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Meet Our Founders

Who love natural products and happen to be scientists

We founded Southern Apothecary after not finding products that met our high standards for our personal use. We started off making these tinctures and infusions for ourselves and quickly realized that they are more effective than most on the market. We are licensed processors with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. Meet the faces behind Southern Apothecary and inbox us with any questions.

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Heather Watson, Ph.D.


Heather has a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry focusing on mass spectrometry from the University of Alabama. Her expertise extends to oils and fats, reverse engineering, and industrial problem solving. She serves as CEO of Southern Apothecary, Managing Director of TASC Labs, LLC and on ASTM International's D37 Committee on Cannabis.  Dr. Watson's work has been published in leading journals, including Biochemistry, Journal of Nutrition, and Journal of Mass Spectrometry.

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Clay Knight, M.S.


Clay holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama as well as a M.S. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of South Alabama. He has over seven years of industry experience in both manufacturing and R&D and has expertise in a variety of extraction techniques and analytical instrumentation. Included in this was the development of an extraction and quantitative analysis method for terpenes while participating in quality control projects for the USDA.

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