Dan is the Founder and President of Tantalus Labs, British Columbia’s largest licensed producer of regulated cannabis.
Dan’s 2015 TedXVancouver presentation furthered awareness around the environmental advantages of Sungrown cannabis, and he was placed on the 40 Under 40 list by Marijuana Ventures Magazine in 2016. Dan was also nominated for Innovator of the Year Award at the Canadian Cannabis Awards in 2017.
His career in business development and finance spans innovative industries from nuclear fuel to high field magnetics. In 2012 he founded Tantalus Labs, a company focused on applying advanced agricultural techniques to cannabis production. He and his team of biologists, agricultural scientists, and engineers designed and built North America’s first cannabis-tailored closed-system greenhouse.
The Tantalus Labs prototype facility, SunLab, enables federally licensed sungrown cannabis cultivation while maintaining the environmental control of a laboratory. SunLab reduces the energy demand of cannabis production by up to 90%, substantially lowering both production costs and environmental footprint.
Dan was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Victoria.