About Us

Based in New England since 2017, High Purity Natural Products offers a comprehensive selection of contract manufactured and white label hemp products.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals is committed to providing the highest quality products, including THC-free, full- and broad-spectrum CBD tinctures, lotions, cosmetics, edibles and vapes.

We believe that our products offer the quality and reliability to make your CBD brand successful. To help ensure this goal, we have partnered with two cannabis industry leaders: High Purity Extractions, a provider of advanced CBD extraction, distillation, THC mitigation, and cannabinoid and terpene separation services; and Cannabis Creative Group a full-service digital marketing agency for cannabis-based companies.

Meet the Team

Mike Matton

Founder, President, and Managing Partner

Mike comes from the biopharmaceutical industry with over 30years experience in GMP process systems. He has extensive experience in botanical plant extractions, oil refining and distillation, and cannabinoid separations including THC mitigation. CBD products as holistic medicine is a passion as plant-based nutraceuticals help people live better lives without the side affects of other modes of treatments.

Chris Gusha

Chris Gusha is an expert in botanical extraction equipment and processes. Additionally, he specializes in marketing and business management, assisting clients with contract manufacturing, account management, and industrial equipment advising and sales.

Lauren Pray

A graduate of Salem State University, Lauren Pray honed her marketing skills in various fields, including the hospitality and media industries. She has had a passion for marketing since joining the business club DECA in high school. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys yoga, fitness, and nature.

Paul Barstow

Paul Barstow is the General Manager and Vice President of Business Development for HPNP. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the business, from sales and production to human resources. He brings with him more than 18 years of experience in sales and business management.

Chantel Bethea

Chantel Bethea, Director of Human Resources, relishes her roles as an empowerment coach, public speaking professional, and public relations specialist. In addition to her role at High Purity Natural Products, she is president and Chief Executive of Women in Action, Inc., and the mother of four children.

Tim Nikopoulos

Tim Nikoploulos’ specialties include projects and facilities management, holistic health assurance, process systemization, and custom formulation. His work is also crucial to recipe development. In his free time, he enjoys being in the outdoors, snowboarding, and hiking.

Leon Drucker

Vice President Sales and Marketing

Vast experience setting up and managing strategic relationships and alliances with third-party companies. Leveraging expertise, technologies and intellectual property to expand their capacities for identifying, researching, analyzing and bringing to market new businesses and new products. Business-development focuses on implementation of the strategic business plan through equity financing, acquisition/divestiture of technologies, products, and companies, plus the establishment of strategic partnerships where appropriate. He has been in the field of holistic medicine for over 30 years. With and extensive background in Sales and Marketing Mr. Drucker has consulted for a host of international companies in the nutraceutical materials and products space.

Adam Cariveau

Adam Cariveau is part of the UMass Boston class of 2020, with an emphasis in economics and agriculture. He specializes in equipment and process expertise for HPNP.

Michelle Rochon

Michelle Rochon is the Chief Legal Officer and Business Operations Lead at HPNP. She has over 20 years’ experience in corporate law, specializing in mergers, acquisitions, equity, and commercial transactions. Michelle also advises on cannabis regulations at the state and federal level and oversees the company’s Compliance Program.

Gair Laucius

Gair Laucius, MS is HPNP’s Chief Scientific Officer . Gair is a passionate cannabis researcher with proven success in ethanol and super-critical CO2 extraction, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, and high performance liquid chromatography analytics. He is highly experienced in terpene and cannabinoid extraction and profiling using HPLC and GCMS.

Don Andrade

Don Andrade is an accounting and finance professional. In addition to his diverse leadership experience, he brings more than 11 years’ experience abroad, in France, China, and Russia.

Julia Matton

Julia Matton manages all social media platforms for HPNP and provides creative marketing strategies for the company. She is currently enrolled at Kent State University as a fashion merchandising major with a minor in marketing. Her experience in the botanicals industry includes custom work for White Mountain Process.

Sam Matton

Sam Matton studies Business Management with a concentration in Marketing as part of UMass Boston’s class of 2020. He specializes in Business Development and Sales.

Joel Rines

Joel Rines, Director of Cultivation, has more than 20 years’ experience in hand craftsmanship with artisanal businesses. He specializes in Public Relations and Community Business Development, having sharpened his skills as a musical artist management professional. Joel is also an avid songwriter and performer.

Alyssa DiBiasie

Alyssa DiBiasie, General Assistant at HPNP, is currently a student at Quinsigamond Community College.

Hillary King

Hillary King works with HPNP as a specialist in Entrepreneur Relations. Her expertise includes education and training, compliance, and networking.

Jake Polcari

Jake Polcari, HPNP’s lab manager, specializes in recipe development and master batch production of all products. He is also active in business administration.