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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Elijah-Spina

Dr. Elijah Spina

A passionate artist and scientist, Elijah earned his PhD in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCSB. He coordinates development of Delta Leaf’s technology in alignment with the long-term growth and operational efficiency goals we have as CEO and Science Director.

Saif-Akhtar

Saif Akhtar

‚ÄčA former VC and startup community organizer, Saif has scaled various startups from ideas into successful businesses over his 10+ year career. A Mechanical Engineer from SJSU, he loves being able to help people improve their grows. He’s responsible for Operations and Customer Success as COO

Michael-OBoyle

Michael O'Boyle

A cultivator and grower who’s constantly popping and hunting seeds. With 7 cannabis certificates and currently pursuing a Masters in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics at the University of Maryland, Michael’s a life-long student who loves learning about all things cannabis. He’s Delta Leaf’s Chief of Sales.

About Us

Delta Leaf Laboratories is an environmentally conscious company developing genetic technologies for a wide variety of applications, but with an emphasis on emerging specialty crop markets.

We offer services like genetic testing to aid agricultural producers by making farming More efficient, affordable, and eco-friendly, with the goal of expanding sustainable ‚Äúbest practices‚ÄĚ across the industry.

History

Founder & CEO Dr. Elijah Spina met his original co-Founders Felipe Infante and Edgar Rodriguez in January 2017 at UCSB Startup Weekend. Delta Leaf then advanced through the 2017 UCSB New Venture Competition, taking home two prizes: the prestigious Elings Award and second place overall at UCSB’s 2017 New Venture Competition, sponsored by the Technology Management Program. Since then, they have worked to incorporate the ethos of Santa Barbara, the town in which Earth Day was founded, into the heart of Delta Leaf.

MISSION STATEMENT

OUR GOAL

To develop new technologies that improve efficiency and lower resource usage of modern agriculture.

‚ÄčOur diagnostic services¬†reduce water use, lower electricity expenditure, cut down on labor costs and improve the overall output capacity of plant cultivation – at any scale.

OUR "WHY?"

We’re a plant genetics company focused on reducing the environmental impact of commercial farming.

‚ÄčOur company was founded on the belief that we can make a positive difference in the world through our work. Values like social justice and strong community inspire us to go beyond the science.

At Delta Leaf, we believe in core company values like building a strong community and doing our part to reduce impacts on the planet. We hold science and quality as a top priority – understanding that the services we provide are an important key to improving operational efficiency in modern agriculture. We understand our role in the process. Our clients and partners are growing a valuable product, highlighting the need for superior diagnostic services and access to reliable genetic information about your plants. As premium service means we directly communicate with you at every step in the process to ensure you get the most value. We want to empower our customers to make plant DNA testing the new standard in cultivation practices.

GROWTH IS NEVER BY MERE CHANCE; IT IS THE RESULT OF FORCES WORKING TOGETHER

JAMES CASH PENNEY