Chief Science Officer
With much of his work dedicated to the development of innovative technologies within the biodiesel industry, Mike’s dedication to conducting independent research and experimentation is what led him to successfully create and implement Asheville Botanicals extremely efficient extraction process and high-quality products. Mike attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a degree in Environmental Science and minoring in Chemistry. After spending some time in the biodiesel industry, Mike moved back to his hometown, Asheville, North Carolina, and shifted his focus to botanical extraction. Early involvement in the North Carolina Pilot Hemp Program lead to the launch of Asheville Botanicals with Don Barrier. When Mike isn’t in the lab, he enjoys getting outside and spending time with his favorite dogs...oh, and people too.