Meet The Team

Diane Bernard

Founder
  • Internationally known as ‘The Seaweed Lady’
  • Environmental Activist
  • Former Politician
  • Former Chair of Schoolboard for District of Sooke, British Columbia
  • 3rd  Generation Seaweed Harvester
  • Masters in Criminology

George Butcher

Founder
  • Worked in Ministry of Environment
  • Over 3 decades in Water Quality/Marine Biology for Government of Canada
  • Masters in Science focused on Marine Biology

Adam Butcher

CEO and Director
  • 4th Generation Seaweed Harvester, Licensed since 1999
  • Master Scuba Dive Trainer PADI
  • Advanced Open Water Instructor SSI
  • Seaweed Tour Host
  • International Business Development for Seaflora Skincare

Veronica Abramson

National Product Educator
  • Licensed Esthetician since 2006
  • Swedish  Massage Therapist and Reflexologist
  • Business Diploma

Joe Barlow

Bio-Chemist
  • Vaccine Research and Development
  • Vaccine Manufacturing for Phizer
  • Quality Control of Commercial Biologics
  • Bachelor in Science, Bio Chemistry and Micro Biologistry

Chantelle Line

Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Serial Entrepreneur
  • Professional Singer/Songwriter and former Radio Personality
  • Private Pilot
  • Graphic Design and Business Administration Diplomas
  • LLQP and Investment and Securities License
  • Real Estate Investor

Barb Caldwell

Office Administration
  • Accounting Diploma

Former Provincial Government Senior Administrative Assistant to:

  • Ministry of Environment
  • Minister at Ministry of Fisheries
  • Ministry of Advanced Education
  • Minister at Ministry of Sustainable Resources Management

Triston Line

IT Specialist
  • Certified Mac Technician (2013-2015)
  • CompTIA A+ Certificate
  • CompTIA Security+ Certificate
  • Project Management v6 Certificate
  • Cisco Certified Entry  Networking Technician (CCENT) Certificate
  • Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT) Certificate
  • Certified Fibre Optic Technician (CFOT) Certificate

Linda Warnhoff

Formulator
  • Local Organic Farmer in Sooke, B.C., Canada
  • World Traveller
  • Retired Licensed Practical Nurse

Danielle Stothers

Office Manager
  • Masters Certificate of Interactive Marketing
  • Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism
  • Bachelor of Arts Geography/Environmental Studies

Former President of The Cannabis Marketing Lab Canada. Experienced in ongoing research of Canadian cannabis regulations as it relates to business marketing. Specialized in sales and marketing strategies for cannabis, resort/tourism, and real estate.

Joe Barlow, BSc

Joe Barlow received his Diploma in Biological Sciences from Camosun College in 1988, and his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Microbiology from the University of Victoria in 1990. He has over 20 years of industry experience in biotechnology. Joe spent 10 years operating a Diagnostic Pathology Lab, 9 years as a Senior Research Scientist developing and manufacturing vaccines for a biotechnology company, and 3 years as Quality Control Microbiologist for Pfizer. Areas of interest include the human microbiome, ancestral health principles, and environmental sustainability principles.

  • Familiarity with the Canadian Cannabis Act and its Regulations.
  • Development, review, editing, and management of standard operating procedures and study protocols.
  • Experience in the building and operation of a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) certified, biologics manufacturing facility for Pfizer/Zoetis. This includes operation of air handling systems, maintenance and sanitation of production equipment, product and personnel traffic control procedures.
  • Five years of experience conducting biologics manufacturing facility quality operations for Pfizer/Zoetis, including pest control management, managing product storage conditions, managing product shipping conditions, QC sample collection and retention, raw materials management, and equipment process validation.
  • Five years of experience performing quality control testing of both autogenous and licensed commercial vaccine products, as required by the CFIA. This includes all in process quality control tasks, residual formaldehyde testing, microbial sterility testing, clinical trials for safety, potency and efficacy.
  • Data management including preparation of quality documentation and audit of batch records for product release as required by the CFIA.
  • As part of Quality Operations, experience executing product recall and product destruction procedures.
  • Three years as Site Security Officer for Pfizer/Zoetis biologics manufacturing facility.
  • Seven years as site Biological Safety Officer for Pfizer/Zoetis, responsible for importation, storage and management of infectious biological agents. Working knowledge of the CFIA Office of Bio-hazard Containment and Safety regulations.
  • Regulatory compliance for Bio-Containment as required by the CFIA, Containment Standards for Veterinary Facilities and Containment Standards for Facilities Handling Aquatic Animal Pathogens.