Meet The Team

Who we are

Kyle Kietrys*

CEO & Founder

Kyle Kietrys is the CEO and Founder of M3 and runs the day to day operations of the company. His vision is to improve the world by elevating the standards of cannabis cultivation and extraction and to produce the highest possible quality of medicinals to empower humanity.

 

Kyle got his economics degree from Columbia University and also attended graduate school at Rutgers University in the early 90’s, where he studied Environmental Geography - people’s use of the environment around them. He knew he was too far ahead of his time by the visceral reaction of the Geography Department Chair upon review of Kietrys' paper - "How Hemp could save the World."

 

After working in advocacy for an environmental non-profit, Kyle became an entrepreneur, opened a progressive health-food store and taught himself everything about the industry. He has been at the forefront of the alternative/integrative health field for more than 20 years when he began treating the gut as the source of chronic disease and had mazing results. For the past six years, Kyle has been empowering his clients by teaching them how to dramatically improve their health through the use of medical cannabis oil (MCO). He has been a passionate advocate and practitioner of alternative health solutions - including medical Cannabis - for more than 25 years.

 

Having done a tremendous amount of research on both Sustainability and Medical Cannabis, Kietrys has an incredible understanding of Cannabis impact on the environment, society and our well-being. He understands the endocannabinoid system and has seen wonderful results first-hand with his clients. He is well aware of the biggest issues facing the industry, so he knows what M3 needs to address, and where the industry needs to be in the near future so that we are already standing tall when big corporations enter. "It is imperative that everything is done to make this business and the industry itself a success, and by becoming a leader in the industry who sets the right example and helps our allies, we will advance the industry while helping the millions of people who need therapeutic, superior-quality cannabis products." Kietrys has now assembled the right team to fulfill his mission.

Medical Director and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Jenny is a Naturopathic Doctor and clinical research associate. She is a successful entrepreneur as the CEO/Proprietor of AgeVital Pharmacies in Sarasota, Florida. She is a charismatic media personality and television producer with regular appearances on ABC, NBC, TBN, CBS, the CW and an up-coming show on Lifetime. As a health and wellness expert and educator, Dr. Jenny lectures all around the world at various industry and medical conferences about the endocannabinoid system and functional integrative healthcare on how natural solutions work to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses. She is currently authoring books about the endocannabinoid system for healthcare practitioners and consumers.

She is the President and Chairman of The American Academy of the Endocannabinoid System (AAECS) and sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP). Her expansive credentials include a Board Certification at The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP), a Diplomate of the AAIM College of Nutrition and a Board Certification with the (AAIM) Board of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jenny is also a member of the American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine, serves as a senior business advisor for Nuvusio and is the medical director for Biom Pharmaceuticals. 

Kate Rolston*

Co-Founder, CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)

Rolston is a Senior Marketing Executive with an extraordinary track record building brands and generating millions of dollars for very early stage companies. She also produces award-winning Health and Wellness TV, documentaries and video content. After running two prestigious Health brands, “Every Woman” and “Every Baby” for AWHONN.org, Kate became an early adopter of the digital media world, launching “Real Savvy Moms”, which won the respect of experts, critics, and Fortune 500 brands. Her 33-time award-winning PBS TV series then blossomed into a Webby-winning digital platform with a community, newsletters, webcasts, ‘Ask an Expert’, health tools, and a library of high-quality video content. She sold Real Savvy Moms to Disney in 2010.

Rolston has a unique blend of abilities that enable her to envision and roll out new products and marketing campaigns then manage them through to fruition. She is a 'cannabis convert' having seen first-hand through her family and friends, the wonderful healing benefits of Medical Cannabis Oil. “I have seen the healing powers of this amazing female plant for my friends and family, so I feel honored to bring this new awareness and education to the people, so everyone can benefit.”

Riyaana Hartley

Marketing Director

Riyaana Hartley is a marketing executive, filmmaker and wellness event producer currently based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Riyaana received her B.A in Advertising from the University of Florida and established herself bringing pioneering companies like Red Bull, Lululemon and Wanderlust to market while helping to reinvent older, traditional brands like Wells Fargo and Honda. Riyaana currently serves on projects around the world, drawing from her diverse background managing clients and campaigns for ad agencies, event marketing for global brands, business development and community relations for start ups and established retailers, programming wellness retreats for hospitality properties and producing and directing feature films.

Empathic, intuitive and driven to creatively problem solve, Riyaana’s energy and expertise put her at home anywhere from corporate board rooms to yoga shalas to underground event activations. When not consulting for LOHAS brands, Riyaana is busy as co-founder of both Love Entertainment, an award winning production company focused on female driven content, and, Fly Buttrfly, a non-profit on a mission to help women become fully expressed, realize their greatest potential and paying it forward. Riyaana is an active member of Women In Film, certified Prana Flow Vinyasa and Standup Paddleboard Yoga teacher, an environmental advocate, social justice champion and ultimately here to serve the greatest and highest good for our one global family and precious mother Earth. 

Reade Tilley

Content Director

Reade Tilley is a content and ideation specialist based in Southern California. For nearly 20 years he’s helped individuals and companies tell their stories and shape communications with their audiences in print and online, across a wide array of marketing materials, interactive experiences, feature stories and events. Clients have included golf legend Arnold Palmer, Jaguar, Cessna, the PGA TOUR, KitchenAid and many others in the lifestyle and wellness space. Originally from Florida, Reade earned his Bachelor’s of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, along with a BA in Asian Studies. He worked as a writer and photographer in China, South Korea and in Europe, and lived in New York City for many years where he worked in custom publishing and media. Prior to that he covered the commercial and military space programs and state politics for a newspaper in California, for which he also wrote about Santa Barbara County’s wine community—a subject he continues to enjoy. 

Eric Bischoff

CITO Quick Group of Companies

Eric has been CITO (Chief Information Technology Officer) for the Quick Group of Companies for 32 years. There he developed the IT infrastructure to help Quick Group become a leader in global, time-critical transportation and logistics solutions. His IT infrastructure makes this same-day urgent delivery company for organs and body parts, a global leader.

Quick is a privately owned, non-conforming, mission-critical, rush transportation and logistics company, delivering critical organs that save people's lives. Eric’s unique skill-set includes: the understanding of corporate strategy, business' needs and competitive advantages, having a vision for the future, strategic planning and leadership, balancing technology, resources, and budgets, identifying, hiring, motivating and retaining key experts relationship building, culture transformation, project management, execution & implementation of useful technologies & solutions, internet and internal marketing, documentation, training and security risk management.

Eric’s technical expertise and vision for the future will be invaluable in helping M3 remain compliant in an industry with dynamically changing regulations, high-security needs, internal communications and maintaining a competitive advantage. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbischoff/

Brian Vincel

CSO, Chief Science Officer

As an experienced developer of numerous large scale golf course projects, Brian’s systematic approach to completing large botanical projects on time and within budget will be a tremendous asset to our team.  With a degree in Crop, Soil and Environmental Science, from Virginia Tech, his comprehension of core agriculture principles as well as his ability to communicate them clearly, will play an important role in educating our investing partners regarding M3’s agronomic production plan. His experience using modern organic supplementation such as vermicompost teas, naturally derived amino acids, beneficial bacterial spores, and mycorrhizae for increased root efficiency may prove to be a valuable resource for our production team. 

Tracey Vincel*

CCO, Chief Community Officer

Tracey has over 17 years of clinical experience in outpatient private practices in New York City and has extensive experience treating and preventing chronic pain. She has a deep interest in the relationship between altered posturo-movement and pain and related disorders. Her practice emphasizes the mind/body connection and how thoughts and beliefs can influence body tension affecting movement. She believes in an integrated approach to treating pain considering body, mind and spirit and has dedicated her 17 years of clinical practice experience as a physiotherapist to discovering the diagnostic tools that form the basis for mind, breath and movement therapy interventions.

She is passionate about sharing this knowledge and through KIMA Center for Physiotherapy and Wellness. KIMA is not just a physical therapy and wellness practice but an education center and leader in root cause medicine. 

Educational Background: Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy (University of Maryland, 1998), Advanced Master’s Degree in Spinal Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (University of Queensland, 2003), post-graduate manual therapy certificates from The Institute of Physical Art, Hospital for Special Surgery, Integrated Manual Therapy Solutions, Kinetic Control, Performance Matrix, Neuro Orthopedic Institute, Diane Lee & Associates, Discover Physio Series/Integrative Systems Model, Neurodynamic Solutions,  Gravity Fitness and Lorimer Moseley’s “Explain Pain” training. Tracey has also extensively pursued the study of Yoga, Tibetan Medicine, and Ayurveda. To bridge the mind-body connection through breath, she recently completed her certification in Educational Capnography.

Tracey has seen first-hand, the devastating effects of the Opioid crisis and is a huge supporter of Medical Cannabis for pain management to help veterans and patients wean off of Opioids. 

Pamela Epstein

Attorney

Pamela is a local, Southern California attorney who will advise and advocate for us with both the local government and the state. She will guide us through the permitting and licensing processes.

 

After law school, Pamela earned her Master’s of Law from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she received her LL.M in International Environmental Law & Policy. During her LL.M program, Pamela was the consulting Attorney for the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology focusing on healthcare compliance, administrative law and general business matters. Pamela is also the Founder of Green Wise, LLC. GWC assists its clients with compliance issues and navigating the often confusing regulatory framework. GWC is experienced in traversing the comprehensive and ever-changing governmental rules and procedures regulating the medical cannabis industry and in ensuring its client operational compliance. Pamela was recommended and introduced to us by the President of Amercanex.

 gwcpro.com

Synergistic Technologies & Associates

John is a legend in his field. He has a PhD in chemistry and spent more than 20 years with Waters Technologies Corporation, recently retiring from the company as the Senior Director of Strategic Technologies. John was also in charge of Waters Mass Spectrometry and LC division; developing partnership labs, exploring new technology to gain competitive advantage and enhance support their research or businesses and using principles of business metrics and lean six sigma to explore innovative avenues to enhance.

 

John is presently consulting for the cannabis industry as the founder of Synergistic Technologies and Associates, a consulting company focused on the optimizing workflow for botanical and medical cannabis enterprises that want help to define their goals, as well as identify ways to measure their performance en route to reaching their goals. Synergistic Technologies and Associates is working on optimization using extraction, fractionation, and separation of components needed based on Formulation Centric Principles and optimizing Workflow for Pharmacognosy - Botanical - Cannabis extraction, profiling, testing and QC/QA.

 

John will advise us on the type of extraction equipment we need and also the type of in-house testing equipment needed; such as the right HPLC and Mass Spec systems.

 

 

 

https://www.cannabisindustryjournal.com/column/busting-the-myth-examining-co2-versus-butane-extraction/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnamackay3/

Head of Cultivation Committee, FOCUS

As Vice President of System Applications at Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions and Chairman of FOCUS - the cannabis standards group, Peter will be our mold and microbial consultant. He will inspect our facility and help us establish a baseline before we start to cultivate as well as alert us to any issues we need to address before they become problems.

 

Peter has been in the field of contamination monitoring and control for 20 years, he's provided contamination control training to hundreds of companies across the Life Science, Electronics and Cannabis industries. Using his experience in clean manufacturing environments and standard operating procedures he has helped companies identify and solve contamination issues that were costing them hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost product. Peter has been involved in the cannabis industry for 5 years, for the past two, he has headed the cultivation committee for the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS). The intent of FOCUS is on creating ISO standards for the cannabis industry across multiple disciplines.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-maguire-23862866

http://www.focusstandards.org/cannabis-cultivation-committee/

Ian Atkinson

Chief Scientific Officer, Biobasix

Dr. Ian Atkinson is an internationally experienced scientist with over 10 years of research expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology. He has considerable experience developing new technology and coordinating complex projects across a wide variety of environments, including a Silicon Valley-based biotechnology company and a private research institute. He has experience establishing research projects and directing collaborations among pharmaceutical, biotech and academic groups.

 

Prior to starting at Ignition Sequence Inc., Dr. Atkinson was a technology consultant with Biobasix Solutions of Toronto. Here he concentrated on evaluation of the market potential of new technologies, liaison with clients' customers to identify market needs and commercial opportunities, assessment of operational potential for specific technology applications, and optimization of diagnostic and molecular biology-based technology processes, including academic and industrial collaborations in areas such as bioinformatics and microarrays, and experimental design of a project for the Space Shuttle. Prior to his consulting career, Dr. Atkinson worked as a senior scientist at Molecular Dynamics and Amersham Biosciences in Sunnyvale, California; Ian was also the Director of Genomic Initiatives at the Robarts Research Institute in London, Ontario where he established a core facility to provide genomics services to the academic, medical and private research institute groups in London. His past research experience includes conceptual development and implementation of novel technologies used in gene expression monitoring, genome mapping, genotyping and DNA analysis based on high-density microarrays. He has developed improved methods of sample preparation, array design, and detection methods. Dr. Atkinson has worked with scientists worldwide in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, developing several technologies and applications in the fields of genomics, protein biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology. Ian holds a Ph.D. and B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Alberta, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkley. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Science, and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants. Ian has also invented a wound clamp capable of saving the life of someone who has a severed carotid artery, upon applying the clamp the patient is able to be stabilized and transported to a hospital to receive life-saving surgery.

 

https://www.biobasix.com/

Robert Carp A.L.M., J.D.

Robert Carp is a former High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year and a Harvard-trained government scientist. Robert is a national lecturer on the subject of cannabis and has spoken at the largest marijuana business conference five times. Carp is also the author of the 350-page industry bible; The Marijuana Business Operations Guide and the soon to be published Cannabis Business Federal Tax Guide. Carp is also the founder of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensers Association.  

 

Robert is head of Carp Law Group, which maintains an expertise in the cannabis business that is considered to be world class. Services include full turnkey applications for dispensaries, cultivation facilities and other grow operations, as well as working with either current dispensaries or prospective ones to help create operating solutions with manuals, training, and compliance checks.

 

RobertCarp.com

George Dickinson

President, CannaPro

George is the president of CannaPro; a provider of industrial Cannabis Solutions. CannaPro offers commercial grade, professional growing equipment & supplies to maximize yields and profits. CannaPro has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. As the leading supplier of equipment and technologies for modern cannabis cultivation and processing, CannoPro has decades of experience in greenhouse cultivation and also the indoor cultivation of cannabis. George has decades of experience growing chrysanthemums in greenhouses on a commercial scale and is a wealth of knowledge. George has agreed to consult for us and advise us on the best solutions for our greenhouse. 

 www.cannapro.com 

Gerry F. Curatola*, DDS

Medical Advisor

Dr. Gerry Curatola* is an Oral Health and Wellness expert. His upcoming book, ‘The Mouth-Body connection’ explains the connection between oral health and systemic health. His understanding and research behind the Human Micro-biome, his unique oral care line, Revitin, and his holistic health approach set him aside from other dentists. He also is a supporter of Medical Cannabis. The Curatola Wing For Dental Research is named after him at NYU dental school. 

www.rejuvenationdentistry.com

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