Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)—Invent, Develop, Pitch, Sell.
I refine your concept and give you practical steps to success.
I love ideas. I ponder ideas and experiments. I also write and publish scientific research. But my heart lies in entrepreneurship where these ideas can become a reality. I have done much research, experimentation, and publishing. I have also graduated from an entrepreneurship academy and attended numerous seminars and workshops. From a child, I had experience with home businesses. I worked at our family seed business in all aspects from seed breeding to workflow organization to product innovation. I have also started various businesses ranging in topics from culturally significant clothing to ecological insect control to indoor botany and design.
I specialize in consulting related to botany and plant biology. I build systematic steps to success for startups, inventors, researchers, writers, experiment planners, herbal product developers, interior designers who use plants, and more. Topics include flavour profiles of beverages, herbal medicine, ecology, signal molecules, seed breeding, writing and web content projects, research, experimentation, and indoor design with plants. Indoor projects may include green walls, vertical gardens, designs to accent concepts from interior designers, plant breeding for indoors, and more. I am here to help you start your project and see it through to completion.
Examples of completed or ongoing projects:
Biology of sake flavors: Dance of the microorganisms
Wheat flour ingredients: Noodles to breads and client satisfaction
Interior botany & design: Accent concepts and value of interior design
Herbal medicine formulations: Being effective and staying legal
Biological control for bed bugs: Bait and stick
Micro-living wall gardens: Bringing life to the home
Natural pharmacies: Herbs in botanical gardens
Biology of chicory (manuscript)
My research has covered topics ranging in scale from protein turnover, growth factor signaling, and natural products chemistry in the biomedical sciences to land-use change and traditional knowledge dynamics within human ecology and geography. I have a great interest in youth education and the promotion of social entrepreneurship. Because of this, I have coordinated projects that combine intergenerational learning and research with indigenous community members. The connection between humans, ecology, and analytical lab studies makes for, what I consider, an exciting dynamic that leads to ideas and innovation for a hopeful future.