Desert Valley Testing
Desert Valley Testing (DVT) is a credible laboratory that employs industry educated and experienced Chemists to ensure the most accurate analytical testing of your cannabis product. Our laboratory was developed using the laws and regulations governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for good laboratory compliance.
We believe it is important to help ensure the health and safety of consumers and to maximize the quality of our client’s products. To that affect, DVT uses science based methodology and chemistry for proper analysis of cannabis products for cannabinoid potency, terpenes, residual solvents, and screening for visible mold. We have the ability to partner with other local laboratories to analyze for heavy metals, pesticides, growth regulators, gender testing, DNA profiling and spore count analysis. Our laboratory utilizes a Agilent 6890/5973 GCMS’s coupled with liquid and headspace autosamplers for residual solvents and terpenes. We use Agilent 1100 HPLC’s for proper determination of potency on a wide range of cannabis products.
Our staff are dedicated to providing reliable, accurate results. Our reputation is built on the foundation of honesty, integrity and ethical conduct. We are open to laboratory tours, audits, and review of any service we provide.
Tabitha (Laboratory Director)
Tabitha has been an Organic Chemist for 17 years and has extensive instrumentation experience. Most of her career has been comprised utilizing GC, GCMS and HPLC. She provides only accurate and ethical data to your business. Integrity is of the utmost importance as she analyzes samples and provides critical information to the end user of the medical marijuana. Tabitha opened DVT ultimately for her passion in the product and educating patients on the importance of testing and providing accurate data to properly medicate. She is open to laboratory tours, audits, and reviews of any and all services DVT provides.
Berai (Quality Assurance and Laboratory Manager)
Berai has 9 years experience in chemistry and microbiology analysis. She has practiced and is knowledgeable in quality assurance with a mindful focus on producing accurate results. Berai supports the use of medical cannabis and strives to deliver purely accurate data so that dispensaries can ensure that patients receive the highest quality treatment for their ailments.
Erin (Sales and Marketing Director/Office Manager)
Erin comes to DVT from a retail management background with experience in small and large business structures. She learned about DVT through Tabitha and immediately fell in love with the passion that she embodied towards helping others. “I love that DVT is committed to excellence and strives to lead an otherwise unregulated industry. The main goal is helping others, and I’m a sucker for the greater good! I know DVT has big things in store and I’m thrilled to be a part of this team!”
Erica (Administrative/Marketing Coordinator )
Erica graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Business Management. She brings to DVT her knowledge in strategic marketing and communications as well as a background in graphic and web design. She truly believes in the vision of DVT and is honored to be apart of an evolving organization dedicated to supporting and educating its local community through in-depth research and testing of the medical applications of cannabis.
Jamie (Organic Chemist)
Jamie graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Chemistry. Her chemistry career began in environmental chemistry performing laboratory extractions, running instrumentation and reviewing data for semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds. Her career progressed to analyzing water in the public sector. Her instrumentation knowledge and proficiency includes GC, GCMS, and HPLC. Jamie now has 9 years of experience in chemistry and works hard to produce sample results quickly to our clients. She pays strict attention to detail and is precise and consistent in the work that she performs.
Erin (Organic Chemist)
Erin is excited and honored to be a part of DVT. Erin has been specializing in organic chemistry for the past 18 years. She has extensive expertise in instrumentation such as HPLC, GCMS, GC-FID,GC-ECD and GC-FPD as well as experience in method development. Erin is passionate and believes in the importance of medical cannabis testing especially when is comes to treating patients with different ailments and knowing the correct cannabinoids and dosage for treatment. Erin’s expertise in method development will allow for growth in the methodologies for cannabis testing.
Tamara attended the University of Arizona where she received her BS in chemistry and math with minors in nutrition and physics. Tamara has over 10 years of experience in the environmental lab industry and in a process lab. Her experience includes many wet chemistry tests, and various instrumentation; some of which are ICP, ICPMS, GFAA, and IC.
Jody graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Biology. She has been working in the environmental chemistry field for over 17 years. Jody is specialized in organic chemistry and has gained valuable experience with GC/MS, GC-FID, GC-FPD and GC-ECD throughout her career. She also has considerable knowledge on instrument maintenance as well as method development. Jody is dedicated to producing high quality data for our clients.
Sachia (Laboratory Technician)
Sachia graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Biological Sciences. Coming from an ISO/A2LA accredited lab she uses the same quality techniques and standards in the lab at DVT. She is very excited about the growth and development of the cannabis industry and is proud to work for a lab that ensures clients are getting the same high quality testing for their products.
Buster (Laboratory Technician)
Buster is a recent graduate from Arizona State University with a B.S. Biochemistry. He has a strong background in analytical testing with 4 years of ASU lab experience as well as 2 years of microbiological testing in a private ISO A2LA accredited laboratory. Buster believes in the proven benefits of utilizing medical cannabis and is dedicated to educating others about such benefits. He feels privileged to be a part of the DVT team ensuring patients receive the quality testing of their cannabis they deserve.
Abby (Laboratory Courier)
Abby comes to DVT from a background in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. Her experiences in the medical field sparked her passion for patient care, it was this passion that led to a curiosity of the Cannabis industry. “I am both elated and honored to have the opportunity to grow with this company and contribute to the industry.”