Meet the team

We believe in our people & our people believe in making a difference.

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Chief Executive Officer

Craig Kasberg

Chief Strategy Officer

Zach Wilkinson

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Chief Product Officer

Vivian Qu

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CEO of Tidal Grow™ - Tidal Vision’s Agriculture Division

Kevin Hammill

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SVP of Sales & Marketing

Peter Moore

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Director of Textile Business Development

Kari Ingalls

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Operations General Manager

Tim Russell

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Strategic Regulatory Development

Kristin Haider

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QA & QC Specialist

Emma Good

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Agricultural Business Development and Research

Ricki Schneider

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Sourcing and Logistics Manager

Leah Bowd

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Regional Sales Manager - Water Northwest

Ben Cairns

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Regional Sales Manager - Water Northeast

Jenn Wood

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Process Operator

Alex Tolliver

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Analytical Chemist

Jem Talusig

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Office Coordinator & Controller

Joni Bowen

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Creative Director

Alex Gaynor

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Laboratory Projects Specialist

Ashlie Simmons

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Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Steve Thiele

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Facilities Maintenance

Tim Childers

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Textile Business Development Rep

Marni Van Meter

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Regional Sales Manager - Water Southeast

Lee Hollimon

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Customer Service & Internal Sales Support

Carly Brewer

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Recruiting and People Manager

Jolien Verbrugghe

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Regional Sales Manager - Water South

Phil Kiser

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Regional Sales Manager - Water Midwest

Chris Tabler

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Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Ashley Nief

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R&D Chemist | Microbiology Specialist

Daniel Jackson

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Process Operator

Cathy Woods

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Lead Process Operator, SC

Cole Cavins

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Water Treatment Division - Regional Sales Manager (Southwest)

Roger Sedlacek

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Project Manager

Luke Dotson

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QA QC Technician

Chase Nielson

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Website Marketing Manager

Garish Wasil

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Kasberg

Craig has founded multiple businesses in the sustainable ocean space. His passion for the ocean began at 14 years old while working on commercial fishing vessels in Alaska. His role as CEO is diverse, and includes leading the scale-up of Tidal Vision’s core technologies, forming partnerships, and promoting a culture of innovation.

Chief Strategy Officer

Zach Wilkinson

Zach is a thoughtful leader with a diverse range of experience growing business and innovations. Zach’s career has ranged geographically from the desert southwest to the south pacific, and north to Alaska, with deep experience from manual labor to team management and executive thought leadership. Zach helps Tidal Vision focus on strategic imperatives; fostering culture, ideation, and better, faster decision making.

Chief Product Officer

Vivian Qu

Vivian is a leading nanotechnology expert with years of experience leading teams of scientists and researchers doing R&D for biopolymer applications. She was previously founder and CEO of ViaeX, a chitosan-focused nanotechnology company that Tidal Vision acquired. As Chief Product Officer she leads our product development, R&D partnerships, and IP execution.

CEO of Tidal Grow™ - Tidal Vision’s Agriculture Division

Kevin Hammill

Kevin is an experienced global executive that has spent his career delivering scalable and sustainable solutions in the agriculture industry. His passion for agriculture started on his family’s farm and continues today as he establishes the strategic direction and scales Tidal Vision’s agriculture division.

SVP of Sales & Marketing

Peter Moore

Peter brings vast international commercial leadership experience from his time at DuPont and Dow Chemical. He is bound with passion in customer experience to enhance every touch point with chitosan solutions. Peter is responsible for steering sales and marketing execution.

Director of Textile Business Development

Kari Ingalls

Kari has a passion for understanding and communicating how new products and technologies can solve customers problems. She has two degrees, in Marketing and Management, and a minor in international business. She leads our go-to-market strategies and business development team with Tidal-Tex™ in the textile industry. 

Operations General Manager

Tim Russell

Tim’s drive for operational excellence began in his career in the US Army and grew as he led international production and engineering teams in the injection molding and semiconductor industry. He leads Tidal Vision’s production and operations teams.

Strategic Regulatory Development

Kristin Haider

Kristin enjoys combining her passion for science and data with her experience navigating regulatory agencies to strategically align interests with Tidal Vision’s mission. This work includes working with numerous chemical and environmental regulations in the US and abroad. She has a BS in Biology, a Masters in Ecology, and prior experience at the USDA and US Fish and Wildlife Services.

QA & QC Specialist

Emma Good

Emma ‘s work is driven by her passion for marine science and sustainability. She recently graduated from WWU with a BS in environmental science / marine ecology and a minor in chemistry. At Tidal Vision, she dedicates her passion towards researching the ins and outs of chitosan production and managing the quality department.

Agricultural Business Development and Research

Ricki Schneider

Inspired by nature, Ricki brings a chemistry degree and years in botanical chemistry and biological systems research to Tidal Vision. Ricki explores and can explain the deepest intricacies of how chitosan works for agricultural applications.

Sourcing and Logistics Manager

Leah Bowd

Leah is great at optimizing processes and forming relationships with our supply chain and logistic partners. Before joining Tidal Vision, she worked as a quality engineer for the Aerospace industry and in roles that involved customer service and technical communication.

Regional Sales Manager - Water Northwest

Ben Cairns

Ben enjoys building relationships centered around solving our world’s most pressing environmental challenges with sustainable and economical biochemistry solutions. He has prior experience in marketing, event coordinating, and communication roles. His role includes business development of Tidal Clear™ in the Pacific Northwest region.

Regional Sales Manager - Water Northeast

Jenn Wood

Jenn brings our team a dynamic leadership career in developing customized programs championing environmental and social responsibility. She leads Tidal Clear™ water treatment sales in the Northeast states through dedicated customer relationships and collaborative solutions.

Process Operator

Alex Tolliver

Alex has a passion for operational excellence and safety, which began while he attended Bellingham Technical College and progressed as he produced aerospace components for Boeing, Airbus, NASA, and more. He is a Process Operator and produces our chitosan solutions at our West Coast facilities.

Analytical Chemist

Jem Talusig

Jem is a detailed oriented chemist who uses her four years of experience studying silk fibroin to advance chitosan research at Tidal Vision. Her MS in chemistry has equipped her with chemical modification and characterization techniques for biomacromolecules. Jem is motivated by creating sustainable solutions to problems posed by climate change and providing a better future for her dogs.

Office Coordinator & Controller

Joni Bowen

Joni enjoys keeping everything running ‘behind the scenes’ at Tidal Vision so our commercial and production teams can continue to produce chitosan solutions. Prior to joining Tidal Vision she managed AR, AP, inventory management, and other systems for a wide range of industries.

Creative Director

Alex Gaynor

Equipped with a graduate degree from UCSB’s Bren school, Alex brings an intense passion for science and innovation to the team. He applies his love of art and design to communicate our mission and value to our team, our partners, and the world.

Laboratory Projects Specialist

Ashlie Simmons

Ashlie holds a BS in Marine Biology, an MS in Aquaculture, and a deep passion for protecting our environment and oceans. She comes to Tidal Vision equipped with over a decade of analytical and QA/QC management experience from her previous career in FDA veterinary pharmaceuticals at Syndel. Ashlie eagerly hopes to support and amplify the QA/QC lab team towards the innovation goals of Tidal Vision.

Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Steve Thiele

Steve is an experienced production and facilities leader with a demonstrated history of working in the manufacturing industry. He brings skills in operations management, business process improvement, preventative maintenance, SQF, HACCP, food defense, organics, supply chain management, and quality assurance.

Facilities Maintenance

Tim Childers

Tim’s creative approaches to problem solving and his deep skillset in electrical, mechanical and other work began in his prior career as a electrician, mechanic, and electrical control specialist. Tim takes initiative in creating and improving our maintenance programs at Tidal Vision’s facilities on both coasts.

Textile Business Development Rep

Marni Van Meter

Mari is passionate about using her broad experience in the textile industry to displace traditional, and often toxic, chemicals by providing our customers with sustainable and turn-key Tidal-Tex™ solutions. She has a degree in Textile Chemistry, and recently got her MBA after gaining extensive career experience in textile coating R&D at Lubrizol, BGF Industries, and Saab Barracuda.

Regional Sales Manager - Water Southeast

Lee Hollimon

Lee is an experienced and accomplished water treatment sales, technical, and marketing professional with experience at Solenis, ACS, GE Water, and more. His role includes business development of Tidal Clear™ in the Southeast region of the US.

Customer Service & Internal Sales Support

Carly Brewer

Carly’s passion for building relationships has led her down the path of customer service and volunteer management for over 20 years. At Tidal Vision, Carly aims to enhance the customer experience and provide sales support to heighten each customer’s journey.

Recruiting and People Manager

Jolien Verbrugghe

Jolien has a passion for people, which reflects in her Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master’s in Human resources and years of HR experience in international chemical and logistics companies. With never-ending enthusiasm, she uses her time at Tidal Vision to create a positive and inclusive work environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated.

Regional Sales Manager - Water South

Phil Kiser

Phil brings years of technical experience in water treatment, wastewater treatment, industrial and municipal applications, process instrumentation and automation. He manages Tidal Clear™ sales in the Southern states. Phil brings international and domestic sales and market development experience to develop key customer relationships.

Regional Sales Manager - Water Midwest

Chris Tabler

With impressive experience in sales of gear technology, motor control, and automation at SEW Eurodrive, Chris comes to Tidal Vision with a passion to make a difference. He applies technical understanding to customer-specific solutions for our Midwest customer base.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Ashley Nief

Ashley comes to Tidal Vision with a deep background in marketing and communicating with a diverse set of target audiences. Her experience coordinating and developing marketing for Shibuya Hoppman complements her passion for working with people to keep our trade shows running smoothly.

R&D Chemist | Microbiology Specialist

Daniel Jackson

Daniel uses his significant experience in the field of microbiology towards advancing the many research and development goals at Tidal Vision. His time as a microbiologist for Syngenta and as a student educator fostered an extensive scientific skill set that includes agricultural microbiology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and reaction kinetics.

Process Operator

Cathy Woods

Cathy enjoys improving production quality and Lean manufacturing practices. Over her career she has operated production equipment for many processes, including high viscosity medical hydrogels. She is a Process Operator and produces our chitosan solutions at our West Coast facilities.

Lead Process Operator, SC

Cole Cavins

With years of ensuring safety and quality on automotive manufacturing lines, Cole brings skills and team leadership to our production lines. Cole leads our South Carolina liquid blending facility production team to timely delivery and production excellence.

Water Treatment Division - Regional Sales Manager (Southwest)

Roger Sedlacek

Roger brings over 25 years of experience in the water treatment industry to our team. He’s passionate about leveraging Tidal Clear™ chitosan solutions to advance the water treatment industry in the Southwest states.

Project Manager

Luke Dotson

Luke joined Tidal Vision as project manager to build its first chitosan flake production line. He brings project management skills, technical engineering experience, and lots of excitement to enable Tidal Vision’s growth through capital projects. Luke’s roots in a camping, fishing, and ranching family instilled a love for nature and desire to promote sustainability in business.

QA QC Technician

Chase Nielson

Chase uses his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry to study and characterize chitosan for a variety of applications. He has a passion for research and asking new questions as he demonstrated during his time studying quantum dots for solar energy at Western Washington University. At Tidal Vision, he helps ensure the quality of chitosan from the lab to the production floor so that customers are satisfied with every product.

Website Marketing Manager

Garish Wasil

With experience launching several internet enterprises, Garish provides the data-driven insights that power our online presence. He brings his code-savvy capabilities and a passion for internet innovation to consistently inform our approach to data and web marketing.

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