We deliver item-level intelligence to cannabis cultivations and help commercial growers navigate the complexities of large cultivations.

We are a team of smart, hardworking professional from all walks of life who believe in the following:

  • We innovate and continuously improve.
  • We are committed to our clients’ success.
  • We believe in safely cultivated cannabis for all.
  • We operate with integrity for the betterment of the cannabis industry.
  • Work hard, but have fun doing it!

About the Founders

Steve Mackey
Lodestone Data Technologies was founded in 2016 by Steve Mackey, an entrepreneur and top sales performer with a strong enterprise management record and a history of leveraging operational efficiencies through the application of appropriate technology. In the areas of sales and new business development, Steve has consistently exceeded sales objectives, successfully prepared responses to RFPs, RFQs and RFIs, and recruited sales teams. He has experience in sales training, marketing program development, pricing, and possesses a wide variety of technical knowledge in database design, development, and reporting.

Steve earned his BA in Foreign Languages from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Steve currently lives in San Diego.


Scott Sirles, co-founder and president,
is a cultivation expert and agronomist who has been growing both indoors and outdoors for more than 20 years. What sets Scott apart from other cultivation experts is his appreciation of permaculture concepts that help businesses design systems to maximize useful connections between components, and thereby reduce the waste of time and energy resources. Scott has had diverse experience in agronomy, pest management, farm layout, greenhouse design, irrigation, organic soil, hydroponic systems, lighting, environmental systems, and progressive agriculture technology.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design with an emphasis on Architecture from the University of Colorado in Boulder and currently lives in Denver.