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.

As an elected board member of Washington state's largest member-driven cannabis industry association, The Cannabis Alliance, Nick was the liaison to the board for the Science and Standards Committee whereby he materially contributed to multiple legislative bill passages with multi-million dollar fiscal notes, including the complete overhaul of the State's Cannabis laboratory accreditation program via a Cannabis Science Task Force of which Nick was a voting member of the Steering Committee.

When not contemplating the future intricacies of cannabis quality measures, Nick is a proud father as well as 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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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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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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Cristi Crofton M.S.
Quality Director

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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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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David Brookshier B.S.
Operations Director

David has been an active member of the Washington Cannabis Industry since he graduated in 2015 from the University of Puget Sound, where he received his B.S. in Biology and minored in Chemistry and Music. His experience spans all aspects of the industry from seed to sale. While his work began in the analytical realm as an intern at a testing lab, he quickly picked up new roles and experiences across a wide variety of disciplines - plant husbandry and farm management, chemical extraction and lab management, sales, marketing, and education. As the Director of Operations for Confidence Analytics, he ensures that all of our testing partners receive the highest level of service and are completely satisfied with their results. He also oversees the facilities and logistics of our Redmond and Grover Beach locations.

Outside of work, David enjoys spending time playing games with friends and family, searching for a new favorite local restaurant, watching his favorite TV show of the month, and chilling with the fish while volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium.

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Cooper Henson B.S.
Quality Manager

Cooper joined the Confidence Analytics team in 2019, shortly after graduating with Honors from Boise State University with a B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Starting as a fresh-faced Lab Analyst, Cooper brought with him a love of analytical technique and procedural efficiency, as well as the enthusiasm of a recent graduate ready to turn his academic knowledge into practical experience. Since joining the team, Cooper has learned the ins-and-outs of laboratory workflow, and accepted gratefully opportunities to share the acquired knowledge with fellow laboratory staff in various leadership roles, joining the management team in the Summer of 2023.

When not managing daily data review, Cooper enjoys playing tedious strategic map games, traveling the world, devouring overly long fantasy books, and napping with his two cats, Ferguson and Caly.

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Grant Burns B.S.
Laboratory Manager - Washington

Grant has been a member of the cannabis industry since 2017, when he started budtending to pay the bills after graduating from Oregon State University with an Honors B.S. in Marine Biology. After a two-year stint living on commercial fishing vessels collecting fishery management data, Grant moved to Seattle and joined the Confidence team in early 2021. With a passion and love for all things science (and cannabis), he worked as an analyst before becoming Lab Manager in Aug 2023. Grant has picked up an extensive range of knowledge about keeping the lab running day-to-day, including sample prep, tinkering with instruments, shuttling info between departments, and helping the lab team work together smoothly.

In his free time, Grant enjoys playing strategy games with friends, listening to new music, reading in the backyard, and camping across the beautiful PNW with his partner and dog.

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Leah Wilson
Operations Manager - Washington

With a background in customer service, technical support, and project management, Leah brings 15+ years of experience to our team. Joining the team in 2020 as an Operations Assistant and working her way to become Operations Manager, she has experience on all aspects of leading our front office team. She is a firm believer in Confidence Analytics commitment to accuracy of information. She works diligently to ensure we have the most factual information for our customers, from sampling compliance to financial data and beyond.

When out in the wild, you might find Leah catching ‘em all in Pokemon Go, playing board games, practicing the Ukulele, or spending time with friends and family.

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Lauren Wurth M.Ed., BCBA
HR Director

Lauren received her B.A. in Community Psychology from the University of Washington and her M.Ed. from Arizona State University. Lauren joined Confidence Analytics in 2021 as the Employment and Benefits Coordinator after transitioning from the field of Special Education where she worked as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Coming from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, Lauren has a background in HIPAA compliance, positive behavior change practices, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Lauren's background in Special Education and working with people with disabilities has informed Lauren's ideology regarding employee access to individualized support, benefits, and community.

When not in the office or working from home, Lauren enjoys spending quality time with her son and husband and their two dogs and two cats.

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Lara Kaminsky M.F.A.
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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