Who do you think you are?
The Good Lab is owned and operated by husband-and-wife medical marijuana advocates Teri Robnett and Greg Duran. Beyond their years of experience in cannabis policy and education, their backgrounds make them more than qualified to get a testing lab established and running smoothly.
When it comes to keeping high-tech equipment running smoothly, Greg Duran definitely has the qualifications and expertise.
A Colorado native, Greg spent 20 years in the Air Force working on complex electronics systems on C-130 cargo planes. His duties invloved installation, modification, maintenance, repair and training in the use of radar, passive monitoring, communication, navigation and electronic warfare systems. He trained numerous reservists and active duty airmen on proper procedure, safety, and troubleshooting.
As a Research and Development Technician in spectroscopy (using light to identify chemical components), Greg worked with scientists and engineers on design and manufacturability of scientific instruments for corporations, universities and research facilities around the globe, including developing patented processes for calibration. Industry applications for these spectrometers included paper, meat, dairy, forestry, mining, pharmaceutical and others. He developed innovative troubleshooting systems for finished products and individual components. Greg has been fully trained in CE and UL certification as well as lean manufacturing.
Moving on, Greg wrote and refined processes and procedures for a company that develops controls for the greenhouse industry. He worked with the engineers and technical staff to resolve reliability issues and develop innovative solutions for quality control. Coordinating with inspectors, he ensured that products met and maintained the strict requirements of UL certification.
Greg’s attention to detail, understanding of quality control, technical expertise and commitment to excellence made for a smooth transition to operating a testing lab. His daily diligence in keeping equipment calibrated and running smoothly is what enables The Good Lab to achieve reliable and accurate results.
Teri Robnett has worked on issues important to cannabis patients and consumers for years. As a medical marijuana patient advocate working on policy and public education, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a background in alternative medicine and biofeedback, along with decades of experience in business and marketing, she is uniquely qualified to own and operate a lab.
Teri has been appointed to Colorado’s Scientific Advisory Council, the Marijuana Education Oversight Committee, Boulder’s Marijuana Advisory Panel, and numerous working groups for the Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Department of Revenue and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
For more information about the work Teri has done and her expertise, please visit the Cannabis Patients Alliance web site.
Remy Kachadourian is a chemist/toxicologist with more than 20 years of research and analytical laboratory experience. He earned a PhD at the University of Paris and worked as a researcher at Duke University, National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado. He joined the cannabis testing labs in early 2014, shortly before the enforcement of the testing regulations in Colorado. He worked for several labs (Steep Hill, CMT, Gobi) developing and validating analytical methods (cannabinoid content, residual solvents, pesticides, terpenes), and helping these labs to achieve state compliance. For one year (2016-2017), he also worked as Director of R&D for a cannabis oil extraction and refining company (OrganaLabs). He was invited to speak about cannabis analytical testing in several conferences, including the annual conferences of the American Oil Chemical Society (2016) and the Institute of Cannabis Research in Pueblo (2017).
The Good Lab relies on a team of expert consultants in laboratory testing including lab owners and directors, chemists, environmental specialists, technicians and others who believe that the public needs access to laboratory testing.