Meet the Team

Bethany Sherman
Executive Director, Founder

Bethany founded Oregon Growers Analytical in 2013 under the inspiration of creating a safer environment for her family and community. Born and raised in Oregon, she takes great pride in being able to contribute to the evolution of consumer safety and awareness in the state. Bethany studied Environmental and Political Science right here in Eugene at Lane Community College, before moving on to UC Berkeley to study marketing. She was quickly scooped up by a Silicon Valley tech company, where her motivation earned her 3 promotions in the first year. From Business Development to Project Management, this is where she learned the skills necessary to effectively manage new business. Bethany is also the Director of the Cannabis Safety Institute, a not-for-profit organization aimed at providing educated recommendations for sensible cannabis regulation across the US.  Her involvement in both organizations, along with her commitment to the success of this industry have led to her appointment on the OLCC Recreational Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee's technical subcommittee for laboratories and traceability.

A big catalyst for Bethany’s decision to establish OG Analytical came in 2013 when Bethany’s mother, Lin, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  While researching treatment options, Bethany discovered that scientists across the world have been actively working to qualify cannabis as a safe and effective neuroprotectant and antispasmodic, amongst many other benefits.  Lin’s a tough cookie - she had never been a proponent for marijuana, and her introduction to the alternative medicine was not without reservation.  However, with the implementation of HB 3460 in 2014, Lin now has her OMMP card and Bethany is motivated to ensure a safe and legitimate platform for her mother and other OMMP patients to use cannabis as a treatment for MS and other ailments.