison for community affairs activities where Good Chemistry has operations.

Prior to joining Good Chemistry, Collins was executive director of the Cannabis Business Alliance. During her tenure there, she helped members navigate the complex regulatory and legislative proceedings that designed the governing framework for Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana for those over 21 and authorized the licensing structure for recreational marijuana to be sold in retail marijuana stores.

Before entering the cannabis industry, Collins was president of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA). While there, she led the association’s response to a controversial overhaul of the state’s oil and gas regulations. As Director of Environmental Affairs for the Colorado Livestock Association, she implemented a government affairs program focusing on air and water quality regulations impacting the Colorado livestock industry at state and federal levels. Collins elevated the livestock industry’s profile in the state and was able to position the association as a key player in the environmental arena.

Collins served on the state’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Board (PPAB) from 2002 until 2012, serving as board chair from 2004 through 2008. She was a founding member of Colorado’s Women in Energy organization and serves on the board of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Collins was named one of the most influential women in cannabis in 2016 by Cannabis Business Executive. In 2015, she was a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women In Business” award.

Collins graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation. She successfully completed CDR Boulder’s training and certification in “Facilitation & Mediation of Public and Environmental Conflicts”.

DR. GWEN WURM

Medical Advisor
Dr. Gwen Wurm joined Good Chemistry as Chief Medical Advisor as a board-certified pediatrician with more than 31 years of experience in both developmental/behavioral and general pediatrics. Dr. Wurm is affiliated with the Jackson Health System in Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami.

As a developmental/behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Wurm focuses on the non-pharmacologic treatment of children with ADHD and other behavioral problems through a combination of dietary changes, mind/body exercises, nutritional supplements and botanicals. Dr. Wurm has been able to avoid or limit the use of pharmaceuticals, many of which have adverse effects on patients.

Dr. Wurm is a vital member of Good Chemistry for her respect for and experience with whole plant botanicals. Based on her recognition and use of the researched medical benefits of cannabis in the areas of pain, muscle spasms and appetite stimulation, Dr. Wurm consults with the Good Chemistry team to help identify the most beneficial strains for different conditions.

She works closely with the Vice President of Dispensary Operations on the training programs for budtenders on the medical uses of cannabis and the various formulations and different delivery systems.

Dr. Wurm’s commitment to research contributes to Good Chemistry’s mission of developing specialized strains and products that support the use of cannabis for challenging conditions. She applies her medical, public health and teaching expertise to help Good Chemistry dispense high-quality cannabis products to customers in compliance with state and local regulations.

Good Chemistry has a commitment to furthering the knowledge of the use of cannabis. Dr. Wurm oversees Good Chemistry’s survey program through which we are developing a greater understanding of the needs and desires of our customers. Dr. Wurm works with universities seeking to recruit patients and gather information for study.  These studies include work on PTSD in veterans and sleep. Our own internal data has been presented at a national meeting and is currently being analyzed for submission and publication of an article in a peer review journal.

Dr. Wurm received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University.  She has completed specific coursework in medical cannabis and its applications. She is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and the American Botanical Council.

Education and Certifications

M. P.H. Public Health, Harvard University
M.D., Boston University School of Medicine
Internship/Residency in Pediatrics- Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine

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