With a background in Chemistry and Food Science, Christian has focused his career on the analysis, extraction, and utilization of natural ingredients for both their bioactive and organoleptic properties. From researching anthocyanins in fruits and vegetables at The Ohio State University, to developing cutting-edge processes for the natural extraction of coffee, tea, and hops at Synergy Flavors his driving focus has been to maintain the nutritive and sensorial attributes of horticultural products while converting them into usable ingredients.
Since 2015, Christian has brought his experience to the cannabis industry as a part of Cannabistry Labs, one of the leading cannabis research & development organizations in the nation. As VP of Science & Technology he leads a multifunctional team focused on cannabinoid analytics, extraction technologies, and cannabinoid delivery improvement.
As a member of the ASTM D37 Cannabis committee and AOAC Cannabis Expert Review Panel he has helped mold the regulatory space around Cannabis processing and analysis.
Christian received his B.S. in Chemistry from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his M.S. in Food Science & Technology from The Ohio State University.