Industrial Cultivation, Facility Design, and Optimization Specialist
Autumn Karcey is the CEO and founder of Cultivo, Inc., a design and engineering firm located in Southern California specializing in industry specific solutions for the cannabis industry. Cultivo, Inc. designs and implements sustainable greenhouses as well as closed loop indoor cultivation and research facilities worldwide.
Over the past fourteen years, Ms. Karcey has honed her skills in many aspects of the cannabis industry including permit acquisition, cultivation, facility design, and environmental optimization. As one of Los Angeles’s leading medicinal cannabis cultivators for over a decade Ms. Karcey was in charge of vertically integrating medical cannabis to over twenty Pre-ICO dispensaries in and around Los Angeles, CA. This model created a zero tolerance for crop failure and made it imperative for Ms. Karcey to create optimal indoor environments in which cannabis can be grown in a healthy, stable manner free of pests and pathogens without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals.
Ms. Karcey takes a logical, consistent, and scientific approach when she designs cultivation sites. She combines the use of modern clean room technology, industrial agricultural equipment, custom fabricated equipment, high-end security systems, and sensor systems in order to create world-class facilities of enduring value. To date, Ms. Karcey has built, designed, and consulted on facilities in over ten US states and thee countries totaling over two-million square feet of canopy area. Ms. Karcey’s current designs include over 350,000 collective square feet of cultivation, manufacturing, and retail facilities under development in Hawaii, Arizona, and California. Together, Ms. Karcey and her team of industry specific professionals — comprised of architects, engineers, cultivators, and scientists — work together to provide aid and understanding of indoor, greenhouse cultivation environments for optimum plant health.
Overall, Ms. Karcey’s goal is to help educate lawmakers, patients, and scientists in order to implement standards and protocol for future facilities by maintaining the highest standards of quality assurance in order to deliver safe effective medical grade cannabis to the scientific community for research and development, as well as medical patients in all legal markets.EMAIL AUTUMN