Leadership Biographies

We are a diverse team of professionals. Founded after many years of experience, the laboratory’s management backgrounds include: agricultural science, pharmaceutical science, laboratory management and instrument optimization, prescription regulation, drug administration, information technology, and law enforcement.

Nick Mosely M.S.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Nick brings executive management with a successful history of legislative and regulatory advocacy. After previous experience in clinical research, bioinformatics, and evidence-based medicine, Nick founded Confidence Analytics with his business partner, Bobby Hines, in June of 2014. Nick proudly manages a diverse team of professionals pushing the cutting edge of cannabis analysis and evaluation.

An elected board member of Washington state's largest member-driven cannabis industry association, The Cannabis Alliance, Nick is the liaison to the board for the Science and Standards Committee, and he has materially participated as an industry representative on several advisory panels and legislative work sessions within and about multiple agencies governing the cannabis industry.

When not contemplating the future intricacies of cannabis quality measures, Nick is an avid snowboarder, wakeboarder, scuba diver, and handball player both locally and abroad.

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Bobby Hines M.A.
Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

Founding entrepreneur with business partner Nick Mosely in 2014, Bobby ensures Confidence Analytics’ Science and Service are driven by all that modern technology can leverage: using an Organizational Communication approach and Systems theory to combine lean workflow analysis, strong requirements gathering practices, and company priorities into custom toolchains on which our staff and customers both rely.

Through the design and implementation of scalable data architecture, API integrations to commercial vendors and State regulatory agencies, embedded systems and IoT, coding and testing conventions, Agile practices implementation, and incremental refactoring strategies, Bobby works to create system reliability and data integrity from sample to certificate.

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Donna Mosely M.A.
Chief Finance Officer, Angel

Former CFO, Treasurer, and Senior Vice President of multiple insurance companies both in the US and abroad, including the International Netherlands Group (ING), Donna has extensive experience in managing financials of corporations including strategic planning and risk management. She is an actuary and spent her “formal” career in the financial arena.

As a board member, Donna provides guidance and expertise on the company’s long term health and well-being.  She was an original investor in the company and has remained involved primarily in an advisory capacity since that time.  Her breadth of experience has proved valuable while the company has progressed from a start to a successful operating entity with expansion on the horizon.

Now otherwise retired, Donna is an avid traveler and extremely active playing handball, scuba diving, climbing the wonderful mountains of Colorado and lawn bowling.  She volunteers with several non-profits that she is helping transition to 501(c)(3) companies, and also manages their websites.

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Beth Cantrell B.A.
Chief Operations Officer

Beth is the Chief Operating Officer at Confidence Analytics. She serves the board of directors and provides company-wide guidance and support for growth and operations strategies. Her extensive background in quality assurance and operations within the aerospace and raw materials sectors - managing small companies and multi-state organizations - have informed her philosophy of a high-quality, high-throughput environment for Confidence. She considers success a combination of being a people person, good with customers or colleagues, and an ability to review instrument data or review financial information.

Outside of the office, you might find her participating in outdoor pursuits like hiking and biking, or curled up over her sketchbook in her favorite local brewery.

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Tania Sasaki Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer

Bringing 10 years of laboratory operations experience to Confidence Analytics, the majority of Tania’s experience has been in clinical toxicology laboratories. This experience includes three start-up companies, where she was involved in everything from laboratory design and equipment procurement to regulatory, compliance, method development and validation. She received her B.A. in chemistry from Pomona College (Claremont, CA) and her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California (Riverside). With over 20 years experience in analytical chemistry, Dr. Sasaki has presented at numerous national and international conferences, and been an invited presenter/instructor for courses and webinars about drug testing, toxicology, and LC-MS/MS.

When not in the lab or at a conference, Dr. Sasaki enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, reading, and working out – including a love-hate relationship with running.

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Shannon Stevens
Laboratory Director

With a background in statistics, data analysis, and quality assurance, Shannon brings an unwavering dedication to accuracy and passion for constant improvement. She guides the analytical team to ensure all lab methods continuously produce high-quality data for Confidence Analytics’ clients.  Shannon is delighted to be working with the finest minds in cannabis science to develop the innovative analytical methods required to ensure product safety and uncover the mysteries of this captivating plant.

Originally a native of Humboldt County, CA, Shannon has resided in the Puget Sound region for over twenty years. Outside the laboratory, she enjoys salsa dancing, antiquing, and family dinners with her partner and three teenage children.

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Pat Reynolds B.Sc.
Operations Director
Pat left a successful career in the IT industry in 2014 to begin a journey in the cannabis space. Having worked as a budtender, gardener, and processor, he joined Confidence Analytics in 2015 as a lab assistant with no prior analysis experience. By leveraging his 20+ years of experience in IT, and bringing his deep knowledge of product and process design to bear, he has established himself as a key member of the leadership team at Confidence. Having spent his career thus far loathing all aspects of sales and marketing, he is surprised yet exhilarated to find himself passionate about building Confidence into the global brand it deserves to be. Sales can be fun when you believe in what you’re selling. When not plotting to turn the world upside down, he and his wife April enjoy traveling and hanging out with their dog Mikki.
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Cristi Crofton M.S.
Quality Program Manager

Cristi received her B.S. in Chemistry from Saginaw Valley State University and her M.S. in Project Management / Information Management from Grantham University. She joined the Confidence team in 2018, bringing over 12 years of experience working in a laboratory environment as a Quality Assurance professional and Senior Analytical Chemist involving studies focused on environmental analysis, bioanalysis, pharmaceutical finished product analysis, and toxicology. Her expertise includes international regulations ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017, as well as federal regulations GMP and GLP (21 CFR Part 58, 21 CFR Part 11, and 21 CFR 320.29).

Cristi is an active, multidisciplinary athlete who enjoys spending her free time traveling with her husband and hanging out with her stepson and two rescue hounds.

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Joe Dillon B.A.
Research & Development

Joseph graduated with a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in 2014 and became Confidence’s first employee. His ability to quickly implement effective solutions to new problems enables him to keep the laboratory at the forefront of a dynamic industry. He plays a key role in developing and validating procedures, developing safety guidelines, writing documentation, training and managing analysts, and applying world-class inventory management strategies.

An avid musician, performer and producer, Joe is better known outside the lab by his artist name Pheso and regularly dominates hip hop beat matches around Seattle.

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Lara Kaminsky M.F.A.
TWC Program Director

Most recently as Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Cannabis Alliance, Lara has worked in the nonprofit sector in Seattle for over 20 years. She received a Master’s Degree in Arts Leadership from Seattle University with a focus on non-profit management, community organization and dynamic leadership.

Lara is devoted to the nonprofit sector and has a strong desire to improve the quality of life for our region and communities. She has produced a wide array of programming for the cannabis space including the annual Washington State Cannabis Summit since 2015.

Prior to the cannabis industry, Lara worked as a projection designer for 5th Avenue Theater, ACT, Seattle Children’s Theater and the Arizona Theater Company.

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