About Project Canary

Project Canary delivers trusted and reliable, independent Energy ESG data. We are the leaders in the certification of responsible operations throughout the energy value chain and provide measurement-based emission profiles via continuous monitoring technology. Our technology services help identify the most responsible energy supply chain operators. Analyzing more than 600 operational data points, TrustWell by Project Canary is the most comprehensive well-pad and mid-stream certification program available. Project Canary is the recognized badge of high standards. Formed as a Public Benefit Corporation, Project Canary’s team of scientists, engineers, and seasoned industry operators have earned recognition for their uncompromising standards, including being named “Best for the World 2021″ B Corp.

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Romer

Chris Romer is responsible for strategic management, business development, regulatory policy, and capital formation. He spent 24 years developing energy infrastructure and public-private partnerships with investment banks, including JPMorgan & Citibank, and was a leader in energy policy as a Colorado State Senator from 2006 – 2010. 

Chris is also a co-founder and senior advisor at Guild Education, Denver’s fastest-growing SAAS startup, where he has helped Fortune 500 companies partner with top universities to offer education as a benefit to increase employee satisfaction and retention. His background in energy, education, policymaking, B-Corp capital formation, and entrepreneurship is instrumental in achieving Project Canary’s mission-driven growth goals and customer service objectives. His passion is developing balanced energy policies to facilitate sustainable economic growth because there is no planet B. 

Chris holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University.

Chief Operating Officer

William Foiles

Will Foiles is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, including supply chain management, field monitoring systems, new product development, growth strategy, partnership building, financial modeling, clean gas market development, operations, and long-term data projects. He plays a key role in coordinating company resources to fulfill the Project Canary brand promise and ensure customer success as the company grows.  His background in energy finance and work developing data acquisition technologies is vital to Canary’s long-term technology goals.

Will holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, an MS in Finance from Villanova’s School of Business, and an BBA in Real Estate from University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Anna Scott, Ph.D.

Dr. Anna Scott is an atmospheric scientist, an entrepreneur, and the Chief Science Officer of Project Canary

She received her PhD in the Earth and Planetary Science Department at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and a Master of Arts and Sciences in Earth Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Scott has installed sensor networks and led field campaigns in Birmingham, Alabama, Nairobi (Kenya), and Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Scott founded the Baltimore Open Air project, a community-based air quality monitoring project that designed, built, and deployed air monitors in the Greater Baltimore region.

As a scientist, she’s worked on projects around the world with the Red Cross/Red Crescent’s International Climate Center, NASA, The World Bank, and numerous local governments.

Chief Marketing Officer

Rachael Shayne

Rachael Shayne spends her days standing in the stream of consumer culture so she can apply unique insights about brands, marketing, customer experience, culture, and behaviors. Her passion for trend-insights and experience strategy helps her articulate a vision for success demonstrated by a proven track record of leading in high-change environments. She is passionate about solving for innovation and growth.
Rachael built her leadership experience in startups, ad agencies, and global corporations. Throughout her career, she has helped guide some of the world’s leading brands, including Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Alibaba.com, The North Face, Zayo, Sephora, L’Oréal, REI, Manna Tree private equity, Axon, VMP/Vinyl Me Please, Colorado Tourism, and more. She is a mentor at Techstars Sustainability, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, and a Board Member Emerita of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. 
Ray Mistry

Chief Technology Officer

Ray Mistry

Ray Mistry is an Engineer, Scientist, and Startup veteran. He has managed and grown teams from the ground up. He is responsible for the technology and product roadmap as well as technical guidance at Project Canary.

Ray gained startup and energy sector experience at Energy Acuity, a firm in the Energy Intelligence space. He was the original Software Engineer/Architect and grew the company as their Chief Technology Officer until acquired by Enverus in 2021. Ray has been part of large software and hardware teams at companies like Oracle and Zoll Medical and brings more than 20 years of experience in Software Development, IT Management, Hardware Engineering, and Executive Leadership. In addition, Ray has a background in Software Engineering, Algorithm Science, and Bio-Software Engineering. He holds a degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Advisory Board

Lord John Browne

Lord John Browne joined BP in 1966 as a university apprentice, between 1969 and 1983 had a variety of exploration and production posts in North America and the UK, and in 1984 became Group Treasurer and Chief Executive of BP Finance International. He served as BP Group Chief Executive for 12 years and retired from that role in 2007. He was voted Most Admired CEO by Management Today, a United Kingdom business publication, every year between 1999 and 2002. He has also held board positions with a wealth of corporations and other organizations.

Pier LaFarge

Pier is an experienced entrepreneur and changemaker. He is the co-founder and CEO of Sparkfund, a platform to enable leading brands to deliver on their behind-the-meter strategies, capture new revenue from customers and do so with a cohesive customer experience. Sparkfund’s mission is to combat climate change through healthier buildings. He serves as a Trustee at The Nature Conservancy’s Maryland and DC chapter. Previously, while at ICF International, he co-founded a service offering focused on energy efficiency finance strategy. Pier also has experience in financial analysis, working on a major evaluation of loan financing modalities employed by the World Bank under its Climate Investment Fund program. In 2010, he founded Race to Replace, a statewide clean energy focused voter registration campaign in Vermont in partnership with League of Conservation Voters.

Jane Woodward

Jane Woodward is a Founder and Managing Partner of MAP Energy. MAP is one of the longest-standing private energy investment fund management firms in the U.S. MAP began investing in natural gas mineral rights in 1987, wind energy in 2004, utility scale solar in 2015 and energy storage in 2017. In December 2020, MAP sold its renewable energy and energy storage assets under management to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Ms. Woodward is an adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and has over 30 years of experience developing and teaching energy classes at Stanford University. Ms. Woodward serves on the Precourt Institute for Energy Advisory Council and the School of Earth Advisory Council at Stanford University and on the boards of Fervo Energy and Stem.  Ms Woodward has a longstanding interest in methane emission management and was a founding member of Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative and an early investor in IES the assets of which were acquired by Project Canary. Prior to founding MAP and teaching at Stanford, Ms. Woodward worked as an exploration geologist with ARCO Exploration Company and later as a petroleum engineering consultant to Stanford University’s endowment. Ms. Woodward received her B.A. in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Earth Science and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Anthony Kinslow II, Ph.D.

Anthony Kinslow II, Ph.D. primary focus is accelerating the U.S. transition to a clean energy economy. Anthony argues that without prioritizing the engagement and education of marginalized communities the transition will be slow, expensive, and inequitable. He has spent the last decade working toward this goal through researching, implementing, and educating on energy efficiency. Anthony is the Founder & CEO of Gemini Energy Solutions, which provides investment-grade energy audits to the underserved small commercial sector. As well as a Lecturer at Stanford University where he teaches two courses Racial Equity in Energy and Quest for an Inclusive Clean Energy Economy.

Born in Nashville, TN and raised in Baltimore, MD; Anthony holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) from North Carolina A&T State University and a PhD in CEE from Stanford University. His expertise is in sustainable design and construction, and energy efficiency analytics. In addition, Anthony is a certified energy manager and has worked and lived in the United Arab Emirates and Australia.

Anthony is committed to improving the quality of life of those most disadvantaged. His active involvement in understanding wage theft in the construction industry, was recognized by the City of San Jose. Moreover, his active participation in the design and implementation of Stanford’s workforce program has introduced the concept of environmental justice to hundreds of high school students. When Anthony is not spending time with his wife, Maria and son, Marcus, he enjoys mentoring high school and college students. Anthony’s favorite quote also reflects the way he lives his life,

“life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”

~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Kenneth H. Carlson, Ph.D

Dr. Kenneth Carlson is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University with over 25 years of experience addressing water and wastewater related issues. He is director of the Center for Energy Water Sustainability (CEWS) and in this role directs research related to optimizing the synergies between water and energy. Current projects include reducing the cost of produced water recycle treatment technologies, real-time ground water monitoring in oil and gas fields, and GIS-based Decision Support Tool development for managing water and wastewater in spatially diverse oil and gas operations. In addition, the CEWS is conducting research on using treated produced water for agricultural irrigation, a project that is using produced water with different levels of treatment to grow biofuel crops and analyzing impacts to soil, crop productivity and plant tissue chemical uptake. Additional CEWS research includes developing climate change adaptation strategies for military installations around the world. He has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado — Boulder.

Dan Kelly

Mr. Kelly has 35+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a focus on the development of energy assets throughout the western United States. Dan spent 13 years in various capacities with Noble Energy, Inc., including the Vice President of Strategy and Planning. Mr. Kelly was also a Director for SRC Energy prior to their merger with PDC Energy, which is based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Kelly received his Bsc. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.


C. Michael Ming

Michael Ming is the President and Founder of Ming Energy Partners, LLC. He retired in 2018 as the VP – Executive Liaison for Marketing & Technology for Baker Hughes, a GE Company. Formerly, Mike served as the original General Manager of General Electric’s Global Research O&G Technology Center in Oklahoma City. Mike previously served as the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy under Governor Mary Fallin, the President of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), and as an independent natural gas producer as a Managing Member and principal of K. Stewart Energy Group and K. Stewart Petroleum Corp.  He holds a BS degree with distinction in Petroleum Engineering and an MS degree in Engineering Management, both from Stanford University, and is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma. At Stanford Mr. Ming is an emeritus member and past Chairman of the Petroleum Investments Committee and co-sponsored the MAP/Ming Visiting Professorship on Energy and the Environment. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma and currently teaches in the Executive MBA in Energy program.  He also serves on several boards including the Central Oklahoma United Way BoD, chairman of Riversport OKC (formerly the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation), Global Innovation Platform, Duncan Oil, and university industry advisory boards at Stanford, the University of Texas BEG, and OU.  He authored the “Oklahoma First Energy Plan”, Oklahoma’s first formal energy plan in 2011.  He is a frequent speaker in the U.S., in addition to dozens of countries around the world as a Society of Petroleum Engineers 2011-12 Distinguished Lecturer, on energy and energy systems.  He also co-chaired the 2019 Oklahoma Academy Energy Townhall, served on the MIT Future of Natural Gas Study, and as a strategic planning advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Jeffrey Harris

Jeffrey Harris founded Global Reserve Group, LLC (www.globalreservegroup.com) in 2012 an investment and advisory firm focused on the intersection of the technology and energy industries.  Also, in 2012 he became a Venture Partner of Quantum Energy Partners, LLC, an energy-focused private equity firm, where he sits on the Investment Committee.  Global Reserve and Quantum have a joint venture that invests in early stage companies.

Previously, he had been at Warburg Pincus since 1983 where he was a senior partner of the firm and head of its Energy Group. Currently, he is a director of Knoll, Chargepoint and several private companies.  He has served on the Board of Directors of nearly fifty companies including fourteen publicly-listed corporations. 

During his tenure at Warburg Pincus Mr. Harris advised companies around the world and directly oversaw over $4 billion of equity investment.  He has significant experience investing in and working with companies in the software, consumer/industrial, telecoms, and energy industries.   

Mr. Harris is a member of the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the Cranbrook Educational Community, and Friends of The High Line in New York.  In addition, he was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business from 2005 through 2017 where he taught courses on venture capital, innovation and entrepreneurship.  In 2001 he served as Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association where he had been a Board member for six years.  He received a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Mark D. Zoback

Dr. Mark D. Zoback is the Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus at Stanford University, where he was also the Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity and the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage and Senior Fellow in the Precourt Institute for Energy.  Dr. Zoback conducts research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir geomechanics with an emphasis on shale gas, tight gas and tight oil production as well as CO2 sequestration. Dr. Zoback served on the Secretary of Energy Subcommittee on shale gas development and the National Academy of Engineering Committee that investigated the Deepwater Horizon accident. He is the author of two textbooks and the author/co-author of about 400 technical papers. His most recent book, Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics, was written with Arjun Kohli, and published in 2019 by Cambridge University Press.  Dr. Zoback has received a number of awards and honors including election to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award of the AAPG in 2015. He was the 2020 chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Technical Committee on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage.

Jory Caulkins

Jory Caulkins is an entrepreneur and investor with a background in business strategy, growth and finance. He serves on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards, including IES, Enduring, GridHawk, and Kimmeridge (a $2.75B private equity fund focused on the energy sector). He was directly and indirectly involved in building and growing multiple companies which addressed major problems across a spectrum of industries. He worked for Bain Capital as an investment professional in their flagship North American Private Equity group, Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking group, and was the Founder and CEO of Nexodex. Mr. Caulkins received a BS in Biology (Genetics) from Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was the valedictorian for BS recipients. He received an MBA from Stanford University. He lives with his wife and son in Texas, is an outdoor enthusiast and an avid fly-fisherman.


Vice President of Growth & Policy

Brian Miller

Brian is responsible for building revenue growth, including business development, solution design, project management and customer success. He plays a lead role in assisting customers develop comprehensive solutions to achieve their business and environmental objectives, including the establishment of Project Canary as an expert resource for enhanced environmental performance.

Brian has over 20 years of experience working in the energy sector with Noble Energy (now Chevron) and BP.  Throughout his career he has worked at the intersection of business and policy, developing win-win solutions that enable both energy production and environmental protection.   

Brian holds an MBA and has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Communications from James Madison University.

Vice President of Operations

Caroline Dunn

Caroline Dunn is responsible for managing operations, business development, and internal finance. She ensures coordination among the company’s core functions to meet customer needs and fulfill Project Canary’s mission.

She spent her early career with ExxonMobil as an engineer implementing downstream projects, transitioning to leading structured finance transactions with NY Green Bank to invest in projects reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Caroline holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Michael Oh

VP of People

Michael Oh

Michael Oh is the VP of People at Project Canary, responsible for recruiting, onboarding, culture engagement, performance management, total rewards, and people development.

He brings 16 years of People (HR) experience with 6 years of experience working in an early-stage startup having grown and scaled companies throughout his career. With an emphasis on B2B SaaS startups, prior companies held verticals in real estate, local municipality, education, financial services, culture engagement, logistics and supply chain, and the energy sector.

In his spare time, he has consulted individuals and organizations regarding career development and meditation coaching and is an Ambassador Council of TEDxMileHigh.

He holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Irvine.

Chief Economist

Colin Routledge

Colin is responsible for Project Canary’s economic strategy and forecasting. His previous experience includes investment banking, private equity, corporate development and small business entrepreneurship.

Colin holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BComm in Finance from the University of Calgary.

Nasr Alkadi

Director of Data and Analytics

Dr. Nasr Alkadi

Dr. Nasr Alkadi is the Director of Data and Analytics responsible for leading research and analysis of Project Canary’s remote sensing data to quantify methane emissions from anthropogenic sources for actionable insights. He brings over two decades of energy efficiency and sustainability innovations with a proven track record of execution of successful research, development, and deployment of low carbon reduction programs and tools in NASA, BHGE, GMC, and the DOE’s ORNL. Nasr holds 7 US and International Patents in Energy, Combustion, Sustainability, and Environment and is the author of over 20 publications in Nature, IEEE, SAE, SPE, Energy Journal, ACEEE, IEEE, IJISE, and Journal of Energy and Development. Dr. Alkadi received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering with a focus on energy and sustainability from West Virginia University. He is a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers.

Wade Leach

Director of Growth

Wade Leach

Wade Leach is Director of Growth, concentrating on refining, coordinating, and executing Project Canary’s customer acquisition plans.

He’s lived in central Houston for most of his life. Wade earned 17 years of experience across the energy sector in leadership, operations, business development, sales, marketing, project management, consulting, and field-lab services. The last five years focused on environmental monitoring.

Diana Kaul

Director of Marketing

Diana Kaul

Diana Kaul is our Director of Marketing, responsible for managing content strategy, the Project Canary community, and partner marketing. She plays a crucial role in driving our brand voice across the web, digital platforms, and traditional media.

Before joining Project Canary, Diana worked in marketing and communications, both agency side and in-house, for clients across industries, including energy, technology, healthcare, and agriculture. She earned her BA from New York University and a MA in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Steve Kemp

Senior Director of Customer Success

Steve Kemp

Steve Kemp is responsible for the ongoing success of Project Canary partnerships through consistent value creation and alignment with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) targets and goals. By understanding the unique needs and objectives of each client, region, or industry, he develops mutually beneficial relationships through careful coordination between Customer Success and additional strategic Project Canary experts and teams.

Before joining the company, Steve worked in a variety of field, sales, management, and financial roles for an oilfield services company (OFS) with operations in all major US oil and gas basins. He began his career as an exploration geologist working on precious metal deposits in Central America and the Western US. Steve graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in Geosciences and a minor in Economics.

Alex Ballasiotes

Director of Operations

Alex Ballasiotes

Alex Ballasiotes is Project Canary’s Director of Operations, where he leads and provides cross-functional support for the company’s business analytics & processes, supply chain, and product development & strategy. Alex comes from a background in consulting, where he worked with large corporations on projects ranging from financial M&A in industrial products to process analysis and improvement in Big Tech. He also has experience with VC and PE in the climate tech space and launching an impact investing fund on Chicago’s West Side. He holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and undergraduate degrees in Economics, Management Information Systems, and International Business from the University of Georgia.

Market Development Advisor

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson is the coordinator of Market/Customer Outreach for IES.  In this role Steve provides oversight and coordination to support natural gas transactions and contract structure for Trustwell Certified natural gas.  Steve was instrumental in the early development of this market in his previous job in the northeast region of the US beginning in 2018.

Steve began his career as a Petroleum Engineer in drilling and production offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico for Tenneco Oil Company.  He transitioned through multiple roles of increasing responsibility where he managed term natural gas transactions and coordinated the transition of long term sales agreements under FERC Order 636.  Steve joined Dynegy in 1996 where he served as Vice President of Gas & Power Origination for multiple US regions.  In this role he coordinated long term power capacity, energy sales and derivative structured natural gas transactions.  In 2003 Steve joined Chevron where he served as Vice President of Natural Gas Origination coordinating Chevron’s US natural gas marketing business.  Steve’s most recent role prior to IES was the Director of Origination at Southwestern Energy where he coordinated economic evaluation and execution of term natural gas transactions, including the first ever Trustwell Certified Gas transaction in the US.

Steve has enjoyed being a mentor throughout his career and was nominated and awarded Chevron’s two highest honors, Global Mentor of the Year and Chevron’s Chairman’s Award.  Steve is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and now resides in The Woodlands, TX. 


Principal Engineer

Nathan Eichenlaub

Nathan Eichenlaub is the Lead Software Engineer at Project Canary, responsible for design, architecture, development, and maintenance of all of the company’s software, data acquisition and analytics systems.

He brings more than 10 years of experience working as a software and electrical engineer in the oil & gas, utility and transportation industries, specializing in data visualization and analytics, SCADA system design, and cloud architecture.

Nathan holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.  

Senior Customer Success

Erika Tokarz

Erika Tokarz is responsible for managing customer success through technical support and regulatory compliance assistance.

Erika brings more than 10 years of oil and gas regulatory and environmental experience working for UP Energy/Ultra Petroleum. 

Erika holds a BS in Biomathematics from the University of Scranton and an MS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University.

Senior Environmental Field Technician

Jason Clark

Jason Clark is responsible for the installation and maintenance of operational devices, communication with customer field staff, improving data platform functionality, maintaining midpoint inventory locations, hardware assembly and management of field technicians.

Jason brings over nine years of oilfield experience working with CalFrac Well Services and two other local oilfield service companies.  Jason’s knowledge of energy field operations and crew management expertise are vital to ensuring functioning devices over a wide area.

Max Goff

Certification Engineer

Max Goff

Max brings nearly a decade of upstream oil and gas engineering experience to Project Canary, where he works with the TrustWell team to provide rigor to the certification process.

Before joining Project Canary, he served in various office and field positions with Chesapeake Energy, including the world-class Marcellus Shale asset, which produced over 3.4Bcf/day. Max accomplished key production optimization, well abandonment, annular gas remediation, asset level planning, and logistics projects.

Max holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he won a Rowing National Championship.

Senior Manager Growth & Policy

Charlie Losche

Charlie Losche is responsible for establishing and leading Project Canary’s Customer Success strategy, as well as developing field operations.

Prior to joining Project Canary, Charlie served the Colorado Governor’s office lead transition staffer focused on economic development and workforce. In this role, Charlie coordinated the selection of the Executive Directors for Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment, and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Charlie holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Atmospheric Scientist

Dr. Jonathan Smith

Dr. Smith is an Atmospheric Scientist working on atmospheric stability classification and microscale atmospheric modeling in the Quantification Group at Project Canary.

He has a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Howard University, M.S. in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in Physics from North Carolina A&T State University. 

Dr. Smith’s expertise and peer-reviewed manuscripts involve quantifying tropospheric ozone from biomass burning and lightning-induced nitrogen oxides with the Chemistry version of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF-Chem).  He deployed radiosondes, ozonesondes, and rain gauges in Senegal, Cape Verde, and on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans on NOAA and Navy research ships. 

Dr. Smith was also a Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) gridded product liaison.  In this role, he trained forecasters and product users on how to best use the gridded products in their public warning decision-making and/or research.  All work included extensive analyses of NASA/NOAA satellite product data.

Applied Mathematician

Shyla Kupis

Shyla Kupis is an Applied Mathematician in the Quantification Group at Project Canary. She focuses on the development, implementation, and validation of microscale atmospheric models. Shyla is currently working on her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received her M.S. in Mathematics and Environmental Engineering from Clemson University, and she has a B.S. in Mathematics from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. She is a Fellow with the NSF GRFP and Clemson University’s NRT Resilient Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (RIES) program. Her expertise is in inverse modeling using statistical, deep learning, iterative methods, and different forms of regularization to improve solutions. She has applied these methods to solve multidisciplinary problems in engineering, hydrology, and geophysics. More specifically, she has implemented a novel deep neural network and regularization with wavelets to solve the non-invasive imaging called electrical impedance tomography. She has been involved in projects with the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, Engineers without Borders in Uganda and the Gambia, and many more. 

Certification Project Engineer

Josh Zier

 Josh is a graduate of Montana Tech with over 11 years in the Oil and Gas industry.  HIs career experience centers around drilling activities and project management.  Josh is an avid outdoorsman, with a special affinity for hunting and mountain biking.

Operations Analyst

Kaitlin Cahalane

As an operations analyst, Kaitlin supports the operations team with sales forecasting, market research, and driving data-backed insights for existing customers. 

Kaitlin came to Project Canary with previous experience in the oil and gas industry. While working on the P&A team, she was responsible for conducting analysis on wells that were identified as plugging candidates in order to prevent asset loss. 

Madison Williams
Digital Marketing Assistant Manager

Madison Williams

Madison is responsible for our digital presence, developing and designing digital campaigns, and managing Project Canary’s voice across all digital platforms. She ensures Project Canary’s marketing objectives are met to pursue our net-zero mission through optimization and performance tracking of digital campaigns. Before joining Project Canary, Madison gained SaaS startup experience in the healthcare technology industry and sales experience for a payroll technology platform.

Madison holds a BA in Art from the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Software Development Manager

Kieran Lynn

Kieran is a fullstack software engineer responsible for the design development, and maintenance of Project Canaries various software applications. He has more than 6 years experience working as a software engineer in the Fintech and Cannatech industries, specializing in UI and API development. Kieran holds a BS in Computer Science from Drexel University.

Nick Hansen

Systems Engineering Manager

Nick Hansen

Nick Hansen is a Firmware Engineer at Project Canary. He is responsible for the development, maintenance, and architecture of firmware on the company’s continuous monitoring devices. Nick brings more than five years of experience working as an embedded systems engineer across multiple fields, from consumer electronics to robotic systems. He specializes in C/C++ system architecture, system tests, and refactoring legacy software. Nick holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University.

Junior Certification Engineer

Luna Lee

Luna Lee is part of the TrustWell certification team and works to analyze well pads, equipment, and midstream assets for the certification process.

She worked in the field as a drilling fluids engineer at Halliburton for around 2 years.

Luna holds a BS in Petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Junior Certification Engineer

Shayna Sims

Shayna Sims is a Junior Certification Engineer who analyzes operational data for TrustWell certification at Project Canary. She has worked in well completions and pipeline integrity management and enjoys creating data-driven insights.
Shayna holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering and a certification in Data Analysis & Visualization from The University of Texas at Austin.

Junior Field Technician

Trevor Richmeier

As a Jr Field Technician, Trevor has extensive experience in oil and gas, from working with drill pipe and casing to Class A CDL operations and logistics within the field. Trevor is responsible for maintaining proper operation of the in-field devices. Trevor handles the Colorado Regulatory Summa program, and operations and maintenance in the front range business unit.

Our story

Independent, Reliable, Trusted Energy ESG Data

Increasingly, investors, regulators and communities are expecting companies to do more to mitigate their impact on climate change. Emissions of methane and other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are under heavy scrutiny, since methane is 84 times more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2.

Leading oil and gas producers and utilities need independent data to demonstrate their work to mitigate emissions and reduce the impact of energy development on climate change. Until now, most environmental reporting was based on estimates instead of actual, real-time trusted data.

With so much at stake, estimates are not good enough. Project Canary’s environmental reporting solutions benefit companies by providing them with opportunities to capitalize on new markets for natural gas, generate operational efficiencies, decrease the cost of capital and attract increasingly wary investors.

We are a mission-driven B-Corp dedicated to solving climate change, and we’ll give companies the trusted data they need to join us on our mission.


About Project Canary

Project Canary is the data-driven foundation of the energy ESG marketplace. We accelerate progress to net-zero with continuous monitoring and uncompromising certification technology.

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