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Our Leadership Team

Meet the Professionals Working to Bring Safety and Reliability to Cannabis Medicine

Todd Denkin – Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

Since joining Digipath, Inc., in 2014 Todd Denkin has transformed the company from a pure digital pathology solution provider into a leader in the medical and recreational cannabis testing market. Digipath Labs’ thriving Las Vegas cannabis testing facility is the number-one testing lab in Nevada, seeing a steady increase in clients and profits since opening in May of 2015. While maitining the highest standard for cannabis testing, Todd also focused on forming licensing agreements and partnerships that will bring the reliability, experience, and customer service Digipath Labs is known for to cannabis markets across the country.

Todd Peterson – Chief Financial Officer

Todd Peterson, CPA – Chief Financial Officer – Todd Peterson, CPA, was appointed chief financial officer of DigiPath, Inc., in June, 2015. Prior to joining DigiPath, he served as president of KSNE2 Enterprises, LLC, and as senior accounting manager of Accuity Financial, both Las Vegas accounting firms that provided contract CFO and accounting services to publicly traded microcap companies. Previously, he served as the audit manager of DeJoya Griffith and Company, a PCAOB-registered audit firm that supplies audit and accounting services to publicly traded microcap companies, and for Ocel, Heimer & Associates, Ltd, a regional audit firm located in Minneapolis, MN.

Cindy Orser, Ph.D. – Chief Science Officer

As Chief Science Officer of DigiPath Labs, Dr. Cindy Orser is creating a replicable testing environment with validated protocols to ensure cannabis and cannabis-based products are safe. She is also developing standards and biomarkers to clearly distinguish products derived from specific cannabis strains concomitant with determining the bioavailability of the cannabinoids found in the product.

Dr. Orser draws from over 20 years of experience innovating in both academia and private industry. She holds 18 issued patents and has authored 41 peer-reviewed publications. She received her BS in Botany from Montana State University in Bozeman, and was awarded a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in Plant Pathology and Genetics. Dr. Orser is the founder of five biotech companies including Adlyfe, Cellphire, Big Sky Biosystems, ASDx Biosystems, and iPDx Biosciences. She has consulted for the molecular and medical diagnostics industry as well as the federal government. For five years, Dr. Orser served as Corporate Senior Scientist and Head of the Biodefense/ Biotechnology Initiative at Areté Associates in Washington, DC, and she was also a tenured professor of biochemistry and bacteriology at the University of Idaho.

Shelby Stanley – Operations Manager

A commitment to doing anything she can to help growers and producers bring safe, legal cannabis to the market has driven Shelby Stanley’s career with Digipath Labs. Shelby ushers clients through the testing and reporting processes quickly and professionally, delivering on time, every time. Shelby helped with the passage of Question 2, the 2016 initiative that legalized recreational cannabis in Nevada, and she is also an active member of the NCIA, Women Grow Nevada, Weed for Warriors, and Millennials in MJ.

Ini Afia – Analytical Lab Manager

As DigiPath Labs’ Analytical Lab Manager, Ini oversees all laboratory operations, verifies results, and conducts analytical testing for the Las Vegas cannabis testing facility.

Ini earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and draws upon twelve years of experience as a microbiologist and analytical chemist. His former employers include Abbott Labs, ProCaps Laboratories, EMD Serono/Merck, and Invitrogen Corporation.

Tam Quy – Analytical Chemist | QC Manager

Tam’s responsibilities as a Chemist at Digipath Labs are receiving, and performing analyses on the samples. With a background in Analytical Chemistry and a 5-year experience as a quality assurance chemist, Tam’s highest priorities are to minimize errors during our testing processes, and deliver a satisfactory services to our clients. Tam has a Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Shannon Tholson – Analytical Chemist

As an Analytical Chemist at DigiPath Labs, Shannon is responsible for product intake and the physical analyses of the sample.

Shannon obtained her Associates of Science degree from the College of Southern Nevada, where she graduated with high honors. She is currently finishing her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry at University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

Alyssa Everett – Analytical Chemist

As analytical chemist at DigiPath Labs, Alyssa is responsible for product intake and the physical analyses of the sample.
Alyssa obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, where she graduated with magna cum laude honors.

Aaron Hilyard – Microbiologist

Aaron is DigiPath Lab’s Microbiologist, specializing in testing for microbiological contamination. With a Bachelors of Science from the University of Rochester (NY), Aaron has over 10 years of experience, including work at Tufts University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to his scientific experience, Aaron teaches yoga all over Las Vegas and is passionate about healthy lifestyle.

Juana Garcia – Analytical Chemist

Juana obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada, where she graduated with magna cum laude honors and received Regents’ Scholar Award. Before becoming part of Digipath Labs, Juana was doing research for almost three years at Nevada State College and a few months at University of Kansas where she was involved in serval chemistry projects with biological applications.

Connor Denkin – Social Media Director/Product Acquisition & Logistics

As a Product Acquisition & Logistics coordinator and Social Media Director at DigiPath Labs, Connor is responsible for product pickup and all aspects of Social Media. Connor is currently a student at The University of Nevada Las Vegas seeking a journalism degree. Connor is also the Producer and Media Director of The National Marijuana News.

Micah Tomlin – Intake Specialist

As the Intake Specialist at Digipath Labs, Micah verifies the integrity of samples collected ensuring security and tampering prevention. He also conducts photographic and electronic documentation representing client products for certification and data. Micah incorporates values and skill-set from his military experience as a laboratory technician, and thrives off passion for healthcare to execute proper and precise laboratory intake procedures.