Meet Our Leadership Team

EVIO attracts the best executives and scientists from a variety of technical disciplines to build a multi-disciplinary team that spans from coast to coast.  Check back frequently to learn more about our growing team!

William Waldrop, MBA

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Chairman

Co-founder of the EVIO Labs parent company, Signal Bay, Inc, Mr. Waldrop serves as the Chief Executive Officer for EVIO Labs. He received a BS from California State University – Long Beach and a MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California. William formed the public company in 2014, and in 2015 Mr. Waldrop led the acquisition of the company’s first analytical laboratory facility in Bend, Oregon. He has since grown the company to five labs, and is the driving force behind the nationwide rollout of EVIO Labs.

Previously, Mr. Waldrop was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Newport Entertainment Group and as President and COO of College Partnership, a publicly traded company that provided student services. In just four years, working as a Senior Manager at AirTouch Cellular, he led the team that built out a 44-store distribution channel generating over $100 million in annual revenues. As Vice President of Operations for Leading Edge Broadband he oversaw the design and roll-out of a global telecommunications sales and outreach network. Mr. Waldrop has also provided advisory services to several public company.

Lori Glauser, BSME, MS/MBA

Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer, and Director

Ms. Glauser is responsible for the strategic growth and day to day operations of EVIO Labs. Along with CEO Will Waldrop, Signal Bay and EVIO Labs grew from a startup advisory firm in 2014 to 5 labs during the first two years of operation, and are on track to open 18 labs by the end of 2018. Lori also leads the Advisory Services division which has provided services for dozens of startup companies that are now licensed to operate in the cannabis industry. Lori is also the founding chair of Women Grow – Las Vegas, served on FOCUS standards committee, co-author of Medical Marijuana Desk Reference, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Lori founded Signal Bay and EVIO Labs on a foundation of 25 years’ experience in engineering, management consulting, and startups. Her expertise lies in business planning and operations, business process design, financial forecasting, risk, customer experience, and regulatory and policy. Previously, Ms. Glauser was a management consultant focusing on the energy industry with leading firms including Ernst & Young, IBM, Financial Times Group, and SNL Financial. She also launched two bay-area tech startups. Lori has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from University of Alabama.

Anthony Smith, PhD

Chief Science Officer and Director

Chief Science Officer of EVIO Labs and founder of Kenevir Research, Dr. Anthony Smith received his PhD from Oregon State University in Molecular & Cellular Biology with an emphasis on biochemistry, metabolism and nutrition. Before entering the Cannabis industry, Dr. Smith worked in natural products and biomedical research while serving as a leading international authority on aging, lipoic acid and vascular disease. He brings over 15 years of natural product research, quality assurance, product development, GMP manufacturing, FDA & regulatory experience and analytical chemistry expertise to EVIO Labs.

​Dr. Smith was recently appointed to the Oregon governor’s Task Force on Researching the Medicinal and Public Health Properties of Cannabis and serves on the scientific advisory board for the Ashland, Oregon based non-profit medical and horticultural research group, the Health Research Institute.

Al Lustig, MBA

President, EVIO, Inc.

Al joins EVIO in 2018 after completing a very successful and highly recognized 30 year career at Pfizer Inc. Al joined Pfizer in 1986 as a Professional Sales Representative and quickly ascended to positions of increased responsibility, to include Associate Director of Sales Operations, Cardiovascular District Manager, Regional Manager and State Director. In these many roles, Al has built, led and helped manage many district, regional and national sales organizations that consistently exceeded all performance expectations. His “environmental awareness” helped to redefine traditional business models to more closely align with both the marketplace and customer that in turn, resulted in the successful introductions of new and innovative pharmaceuticals, generating both $billions in sales and improving the lives of millions of patients. While at Pfizer, Al also led many cross functional teams that partnered with senior leadership to help integrate Sales, Marketing, Medical, Operations, Strategy & Analytics and Government Relations in all business operations, worked with external consultants in both the design and implementation of creative digital sales tools and most importantly, aided hundreds of colleagues in their professional development. Al earned his MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA in 2004.  Prior to joining Pfizer, he received a post graduate degree in Rehabilitation Therapy from Long Island University and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army as both a leader and instructor at the Army’s Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, VA.

Henry Grimmett, BS, MA

Director and President, EVIO Oregon

Henry, co-founder of GreenHaus Analytical Labs, was first introduced to outdoor Cannabis cultivation in Humboldt County in 1970. After changing his academic focus from oceanography to botany, he moved to San Diego and had the great fortune of studying plant biochemistry and plant physiology with David Rayle and Steve Johnson at San Diego State University, who were conducting pioneering research on IA (auxin) and other growth hormones in plants. Over the years he worked extensively with pesticides and herbicides studying their efficacy and environmental effects. Previously, Henry with his wife Susan founded Glass Alchemy which he grew to more than $1.5 million in sales, and  introduced many new colors into the borosilicate glass palette. Henry brings a strong research bent to the company as well as experience with regulatory compliance and accreditation protocols. Henry holds a BS in Biology from San Diego State University, and a Master of Arts in Management from the University of Redlands.

Tobias Paquet, BS

Laboratory Director, EVIO Labs Berkeley

Tobias came to EVIO with the acquisition of C3 Labs, LLC. As a founder and the driving technical force behind of C3 Labs, Tobias led a team of scientists focused on raising the quality standards of products developed for the emerging cannabis industry. C3 Labs’ contract research program developed superior products and manufacturing processes based on a keen understanding of the use of organic, physical, analytical and preparative chemistries in regulated environments. He authored state licensure application material that effectively won 2 of 6 state licenses in Florida. C3’s Berkeley facility features advanced technologies routinely used in the pharmaceutical industry to ensure safety, content uniformity and consistency of products meant for clinical use. Previously, as a field Chemistry Representative at Waters, Tobias was responsible for the sales and technical support of Waters’ wide range of chromatography and sample preparation products. Tobias’ experience with Waters led him to become has become one of the California’s foremost experts in cannabis extract formulation and development. From 2000-2007, Tobias worked as a Biochemist at Abbott Labs where he was responsible for the research, design and application of innovative methodsfor discovery and characterization of bio-markers from complex bio-fluids. Tobias holds a BS, Neuroscience from University of Pittsburgh

Stephen Goldman, BS, MS

Laboratory Director, EVIO Labs Colorado

Stephen Goldman is an analytical chemist with extensive industrial and academic laboratory experience. He came to EVIO from  PhytaTechSM  and has expertise in GC, HPLC and mass spectrometry, chemical and biochemical engineering as well as project and business management. Prior to joining PhytaTech, Stephen served as an analytical chemist at the CLIA and CAP certified Forensic Laboratories, overseeing toxicology testing. Earlier, he was a scientist-chemist for Novartis (Sandoz), Kemin Industries, Genentech and served as a contract chemist. In that capacity, Stephen was involved in research into biocatalyst production and new chemistry products, neutraceuticals, antibody conjugate linkers, technical services, quality control, analytical method development and validation. Before embarking on a career in the private sector, he was a research assistant in academic laboratories at the University of Kansas and the University of Iowa. There, he engaged in research into the intracellular trafficking, cellular localization and stability of small molecules as well as the purification and quantification of heparin oligosaccharides. Stephen has published a number of research papers in the fields of biological and analytical chemistry. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the American Chemical Society. Stephen has a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Honors from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Iowa.

Michael Lausmann

Vice President of Sales, EVIO Labs Eugene

After a cancer diagnosis and enduring a year-long chemotherapy treatment, Mr. Lausmann became a believer in the efficacy of medical Cannabis and its abilities to both alleviate symptoms and assist in the healing of a variety of illnesses. At that time, true medical grade Cannabis was difficult to find. Because he featured a compromised immune system, the contaminants present in Cannabis produced a variety of adverse side effects. Their passion for safe, clean alternatives to traditional medicine and their compassion for suffering patients inspired Mike and his wife, Sara, to launch Oregon Analytical Services in 2014, which was acquired by EVIO in 2016. Michael led EVIO Labs Eugene to become EVIO’s busiest lab, serving hundreds of clients across Oregon.

Catherine Emond, MS, MA

General Manager, EVIO Labs California

Catherine Emond serves as the general manager for the EVIO’s Northern California locations. Founder of Green Style Consulting, a company providing Cannabis operations and technology consulting as well as offering Cannabis testing services under the company brand, Green Style Analytics in Yuba City, CA, she brings a wealth of knowledge and skill sets to EVIO Labs. Catherine received her BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, MA degree in Applied Psychology from California State University Northridge, and an MS degree in Transportation Policy and Management from UC Davis. Her experience and skills in operations efficiency, technology, and research make her a valuable part of the EVIO Labs team.

Sara Lausmann, BA

Vice President of Client Relations, EVIO Labs Eugene

Ms. Lausmann holds a BA in Mass Communication from the University of Utah and co-founded Oregon Analytical Services in 2014 with her husband, Michael. During the company’s first two years of growth, Sara was primarily responsible for all office operations including compliance, intake, billing, and personnel management. She is now responsible for managing clients throughout Oregon for the EVIO Labs organization. Prior to forming Oregon Analytical Services, Ms. Lausmann worked successfully in a variety of not-for-profit organizations serving the arts, humanities, social welfare, and environmental causes. Her enthusiasm for making a difference in her community has translated well to her role within the Cannabis community. Mrs. Lausmann’s passion for safe, clean Cannabis for both medical and recreational users stems from her experiences with her husband’s cancer treatment as well as her experience of witnessing her uncle’s use of medical Cannabis during his final years as his AIDS progressed. Understanding the need for both a safe alternative to traditional medications and compassion for people looking to Cannabis as an alternative helped Sara grow OAS into a leading testing facility in Oregon.