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Team

We don’t just provide the roadmap. We provide the guides.

  1. With 80+ combined years of experience in horticulture, horticulture engineering and horticulture facilities construction, we can tackle each project with a specialized efficiency unheard of in our industry. Meet the team.

Joshua Burbridge

Project Manager and Outside Sales

Core responsibilities: Project management and inside sales.
Background: A self-proclaimed urban gentleman farmer, Josh is a Midwest native with a passion for natural living.
Leadership: Son of a minister, Joshua has the calm demeanor necessary to manage the busy hub of Envirotech.
Experience: 20+ diverse years of experience throughout the full spectrum of the healthy/organic food supply chain from cultivation, food processing and retailing.

joshua@envirotechcultivation.com

Kurt Parbst

Director of Business Development

Core responsibilities: Sales and Marketing of core technologies.
Background: Biological & Agricultural engineering with an interest in working with technologies that help produce food while conserving resources. MS thesis was focused on agricultural odor control technologies.
Leadership: Managed the team building – and growth of – the US subsidiary of a leading global brand in commercial horticulture.
Experience: 18 years experience designing and specifying environmental control equipment for commercial horticulture facilities.

kurt@envirotechcultivation.com

Zev Ilovitz

President

Core responsibilities: Bringing new business to ECS while cultivating relationships throughout the industry.
Background: Entrepreneur with sales and business development experience.
Leadership: A natural communicator with a gift for easy engagement and motivation, Zev is known for inspiring his co-workers and clients. Zev is also active with national lobbying efforts of NCIA.
Experience: Nearly a decade of experience selling greenhouses and cultivation equipment.

zev@envirotechcultivation.com

Nick Clover

Systems engineer

Core Responsibilities: Oversee design engineering and service support of cultivation systems.
Background: Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nicholas brings over a decade’s worth of experience in the medical cannabis industry.  He is a licensed professional engineer and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sacramento State University.
Experience: Worked in the research and development of low emission combustion technologies for power generation.  Co-founded a medical cannabis cooperative in 2006 to provide access to low-income and terminally-ill patients.

Nick@envirotechcultivation.com

Kurt Watne

Project engineer

Core Responsibilities: Providing forward thinking systems design for facilities with the goal of reducing energy costs and increasing crop health. Kurt works with clients from initial quoting through the lifetime of the project to support system quality and continuous improvement.
Background: Native to the Pacific Northwest, Kurt obtained a BS in Energy Systems Engineering from Oregon State University in 2020. Kurt has a passion for finding efficient solutions to workflow and energy use. Kurt is our youngest team member and is energetically learning from the horticulture industry.
Experience: Kurt has 2 years of industrial engineering experience coming into Envirotech Cultivation Solutions. Leveraging his knowledge of industrial facilities, Kurt has experience working with teams to understand labor needs and increase productivity.

 

kurt.watne@envirotechcultivation.com

Hilda Garcia

Administrative assistant

Core responsibilities: Office management. AR/AP. Imports , exports, and customs clearance.

Background: Office and facility management, clinical research.

Hilda@envirotechcultivation.com