A singular focus

The Emerald Metrics team has extensive knowledge in precision agriculture, product marketing, cannabis, data analysis and analytics, and technical know-how. With careers spanning decades of experience, no one is better qualified to bring this level of data analytics to the cannabis industry.



Chris Rushing

Chris spent a career with the U.S. Air Force with experience in unmanned systems technology, intelligence, and presidential service. Upon exiting, he created and sold the first and highly profitable unmanned systems services company, and as President managed over 200 deployed personnel and multiple multi-million dollar government and commercial contracts. Most recently Chris managed a commercial agriculture intelligence operation for CHS Inc., including air, ground, design, and software functions. This contract required management of thirty direct staff culminating in 88% staff growth and 400% revenue growth. Chris has held a Top Secret, NATO Secret, and Yankee White Clearances and has over twenty years of experience in technology, unmanned systems and intelligence systems

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Rob McCorkle

Rob is a Managing Member of a Tier 2, 10,000 sq. ft. indoor hydroponic cannabis producer in Oregon.  Rob’s experience on the legislative and law enforcement side as well as his  extensive experience in the growing and distribution of cannabis makes him uniquely qualified to understand and address the concerns that are unique to this burgeoning new industry.

Rob is a retired lieutenant/commander from a west coast law enforcement entity where he gained extensive experience in legal and legislative process related to the passage and enforcement of various state and federal regulations. This experience includes testifying in front of various legislative bodies and writing/formulating laws, regulations and policies in a variety of areas including controlled substances. Rob holds a BS in Criminology and a MS in Criminal Justice Administration and currently provides consultative services to various private entities and municipalities who are navigating the myriad of issues surrounding the growing opportunities in the cannabis industry.


Brendan Joyce

Brendan Joyce brings over 25 years of software development, integration and data analytics experience.. Prior to founding Tryon Creek Software in 2010, Brendan served as VP of Operations and second in charge of Critical Path Software which was purchased by eBay in 2010.  Brendan previously ran his own consulting company before joining Symantec Corporation.  Brendan  has led numerous enterprise and end user projects for large companies such as Apple, HP, Intel, Nike, CHS, GE, and Lexmark as well as working with numerous startups to create first class applications to help launch their businesses.

Brendan is an experienced executive both as the head of business enterprises and working on executive teams touching nearly all areas including business development, marketing, technical leadership, and personnel and project management.  That is, when he isn't trekking with mountain gorillas.