mission- aligned

together toward the greater common good


Comprised of renowned PhDs, experienced extraction specialists, and industry-leading management staff, we at Salvation Labs understand the value that each individual brings to our team. Our passion for the plant and commitment to our customers unites us in our goal to become the world’s most respected cannabis company.

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  • Former/first executive director, BCLDB Cannabis Division. Successfully launched Cannabis operations in BC.
  • 20 years strategic planning and execution with national and multinational corporations.
  • High impact product development, marketing and operations executive with a track record of driving profitable revenue growth.
  • Start-up business and enterprise leadership, integration, organizational restructuring, customer-centric business modelling.
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PAYTON NYQUVEST Chief Strategy & Development Officer
  • Former Director, VP and Head of Sales at Mackie Research Capital, one of Canada’s largest independent brokerage firms with a focus on public health and human advancement.
  • 15 years experience in investment banking, has raised over $100 million for 100+ public and private companies.
  • BC Advisory Committee Member for the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSXV).
  • Former investment advisor with Jordan Capital Markets, Canaccord Financial.
MING JANG Chief Financial Officer
  • Professional accountant with 25 years of senior financial management experience in various sectors, including cannabis and mining.
  • Former financial consultant and CFO for Ignite Brands, Overland Resources, Intigold Mines, and Coventry Resources.
  • Planned and executed in taking several companies public including Coventry Resources and Ignite Brands.
  • Drives robust financial management and the set up, implementation, and oversight of financial and regulatory processes
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LOGAN DIXON Head of Production
  • 5 years experience in the legal cannabis industry including a large scale global licensed producer.
  • Experience with various aspects of cultivation, from cloning to curing to extraction and packaging.
  • Facilitated negotiations of contracts with numerous local economically sustainable and environmentally friendly businesses and First Nations.
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Dorothea Hanisch, B.Sc Head of Regulatory Affairs, QAP
  • Experience as Health Canada Alternative Qualified Person in Charge (AQPIC).
  • Licensed pharmacist with a background in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • German experience as an industrial pharmacist, QA/QC, regulatory liason.
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TYLER VAUGHAN Head of Security & IT
  • Technical services professional with 10+ years of experience.
  • Former technician with the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • Experience in operations process creation and management.
  • Background as an electrician, technician, control centre operator.
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  • International legal advisor with 15+ years experience (both government and non-government organizations) in South America, Europe, and North America.
  • International project management, advocacy, international relations, and networking strategies.
  • Columbian lawyer licence; currently seeking to qualify in Canada at UBC’s LLM CL program.
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JUDY VARGA, M.Sc Head of Laboratory Operations
  • Analytical chemist with experience in pharmaceutical industry.
  • GMP/GLP, QC Lead with major Canadian LP for two years.
  • Advanced microbiology methods.
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DR. KRISTINA GROTZINGER, PhD, B.Sc Senior Research Scientist
  • 20 years of phytochemistry experience in regulated lab environments.
  • Health Canada-certified Qualified Person in Charge (QPIC).
  • SR&ED projects (2013 present) in analytical methods for cannabis testing.
  • Avid researcher and lecturer in natural health/herbal medicines and author of peer-reviewed research papers.
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DR. BERND O. KELLER, PhD Senior Research Scientist
  • Over 20 years experience in advanced analytical technologies and methods.
  • Authored 30 peer reviewed publications.
  • Former research scientist of Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital.
  • Former director of mass spectrometry facility at Queens University.


  • Current Chair, Commercial Division, Vancouver Island Real Estate Board.
  • Licensed commercial real estate broker.
  • Current deputy commissioner with the Athletic Commissioners Office of BC.
  • Former President, hospitality industry liquor licensing enforcement advisory committee.
  • Experience in USA Securities Series 7, Series 24 (Former Operations Manager), and Series 27 (Financial Principal).
  • Independent business advisor to Canadian public companies with over
    35 years of experience assisting in all aspects of corporate structuring and finance.
  • President of Water Street Assets, a private equity venture capital fund focused on investments in public companies listed on the TSX, TSC Venutre, and the CSE.
  • Previous investment banking positions include: Director, Haywood Securities; Director, PI Financial, VP, CanaccordGenuity; and Senior VP, LeedeJones Gable; Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
  • 30 years senior executive experience in the technology sector with AT&T, Cisco, Arista, and Avaya.
  • Over 29 years of public board member experience with companies listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, and the CSE.
  • Early founder / former director of NextLeaf.
  • Advisor and Board Member of Turtle Island Corporation
  • Consultant in the Cannabis and Hemp market to start-up companies in Canada, USA and Columbia.
  • Former registered investment advisor with Canaccord Capital Corporation (now Canaccord Genuity Inc.)
  • Senior executive and/or director of several TSX Venture and CSE issuers


  • Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Tidal Royalty Corporation, a financing business that operates exclusively in the regulated cannabis industry.
  • Cofounder of PharmaCanCapital Group, now the Cronos Group.
  • Past president, CEO and current board member of iAnthisCapital Holdings, a publicly traded New York-based investment bank invested in several medical marijuana licenses across the United States.
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada who practiced constitutional law in Canada for several years.
  • BA (Economics) Western University; LL.B. University of Toronto.
  • Facilitator, mediator, project manager, process designer, consultant (10+ years) for First Nations.
  • Current Chair of the Legislative Council, UclueletFirst Nation.
  • Board member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
  • Founding partner of Ahp-cii-uk, a BC multi-sectoral leadership initiative for social/economic development of First Nations.
  • Former vice president, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.
  • Co-founder and COO, Hello Cannabis.
  • Former IT retail lead, business analyst, Ontario Cannabis Store.
  • Co-founder, Spartan Wellness, a multimodal therapy clinic specializing in assisting Canadian Veterans navigate the complexities of medical cannabis treatment and access.
  • Co-founder, TREC Brands, a conscious cannabis brand house behind WINK, Blissed, and Thumbs Up. Distributed by several Provincial wholesalers and available for sale at dozens of licensed retail stores.
  • Government relations, sales management, product development, and healthcare sector experience (15+ years).
  • Founder and Chairman of 1933 Industries, a Nevada-based leader in branded THC and CBD products
  • Co-Founder, former EVP of The Supreme Cannabis Company and former Director of Business Development for Aurora Cannabis
  • Director of Whistler Water, First Light Capital Corp and Cannabis Growth Opportunity Corp
  • Founder of Cybin Therapeutics and Entheogen Biosciences, bringing two decades of practical experience with psychedelics