Cainan Garcia — Vice President of Operations
Cainan manages day-to-day operations at Lazarus Naturals. He covers everything from manufacturing, to supply chain and systems development. Cainan is a lean six sigma expert and joined Lazarus Naturals after a decade of operational leadership in the aerospace industry. His core focus is to ensure that our products exceed our customers’ expectations and maintain high-quality standards. Cainan is a Navy veteran and shares Sequoia’s vision that high-quality CBD should be both affordable and accessible to those in need. On the occasions he’s not in the office, Cainan enjoys reading, chess, art and traveling.
Evan Skandalis – Vice President of Farm Operations
Evan oversees the continually expanding operations of our farms in Central Oregon and ensures that we operate in an efficient and sustainable manner to produce CBD-rich hemp. His strategic planning focuses on scaling our farming operation while implementing organic practices and transitioning all our farmland to organic by 2022. Evan represents Lazarus Naturals on the board of the U.S. Hemp Farmers Alliance. As one of our first employees, he has grown from being a lab technician to running one of our most important departments. When not on the farm, one can find Evan skiing, cooking, brewing, and getting lost in the woods.
Justin Amesbury – Director of Research and Development
Justin focuses on the identification and development of novel processes and techniques to bring products to market that are safe, reliable, and effective. He is passionate about the vast therapeutic potential of cannabinoids and joined Lazarus Naturals after seeing a lack of health-centric, cannabinoid-rich products on the market accessible to the people that need them. Justin represents Lazarus Naturals on the Advisory Panel for the AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program, which aims to develop standardized testing methodologies to ensure accurate safety and efficacy testing of cannabinoid products. When he’s not at work, Justin enjoys jiu-jitsu, playing soccer, hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors with his two dogs.