Meet Carson Newkirk
Meet Carson Newkirk, our beloved Lab Manager at PREE since joining our team in 2019. When things at the lab are running smoothly and our team is in good shape, we have Carson to thank for her excellent management and care for every individual. What interests her most about cannabis is everything that goes into testing to make sure it’s safe for human consumption.
About working at PREE, Carson says, “I love my job, I love my peers, I love our clients, and everything that comes with it.”
Her vision for the cannabis community is for folks to see through the closed doors of the lab into the science behind the numbers. She emphasizes the importance of education for people in this space, and wants to help connect the dots between policies and processes.
Carson is originally from Iowa, where she worked not in cannabis labs but in two of the world’s leading animal science labs. Her degree in biotechnology equipped her to support testing of animal feeds and vaccines, ensuring proper production and safety for wide scale use. While that may be a different line of work, Carson still brings that strong science background and sharp eye for quality control to our team and clients at PREE.
After work, Carson loves coming home to her wife and kids. She says they like to “get out, do the thing,” which could mean anything from hiking with their dogs or playing basketball (she played in college, so she’s got some serious handles). You might also find her on her motorcycle when the weather is nice or playing video games when she gets the chance.