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Our Leadership Team

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



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Todd Denkin – President | COO

As the founder, Todd Denkin is a natural as President and COO of DigiPath, Inc. and Digipath Labs. His career has been defined by foresight––the ability to spot and take advantage of emerging market trends and navigate new companies into lucrative markets. In 2009, Todd identified a trend in grow-your-own hydroponic systems and co-founded the self-contained hydroponic system leader Phototron Holdings, helping take the company public and serving as its president. He also founded 10 Mile Farms, a hydroponic vegetable growing system dedicated to sprouting locally-grown organic produce in communities 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.

Ini – 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.




Shannon – 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 – 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 – 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.


Shelby – Operations Manager

As the main contact for all DigiPath Labs, Shelby helps usher new clients through the testing and reporting processes quickly and professionally. Shelby’s vigilance, attention to detail, and focus on the client are some of the qualities than enable her to build and nurture mutually beneficial client relationships.


Connor – 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.

Jon-David Vaughan – Strategic Intake Specialist

Quality always comes first with JD. As the Strategic Intake Specialist for digipath labs, JD incorporates his experience in Quality Control and Quality Assurance to ensure that all incoming samples are identified to ensure maximum compliance and traceability. strategy without a process is little more than an illusion.