Matthew Wood, Founder and CEO
Matthew Wood founded SCD Probiotics (Proviera’s predecessor) in 1998 after extensive study in the science of beneficial microorganisms. As part of his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Matthew conducted primary research at EARTH University in Costa Rica. He continued his research on effective microbial technology with international experience around the world, and received his Master’s of Science Degree in Bioproduction at the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan.
Prior to starting his own company, Matthew worked with other industry experts in the field of probiotics, developing and implementing projects across North America. He has since worked with customers on probiotic projects in over 47 countries. Fluent in English, Spanish and Japanese, Matthew is a frequent guest speaker at global conferences on sustainability and probiotic technology.
An avid sports enthusiast and busy family man, Matthew lives with his wife and three young children in his home town of Mission Hills, Kansas.
Dr. Narin Tipsrisukond, Vice President of Technology
Narin has been with Proviera and its predecessors since August 2003. He is responsible for research, product development quality control and production for all microbial products sold by Proviera. Prior to joining the company, he was a research specialist at the Agricultural Experiment Station Chemical Laboratory, a USDA registered laboratory and a Missouri State Chemistry Laboratory. His research emphasized instrumental and chemical analyses, industrial microbiology, correlation of objective biological and chemical data to analytical and consumer sensory characteristics. Narin earned his doctoral degree in Food Chemistry and Technology from University of Missouri-Columbia. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Narin spent his time playing in a rock band and dreaming of a world tour. With those days behind him, Narin now is focused on creating a better future for our children. He loves cooking, the outdoors and has a great passion for scuba diving.