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.
MARIE GRINSTEAD, PHD
Founder & Owner
Marie earned her B.S., M.Eng, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville. She has experience working with laparoscopic medical device design, and her knowledge in developing research plans and executing them with the proper techniques and documentation deem her a valuable asset as Lead Processor for the team. Her main focus is developing and utilizing optimal extraction methods as part of producing safe and effective natural products.
For CBD products made by Marie, visit KokuaCreations.com
Marie's husband, Jeff, owns and operates a lawn care and landscaping company. He also serves as a member of the Air National Guard. The general knowledge from his business and military experience is a valuable asset to the operation. He is trained in all laboratory methods and processes. Jeff values local Kentucky business operations and appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with local businesses and farmers to contribute to the success of the laboratory.
Lab Supervisor & Extractor
Samantha joined the team in November 2019, and manages aspects of the production schedule. She is very passionate about hemp & cannabis, and is honored to make wellness products from such a powerful, medicinal plant! Samantha enjoys learning and researching the power of CO2 extraction. While very diligent with her tasks, she simultaneously loves fueling the overall energy level of the laboratory.
Winterization Lab Technician
Brie joined the team in August of 2018, and her current focus is running the winterization lab. Brie also assists with extraction, product development, and outreach. She directly experienced the benefits of Marie's CBD product line, Kokua, and she is thrilled to join the team and be immersed in the research and development of natural medicine. Brie has a conscientious nature in the lab, and the team loves her optimistic spirit.
Marie's father, Brian, holds a B.A. in Accounting from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY and studied towards his Master's in Management at Hawaii Pacific University. Brian worked for YUM! Brands for 30 years and retired in 2015 from his position as National Director of Development Strategy and Execution. He is enthusiastic to assist Marie with the lab operation and mentor the team, specifically assisting with the overall business strategies and accounting.