Meet Our Team

Erik Knutson

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Chairman

Since March 2013, Mr. Knutson has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company and as a Director of SeroVita Holding Corp, a holding company that develops, through its portfolio companies, Medical Cannabis properties to provide relief from those experiencing chronic medical maladies and to explore ventures that commercialize the healthful properties of Cannabis. SeroVita Holding Corp. is the majority shareholder of the Company. From December 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Knutson was a Director at Isolate Extraction Systems LLC (“IES”). Mr. Knutson is currently on the advisory board of IES. From February 2010 to December 2013, Mr. Knutson was the Director of Operations and President of Superum Inc., an intellectual property and brand development company specializing in nutraceutical product development, branding and marketing in the Medicinal Cannabis market of Colorado. Mr. Knutson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Colorado in 2009.

In 2013, Mr. Knutson also co-founded Denver Packaging Company (“DPAC”), which is a licensed Colorado Medical and Adult-Retail Cannabis Manufacturing company. In 2014 DPAC was recognized as one of the first manufacturing facilities in the City of Denver to pass all Health and Safety inspections with zero critical fails and continues to operate as one of the States most compliant facilities.
Additionally, he is a co-founder and President of the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (“ATACH”).

Aubrey Kiilsgaard Additon

Chief Financial Officer

Since November 2014, Mr. Additon has served as CFO of the Company. From August 2005 to August 2014, Mr. Additon served as the Chief Financial Officer of Markel Homes Construction Company, a residential home development company. Mr. Additon was employed by KPMG and Morgan Stanley between 2003 and 2005, prior to his appointment as CFO at Markel Homes. Mr. Additon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from Boston University in 2003.

Aubrey has over eight years of financial leadership in strategic asset acquisition and development with >$100 M of aggregate AUM and oversight of >$35 Million of Operating Credit Lines. He started his career as an associate of KPMG, in Denver, Colorado. As CFO of Markel Homes, Mr. Additon over saw the financial reporting of numerous entities (LLCs, S-Corps and C-Corps). Provided senior executive support as key member in the strategic asset acquisition and development process. Supervised and trained multiple Accounting Departments; produced investor and partner communications, and developed budgeting and cost management programs. Co-Directed the company’s IT Department and administered the company’s 401(k) and healthcare plans.

Scot Knutson

Chief Operations Officer

Since September 2014, Mr. Knutson has served as COO of the Company and oversees all consulting and licensing operations for the company. Mr. Knutson is a Marine Corps veteran. During his eight year service Sgt. Knutson initially served as an Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crew Chief, prior to being promoted to S-3 Operations NCO in charge of Battalion level operations planning for five companies (1,600 Marines). Sgt Knutson switched Military Operations Specialties upon his selection for the Elite Marine Corps Explosive Ordinance Program (EOD). During his service with 2nd EOD Company participated in the planning of MEF level operational planning across RC southwest working with Multinational forces to combat the IED threat and develop new TTPs and SOP’s. He has completed over 30 DOD, FBI, ATF and DOE courses including, expeditionary warfare planning, Command Post of the Future (CPOF), HME Lab courses at Los Alamos, Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), Combat Life Saver course and is a graduate of the USMC Staff Academy. He has participated in and conducted counter IED operations training for various Joint Multinational Forces. Planned the scheme of maneuver for the final company field exercise to certify and validate EOD response element team leaders in support of OEF, During his service Sgt. Knutson’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Valor, 2 Naval Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon, 3 Good Conduct Medals, 2 Unit Citations and still holds a Top Secret SSBII Clearance.
Prior to joining the military Sgt. Knutson was a former Director of Operations with Ideal Landscape and Construction LLC. In his role with Ideal, he was responsible for all facets of project management including bidding, scheduling and customer relations. He holds a Construction Management Graduate Certificate from Colorado State University and is currently enrolled in the College of Professional Studies MBA Program at Regis University with an expected graduation in 2018.

Kelly Knutson

Chief Technology Officer & Director

In December 2012, Mr. Knutson founded IES, a fully certified and peer reviewed manufacturer of medium sized and entry level extraction equipment specializing in the extraction of botanical oils for use in business segments such as medical, cosmetics and food. Mr. Knutson also co-founded Denver Packaging Company. During 2012, he was the Director of Operations for The Healing Leaf, LLC; a State of Colorado licensed Medical Manufacturer of Infused Products (“MMIP”). From August 2010 to September 2011, Mr. Knutson served as Director of Operations for Colorado Bottling Co., LLC; a State of Colorado licensed MMIP. Mr. Knutson received his Bachelors degree from WyoTech Institute in 2007 and holds a post-graduate Certificate in Management from Colorado State University.

Brant Nicholason

Vice President of Marketing

From January 2012 to June 2014, Mr. Nicholason was an illustrator and designer at Superum, Inc., a healthcare company. From February 2009 to December 2011, Mr. Nicholason ran his own design firm, Atomic Idea. From 1998 to 2009, Mr. Nicholason worked as an illustrator and designer for Fineline Graphics, a print, design and vinyl shop. From 1989 to 1990, Mr. Nicholason worked as an illustrator and designer at J Walter Thompson, a marketing communications brand company, and from 1991 to 1996, Mr. Nicholason worked as an illustrator and designer at Warner Brother Studios. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Nicholason worked as a design and illustration consultant for Wet Works studios. Mr. Nicholason received a High School Diploma from Arvada West High School, Arvada, CO, in 1989. He also studied industrial design and Graphic communication at the Colorado Institute of Art.

Thomas Maloney

Senior Consultant

Since January 2014, Mr. Maloney has served as the Director of Licensing for the Company. Mr. Maloney’s primary responsibilities include relational oversight of all licensing and consulting agreements in addition to sales force management and training. In addition to traditional sales support, Mr. Maloney aids in investor relations and acquisitions.

From April 1981 to June 2006, Mr. Maloney was a Senior Account Executive with Baxter International Pharmaceutical, a large pharmaceutical manufacturing corporation. Mr. Maloney holds a C.M.R. from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado, and he holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Public Relations from Southern Illinois University, which he received in 1981. From 2006 to January 2014, Mr. Maloney was the Vice President of Operations at Sandstone Ventures, an investment fund.