We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Owner
Scotty Baesler

Scotty Baesler has spent most of his life serving Kentucky. From being the mayor of Lexington through the 1980s, representing the great commonwealth of Kentucky as a US congressman, and leading the UK men’s basketball team as captain under Coach Rupp. In addition to his accolades, Scotty is best known for his love and passion for agriculture. Scotty comes from a long line of tobacco farmers, with a new and growing infatuation with Hemp. Scotty still oversees and runs the farm that produces all of Cannatrait’s hemp used in our USDA Organic manufacturing process.

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Director of Engineering
Scott Baesler

Scott Baesler graduated from Transylvania University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and then finished at the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Science in Metallurgical Engineering. He is currently a licensed professional engineer. His experience includes 27 years in the food, beverage and chemical industry. Scott has designed and constructed process & packaging plants all over the United States, Mexico and South America. He has been working with the Cannabis and Hemp process and products since 2014.

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Master Grower
Alice Baesler

Alice Woods Baesler, of Lexington, received her degree in home economics from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in 1963 before embarking on a lifelong journey influencing issues and programs that affect agriculture.

Alice’s long list of activities and service include appointment to the U.S. Burley Tobacco Advisory Council by the U.S. secretary of agriculture. She was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Family Farms, Governor’s Commission of the Economic Status of Women, Kentucky Partners for Family Farms, Kentucky Tobacco Research Board and the Council for Burley Tobacco. She was president of the National Agricultural Women’s Leadership Network, a federation of 12 national women’s agricultural and rural organizations representing more than 1 million members.

Her many honors include the Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Farm Leadership Award, UK’s Human and Environmental Sciences Centennial Laureate Award and the Kentucky Women in Agriculture’s Laura Clay Award.

Alice became a full-time farm manager when her husband, Scotty, was elected to Congress. She continues to be a partner and active farmer today. She and her husband farm more than 400 acres, and in 2016, she became one of the first women in Kentucky to obtain a license to grow hemp.

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Laboratory Manager
Lucas Gilbert

Lucas Gilbert graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Medical Biotechnology through the Department of Agriculture. During undergraduate study, Lucas held numerous leadership positions in different organizations, attended multiple leadership summits and conferences, and performed research in the Combs cancer building studying a novel gene that is only expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma. After graduation, Lucas was a part of a cardiovascular research laboratory at the University of Kentucky that distinguished the correlation between stress and metabolic cardiovascular deficiencies in female mice. Lucas has been the Lab Manager at Cannatrait for 2 years, consistently developing protocol and keeping processing operations fluid using his extensive medical laboratory experience to create high-quality extracts. Lucas’ persistence and dedication to Cannatrait has yielded numerous standard operation procedures that have been developed in-house, product formulations of both organic and conventional products for consumer markets, and a thorough understanding of the ever-changing landscape of the hemp industry. He has developed procedures in his tenure for Cannatrait for pharma-grade isolate, high quality Crude and Distillate, H2O soluble formulations, numerous retail product formulations and recipes, and has built a network of contacts and peers in this industry in the United States.

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Laboratory Assistant
Jordan Holcomb

Jordan Holcomb graduated from Georgetown College in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry. While at Georgetown College, she worked at University of Kentucky conducting research in RNA and cell culture. Through this research she gained experience working on her own projects and in a sterile lab environment. A year after she graduated college, she started working for a very large hemp processing company, Elemental Processing. There, she worked on wiped-film machines creating distillate from crude material. She helped complete standard operating procedures for each part of their large-scale process. She also helped create the track and trace program and logging program for the large amount of material being processed. Using these skills, she has become a part of the Cannatrait family. She now distills crude material into distillate each day, and track materials through the extraction and distillation processes. Lastly, she has been learning to formulate and create customer products for consumer sales. With these skills, Jordan is an integral part of the Cannatrait lab team.

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Extraction Assistant
Dallas Lockridge

Dallas Lockridge is a student at the University of Kentucky who is pursuing a degree in Agroeconomics. He has been with Cannatrait for one year, running the base extractions that have kept the processes flowing and solvent recoveries efficient. Over the course of his tenure, he has made improvements and alterations to the base machines to increase efficiency under oversight of management and has performed ethanol extraction down to a strict routine that is not easily replicable.

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Retail Coordinator
Tammye Gilbert

Tammye Gilbert attended Eastern Kentucky University and worked as a Paralegal for several years before deciding to stay home with her three little ones. She owned and operated an Indoor Sports Facility in Richmond, Kentucky for 11 years. She’s a part-time yoga teacher and teaches when she has free time. Tammye joined the Cannatrait Team in 2018. She began selling products, setting up retail displays for vendors and really enjoys being a supportive member of the Retail/ Sales team. Her favorite part of the job is connecting with people using and enjoying the products the lab team creates.

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