About Us

Because our Team is comprised of former industry regulators, we have intimate knowledge and insight into the way the system works.

An Introduction

Company Overview

Allay Consulting serves the CBD, THC, derivative cannabinoids, Kratom, and psychedelic industries to ensure regulatory compliance across all operations. We work with cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, investors and other stakeholders across the U.S. to develop customized strategies and avoid compliance pitfalls. Drawing from years of experience working on the regulatory side of the equation, our team is well-versed in rulemaking lingo and best practices, from product and food safety, to cGMP and ISO certifications, to OSHA and due diligence audits. Comprehensive knowledge of evolving regulations and unwavering attention to detail are central to Allay Consulting. We put your compliance worries to bed so you can focus on your products and services.

Our Team

Kimberly Stuck

Owner

CQA, CP-FS

Kim Stuck is the founder and CEO of Allay Consulting, a compliance strategy and services provider serving the hemp and cannabis industries nationwide. She brings a regulator’s keen eye and wide-reaching knowledge on evolving compliance and safety mandates to support businesses in tightly regulated industries. Previously, Ms. Stuck held a pioneering role as the nation’s first cannabis and hemp specialist for a major metropolitan public health authority. During her tenure with the City of Denver, home to hundreds of cannabis businesses, she worked as an investigator covering cultivation, manufacturing and retail. Her duties included facility inspections; conducting investigations into improper pesticide use and worker safety; creating regulations; instituting recalls; and public outreach. In addition to serving on several industry advisory boards, she has been a member of ASTM International’s cannabis standards committee since its 2017 inception.

Kelsey Hanley-Kollar

Cannabis Compliance Expert

MPH, CP-FS

Kelsey Hanley-Kollar is a Senior Project Manager with Allay Consulting. She began her career as an Environmental Health and Safety professional for a Fortune 500 company, followed by working at a large oil refinery supporting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations to ensure workplace safety. After receiving her Master’s in Public Health, Kelsey worked with a local regulatory health department where she began her career specializing in food safety compliance. The department was the first local health department to inspect cannabis facilities from seed to sale in the United States. To continue working with the industry’s amazing leaders, Kelsey moved away from the government and began working with Allay Consulting.

Kelsey Hanley-Kollar

Cannabis Compliance Expert

MPH, CP-FS

Kelsey Hanley-Kollar is a Senior Project Manager with Allay Consulting. She began her career as an Environmental Health and Safety professional for a Fortune 500 company, followed by working at a large oil refinery supporting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations to ensure workplace safety. After receiving her Master’s in Public Health, Kelsey worked with a local regulatory health department where she began her career specializing in food safety compliance. The department was the first local health department to inspect cannabis facilities from seed to sale in the United States. To continue working with the industry’s amazing leaders, Kelsey moved away from the government and began working with Allay Consulting.

Kara Lavaux

Cannabis Compliance Expert

CQA, CP-FS

Kara Lavaux has an Environmental Health degree from Colorado State University and worked in Colorado health departments for 14 years before making the transition to private industry as a cannabis compliance consultant. Her regulatory experience is in food safety, public health, and cannabis. As one of the first marijuana regulators in the country when she worked for Denver, she has built a considerable knowledge base in cannabis food safety and consumer safety. In her current role as a consultant for Allay Consulting, she supports cannabis businesses with their compliance needs, such as helping them adopt and implement GMP, GACP, ISO, OSHA, or Organic standards into their operation. She also works as an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Denver’s new Cannabis Business degree program. She holds credentials as a Certified Professional in Food Safety from the National Environmental Health Association and as a Certified Quality Auditor from the American Society of Quality.

 

What sets Allay apart…

We’re Built by Former Regulators.

Which means that we have intimate knowledge and insight into written regulations, the language they are written in, their intent and the organizations and people reponsible to uphold them.

Testimonials

Gregson Feeley, Compliance Manager at Medically Correct LLC

“We are incredibly grateful to Allay Consulting for their professional and reliable cannabis compliance consulting services. They showed great care and respect for our health and well-being during the pandemic by following all the necessary protocols and precautions while being knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Kelsey and Sheila provided valuable guidance and support throughout the entire process, from design to implementation, advising us on navigating the complex processes involved with creating audited products in the Colorado Marijuana Industry. They helped us design and implement Standard Operating Procedures that meet the state regulatory requirements while also helping to enhance the consistency of our audited product, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety. Thanks to Allay, we can produce and deliver a safe, effective, and compliant product to our patients in need. We are delighted with their services and highly recommend them to anyone needing cannabis compliance consulting for audited products, GMP, or anything else!”

Andy Kester, CSO at Elevated Softgels - CBD Manufacturer

“Allay Consulting was an invaluable resource for our company as we pursued various aspects of regulatory compliance. Allay’s staff was extremely professional, personable, and knowledgeable on a broad range of topics affecting our operations. From post-visit reports to random compliance questions, Allay has always been timely, responsive and practically helpful; their customer service and commitment to quality is second to none.”  

Mill Lane Chemists

“Allay Consulting was instrumental in getting our pharmacy business cGMP certified in New York. Kara Lavaux and Kimberly Stuck were a valued partner before, during and after our certification. Their knowledge and attention to detail ensured that our facility was compliant and followed all state/federal laws, rules and regulations. They took an extremely daunting task and made it understandable, manageable and attainable!”

Shannon Kaygi, CEO at Eossi Beauty - CBD Topical Beauty Brand

“Kim and her team are great! I’ve worked with them in multiple capacities at multiple different companies and they never fail to deliver. I would highly recommend Allay consulting. I will never hire anyone else.

Tyler Clark, Vice President Operations at Clear Inc

“Allay Consulting has been key partners in helping our business effectively enter new markets and avoid costly foot faults. The team has helped us navigate each state’s set of unique sets of rules. A very valuable resource for all our compliance needs!”

Halston Trabucco of Clark Hill Law

“Kim is one brilliant entrepreneur! She is a well-connected professional that always takes the time to support anyone in her network. She has a very impressive background and profile, I recommend Kim Stuck as an expert to connect with on how to operate a compliant cannabis business!”

Chris Reno of Perry Johnson Registrars

“It’s rare that you come across a standout talent like Allay Consulting. The knowledge alone is impressive but the tools at Allay make it much easier for me to confidently refer clients to them, as I know they are in great hands. I’ve worked closely with their team helping Cannabis clients obtain Certifications across many cGMP, ISO & Food Safety standards. I’ve been witness to multiple round tables and speaking events of Kim’s and she easily commands the room. Top notch talent and a pleasure to call Allay an ALLY in the safety of the Cannabis Industry.”

Justin Schultz, Founder of Bison Botanics

“Working with Allay Consulting has been one of the best decisions we have made for our business. From building out our complete cGMP system to being present on audit day, our consultant makes us feel confident and comfortable with what can be a scary process. We will be clients forever!”

Jillian Townsend, Sr. Director

“If you are looking for a business that will help your cannabis company attain cGMP/HACCP/Dietary Supplement certifications, look no further than Allay Consulting. Working with Kelsey was an absolute pleasure and my mind was eased before the audit. Kelsey had every answer I needed and most importantly, she was trustworthy, professional, educated and responsive at any time during the day. In addition, Kelsey was there for the entire audit and made sure everything was in order and organized for the duration of the audit. The expertise from everyone I encountered at Allay Consulting was first class.”

Ed Chaney, CEO/Founder of Cannafyl

“As a manufacturer of the Cannafyl CBD brand, I engaged the Allay team to assist us with compliance requirements on the federal level.  I was impressed by their level of talent and participation, which at times exceeded the invoiced amount.  I was particularly impressed by how they stayed engaged until the matter was fully resolved.  The final outcome was intelligent, thorough and easily integrated into our operating protocol.”

Skip Mogill, Compliance Officer at ECS Brands

“We were on a fast track to become a cGMP certified manufacturing facility, so we contracted Allay consulting in February of 2020 to help us out. We were building out our facility and just starting to develop SOP’s. We were certified in September 2020. Since then, Allay has done an outstanding job supporting us in this everchanging regulatory climate. They have been a great business partner and I highly recommend Allay Consulting.”

Credentials

Specialized Certifications

  • cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices Certification)
    • Manufacturing
    • Cultivation Facilities
  • ISO 22000
  • ISO 9001
  • Organic Certification

Federal Regulations

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • USDA Organic

Federal, State & Local

  • Can Work In all 50 States, Canada and Mexico
  • We work with local regulations as well

Allay Certifications

  • Certified Professional of Food Safety (CP-FS) through NEHA
  • HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points) Certification
  • SERVSafe Certification
  • Metrc Certification
  • Inspection Standardized by FDA Food Code Standards
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Process Efficiency Certified
  • HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Emergency Response certified
  • Certified Quality Auditors (CQA) Through ASQ
  • PCQI (Preventive controls qualified individual)
  • OSHA Certified

Specialized Certifications

  •  cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices Certification)
    • Manufacturing
    • Cultivation Facilities
  • ISO 22000
  • ISO 9001
  • Organic Certifications

Federal Regulations

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • USDA Organic

 

Federal, State & Local

  • Can Work In all 50 States, Canada and Mexico
  • We work with local regulations as well

Allay Certifications

  • Certified Professional of Food Safety (CP-FS) through NEHA
  • HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points) Certification
  • SERVSafe Certification
  • Metrc Certification
  • Inspection Standardized by FDA Food Code Standards
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Process Efficiency Certified
  • HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Emergency Response certified
  • Certified Quality Auditors (CQA) Through ASQ
  • PCQI (Preventive controls qualified individual)
  • OSHA Certified

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