Our Team

Precision Alchemy is a close-knit team of 14 passionate individuals with the desire to make a positive impact on the global cannabis community. We hire talented leadership with diverse backgrounds and skillsets to equip ourselves to overcome the creative problem-solving challenges that we face daily.

 

Nick Centonze, CEO - Nick started his career in the cannabis industry in 2013, when he accepted a position at Oregon's first medical marijuana testing laboratory. During his time at Sunrise Analytical, he gained valuable insight into cannabis analytics, as well as first-hand experience with unique cannabis extraction methods. Nick founded Precision Alchemy in January 2015 and has been the CEO of Precision Alchemy since its inception. As the CEO of Precision Alchemy, Nick tackled the arduous process of extraction facility design and permitting in the city of Portland. He has guided Precision Alchemy to its second consecutive year of profitable growth. During his free time, Nick enjoys playing jazz drums and enjoying the outdoors with his dog, Ralph.

 

Matt Ewanow, COO - Matt joined Precision Alchemy in the summer of 2015. Since then, he has held various operational responsibilities, including packaging, oil production, sales, customer/vendor relations, logistics, and regulatory compliance. His expertise has been a driving force behind the consecutive years of profitability at Precision Alchemy. In his off time, Matt enjoys cooking, attending live music events, making jewelry, and exploring Portland neighborhoods.

 

J.J. Brumfield, CFO – JJ has over 20 years of experience as a CFO for both public and private companies. He has worked with multiple start-up companies raising significant capital and being a key catalyst in achieving record sales growth in their markets. JJ's influence resulted in the Oregon Business Journal's recognition of GolfClubs.com as Oregon Business Journal's fastest-growing Company (#1) in 2012. Additionally, JJ successfully orchestrated the Initial Public Offering (IPO) for NBG Radio Network, Inc. on the NASDAQ stock exchange. JJ has been involved in multiple acquisitions and has raised millions of dollars through debt, equity, and traditional bank financing. JJ is a highly accomplished CFO with proven success maximizing revenue, increasing customer retention, and identifying growth opportunities. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family and playing as much golf as possible. 

 

Nigel McCourry, Lead Scientist - Nigel holds an M.S. degree in biochemistry from Furman University, in addition to two B.S. degrees in biology and chemistry from The University of North Carolina. His academic highlights have included multiple distinctions for research accomplishments for his work in research labs. After completing his graduate studies in 2014, Nigel worked for two years as a chemist for a natural product extraction company. Nigel moved to Portland in 2016 to apply his passion for extraction science to the cannabis industry. Since 2016, he has worked exclusively in cannabis/hemp extraction, joining Precision Alchemy in 2019. Nigel is also a Marine Corps veteran.

 

Jenna Donatelli, Production Manager - Jenna studied geology for her B.S. degree at Arizona State University and her M.S. at New Mexico Tech. During her undergraduate, she researched organic and inorganic carbon cycling in hot springs at Yellowstone National Park with Dr. Everett Shock. Her Master's thesis research focused on the geochemistry of Permian carbonates. She moved to Kjeøy in Vestbygd, Norway in 2014 to run a geochemistry laboratory studying the effects of rainwater on mining waste rocks. Since November 2017, she has been extracting and distilling cannabis with Precision Alchemy and loving every minute of it. Jenna has since written many of the standards of procedure for the Precision Alchemy laboratory and has taken on the role of production manager and safety/compliance officer. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys listening to extremely technical prog-metal and electronic music, reading, and making leather masks.

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