Lazarus Naturals was founded on the belief that quality CBD products should be accessible to those who need them most. Our employee-owned company proudly stands by the potential of our product and will continue to follow our mission via community outreach and assistance programs, earnestly providing 60% discounts to veterans, individuals on long-term disability and for low-income households.
CBD promotes restful sleep, supports healthy cartilage and joint function, relieves occasional nausea, enhances relaxation and has other beneficial effects.
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Sequoia Price-Lazarus – CEO, Founder
Sequoia founded Lazarus Naturals in 2014 with the mission of making high-quality CBD products that are accessible to anyone regardless of financial circumstance. Sequoia spearheaded the Assistance Program at Lazarus Naturals which offers lifetime 60% discounts to veterans, individuals on long-term disability and low-income households. The most fulfilling part of his job is hearing from customers about the impact which CBD products have made on their lives. When he manages to escape the office, Sequoia enjoys backpacking, baking, basketball, skiing, spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors.
Rory Tipton – Chief Financial Officer
Rory oversees the Finance, Accounting and Controllership functions at Lazarus Naturals. He is responsible for building and maintaining strong financial planning processes, constant management of the company’s cash and financial statements, and driving strategic planning initiatives and uncovering areas for further investment. He is inspired by the Lazarus vision and excited to be a part of expanding the role that CBD plays in improving people’s lives. Outside of work Rory spends time wrangling three young kids and loves golf, softball and running slowly (but for long distances).
Dylan Summers – Director of Government Affairs
Dylan plays a key role in the company’s lobbying efforts and regulatory endeavors by interfacing with key committees and associations in the hemp industry. He represents Lazarus Naturals on the board of the US Hemp Roundtable and the cannabis committee of the American Herbal Products Association. He has worn many hats within the company since starting in 2016, lending a hand in various departments where needed. When not at work you can find Dylan tending to his family, running, biking, playing softball or any pick-up sport and following his favorite sports teams– notably his beloved Seattle Mariners. He finds the hemp industry fulfilling as it presents the opportunity to focus on something meaningful with a positive impact.
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.