Dr. Christopher Shade

CEO & Founder

Dr. Shade is an internationally recognized lecturer on heavy metals testing, detoxification and nutraceutical delivery systems. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in environmental chemistry. Dr. Shade is the CEO & Founder of Quicksilver Scientific and launched THR Licensing in 2016 to bring leading-edge sublingual nano delivery to the cannabis industry.



Andrew Elias

Director of Business Development

Andy is exploring the nexus of the nutraceutical and cannabis industries.  He is passionate about developing and commercializing the best in nutritional supplements and functional beverages. Educated in process excellence and sales leadership at Villanova and Cornell Universities, Andy is on a mission to evangelize the Leading Edge of Nutraceutical Cannabis.



Gretchen Dudon

Account Executive

Over the last fourteen years, Gretchen has worked extensively in the fields of business development, medicine, supply chain sustainability, customer relations, project management and manufacturing. She is a scientist by training and an entrepreneur by heart. A sea and mountain enthusiast, Gretchen has been a hemp and cannabis advocate for over twenty years and is excited to promote the science of optimal cannabinoid delivery systems.



Arlo Abrams

Technical Services

Arlo studied culinary technology at AB Tech Community College in North Carolina and worked as a sous chef prior to entering the cannabis industry. He is a cannabis researcher and grower who specializes in nano emulsion production, formulation and R&D. Arlo is also a self-proclaimed “wrench junkie” who enjoys working on his cars and as a pit crew tech.