Laura Decker, President
With 20+ years’ experience in public accounting, corporate financial reporting and planning, small business development, and management, Laura has brought her skills to Prolific Earth Sciences to grow the innovative diagnostic testing company. The company’s mission is to enable soil stewards all over the world to use mobile technology and the cost-effective soil test, microBIOMETER®, to assess regenerative soil practices, to improve soil health, and work towards increased soil carbon sequestration.
Tasked with educating regenerative growers and environmentalists in the importance of soil microbial biomass to soil health, she can often be found on Zoom talking about the power of knowledge and data as soil stewards make inroads in understanding the importance of soil microbial life to the health of soil, the food grown on that soil, and the earth. When not working to help the earth, Laura can be seen hiking, snowboarding (badly), and playing in the wonderful Pacific Northwest.
Janet Doherty, Director of Sales and Marketing
Janet brings extensive experience in business management and marketing to Prolific Earth Sciences. She has spent more than 30 years working in a number of business roles including accounting, administrative, bookkeeping, marketing, and sales. In 2007, she started three blogs which enabled her to gain valuable knowledge in the areas of content writing and website promotion. This blogging experience lead her towards a passion for online digital marketing.
At Prolific Earth Sciences, she has created a social media presence with a current following of close to 20,000 and has also played an integral role in enhancing the company’s website. Her sales and marketing position has since expanded to include communications with current & potential customers, distributor agreements, product pricing and negotiating large international sales. Under her management sales have increased in the US and to over 18 countries. When not in front of her computer, Janet can be found reading, spending time with family & friends and riding on the back of her husband’s Harley.
Marisa Flannery, Soil Scientist
Marisa, a native of the Hudson Valley, recently joined the microBIOMETER® team in June 2022. Marisa acquired a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Pace University with a focus in soil science. Throughout her graduate studies, Marisa spent summers in Costa Rica analyzing the microbiomes of medicinal plant species native to the region to help determine the role they play on the ecosystem. Marisa’s role in the company includes test development and quality control, research and content creation, and customer support. When she’s not in the office or lab, you can find her outside bird watching or scouring the forest floor for native wildflowers.
Jeffrey Hall, Director of Manufacturing
Jeff Hall manages the manufacturing at Prolific Earth Sciences in addition to providing key support for lab and research. Jeff joined the company in 2016 after obtaining is BS from Binghamton University in 2014. Jeff has been integral in developing an efficient and fast manufacturing and shipping process. When he is not managing inventory, building or shipping kits, he can be found behind a microscope working to improve the understanding of soil microbes. During his free time, Jeffrey enjoys music, videogames, and contemplating the futility of life.