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 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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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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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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Eimhin Schroeder-LaPlatney, B.S.
Laboratory Manager - Washington
Eimhin graduated cum laude from Central Washington University with a B.S. in Biology and a specialization in Ecology. He joined the Confidence team in 2019, bringing a meticulous and disciplined energy to his work. Starting as a Laboratory Analyst 1 and working his way to become Lab Manager, he gained experience around all aspects of the laboratory and our associated team. Eimhin works to facilitate an efficient and harmonious work space, making sure that Confidence clients receive the best service.
 
When not in the lab, Eimhin enjoys spending time with his adorable cat, Oscar, playing Magic The Gathering, and exploring hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Becca.
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Racheal Barker
Operations Manager - Washington

Racheal is the Operations Manager at Confidence Analytics, Washington. She prides herself on great customer communications and her knowledge of regulated cannabis.  Since 2015, Racheal has worked in every corner of the industry, from production to processing to distribution, as a consultant, and as a business founder. She is happy to find a place in the testing side of the cannabis supply chain. She feels that science and data are very important parts of the industry and is glad to be a part of it. 

When Racheal is not in the office or helping customers she really enjoys rockhounding and foraging for mushrooms. She loves the beaches and long walks.  The PNW is a great place to live!

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Jesse Zumbado
Operations Manager - California

Jesse started his career in renewable energy but now brings 10 years of operational experience to our California branch. By collaborating with each department, he makes sure our California laboratory is compliant and effective. Being our first employee in CA, Jesse has overseen and pieced the lab together since 2020. His experience in managing commercial projects has given him a meticulous attention to detail that translates into everything he does.

When he’s not overseeing our lab or attending a  Chamber of Commerce meeting, he enjoys climbing mountains, hiking, or spending time with his family at the beach.

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