The Lighthouse Team has deep roots in the scientific and cannabis communities.


Timothy Harvey, CEO

Harvey brings decades of experience in the cannabis industry as a ​creator of medicinal cannabis varieties. Born in Vancouver, Harvey has a background in journalism​, international adventure and science ​reporting. Harvey enjoys advocating for gene sequencing in the cannabis industry to authenticate the identity of ​genovars, to drive science and to allow consumers to place trust in a premium and consistent supply. 


DR. GINA CONTE, CSO

Dr. Conte holds a doctorate degree in Evolutionary Genetics from the University of British Columbia. She has made ground-breaking discoveries in the genetic basis of traits in life forms including pea aphids, three-spine sticklebacks, conifers and sunflowers. Dr. Conte is thrilled to be at work deciphering the genetic code of cannabis, developing fresh models for cannabis population ​genetics and trait predictions based on genomic data. Dr. Conte oversees the production of a bioinformatics pipeline that sets a new standard for the industry.



Jai Wilson, MHA, CAO

​Jai Wilson comes to Lighthouse following seven years at a government agency leading a team of 70 employees. His attention to detail in complex budgets with multiple revenue centres makes ​Wilson a key asset to the Lighthouse team. ​He holds a Masters of Health Administration from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Born in Australia and raised in Vancouver, ​Wilson enjoys catching dawn light from a paddleboard.


Eric Jacobsen, MFC, CSCO

Jacobsen comes to Lighthouse Genomics from a career in resource management and business communications to develop genetic reporting formats that are accessible to understand. Eric optimizes the client experience by delivering complex information in useful, meaningful terms. An innovator communicator, Eric is contributing new models of actionable genetic and business intelligence. He is also the founder and CEO of Cannametrics.