Best Standard Operating Procedures in the business
Based on experience and consulting for 40 client start-ups and several successful licensing applications, a full set of state of the art SOP’s will ensure the promised quality, cost, supply, safety, and compliance needs.
An array of boutique or craft style high quality specialty products, with a mission to continuously improve and develop new products.
Quality and continuous improvement
Highly qualified quality assurance staff to ensure that continuous improvement is always sought and achieved and that the SOP’s are followed rigorously, and updated continuously.
Leading the industry with Research and Development activity, driven by market research, and accounting for over 10% of operating costs.
Ensuring organizational, marketing, and production agility through practices and training.
Both product changes to meet anticipated market demand changes, and process improvements to meet product quality and cost needs — enabled by a lean and agile production team.
Focused on high levels of product innovation through R&D, and by adherence to best business practices to ensure high quality of operations and customer support.
Ensuring the highest possible quality and delivery of promise.
Ken Faulkner, CEO
Ken has an extensive background in Investment Banking, M&A strategy and funding solutions over a broad range of industry sectors. Ken takes a proactive role with each of his projects, and expects to succeed. He has held positions as consultant, and senior executive for various public and private companies. He has served as Director, President and CEO of Canadian public companies.
Since 1980 Ken’s experience in the public markets has allowed him to establish an extensive database of international senior executive level relationships, within industry sectors such as Oil & Gas, Mining and Exploration, Tech, Biotech, Forestry and Finance. This gives Ken the capacity and wherewithal to help design, participate and implement a successful growth strategy from start-up to exit.
Most recently, over the past four years, Ken has diversified his efforts to the North American marijuana sector, particularly focused on building medical marijuana projects, both private and public. Although a relatively new industry, Ken has cultivated relationships that have synergy in relation to funding and building institutional relationships and acquisition, in an industry where creating critical mass is paramount. Ken has helped launch and fund two licensed producers and has other interests in related verticals.
Georges Routhier, Chief Technical Officer
Georges is a pioneer in the regulated marijuana business in Canada. Through his company, PipeDreemz Inc., he has leveraged his vast knowledge to produce results for his clients in areas of facility design and build, ACMPR application processing, through to first crop and strain selection.
George has an intimate personal knowledge base of the efficacy of medical marijuana. He chose to use this to create production standards and a reputation throughout the sector as a ‘go to’ source of valued council that is second to none in the industry.
Georges' discovery of the benefits of medical marijuana was precipitated by an illness in his family. His resulting passion for growing world-class medical cannabis has empowered him to help many patients from the previous Marijuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) program and gives him great insight into the patient and growing side. His experience as a licensed patient and licensed designated grower under the MMAR has shaped and driven his ambition to grow the best medical cannabis in the world.
Considered the premier consultant in licensing regulations, facility construction and operation, Georges’ company, PipeDreemz Inc., has helped applicants navigate the complexities of the licensing process. Georges continues to demonstrate and implement his expertise in Quality Assurance (QA), Security, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Production Practices (GPP), record keeping and construction of medical marijuana facilities. PipeDreemz Inc. has over 150 million dollars in current construction projects in five provinces with more on the way.
Daryll MacDonald, Chief Financial Officer
Daryll is a retired professional accountant living in Kelowna, British Columbia. He has thirty years experience with Canada Revenue Agency in three different divisions: Collections, Audit, and Appeals. He obtained management experience in all three areas and spent several years doing corporate income tax audits, worked as an income tax technical advisor and adjudicated both corporate and personal tax disputes. Prior to that, Daryll spent a decade working for two major chartered banks and the finance arm of a major auto manufacturer all in Vancouver.
Teddy Birovchak. VP.
Teddy Birovchak is a serial entrepreneur, having started successful businesses in oil field services in Brooks Alberta, and wineries in the Okanagan region, BC. He shares a common vision with cofounder Ken Faulkner to build a business in the regulated cannabis industry which through teamwork and networking will deliver solutions that cure or alleviate health issues.
TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Ron Howard
Ron is a Plant Pathologist with RJH Ag Research Solutions Ltd (RARS) in Alberta, and holds a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin. He has built his reputation to where he is the primary “go-to” person for help when it comes to plant diseases. He is one of the first plant pathologists the industry looks to for information about an imminent threat and for advice on what to do to lessen that threat.
Over his career, he is credited with over 1,000 articles, publications and presentations, and was until recently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta. His work has helped raise the profile of agricultural science and technology in Canada and around the world.*
In his role at RARS, Ron facilitates collaborative research between government and academic institutions, crop commodity organizations, applied research associations, agribusinesses and producers. The company specializes in crop protection with emphasis on plant diseases. RARS participates in activities such as the preparation of research proposals, the development of experimental protocols, data gathering and analysis, and report writing. RARS also provides advice on disease diagnosis and management to growers, crop advisors and agronomists, and conducts surveys for the incidence and severity of diseases of cereal, oilseed, forage, horticultural and specialty crops in Alberta.
* Ropin’ The Web newsletter of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Aug. 5, 2008
Brad Alexander is a professional agrologist with a BSc in Agriculture. He has been working in the agricultural industry for the past several years coordinating and executing research projects both on his own and in conjunction with various universities and government organizations. Prior to his work in Alberta, he participated in agricultural research projects in the Fraser Valley BC and Nova Scotia.
Several years ago, while attending Dalhousie University, Brad was in a serious life altering accident. After suffering the many side effects and complications managing his intense chronic pain with narcotics, he turned to medical marijuana. The results have been incredibly positive and he is now a passionate advocate for its use and scientific advancement. As a registered personal use producer, Brad has developed an intimate understanding of the production needs of the cannabis plant, including his own innovations in seeking maximum growth potential.
Jennifer D. Reid, MSc
Jennifer is a great addition to the team.
Ms. Reid is the Business Development Manager at The Metabolomics Innovation Centre, University of Alberta. Ms. Reid joined TMIC in 2013 and has been involved in securing numerous large-scale metabolomics service projects, and developing strategic collaborations and industry partnerships to support TMIC’s long term goals. In 2014, Ms. Reid played a key role in securing $3M in operational and equipment funding for a Metabolomics Technology Demonstration Centre to facilitate commercialization of metabolomics technologies for real-life applications. Ms. Reid has also facilitated the development of numerous funding proposals to support TMIC operations, instrumentation, technology development and metabolomics research. Ms. Reid is developing and facilitating key collaborative partnerships with multiple industry partners with the goal of translating innovative technologies and research discoveries into applications, including food and agriculture, environmental and human health.
Ms. Reid completed Master of Science degree at the University of Victoria, where her research focused on addressing limitations with the accurate diagnosis of secondary hypertension by developing a MALDI mass spectrometry-based assay for peptide quantification for clinical purposes.
Our vision is for a facility that will house a research and product development park, as well as a significant grow facility. To that end the company has acquired unencumbered title on 28.09 acres of serviced industrial land located in an industrial park, within the city limits of Brooks, Alberta with an option on 50 additional.
Fully built out, our multi-phase facility will have the potential of between 2-4 million square feet of state of the art, purpose built, grow and science complex. This will be a long-term project of approximately 4-5 years. We have received preliminary plans and specs to initiate our first build of 30,000 square feet that will house both grow and research and development. We anticipate breaking ground immediately upon initial funding being secured.
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Hundreds of jobs could come with new pot facility
There may be a boom at the end of the economic bust that has afflicted Brooks and area over the last three to four years.
Using as many local contractors as they can, the board of directors for a new marijuana production facility Natural Health Alliance Inc., hope to have shovels in the ground before the first frost to begin construction on their new facility on a portion of their 28.09 acre-site land that is bordered by Industrial and Young roads.
City of Brooks curious, optimistic about cannabis facility
BROOKS, AB — The City of Brooks may be known for the meat packing plant, but will soon be home to something greener.
Residents are getting a chance to ask questions about a new cannabis production facility, which was announced earlier this month.
Natural Health Alliance is looking to build what could be an 800,000 square foot cannabis production and processing facility in the South Industrial Park.