About Us

Nordic Analytical Laboratories is staffed by industry-leading scientists with extensive experience in the analysis of marijuana products.



Kimia Mahmoodi, CEO/President

Kimia Mahmoodi contributes a comprehensive knowledge of the Colorado marijuana industry and oversees a rapidly growing operation driven by continuous research and development. She is committed to ensuring safe access of Coloradans to marijuana products while developing operations to meet the demands of a wide variety of clients. Kimia has an accomplished resume in software engineering and project management and leads the implementation of innovative new systems for data management and reporting.



Matthew J. Ryle, Ph.D.- Laboratory Director.

Matthew has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and worked in industry for 15 years developing biochemical tests. His longest career was creating quality-regulated diagnostic assays for veterinarians. One highlight of this career was optimizing and automating an assay for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or Mad Cow Disease) which was evaluated and approved by the European Food Safety Authority. Throughout his career, Matthew has a demonstrated a passion for science by teaching at universities and helping to develop a world-class intern program. This intern program’s goal was to help young scientist develop the necessary communication and team-work skills to flourish an industrial setting. Working a cannabis laboratory director has enabled Matthew to enjoy his home-state of Colorado. This rapidly-evolving field has allowed Matthew and his staff to come together as a team and celebrate their inner-science geeks.


Lisha Baurkot, Operations manager


Lisha Baurkot, Operations manager, is the smiling face that greets our customers. She brings an abundance of cannabis industry knowledge and customer service experience. Whatever your needs, Lisha is here to help make your life easier and brighten your day. With a B.S. in Biology, Lisha has a rooted understanding in plant physiology and microbial contamination. For sales related inquiries or general compliance questions, please contact Lisha at lisha@nordicanalytic.com.



Todd Driesse, Senior Microbiologist


Todd Driesse, Senior Microbiologist, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Microbial Department. With a B.S. in Microbiology, and a M.S. in Plant and Environmental Science, Todd carries expertise in tissue culture, genetic engineering, advanced statistics, and five years of experience in the biotechnology sector. Todd ensures Good Laboratory Practices are followed, and maintains the aseptic environment of the Microbial 10K Clean Room, which is fully outfitted with HEPA-filtration.


Jay Kodah, Senior Analyst


Jay Kodah is our senior analyst with GC/MS, LC/MS/MS,UPLC/HPLC experience.His background includes manufacturing and analytical verification of proficiency testing and quality control standards, organic and inorganic chemistry, and developing radiochemistry products. He has extensive experience in data review and generation of certificates of analysis.