The Let It Grow team is made up of cannabis industry experts in cGMP and cGAP cultivation and extraction/product manufacturing facility and equipment design, site and floor planning, detailed construction MEPs, financial modeling, business plans, state and local application writing, SOP development, product formulation and staff training/development. We have helped license and design large scale indoor, greenhouse and outdoor operations around the country.
Joey Ereñeta, our Founder and Lead Consultant, has been cultivating cannabis for 27 years, consulting for 14 years, and is the Horticulture Department Chair at Oaksterdam University, where he has been the Lead Horticulture Instructor since 2007. He has a wealth of experience optimizing applications for state-permitted cultivation sites across the country. Joey brings extensive expertise in cannabis cultivation, grow facility design, planning & operations, state and local regulatory compliance, and the cannabis industry as a whole, and is a contributing author and editor for Ed Rosenthal's latest Cannabis Grower's Handbook (2021). He has consulted with commercial projects in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Guam and Canada. For the last 27 years, Joey has committed his life to demystifying the stigma around this important plant medicine, and to educating and supporting the patients and individuals who benefit from its myriad therapeutic and healing effects.
John Doumitt, P.E., is our Financial, Engineering and Construction Management expert. He is the Founder, President, and Principal Consultant for Greenfield Solutions, where he helps clients in multiple industries to speed development of new commercial opportunities, anywhere in the world. John comes from decades in the pharmaceutical industry where he is an operations and business development leader with expertise in market analysis, planning and strategy. Since 1990, he has held management positions with medical services and logistics companies including Syncor International Corporation, Cardinal Health, Ingram Micro, Activus Healthcare, and HemaCare Corporation. He began his work in the cannabis industry in 2014, and has helped design, license, build, equip, commission and financially model commercial, cGMP cultivation, extraction and product manufacturing facilities all over the country. John is a professional engineer, and obtained a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Management from Purdue University.
Anthony DeMeo is our Extraction, Infusion and Product Manufacturing expert. He has helped cannabis businesses around the globe secure licensing, design and equip cGMP extraction/product manufacturing facilities, formulate a wide range of cannabis-infused products, and develop robust operating and compliance procedures. Anthony started his career in 2010 in the pharmaceutical industry where he worked for five years overseeing quality control and compliant operations for radio-nuclear pharmaceutical manufacturing at Cardinal Health, under the scrutiny of the FDA and Nevada Board of Pharmacy. His experience in the lab includes equipment calibration and working with gas and ion chromatographs, incubators, spectrophotometers, cyclotrons, and micropipettors, all in ISO 5 Cleanroom work environments. From 2014 to 2021, he was the Co-Founder & Lab Manager for Green Therapeutics, a multi-license, commercial cannabis company in Nevada. In 2020, Anthony developed Oaksterdam University's extensive Extraction & Manufacturing Department curriculum, and in 2021 became the Department Co-Chair.