SōRSE Employee Spotlight: Emily Skrobecki

A black and white portrait of Emily Skrobecki, a SōRSE employee.

Meet our Manager of Process Engineering, Emily Skrobecki, who brings over three years of experience in the cannabis and hemp space as an Analytical Chemist, along with an academic background in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in biochemical processes. Emily’s knowledge and enthusiasm for her work makes her an amazing brand ambassador. She believes strongly that there is no “I” in teamwork, and this ethos is evident in the way she collaborates with the SōRSE team.

How did you get started at SōRSE?

Prior to SōRSE, I was working at an edibles company. My last company brought in Scott (CSO at SōRSE) to do a presentation, and it opened up my eyes to the emulsion technology world. Months later, I met him again at a Cann-STEM meetup where he was presenting. We started talking about working together, and he encouraged me to come to SōRSE. Funny enough, I was hesitant at first because I was well aware of how chaotic the 502 industry is and already had plans on leaving this industry.

After consulting with my parents and close friends, I decided not to leave the industry because it’s a once in a lifetime experience, particularly watching cannabis become legal — medicinally and recreationally — and now going through a huge growth period. Now, one year later, I am so happy I took this job. I’ve had endless opportunities to play in the lab and shape myself into the scientist and engineer I wanted to be. I feel appreciated and seen as a knowledge source, and I am happy with the team we’ve created. I firmly believe that the science drives the integrity of our product. 

What is Cann-STEM?

Cann-STEM is a cannabis science group that I started, for people like me, to meet and talk about the industry’s scientific progression. At that time, the industry was still so new that most “discoveries” were being kept a secret due to the illegal/closet thinking tendencies when cannabis was a federal crime. 

Cann-STEM was made to promote the development and sharing of cannabis scientific knowledge through the collaboration of cannabis research, innovation, and technology. The group has speakers to come talk with us every month about what they were working on and share their knowledge. 

What have been some of the significant moments in your year here?

One of my first projects at SōRSE was to create a powder formulation that would have similar water-soluble properties of our liquid, but also be easy to process with high yields. I worked closely with Scott and Michael Flemmens (VP of Science at SōRSE) for guidance in creating this challenging monster. Long days, weeks, and months were put into this project, but all became worth it in the end. Long story short, creation and commercialization has been my most significant moment here thus far. Scale-up is usually a long process, and man, we commercialized that product in less than 10 months. What a record! 

In your time at SōRSE, what are you most proud of?

I’m really proud of how the company, and the people within the company, have grown in one calendar year. We all have been pulled and stretched in many directions, but we have grown so much from it. We failed — a lot — but failing is good. If you are not failing, you are not learning. One of my favorite phrases, both in the workplace and my personal life is, “there is always room for improvement.”

What do you love most about what you do?

I love the challenge of someone saying, “I want to put CBD in this.” People have crazy ideas for products – and there are endless opportunities to help people get their idea off the ground. I am happy to be on a team that explores these ideas and does insane things in the lab. 

Can you share a fun fact that not a lot of people know about you?

One of the most important things in my life is spending as much time in the ocean as possible. My goal is to be in the ocean at least once every day. As of right now, I am close to once a week! Baby steps…

SōRSE TECHNOLOGY DEBUTS AGGLOMERATED CBD POWDER AT SUPPLYSIDE WEST

SōRSE cups with solution.

SEATTLE, WA. – October 22, 2019 – SōRSE Technology made their SupplySide West debut in Las Vegas last week one to be remembered with the unveiling of a game-changing agglomerated CBD powder, available at full commercial scale.

The revolutionary CBD powder allows for rapid hydration for instant beverages, similar to powdered stick pads such as Crystal Light.  The innovation in CBD functional ingredients is ideal for product developers as it has a long shelf life and contains no preservatives, allowing for a cleaner label and easier processing for manufacturers.

Visitors to SōRSE Technology’s SupplySide West booth enjoyed samples of the brand’s broad spectrum CBD-infused grapefruit sparkling water, while staff performed demonstrations of their agglomerated CBD powder rapidly dispersing in water.  

The SōRSE team spoke with hundreds of product developers about the homogeneity, stability, and safety of their water-soluble emulsion technology and how it can be applied as a functional ingredient to any beverage, food item, or topical.  Guests commented on the clean taste, comparing it to more bitter offerings currently available on the market.  

“This is a game-changer and silver bullet for the cannabis functional ingredient space and infused products,” says Michael Flemmens, VP of Science at SōRSE Technology.

“We’re proud to provide our clients with a superior solution for their product development needs and have added our agglomerated powder to our product suite, available for broad spectrum and isolate at full commercial scale.”

“SupplySide West was the perfect opportunity for us to connect directly with producers who can benefit from our technology and hear about the unique challenges they are facing,” says Flemmens.

With the help of SōRSE’s proprietary technology, product developers, brands, and producers can now develop a wide range of CBD-infused products with near-perfect dosing, consistent and rapid onset, and no cannabis taste or smell – all with seamless integration into existing production processes. 

SōRSE Technology offer best-in-class solutions for producers and brands, whether they are looking to jump into the CBD trend with new product offerings or add CBD/hemp to an existing product lineup. 

Find out how SōRSE can be the right solution for your product development needs here

About SōRSE Technology:

SōRSE Technology is a water-soluble CBD, hemp extract, and terpene emulsion technology designed for producers to provide consumers with a better cannabis experience with near-perfect dosing and no cannabis taste or smell. Our patented technology converts oil into SōRSE, our water-soluble emulsion, for seamless integration as an ingredient in a beverage, food item, or topical. 

Company Contact: 

Diana Eberlein

VP of Marketing

Phone: 714-865-3736

Email: diana@sorsetech.com

Media Contact:

MATTIO Communications

Email: sorse@mattio.com 

SōRSE TECHNOLOGY MAKES ITS SUPPLYSIDE WEST DEBUT

Beautiful Las Vegas sunset and city.

SEATTLE, WA. – October 8, 2019 – This October, SōRSE Technology will make its SupplySide West debut, taking place from October 15-19 in Las Vegas, NV. The team at SōRSE Technology has developed an emulsion technology that solves the biggest challenges around infusing beverages, food items, and topicals with CBD, terpenes, and other cannabinoids. With the help of SōRSE’s proprietary technology, product developers, brands, and producers can now develop a wide range of CBD-infused products with near-perfect dosing, consistent and rapid onset, and no cannabis taste/smell – all with seamless integration into existing production processes. 

SupplySide West attendees can stop by Booth #5938 for samplings of broad spectrum-infused sparkling water, cookies, and topicals. SōRSE will also be sampling at the Tasting Bar, located atBooth #5921. Following the expo portion of SupplySide West, SōRSE is proud to partner with the event’s CBD Workshop on the Business of CBD in Food & Beverages as an Underwriter Sponsor and invites attendees to stop by their table on October 19th. 

CBD, hemp extract, and terpenes are a top priority for producers and brands as the market demand for CBD-infused edibles continues to rapidly increase. According to a new estimate from cannabis industry analysts Brightfield Group, the hemp-CBD market alone could hit $22 billion by 2022. Offering the perceived medicinal benefits and appeal of cannabis without intoxicating effects, CBD is finding its way into absolutely everything. 

SōRSE Technology’s emulsion offers a best-in-class solution for producers and brands, whether they are looking to jump into the CBD trend with new product offerings or add CBD/hemp to an existing product lineup. 

“We’ve been an ingredient supplier in the food & beverage space helping producers build better- tasting products for the consumer with near-perfect dosing for two years,” says Michael Flemmens, VP of Science. “Presenting at SupplySide West allows us to build relationships more directly with producers who can benefit from our technology.” For those interested in learning more about the CBD market, product development, and emulsion technology, get in touch with the SōRSE Technology team and book an informational meeting. 

About SōRSE Technology:

SōRSE Technology is a water-soluble CBD, hemp extract, and terpene emulsion technology designed for producers to provide consumers with a better cannabis experience with near-perfect dosing and no cannabis taste or smell. Our patented technology converts oil into SōRSE, our water-soluble emulsion, for seamless integration as an ingredient in a beverage, food item, or topical. 

Company Contact: 

Diana Eberlein

VP of Marketing

Phone: 714-865-3736

Email: diana@sorsetech.com

Media Contact:

MATTIO Communications

Mel Trecha

Email: mel@mattio.com

FORBES: 15 POWERFUL & INNOVATIVE WOMEN IN CANNABIS RIGHT NOW

Cannabis leaves.

We’re thrilled to share that our own Emily Skrobecki was recently included in Forbes’ roundup of powerful women in cannabis!

Emily Skrobecki is Manager of Process Engineering at SōRSE and founder of CannSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math), an organization connecting female professionals in the cannabis space. At SōRSE, Emily experiments with the water solubility of cannabis. SōRSE’s technology improves the stability of cannabis, improves the bioavailability of cannabinoids, and allows for more consistent in dosing. This creates a safer and better tasting product for consumers. SōRSE plays a key role in the development of several products from edibles to beverages, like Happy Apple, and even female sexual lubricants. The challenge of the unknown is what drives Skrobecki to search for knowledge and dive deep into this type of science. “There’s a reason this is the fastest growing industry the world has ever witnessed. Not a single plant on Earth has the same synergistic effects as cannabis does, and scientists have barely scratched the surface of its abilities. It’s great to be a part of this maturing industry, especially as a scientific influence.”

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