As an industry, we’re in relatively uncharted territory. Every day there’s a new breakthrough, a new mandate, a new test, a new law. You need a team that’s been there. That knows what to do. That feels more like a partner than a lab.
Pure Cannalyst is a constant in a world of variables—a reliable source of guidance where over two decades of experience informs every decision; and data provided by industry-best equipment is reliable, accurate and repeatable. All the time.
Owner. CEO. Traveler.
Desiree grew up in Southern California and attended undergrad at New York University where she graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences. She went on to advance her degree in the field earning the highest level achievable in the field of clinical laboratory sciences, her CLS. Desiree has been in the laboratory field for over 20 years. She is married and has 2 children and in her spare time she enjoys golfing, traveling, good food and craft cocktails.
Owner. COO. Certifiable Yogi.
Heather grew up in southeastern Connecticut and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2006. Shortly after, she moved to Southern California to pursue a career in medical sales, eventually partnering with co-owner, Desiree Hedge in laboratory development. Heather is married with 3 children and when she isn’t working or momming she loves to do yoga and try new restaurants.
Chief Science Officer & Laboratory Director. Certifiable bookworm, gardener, and cook.
Sanaz grew up in Southern California and brings with her over 20 years of combined academia and industry experience. After receiving her B.S and M.S degree in chemistry, Sanaz continued her graduate studies with a full scholarship from University of California, Davis in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry. While at UC Davis, Sanaz worked on a project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and developed several colorimetric sensors for the detection of various pesticides, which resulted in filing multiple patents. Sanaz joined the Cannabis testing lab field in early 2019 and helped manage and fulfill various state mandated regulations in one of the most successful testing labs in California before joining Pure Cannalyst. Sanaz is a member of the American Chemical Society, Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision, and Americans for Safe Access.
Lead Legal Council. Coach. Certifiable IPA guy.
Jeff grew up in Las Vegas, was a lifeguard at The Mirage, and attended the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in economics. From Seattle, he made his way down to Orange County for law school at Chapman University. Jeff is the owner of GreenmanLaw, PC in Orange County where he does a variety of work in the legal field. Jeff is married with 3 children and enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, going to sporting events and
kicking back with his favorite hoppy beverage.
CFO. Expert Golfer. Certifiable hockey nerd.
Eddie is a California native, a husband of one, and the father of two hockey fanatics. Eddie has a background in specialty insurance sales and is an expert when it comes to the laboratory standards of today. Eddie loves to engage with clients, offer customer support and network. In his free time, you can find Eddie golfing and traveling whenever possible.
Even the best research and testing can fall flat if it’s hard to get. Or you have to jump through 1000 hoops. At Pure Cannalyst, service is a major component of the experience. It’s our aim to provide more than just the science your product requires. We want to keep things fun. Personal. Exciting! All the while, making things easy.
Driven by scientists with over 20 years of experience in cannabis and agricultural science.
Tell us about your project, and we’ll tell you what we can do to help.