Meet the Team
Tim Smith | Chief Executive Officer
An Airline Transport Pilot and serial entrepreneur who has founded and managed multiple businesses to include cargo airlines and large-scale hazmat trucking. 30 plus years senior management experience with an emphasis on customer service and workforce safety. In 2019, Tim joined with Kyle as co-founder of Colorado Chromatography.
Kyle Ray | Chief Operating Officer
Kyle was born and raised in Colorado near Denver. From an early age, Kyle has been raised to appreciate the importance of natural medicine and homeopathy. During Kyle’s Undergraduate years at Colorado State University, he studied Cellular Molecular Neuroscience and Biochemistry. It was at this time that he realized he had a great passion for science and innovation. After Graduation, Kyle worked as a research technician at NYU School of Medicine in Dr. Edward Fisher’s Cardiology Laboratory. After the signing of the Farm Bill in late 2018, Kyle decided to forgo Medical School and began making plans to launch a new company in the Hemp Sector. After successfully raising capital, Kyle Co-Founded Colorado Chromatography in early 2019.
Westley Cruces | Chief Scientific Officer
Westley hails from Dallas, Texas. After graduating from high school he volunteered to serve in the United States Army. He held various positions from infantry medic to clinical manager. As an undergraduate, he spent time as a research assistant working on lipopeptide synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and photochemistry. His work in graduate school was focused on heterocycle synthesis, organotransition metal chemistry, and teaching various undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses. He also spent time as a formulation chemist for a Colorado CBD company. Westley co-founded Colorado Chromatography Labs and joined as their Chief Science Officer in the spring of 2020.
Alex Ortiz | VP of Logistics
As a Colorado native, Alex has spent his life surrounded with opportunity in the quickly growing hemp and cannabis markets. Throughout many years of learning in the industry, and with the help of his childhood friend, Kyle, he has managed to grow his network, raise capital, and ultimately begin a new chapter as an entrepreneur and co- founder of Colorado Chromatography in early 2019.