The leaders behind PurePenn are builders, job creators, and internationally renowned health experts – many with deep, local Pittsburgh roots.



After Mr. Lams lost his younger sister to a seven-year battle with leukemia, he dedicated his life to the medical marijuana industry.  This personal experience has driven him to further expand the understanding of cannabinoid therapies and to advocate for accessible, standardized, pharmaceutical-grade medical marijuana products.

Mr. Lams currently manages market expansion, operations, and brand development for PurePenn and its partner Moxie. His responsibilities include developing standard operating procedures, interfacing with regulators, and maintaining compliance for its laboratories.  His leadership has driven Moxie from a self-financed startup to an international enterprise with facilities in four states and over 40 other countries.
Mr. Lams is one of the leading manufacturing advocates for responsible regulations in the medical marijuana industry. He is currently working with governments across the United States, Europe and South America to ensure emerging markets are regulated safely and responsibly. 



Gabe Perlow

Deeply affected by his friends’ and family’s experiences battling Crohn’s, colitis, and other diseases, Gabe found that effective treatment had one thing in common: The use of Moxie medicinal marijuana. Gabe brings extensive property management and legal experience to the team as former counsel for McKnight Realty Partners, who owns and manages more than seven million square feet of commercial real estate.

Mr. Perlow is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his B.A., and he obtained his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law. He is a recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Real Estate Planning. Presently, Mr. Perlow serves on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation and is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.



Ray Boyer, Partner

A McKeesport native and proven entrepreneur, Ray has rapidly grown regulatory and compliant-focused companies. From building nuclear reactors for submarines to his role as CFO of a nutrition company that manufactures dietary supplements, Ray understands how to grow and operate highly regulated companies. In the past two years alone, he has created nearly 100 jobs in Southwest Pennsylvania, including 60 manufacturing jobs.