Our Team

Jacques Panis

Chief Executive Officer

In January 2020, Jacques was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Mary’s. His decades-long brand-building experience and leadership capability uniquely position him to successfully lead Mary’s and execute upon the company’s growth strategy.

Before joining Mary’s, Jacques spent over six years at Shinola as president, where he was a member of the team that developed and launched the brand, led strategic brand direction and introduced several new products. During his tenure, Shinola expanded from a boutique watch company to a renowned producer of upscale leather goods, accessories, jewelry, bicycles, and audio products. 

After Shinola, Panis served as the CEO of New World Diamonds, a lab-grown, conflict-free, environmentally friendly and ethically sound diamond start-up. He is also the founder of Websosaurs.com, a virtual world with web-based gaming and activities for children, which was purchased by Reel FX Creative Studios.

Jacques is an active board member of The Detroit Children’s Fund and looks forward to becoming an active member of the Denver and Colorado communities.  

Jeremy Riggle, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Scientist

Dr. Jeremy Riggle received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, after being awarded an M.S. in Environmental Chemistry also from the University of Idaho and a B.S. in Biology from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR. He then worked in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV, where he focused on the characterization and source apportionment of carbonaceous particulate matter.

Following his time at DRI, he worked in the Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship laboratory at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, a toxicology lab where he concentrated on the environmental fate of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons. More recently, Dr. Riggle was an associate professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at his alma mater, Eastern Oregon University.

Shortly after arriving at EOU, Dr. Riggle co-founded EOA, a cannabis research and quality control laboratory and, prior to joining Mary’s, spent the past several years focusing on the analytics of cannabis, its associated compounds, and various cannabinoid formulations.

David Bonvillain

Owner/Chief Science Officer

Elite Botanicals and Loveland Molecular Laboratories

David Bonvillain is the owner and Chief Science Officer of Elite Botanicals and Loveland Molecular Laboratories in Loveland, Colorado, and a highly regarded leader in the hemp industry.

With decades of experience, Bonvillain has led cultivation, extraction, and new product development collaborating with many of the world’s top hemp and cannabis brands, including Mary’s Medicinals and Mary’s Nutritionals.

Bonvillain began his career as a cultivator but realized there was a growing need for safe, effective products that would help those suffering from chronic pain, and other conditions. Bonvillain leverages organic chemistry principles and molecular gastronomy techniques in a state-of-the-art lab in order to create innovative products that harness the power of full-spectrum cannabinoids to address a wide variety of ailments.

Elite Botanicals and Loveland Molecular Laboratories cultivates on an 80-acre farm and 2-acre greenhouse property and extracts over 30,000 pounds of industrial hemp per year in the extraction and product development laboratory. Elite’s farm and industrial hemp plants are certified and audited by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Loveland Molecular is approved by the Denver Department of Health.

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