Your Trusted Psychedelics Team

We’ve assembled a unique mix of disciplines ranging from product development and data science to marketing under one roof that gives us a unique ability to conduct research and make it easily understood by the public.

Our Staff and Volunteers

Matthew X. Lowe, PhD

Dr. Matthew X. Lowe is the Executive Director & Chief Scientific Officer of Unlimited Sciences, and the Director of Research of the Realm of Caring Foundation. He received his doctorate in cognitive neuroscience and psychology at the University of Toronto, and has worked as a research scientist at MIT and Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Unlimited Sciences, he was Research Director at Stanford University. Matthew has over a decade of experience and expertise conducting research across a range of topics in human behavior, brain function, and mental health. He is a passionate advocate for evidence-based research on natural medicines.

Steve Bond

Steve Bond is a Psychedelic Info Navigator for the world's first toll-free information line for psychedelic education at Unlimited Sciences. Steve has garnered years of experience as a Care Team Coordinator for Realm of Caring's toll-free cannabis support hotline. He provides professional, compassionate, and research-based educational resources to those seeking to learn more about safely using cannabis and psychedelics. Steve is an advocate for a plant-based diet, recognizing the unique benefits that natural substances, exercise, and meditation can have on the mind and body.

Steve McFarland

Steve McFarland is a 20-year veteran of the nonprofit and higher education marketing sectors. He is committed to supporting organizations that change the world, and comes to Unlimited Sciences with a passion for the benefits of psychedelic therapy. Steve has worked for the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (988), Harvard University, Feeding America, Aurora University, and elsewhere. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Religion from Miami University, and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology of Religion (Divinity) from the University of Chicago, where his research focused on Buddhism in Southeast Asia.

Steven Huang

Steven Huang is our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Officer. Steven first joined our team in 2021. He has designed and implemented JEDI strategies for organizations across diverse industries, geographies and sizes. Currently, Steven works with MAPS as the organization's first JEDI Officer, where he focuses on bringing psychedelic healing to all, including marginalized communities, while simultaneously honoring the indigenous cultures from where plant medicines originates.

Dara Lightle

Dara Lightle is a mother of a special needs adult daughter who moved to Colorado to access cannabis legally for a medical condition. After experiencing the huge benefits from cannabis, Dara began to explore how natural medicines could help others. A recent graduate of Pike Peaks State College with a double major in Psychology and Studio Art, Dara graduated Summa cum laude and is an art award recipient, Dara hopes to use her academic achievements in the clinical psychedelic field, following the guidance of Proposition 122. Dara is currently a trained psychedelic Sitter and a Guide candidate at Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. Dara is the cofounder and current president of an LGBTIA2S+ 500+ member group. Dara believes in bringing marginalized communities closer to research based natural medicine wellness.

Quinn Darby

Quinn is a Professional Research Assistant for the Realm of Caring Foundation as well as a volunteer Research Assistant at Unlimited Sciences. They earned their Master of Science in Psychological Science from Arkansas State University. Quinn’s previous work emphasized the importance of LGBTQIA+ perspectives in various subjects of psychology, with an emphasis on survey-based research methodology and design. Currently, they’re excited to be taking an active part in propelling evidence-based research on LGBTQIA+ experiences and the importance of individualized care within natural medicine. Quinn believes strongly in the importance of uplifting the voices of marginalized communities in evidence-based research.

Owen Wheeler

Owen is a research assistant for Unlimited Sciences. He received his bachelor’s in sociology with a certificate in cognitive science from Princeton University and has spent much time working in research positions for various clinical/health psychology labs as well as in applied psychiatric settings. He is currently pursuing higher education in psychopharmacology and clinical science with the goal of using this knowledge and experience to eventually conduct translational research on the therapeutic mechanisms of psychedelic substances. In the future, he hopes to contribute to the developing body of research in this field in order to improve research designs, clinical practice, and health outcomes for those undergoing psychedelic therapy.

Anna Bouma

Anna Bouma is the Founder of The Overview, a private coaching practice that focuses on supporting those engaging in psychedelic therapy. As an Integral Coach & Integration Specialist, Anna provides preparation and integration support for clients working with psychedelics and plant medicine. She received her coaching training from the ICF accredited New Ventures West program. She coaches with a method based in Integral Theory, blending the science of emotional intelligence, the foundations of IFS, Polyvagal Theory, and Eastern and Western philosophy. She believes in a somatic first approach, informed by her years of plant medicine work in the Shipibo Ayahuasca lineage. She believes that altered states of consciousness are akin to a doorway, giving us the opportunity to connect with the innate healing wisdom within us.

Our Founders

Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson is the Co-Founder and President of Unlimited Sciences and Realm of Caring Foundation, an internationally acclaimed nonprofit primarily serving families who are dealing with life-limiting and chronic health conditions. Her mission, after helping her son transition from hospice to health, is to reimagine the way we think, talk, and respond to plant medicine and the people who use it. To that end, she is committed to innovative scientific research, building global communities and advancing demanded conversations about these life-changing approaches to health. She is an international speaker, published researcher and author, and her work has been featured on Dateline, 60 Minutes Australia and CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta as well as in the New York Times, National Geographic, TIME and Good Housekeeping.

Del Jolly

Del Jolly's plant medicine journey began after visiting The Realm of Caring in early 2016. After understanding the vast potential to help children and adults alike, Del dedicated his time to advocating for natural medicine. While working for Charlotte's Web Hemp oil, Del became the outreach director for Decriminalize Denver, the first of its kind legislation to pass the decriminalization of psilocybin. Since then, Del has worked tirelessly to recruit for the Unlimited Sciences/JHU study, was part of the Decriminalize Nature Boulder County steering committee, and has advocated for the decriminalization of all entheogens.


David Champion (Co-founder)
Lynn Marie Morski, MD, JD
Trey Brasher
Evan Dorhmann
Hannah Kimyon
Rochelle Kwiatkowski

Our Advisors

We’ve assembled a professional advisory board of the best minds in psychedelics, therapy, medicine, law and human performance optimization.

Dr. Danielle Sanchez-Wise

Somatic Depth Psychologist, Preparation and Integration Coach & Psychedelics Ethics Consultant

Jean-Paul O'Brien

Jean-Paul O'Brien

Executive Mentor

Dr. Larissa J. Maier

Independent Research Scientist and Drug Policy Expert

Dr. Dan Engle

Medical Director, The Revive Treatment Centers of America

Our Commitment

Unlimited Sciences is committed to informing public perception, education, policy, and practices through research while respecting the rich history and deeply rooted cultures of psychedelic use. Our mission is to use data-based methods to collect and analyze research from people using psychedelics for healing.

We are committed to:

  • Engaging in psychedelic reciprocity between traditional plant medicine and indigenous communities by fostering awareness and acknowledgment of a history that we honor and respect; 
  • Leverage Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved observational studies to work towards the legal acceptance of plant-based therapies for the purpose of equitable access for healing and affordability;
  • Expanding research, which may lead to potential breakthroughs across various conditions and disease states; 
  • Educating the public around harm reduction in a space where both perceived positive and negative experiences may exist;
  • Making data freely available to the public through peer reviewed publications;
  • Defeating the stigmatization that led to research-impeded regulatory control more so than the actual risks of psychedelic therapy.

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