The Conception Team
Our growing team at Conception Nurseries and our advisors
Kevin BrooksChief Executive Officer
Kevin Brooks is the CEO of Conception. Prior to his current role, he served as CEO of the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in California.
Before entering the cannabis industry, Kevin spent 15 years as an executive in Silicon Valley supporting companies through multiple successful exits. Kevin has a BA in Organizational Communication and Business Administration from California State University.
Dr. Van Thanh BlumeDirector of Tissue Culture R&D
Van Blume is a horticultural scientist; expert in Tissue Culture and Germplasm Conservation.
She has earned her PhD in Applied Bioresource Science in Ehime University, Japan; She brings over 10 years of experiences from intensive research on developing and optimizing protocol of plant tissue culture at commercials scale and conserve germplasm collection from short to long term storage.
Dr. Mowgli HolmesCEO, Phylos Bioscience
Phd Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia
Ralph RischCOO, Phylos Bioscience
Multiple successful exits. BS Engineering & Computer Sci, CU Boulder
Crop One Technology Partners
Sonia LoCEO, Crop One Holdings
Stanford AB, Harvard MBAMultiple successful exits. Hundreds of Millions raised in past start-ups
Dr. Deane FalconeChief Scientific Officer, Crop One Holdings
PhD Microbiology, Photosynthesis, and CO2 Fixation at Ohio State
Dave VosburgCFO & VP Strategy, Crop One Holdings
Notre Dame BA, Yale MBA Multiple successful exits in Disruptive Technologies