Pure Harvest Leadership Team
Matthew D. Gregarek – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gregarek has decades of capital markets experience and has extensive knowledge of the small-cap segment of the market. He is the founder and managing partner of GKG Investments, a highly successful private equity fund that has founded and/ or assisted with early stage financing for multiple highly successful public cannabis companies. Matt has been with the Company since the Pocket Shot days and continues to serve as the CEO and Chairman of Pure Harvest Corporate Group.
David Burcham - Director, President
David Burcham is a Colorado native and former Senior Manager at a prominent Colorado bank who started a successful Denver-based real estate development company in 2013. In July 2018, David teamed up with a well-respected chemist to build an advanced, pharmaceutical grade CBD extraction company called EdenFlo, LLC, based in Aurora, CO. EdenFlo was acquired by Pure Harvest in 2020 and Mr. Burcham was named President of Pure Harvest and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
Donnie Emmi - Director, CEO Test Kitchen
Utilizing his Wall Street investment banking background and more than 17 years of legal experience, he advises major cannabis brands, celebrity brands, and publicly traded companies. Donnie currently serves as a board member for large cannabis businesses, financial institutions, and as a strategic advisor to many companies - extending well beyond the provision of traditional legal services. Since 2015, Donnie has represented the nation’s largest marijuana banking financial institution, both as a legal and strategic business advisor, and was fortunate to be asked to author the legal chapter in the foremost authority on marijuana banking, Navigating Safe Harbor: Cannabis Banking in a time of Uncertainty.
In recent years, Donnie has assisted in building the nation’s first cannabis transaction escrow company and has participated in multiple capital raise projects. He has been a strategic and legal advisor on more than $100 Million in cannabis transactions and mergers and acquisition activity, both domestic and internationally. Currently, Donnie is providing strategic business and legal advice on cutting edge cannabis technology, investment funds, and investment strategies for private equity companies. In addition to his corporate and transactional experience, Donnie has successfully litigated more than 100 cases throughout the United States and abroad, both within and without the cannabis industry, particularly focused on securities litigation, multi-district business and corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, and patent infringement litigation.
Daniel Garza - Director, Chief Marketing Officer
Daniel Garza brings over 10 years of business and marketing experience to the Pure Harvest team. He is the owner/operator of Denver Print Company, a design and printing company that has been serving the cannabis industry for more than a decade. Mr. Garza has been at the forefront of the cannabis industry since its inception in Colorado and has developed numerous brands and implemented successful marketing strategies for some of the largest brands in the business. Daniel was hired as CEO of Prolific Nutrition in 2018 and guided the company through its eventual acquisition by Pure Harvest.
Neale Gibbons - CEO - Pure Harvest Cannabis
Neale is an original Colorado marijuana license holder and renowned speaker who has been active in the cannabis industry on several continents since 1996. He studied at several universities on both the east & west coast earning several degrees including a Bachelor of Science from Weber State University. Prior to setting up cultivation, extraction, and retail store businesses in Colorado in 2013, Neale got an early start in California’s medical cannabis market providing his expertise for several large companies with a focus on cultivation and sustainable practices. As Chief Executive Officer for Pure Harvest Cannabis Neale will be overseeing all aspects of production & expansion while exploring new opportunities to broaden PHCG’s portfolio in their multi-state operations and beyond. Neale is also involved in research & development for PHCG’s patent portfolio. A one-time collegiate athlete in both soccer and ice hockey Neale was also a professional snowboarder in his younger days. Today he is an avid mountain biker, rock climber, surfer, snowboarder, mountaineer, and general adventurer.
Peyton Bowman - COO
Peyton Bowman is an operations and business management expert with leadership experience across private equity, management consulting, and industry from startups to Fortune 100 global firms.
Prior to Pure Harvest Corporate Group, he was Executive Vice President of Portfolio Operations at Dorilton Capital, a lower middle and middle market, direct investment family office in New York City. There, he built the operations practice division and headed eight portfolio company management teams, where he identified revenue generation, cost-savings, and earnings increasing opportunities. He led the due diligence, integration, and continuous improvement teams and also designed and implemented the internal operating structure in the capital group, which served as the backbone of growth from single digit to over 100 headcount of top professionals.
Before moving into private equity, Peyton was a member of Ernst & Young’s Supply Chain and Operations practice where he delivered value to Fortune 500 clients across multiple industries including companies like Coca-Cola, Pernot Ricard, Dow Chemical, and Goodyear. He gained his MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, a Master’s in Supply Chain & Logistics from MIT, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from his native University of Arkansas.
Dr. James Rouse, MD - Chief Medical Officer - Test Kitchen
Dr. James Rouse is a primary care trained integrative clinician; and expert in epigenetics, functional, regenerative, and lifestyle medicine. He is the author of 13 books on human potential, proactive aging and mind-body wellbeing. He was a founding faculty member for the Institute for Functional Medicine. He has presented to audiences across the world, sharing the stage with notables such as Sir Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others. As a leading human performance expert, he has worked with professional franchises in the NFL, NBA and MLB, along with Fortune 10 to 100 Companies including Google, Whole Foods, Tegna Media, Coca Cola, Ball Aerospace and more. Dr. James has created products that have been used at Dana Farber Cancer Research Hospital, MD Anderson and Harvard Medical School. Dr. James is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur who has founded companies in media, consumer packaged goods, nutraceuticals and sustainable living-that have collectively generated over $250mm in sales. A proven salesman, Dr. James’ annual sales exceeded $50mm during the five years he served as the on-air medical/wellness expert for QVC.
Amanda Bowman - CEO - Pure Harvest Hemp
Amanda Bowman is a pioneer in the hemp and CBD world. As an early member of an award-winning and leading manufacturer of high-quality full-spectrum hemp extracts and CBD oil, she crafted robust compliance programs accredited by perfect scores on all GMP and Food Safety audits. As a member of ASTM International Cannabis Committee and Colorado Department of Health CHAMP Initiative, Amanda has a hand in paving the way for the industry and determining fundamentals rules to monitor best industry practices. As CEO of Pure Harvest Hemp, Amanda leads the company with a passion for creating innovative industry-leading products. She incorporates detailed organizational strategies to increase productivity and safety, ensures manufacturing is FDA compliant, and that consumer products meet the highest level of quality and regulatory standards. Amanda is an advocate for health and wellness and personal growth. She enjoys traveling, outdoor adventures, practicing yoga, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Nick Brait - General Counsel
Nick is an attorney and entrepreneur who has been active in the cannabis industry in Colorado since 2013. He has degrees in Finance and Political Science from Southern Methodist University and studied law at the University of Arizona prior to moving to Denver to join the emerging cannabis industry. Nick has consulted and provided legal services for many companies in the Colorado cannabis industry in addition to owning and operating several ancillary businesses in the state. As General Counsel for PHCG, Nick manages a large, varied portfolio of legal and operational matters for the Company. Nick is the proud owner of two cats and a dog and he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and playing music.
Sherry Andersen - Corporate Communications
Sherry Andersen is the director of Corporate Communications. She brings more than 25 years of experience from the financial industry where she served in senior management positions in Capital Markets for various broker/dealers. Sherry was responsible for managing the placement of hundreds of public and private transactions involving both start-ups and well known established U.S. companies totaling in excess of several billion dollars. She is a relationship builder and is passionate about connecting with shareholders and the investment community to share the Pure Harvest story and vision. Her expertise creates value at the intersection of seed to sale and capital structures in the cannabinoid industry. Sherry is a Denver, Colorado native and enjoys the outdoors with her twin teenage daughters.