Meet the Experts

MIKE LYNN, MD

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Mike co-founded Hound Labs on a simple idea – that the novel combination of science and technology would be the foundation of a cannabis breathalyzer that balances SAFETY+FAIRNESS. With 25+ years studying and practicing emergency medicine in the United States and in developing countries, Mike brings unique perspectives and practical approaches to solving some of the most challenging scientific and medical problems.

One of Mike's favorite responsibilities while working as a physician is the opportunity to teach residents. Mike's blogs help to educate and inform readers about some of the complexities and challenges that the Hound Labs R&D teams encountered as they developed an ultra-sensitive breath technology platform that is the core of both the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER and the HOUND® COVID-19 BREATHALYZER.

JENNY LYNN

CO-FOUNDER & CMO

Jenny co-founded Hound Labs with Dr. Mike Lynn. Since 2014, she has had thousands of conversations about the science of breath testing, legal cannabis use, and balancing SAFETY+FAIRNESS™.

Jenny’s blogs reflect the insights and experiences she has gained since co-founding the company. Her blogs echo the voices of many different individuals – employers, employees, scientists, legislators, law enforcement, community advocates, and marijuana policy groups – that she has had the opportunity to meet over the years.

NINA FRENCH

PRESIDENT OF EMPLOYER & LAW ENFORCEMENT SOLUTIONS

Nina is a recognized leader with 30 years of experience in the screening industry. She has a deep understanding of drug testing program design, policies, and technologies and is a frequent speaker at conferences. In addition to working directly for one of the leading drug testing service providers, Nina co-founded a consulting firm that provided drug testing industry expertise to hundreds of clients.

Nina’s blogs not only cover industry trends, but also specifics related to employer policies and operational procedures that may need to be modified in the era of cannabis legalization. She writes about the importance of cannabis testing and the need to test for recent cannabis use; how breath testing can be added to an existing suite of conventional drug tests; how to create a comprehensive drug testing program that is both effective and fair; and a wide variety of other topics.

DOUG BOXER

CHIEF OF POLICY & STRATEGY INITIATIVES

Doug has been working in public policy for 30+ years. As states began legalizing cannabis, Doug recognized that legalization was outpacing the follow-on legislation and education required to help a wide range of stakeholders navigate the myriad of changes. He joined Hound Labs to help advocate for the common goals shared by employers, employees, unions, legislators, law enforcement, community advocates, and cannabis policy groups – maintaining safety while recognizing the new legal rights afforded to most U.S. adults. Doug’s belief is that all stakeholders will be better served by using the latest breath testing technology.

Doug’s blogs explore the implication of state laws that legalize cannabis use. He also writes about the impacts that various laws may have on other states as well as the impacts these new laws have on various stakeholders.

LOUISA ASHFORD

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Louisa has been writing about recent cannabis use and cannabis breathalyzers for years. As one of Hound Labs’ first three employees, Louisa has been integral to helping tell the Hound Labs story. Over the last five years, Louisa has also worked to share the stories of those who have come to Hound Labs looking for a better solution for cannabis testing. Whether creating videos, developing presentations, organizing high-speed track events, or writing content, Louisa aims to represent a wide range of stories that reflect a variety of individuals who want to balance SAFETY+FAIRNESS.

Louisa’s blogs cover the widest range of topics, from the history of drug testing to the most frequently asked questions.

JESSICA COHEN TAUBMAN

MANAGER OF COMPLIANCE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

Jessica has been working in the drug testing and background screening industries for nearly a decade, providing expertise in compliance and legal matters. She joined Hound Labs with the goal of being able to use her experience and knowledge to advance technology that she believes will help employers and law enforcement adapt to the changing legislative landscape.

Jessica’s blogs will reflect her experience and her insight into how employers, employees, and communities may be impacted by new and changing laws.