About Us

Dr. Paul C. Lessard

CEO & Chief Chemist

“Dr. Lessard is director of operations at Varin Science and Engineering (VSE) in Santa Cruz, California. He and his team have over five years’ experience in the extraction and distillation of cannabis to create high purity, award-winning, pharmaceutical-grade THC and CBD medicinal products and formulations. Dr. Lessard and his team have developed technology in:
  • Four First Place product awards while CSO at the Herer Group including Best Distillate at the Emerald Cup in December 2018.
  • Catalytic Pesticide RemovalTM (patent pending), a unique process that removes pesticides from extracted biomass
  • White labeling commercial kitchen (CBD only)
  • Nanoemulsion beverage technology and solutions
  • Custom cosmetic, topical, tincture, pet, and vape formulations
His company, VSE, offers product development and formulation, emulsion, and nanoemulsion solutions as well as licensing, joint venture, and other collaborative opportunities in both North and South America. Dr. Lessard has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Davis, 1990, and a B.S. degree in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.

Paul LeClair

Director Operations

A 30-year veteran of the cannabis industry, Mr. LeClair is a master grower and cannabis consultant with a background in product development, production proficiency, lab design and construction. He has experience in building vertical-integrated cannabis companies from seed-to-sale in several countries.

Dustin Snyder

Director Sales

Mr. Snyder has over 10 years of experience in Product Development, Sales, and Marketing. He works primarily in the cannabis sector and worked with the Jack Herer Group in Santa Cruz where his product formulations won over a dozen awards at multiple competitions including the Emerald Cup and the Beverly Hills Weed Con. He has a BA in Musicology from the University of Nebraska and taught the English language at Charles University in Prague.

Jana Mogor

Social Marketing

Mrs. Mogor is the Office Manager and Social Marketing strategist. She has a degree in Nursing from the Marien Kliniken, St. Marien-Krankenhaus in Siegen Germany, and a Childhood Development from the Cabrillo College in California.