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Founder & Owner

Marie specializes in CO2 extraction science, herbalism, and plant-based product formulation. Marie earned her B.S., M.Eng., and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville with a focus in biomedical applications.  Her previous experience involved laparoscopic medical device design and analysis in the minimally invasive surgical setting, with a specific focus in surgical stapling and vessel sealing and dissection. She has extensive knowledge in developing research plans and executing them with the proper techniques and documentation.  Marie started the extraction lab while in graduate school, and her main focus has been developing and utilizing optimal extraction methods as part of producing safe and effective natural holistic alternatives. Marie formulates products, extracting and blending botanicals of exceptional quality to magnify their therapeutic effects. She has developed two product lines, Kōkua (2018) and The Punisher (2023), carrying out product development, packaging, and website design for both brands.

Marie is grateful for the many avenues of opportunity to make a difference and share her creations nation-wide. Enhancing connection is at the heart of her mission. Becoming better connected to nature, to self, and to each other.

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Family-Owned & Operated



Founded in 2015, Botanical Processing specializes in the extraction and refinement of high quality oils from botanicals.  Our laboratory is located in Louisville, KY.  Members of the company have experience in the sciences, engineering, business, and finance.  Botanical Processing utilizes its team's qualifications in order to provide a safe, superior botanical oil extraction and post-processing technique to supply high quality botanical oil for nutraceutical retailers.

With a technical background and foundation, our team focuses on cutting edge techniques to implement throughout the process to provide an array of products to offer our customers.

We work with farmers, botanical suppliers, nutraceutical distributors, and wholesale manufacturers. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities, processes, and products.

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