Founder Eco Verde Ventures. Founder and Associate Gold Leaf Standard Certification.
Stephanie was trained as a podiatrist, graduating from University of Manchester in 1985 (DPodM , MCh S, member CPSM). She served as an assistant medical provider in the Third World for three years, developing a keen sense of the importance of practical impacts on people’s lives and well-being.
In 2015, in association with multiple recreational growing operations in North America and Canada – whilst establishing “green” cleaning protocols and studying the effects of measurable bio-burden and ATP levels to predict potential contamination risk – the concept of affording predesigned Standards of Operation for licensed producers was established.
Following a course in Plant Production and Facility Management specific to the cannabis vertical through KPU in Vancouver, the provision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) Quality Control (QC) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to European standard aligned to the ACMPR requirement under Heath Canada, formed the base for Gold Leaf Standard certification.
As a company still in its infant stage, it is rapidly developing with associates across Canada and Europe to meet the emerging medical and recreational market. Stephanie is currently studying, Plant science and GMP Pharma and GDP training with Hygiene and Microbiology through “Concept Heidelberg” at the European Compliance Academy, Europe’s leading provider for advanced training in pharmaceutical QA and drug safety. She is also writing Standards of Operation and employee protocols for major recreational growers in North America and Canada.
Stephanie has worked directly with a number of licensed producers in Latin America to ensure that facilities and growing practices and procedures are compliant with European standards for Good manufacturing and distribution (GMP, GDP) and Good agricultural practices (GAP) are in place.
Stephanie is currently finalising her GMP lead auditors certification.