David Hawley
40 Under 40, Class of 2022

David Hawley



Job Title

Principal Scientist


  • Worked on a series of research projects that ultimately led to the development of the company’s core top-light spectral products.
  • Discovered mechanisms through which we can manipulate cannabinoid and terpene production in cannabis plants by modifying the light spectra.


Off the Clock: When he’s not working, David enjoys playing and listening to music. “I have perfect pitch. I can hear a musical note and tell you exactly which one it is from the sound.” He also enjoys woodworking, exercise and fitness, drone cinematography, and working on home renovation projects.

Fun Facts

Fast Learner: David learned how to skate and completed a winter triathlon, with skating, skiing, and running, in the span of three months.

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