Welcome to Spannr.

We are dedicated to those searching to increase their healthspan and extend their lifespan. From education, to industry data, to product and service analysis, Spannr is here to demystify your health journey and increase the span of your life.

About Us

Disruption is coming to healthcare, with emphasis on healthspan and lifespan leading the change. Countless opportunities and challenges will arise in the coming years as economies shift to accommodate changing demographics. Individuals will soon have access to an array of new products and services that can greatly enhance their lives.

But the path to understanding and actively participating in this longevity trend can be complicated. Technical science, conflicting information, and complex data can all be barriers to entry.

That's where Spannr comes in.

We are here to simplify access to the complex world of longevity and provide actionable opportunities for everyone to get involved.

Join us in bringing longevity to the forefront of human progress.

Spannr - [ span-er ] - noun : a person interested in extending their healthspan and lifespan.

Adding Fuel To The Fire

Emerging technologies, a greater understanding of human biology, and an influx of private capital has finally given fuel that researchers and scientists need to make strides in defying aging. Extending human healthspan and lifespan (arguably the largest Total Addressable Market to ever exist) is here to stay.

The time has come to recognize longevity, with aims of extending healthspan and lifespan, as a legitimate industry that will integrate with the broader biotech and healthcare sectors.

To help fuel this conversation and to spur growth and awareness, Spannr is empowering our community with unique content, proprietary data, and custom tools that stretch far beyond a simple blog, news site, or marketplace.

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We're empowering our community with unique content, proprietary data, and custom tools that stretch far beyond a simple blog, news site, or marketplace.

Join us for everything you need to know about the quest to extend healthy human lifespans.

Why Should You Trust Us?

We aim to earn your trust very simply: Providing the information we would want to receive if our roles were reversed. We won't claim to have all the answers, but we aim to give you everything you need to know to make your own decisions.

As an independent organization, Spannr is self funded and free of pressure from outside sources. We don’t have any hidden agendas. Our goal is to grow based on the quality and value of our content and proprietary resources.

If you have any questions about Spannr or want to get to know us better, contact us – we'd love to hear from you. We appreciate your interest in what we are creating.

Spannr is self funded and free of pressure from outside sources. No hidden agendas.

Our Team

Cody, Founder & CEO

Cody Shirk

Founder & CEO

Based in Florida, Cody builds and invests in companies pushing the boundaries of physical and mental health. Outside of longevity and psychedelic medicine, he spends his free time surfing and chasing his kids.

Sydney, Co-Founder & CTO

Sydney Alcala

Co-Founder & CTO

Sydney is a web developer living on the beach in Texas. When she's not building websites, you can find her playing Civilization, reading a fantasy or sci-fi book, or walking her dogs.

Michael, Co-Founder & Creative Director

Michael Jewell

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Michael is a creative director and visual storyteller who is passionate about creating brands and bringing them to life. He has experience working in numerous industries including cannabis and psychedelic medicine. When he's not building brands, Michael spends his time with his family, training in martial arts, and composing music.

Brett, Co-Founder & Head of Corp Dev

Brett Frantz

Co-Founder & Head of Corp Dev

Brett brings 10+ years of experience advising and investing in companies that are transforming the world as we know it. When he is not helping build companies or learning new things you can find him skiing, golfing and traveling the world. He is always on the lookout for great food spots and new restaurants to explore.

Chelsea, Operations

Chelsea Ricketson


Chelsea is a Navy veteran and serial entrepreneur who has lived around the globe. Her entrepreneurial path originated in CrossFit, where she discovered her obsession with helping people achieve personal transformation and the role of communities in health and happiness. That passion led her to the psychedelics startup space, where she helps people discover new ways of thinking, being, and living up to their potential. When not chasing a new idea, you can find Chelsea backcountry camping with camera in tow.

Jael, Data Analyst

Jael De La Costa

Data Analyst

Jael handles data auditing and information aggregation for Spannr's back end database. In the past, Jael has worked with Spannr team members on other ventures within the psychedelic medicine world.


Dillon, Writer

Dillon Newman


Dillon is an accomplished company builder and operator, having past success in the psychedelic medicine and crypto industries. Originally from Florida, he is currently exploring the world while building Spannr. Dillon is an accomplished angel investor and avid follower of early stage digital media platforms.

Luke, Writer

Luke Ostapchuk


Luke oversees all written content from Spannr contributors, in addition to creating original content himself. His past experience in covering cutting edge industries allows him to communicate clear messages about complicated topics. Outside of Spannr, Luke enjoys road biking and traveling the world.

Vsevolod, Web Developer

Vsevolod Doroshenko

Web Developer

Vsevolod is a web developer from Ukraine. He has 6+ years experience in the development of project architecture from scratch, optimization and refactoring of existing projects, working with databases, as well as backend and frontend parts.

Jack, Writer

Jack Harley


Jack Harley is a clinical neuroscience graduate with experience in the longevity biotechnology industry. Jack has worked with a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company to develop new therapeutics for cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, and lectured at the University of Oxford in clinical neuroscience. Jack is currently completing a PhD in aging and epigenetics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Andy, Cofounder at Vincere Bio

Andy Lee

Cofounder at Vincere Bio

Andy D. Lee is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in software development and management across diverse industries. As the Director and COO of Vincere Bio, Andy plays a pivotal role in overseeing technology, licensing, and operations. He has a strong track record of leadership, having previously served as the founding CTO of NeuroInitiative, where he co-invented the SEED simulation platform and has multiple granted and pending patents to his name. Before that, he held the position of VP of Engineering at Black Knight, where he contributed to a Fortune 500 acquisition, spin-out, and IPO. Andy is known for his ability to lead large teams, with a history of managing over 100 members, and remains passionate about coding and creating innovative data-driven solutions.

Anahit, Scientific Communications Officer at Vincere Bio

Anahit Campbell

Scientific Communications Officer at Vincere Bio

Anahit is a chemist with a passion for communicating cutting edge research between expert groups as well as with the general public. She studied mass spectrometry characterization of novel alkylating agents under Dr. Xiaohua Peng. Her industry experience includes working in MALDI mass spectrometry imaging and R&D analytical project management.

Alexey, Chief Digital Health Officer at Gero

Alexey Strygin

Chief Digital Health Officer at Gero

Alexey is longevity executive and bioentrepreneur, currently serving as Chief Digital Health Officer at Gero.ai. Previously, Alexey served as co-founder and CEO of Gray Matter, which developed therapeutic peptides solving age-related cognitive decline and longevity; CEO of Cryno Biotech, a company developing a novel GLP-1 agonist; and was an early team member of two longevity companies - Insilico Medicine and Centaura.

David, Writer

David Stanete


David used to grow products and tech teams. Now he’s focused on developing affordable products that can safely slow the aging process for pets and people.

Christin, Founder & CEO, NeuroAge Therapeutics

Christin Glorioso

Founder & CEO, NeuroAge Therapeutics

Dr. Christin Glorioso is a neuroscientist (previously scientist @MIT, MSTP @CMU/Pitt), Founder and CEO of NeuroAge Therapeutics & Co-Founder and CEO of Academics for the Future of Science, a science advocacy and research non-profit.