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

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Chief Executive Officer

Craig Kasberg

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Chief Strategy Officer

Zach Wilkinson

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Chief Business Development Officer - Tidal-Tec®

Kari Ingalls

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Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Ramesh Raliya

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CFO

Jalal Khan

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

Kevin Hammill

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President - Clear Water Services

Nathan Holloway

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People & Culture Manager

Jolien Verbrugghe

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CCO - Tidal Grow® AgriScience

Norm Davy

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Global Key Account Manager

Jenn Wood

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Director, Tidal Clear

Charlie Wright

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Senior Analytical Chemist

Dr. Yonggang Liu

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Strategic Regulatory Development

Kristin Haider

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Creative Director

Alex Gaynor

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Quality Department Manager

Ashlie Simmons

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Technical Director

Daniel Jackson

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Office Coordinator & Controller

Joni Bowen

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Operations General Manager

Tim Russell

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Water Segment Leader (Environmental)

Ben Cairns

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VP Finance & Impact Metrics

Rae Randall

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Head of TGA Product & Pipeline Management

Yuan Cheng

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Regulatory Manager

Dr. Jennifer Williams

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Agricultural Business Development and Research

Ricki Schneider

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Analytical Chemist

Jem Talusig

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Field Development and Innovation Partnership Manager

Anthony DiMeglio

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Agronomist - Tidal Grow® AgriScience

Geoffrey W McInnes

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Customer Service & Internal Sales Support

Carly Brewer

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Equipment and Process Technologist

Tim Childers

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Sourcing and Logistics Manager

Leah Bowd

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Product Development Manager - TGA

James A. W. Shoemaker

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Laboratory Manager

Justin Strow

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Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Ashley Nief

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Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Steve Thiele

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Content Strategist

Meghna Rao

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Project Manager

Luke Dotson

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Process Operator

Cathy Woods

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Water Treatment Application Specialist

Henry Thomson

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Water Treatment Research Specialist

Sean Henke

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R&D Technician

Jadon Blount

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QA/QC Technician

Alara Chalmers

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Lab Technician

Nick Kruger

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Lead Process Operator, SC

Cole Cavins

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Digital Marketing Manager

Gary W.

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Process Operator, South Carolina

Jason Hart

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Maintenance Technician

Mike Oestreich

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, helping form 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 Business Development Officer - Tidal-Tec®

Kari Ingalls

Kari leads our go-to-market strategies and business development team at Tidal-Tec®, our platform for high performance circular materials. Her leadership features a unique passion and excellence in 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.

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Ramesh Raliya

Dr. Ramesh Raliya is a walking encyclopedia on efficient fertilizer technology, climate-smart agriculture, wastewater nutrient resource recovery, and precision agriculture. Ramesh brings his industry-leading understanding of smart materials and decades of the engineered biopolymer research to Tidal Vision so that his ideas can scale globally.

CFO

Jalal Khan

Jalal is an accomplished finance professional with a passion for driving company growth. He has a track record of identifying and executing mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions in the diversified industrials sector. His early career as a mechanical engineer in fertilizer manufacturing informs his passion leading Tidal Vision’s financials team in the industries we serve.

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.

President - Clear Water Services

Nathan Holloway

Nate is a Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner with over 20 years in the fields of environmental science, construction management, and consulting/engineering, water treatment and environmental remediation. He displays repeated success leading the Clear Water Services team of 100, and leading their biggest projects to repeat business with some of the largest companies on earth.

People & Culture 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.

CCO - Tidal Grow® AgriScience

Norm Davy

Norm is a seasoned executive with 25+ years of applied passion in agriculture. With experience as SVP, CRO, and CCO, he excels in strategic planning, business development, negotiation, and contract development. Bilingual in French and English, he thrives in multicultural environments and fosters strong relationships with diverse teams and partners.

Global Key Account Manager

Jenn Wood

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

Director, Tidal Clear

Charlie Wright

Charlie comes to us with over 30 years experience of technical sales, leadership and business development in the water treatment chemical industry. As Director of Tidal Clear, Charlie will develop, refine, and steward the strategy for Tidal Clear’s current and expanding product portfolio.

Senior Analytical Chemist

Dr. Yonggang Liu

Dr. Yonggang Liu is a leading expert in polymer characterization with a focus on the separation and characterization of chitosan and many other natural and synthetic macromolecules. As the senior analytical chemist of Tidal Vision, he provides technical leadership in analytical polymer chemistry

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.

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.

Quality Department Manager

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.

Technical Director

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.

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.

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.

Water Segment Leader (Environmental)

Ben Cairns

Ben enjoys building relationships centered around solving our world’s most pressing environmental challenges with sustainable and economical biochemistry solutions. His prior experience in marketing, event coordinating, and communication roles boost his efforts to develop relationships for Tidal Clear® in environmental markets.

VP Finance & Impact Metrics

Rae Randall

With over 25 years of experience in finance, Rae has chosen to concentrate on her preferred industry: manufacturing. Being part of the Tidal Vision team enables Rae to bring all of her passions; family, the great outdoors, and her choice of industry, and roll them all into one marvelous package while supporting the Tidal Vision team to make the world a healthier place.

Head of TGA Product & Pipeline Management

Yuan Cheng

Yuan is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for transforming food systems and over a decade of experience commercializing platform technologies. He has a knack for leading cross-functional collaboration, and aims to develop Tidal Grow’s product portfolio through an agile, customer-centric approach to innovation.

Regulatory Manager

Dr. Jennifer Williams

Originally from Ashland, Kentucky, Jennifer comes to Tidal Vision with a breadth of regulatory and deeper crop science experience. Equipped with a PhD in Entomology and MS in ecology of agroecosystems, Jennifer has direct field experience getting products through regulatory and into farmer’s hands at MGK/Sumimoto, and Loam Bio.

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.

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.

Field Development and Innovation Partnership Manager

Anthony DiMeglio

Anthony is a published chemical ecologist who brings over a decade of diverse experience in applied biotechnology research and product development. He has conducted research with highly specialized research groups including the USDA-ARS Invasive Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Laboratory, Bayer Crop Science’s Ecological Risk Assessment team, and Virginia Tech’s Vegetable Insect Pest Research group. He aims to further the innovation ecosystem by building a robust, grower-informed research pipeline.

Agronomist - Tidal Grow® AgriScience

Geoffrey W McInnes

Geoffrey is a plant nutrition specialist, agronomist, entomologist, plant pathologist, and microbiologist who comes to Tidal Grow® AgriScience with over 30 years of experience in the agricultural industry (Wilbur-Ellis, Helena, AEA). In California as an agricultural consultant, CCA & PCA, his experience has served over 85 different crops in 20 counties on 100,000+ acres of fruits, vineyards, vegetables, grain, nuts, fiber, and row crops. 

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.

Equipment and Process Technologist

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.

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.

Product Development Manager - TGA

James A. W. Shoemaker

James comes to Tidal Grow AgriScience with over 20+ years experience discovering and developing novel technologies across various industries. He’ll be focused on the development of TGA’s next generation of sustainable agricultural solutions.

Laboratory Manager

Justin Strow

Justin blends his joy for the natural world and the outdoors with a BS in plastics engineering and a chemistry minor from WWU. As our Lab Manager, he uses his years of aerospace experience in laboratory management, materials & process engineering, and quality management systems to direct and support our laboratory team.

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.

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.

Content Strategist

Meghna Rao

Meghna crafts dynamic marketing materials that narrate Tidal Vision’s story around impact, green chemistry, and thought leadership in climate technology. As an educator trained in environmental science with a master’s from UCSB’s Bren School, her mission is to bridge the gap between complex technical products and their applications in promoting a more sustainable future.

Project Manager

Luke Dotson

Luke joined Tidal Vision as project manager to build its largest-scale 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.

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.

Water Treatment Application Specialist

Henry Thomson

Henry comes to Tidal Vision with over a decade of experience solving technical water treatment challenges with Solenis. He has a passion for the environment, and looks to spread it by providing customers with powerful green solutions for their wastewater challenges.

Water Treatment Research Specialist

Sean Henke

Sean brings passion for protecting one of our planet’s most vital resources, water. With over a decade of water treatment experience, he will be assisting our team by researching the vast potential of Chitosan, and giving guidance on the best use of application to enhance value delivered to our clients.

R&D Technician

Jadon Blount

Jadon is driven by a resilient passion for biochemical techniques capable of harnessing natural processes for a more sustainable world. With a background in biochemistry and molecular biology, he works within the emerging field of green chemistry by developing innovative approaches that displace synthetic or harmful chemicals to contribute to a cleaner and safer future.

QA/QC Technician

Alara Chalmers

Alara, a University of Utah Biology graduate, brings us diverse lab experience in molecular oncology, microbiology, and COVID research. Her fervor for botany and the natural world combined with her insatiable curiosity enhance her valuable contribution to the mission at Tidal Vision.

Lab Technician

Nick Kruger

Nick’s passion for environmental sustainability drew him to Tidal Vision. He utilizes his degree in Earth Science and experience in geologic consulting while working in the lab to produce customer samples for prospective customers and assist in developing new products.

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.

Digital Marketing Manager

Gary W.

With experience launching several internet enterprises, Gary 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.

Process Operator, South Carolina

Jason Hart

From automotive production and quality assurance to shipping and receiving, Jason brings a wide variety of experience to Tidal Vision. He is often found in the great outdoors, which fuels his passion to help make the world a cleaner and safer place to live, work, and explore. Jason calls South Carolina home, where he is part of our liquid blending team.

Maintenance Technician

Mike Oestreich

Mike joins his passions for science and engineering together with a diverse career background as a problem solver. His two decades of experience in historic preservation, national park facilities operations, and vehicle mechanics combine with a BA in Geology to bring unique perspectives to the Tidal Vision maintenance team.

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