The TreeFrog Team
Leap Frog to success!
Cannabis consulting is our passion - we are serious about consulting and helping trailblazers move their vision forward in this wonderful industry!
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Lloyd "Skip" Meador
Manufacturing, Formulations, Extraction and Testing, Business Strategy
Lloyd Meador has founded successful corporations in the information technology and product formulation sectors. He has more than 10 years of experience in the nutraceutical, medicinal plant extraction industries and over 24 years of experience in state, federal and international compliance. Mr. Meador has direct experience with Gas Chromatography (GC) analysis. He has developed new and innovative testing protocols for cannabis analyses using a diverse range of methods to investigate the medical spectrum of cannabis and cannabis-infused products. Specifically, he has been responsible for the quantitative analyses of cannabis potency, terpene profiles and residual solvents to properly establish and maintain proper pharmaceutical-grade standards during the manufacturing phase.
Mr. Meador has designed various cannabinoid formulations and delivery methods specific to medical use including, pulmonary, gastro-intestinal, sublingual, oral-buccal and transdermal. Based on these formulations he has filed for a patent involving a unique process formulation that allows for increased efficacy and absorption of the cannabinoids.
As a cannabinoid scientific researcher he has applied his extensive knowledge in the plant science and medicinal cannabinoid field throughout all phases of manufacture and has designed and built the largest medicinal cannabis genetic database in the world with over 8000 strains currently catalogued. This research continues by devising targeted cannabinoid medications through the study of the structure and function of the CB1 and CB2 receptors and the endocannabinoid system. As a service to the global medical cannabis industry, Mr. Meador provides this information as freely-available patient and dispensary educational pamphlets and reference database.
Mr. Meador applies this wide range of methodologies to pharmaceutically-based products governed by strict state medical-cannabis regulations and continues to guide the creation of operational protocols, implement scientific research, and provide advisory services throughout the medical cannabis industry.
Compliance, Research, Project Management
Summa Cum Laude Graduate; BS in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University.
Jill Magee is a Certified Public Accountant with six years experience in the audit department at KPMG in Orange County California and Ontario, CA. She specialized in the Financial Services Industry at KPMG and was Vice President at PFF Bank and Trust for 14 years serving first in the accounting department as Assistant Controller, and then as a Major Loan Officer/underwriter for large real estate development projects. She has been self employed for the last several years doing financial consulting and bookkeeping in Colorado and California.
Commercial Extraction, Product
Mr McDowell has over 20 years of experience in the management of commercial food production systems and HACCP quality control systems. He brought his experience and knowledge of commercial food production to the marijuana industry in 2010 with the co-founding of a medical-marijuana product manufacturing company and successfully managed its daily operations of extraction and production through the transition of the early non-regulated infrastructure to the now highly-regulated Medical Marijuana environment.
He has served on Colorado state level Working Groups to assist in the development of Colorado’s retail and medical marijuana regulations. He has been invited to be an expert speaker in regards to the safe production of marijuana products in addition to contributing to national publications regarding marijuana products
He is ServSafe Manager certified, HACCP certified and a certified FDA Process Authority. He has authored and implemented Standard Operating Procedures for the safe and consistent production of marijuana products. He has trained the production team in multiple markets on these SOPs resulting with the successful launch of their medical products in multiple emerging marijuana markets. He has worked with various marijuana testing facilities in multiple states to improve the testing and sample gathering of infused liquid products, ultimately gaining product validation for potency and microbial tests on all Medical Marijuana products.
Research, Compliance, Government Affairs and Strategy
MBA in Finance, MIP - Politecnico di MIlano; MFA, Writing and Poetics, Naropa Univeristy. BA, Georgetown University.
Joe Calderone brings, 15 years of experience in a variety of fields and roles. His colorful background includes award-winning stints at cutting edge PR and Digital Branding firms, including Brand Design Lab that he co-founded in 2008. He served as the Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Founder at various start-ups in both the US and Europe. In addition, he ran for public office, managed political campaigns and formed political action committees. His volunteer work includes working with indigenous groups in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Amazon, community resource management and coaching youth soccer. Whether it is numbers or words, Joseph is an exhaustive researcher and number cruncher who leverages every analytical tool necessary to solve problems. He takes a 360º view at every business or political objective. His awards include an interactive Cannes and CLIO for digital branding work.