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We’ve put together an elite team of scientists to make your testing protocols a breeze.

Super Skilled.

Our team at the lab is a dynamic blend of seasoned chemists, meticulous microbiologists, and dedicated customer service professionals. Each member brings a unique skill set, working in perfect harmony to ensure every customer’s needs are not just met, but exceeded. Their combined expertise, tireless dedication, and shared commitment to excellence set the standard in cannabis product testing. Together, they make the impossible possible, delivering fast, accurate results with a level of service that goes beyond belief.

The Dream Team


Technical Laboratory Director

Erin is an experienced analytical chemist with over 13 years in the field. She honed her skills and understanding of regulation compliance and good lab practices in the pharmaceutical sector. She’s adept at using instruments like HPLC, GCMS, and LC MS/MS. Erin served as a microbiologist in Washington’s nutraceutical industry where she also managed a recreational marijuana processing facility. Now at DVT, she combines her cannabis knowledge with best lab practices to provide top quality data for customers. She resides in Phoenix with her adoring family.



Zak graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2011 with a BS in forensic chemistry and obtained a MS degree in toxicology from Colorado State University in 2013.  After graduating, he began working in analytical chemistry labs, improving his skills and knowledge with instrumentation and quantitative analysis in various fields.  He then worked as a forensic toxicologist for the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office, helping to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of biological samples to assist in the completion of medicolegal death investigations. Now, with 10 years of experience, Zak has transitioned to the cannabis industry as a Chemist for DVT and brings extensive knowledge of HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS-MS, ICP-MS analysis and maintenance to help ensure DVT produces high quality results.



Matthew graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2019 with a BS in chemistry.
He takes pride in working for a small business that provides an essential service to its clients for the benefit of the consumer. He started as a lab technician at DVT and is continuously eager to learn and improve. During his two years as an analyst, he has gained experience in the operation of HPLC, GCMS, ICPMS, and LCMS instrumentation. He has also been trained in PCR analysis of microbial contaminants.



Terrilyne has a BS in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University and is currently working on a Master’s in Regulatory Sciences. She has over 8 years of experience performing PCR microbiology testing working at various laboratories in the nutraceutical and medical device industries. Her strong microbiology and chemistry backgrounds have enabled her to apply USP and FDA requirements to methodologies using ICP, GC/MS and HPLC instrumentation. Terrilyne has a true passion for science, and it shows in her constant research to improve methodologies.



Veronica graduated from John Jay College in 2020 with a BS in Forensic Science. After graduation, she moved out to Arizona and began her cannabis career. Veronica started in the cannabis industry as an Analytical Chemist learning potency. In her short time at DVT, she has expanded her knowledge/experience operating equipment such as an HPLC, LCMS/MS and ICPMS. She wishes to continue to grow her skill set and be as versatile as possible within the company. For Veronica, this role allows her to combine her love for chemistry/biology and love for the cannabis industry together. In her free time, Veronica enjoys reading, hiking and seeing her friends.


Customer Success

Jenny is a bright professional with 15+ years’ experience in customer service. She is originally from the Bay Area of California but now a Phoenix native with over 20 years in the valley. She was introduced to marijuana for her own health and wellness and has since submerged herself in the cannabis scene by participating in events,  competitions and volunteering for non-profit organizations. Jenny has been able to bring her previous accomplishments, high sense of self integrity and her love for the Arizona cannabis community together by joining the DVT team

The Founders







A legacy of excellence

Our story begins in the 1980s and 1990s, when our founders, Mike, Rocky, and Gary were hardworking analysts in various analytical labs. Their journey was not just about perseverance and long hours, but also about gaining expertise and understanding the importance of reliable lab equipment.

After years in the trenches, they moved on to servicing and fixing analytical instruments. It was during these formative years that Gary and Mike crossed paths on service calls. Recognizing a shared passion for precision and efficiency, they joined forces in 2006 to create Altitude Lab Solutions, a company dedicated to servicing lab equipment.

In 2011, Rocky brought his own wealth of experience to the team. Together, they worked tirelessly, outfitting and servicing labs, and opening over 150 labs around the world. Their dedication and commitment to quality were unparalleled, but they still had one more goal in mind.

In 2014, they leveraged their collective expertise to open this lab, creating a space that embodied their values of speed, accuracy, and precision. Our lab is a testament to their journey, with every instrument reflecting their years of experience in servicing. This is why we can confidently say we offer zero downtime, thanks to our well-serviced instruments and the legacy of our founders.

Today, every test conducted in our lab is a testament to their journey, their expertise, and their dedication to providing fast, accurate results. So, when you choose Desert Valley Testing, you’re not just getting the fastest turnaround times in Phoenix, you’re becoming a part of a story that’s been decades in the making.