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At Project Canary®, we’re working to alter the course of climate change. We believe in the power of science, the importance of transparency and that accurate, independently collected data is critical to driving a clean energy future. Our commitment to these ideals means that our ESG data can be trusted by partners, investors and the general public.


Leadership Team

Chris Romer

Chris Romer

Chris Romer is the CEO of one of the fastest-growing companies in ClimateTech, Project Canary. His history of public service, economics, and leadership in energy have all combined for his role at this Public Benefit Corporation focused on altering the course of climate change.

Chris 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.

He is also a co-founder and senior advisor at Guild Education, Denver’s top unicorn-status SaaS startup. At Guild, Chris helped Fortune 500 companies partner with leading 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.

Chris holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University. He can be found mountain biking in the Colorado mountains or doing yoga in a local studio when he’s not enjoying a Broncos game or spending time with his wife, children, or his grandchildren.

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Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder

Tanya Hendricks

Tanya Hendricks

Tanya Hendricks is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Project Canary. She is responsible for leading all commercial operations, overseeing corporate objectives, and implementing strategic growth strategies. Ms. Hendricks oversees the intersection of the customer and the market, driving environmental performance initiatives for emission-intensive industries. She also oversees Sales and Marketing. Her professional purpose focuses on helping the global population access affordable and reliable energy while the energy sector delivers a better climate profile so populations can thrive.

Before joining Project Canary, Tanya [Andrien] Hendricks was the COO of Enverus. Prior to this, she was a lecturer at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and the associate director of the McCombs Energy Center, where she was responsible for alumni relations, student programming, and business operations. Before working at McCombs, Ms. Hendricks was a director at Duff and Phelps, an international financial advisory firm.

Tanya graduated Magna Cum Laude in economics from Princeton University, and she holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was a Palmer Scholar.

Chief Commercial Officer

William Foiles

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 The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

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Chief Operating Officer
Co-Founder

Ray Mistry

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.

Chief Technology Officer

Tim Romer

Tim Romer

Tim Romer is Project Canary's Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy. He brings over 35 years of experience working in US infrastructure markets to help build critical assets that promote economic growth with a long-standing focus on technology, ESG, and sustainability. Working at the intersection of the private and public sectors, Tim has been an early market leader developing innovative solutions to complex problems with a proven track record of executing a variety of deals and partnerships. Tim brings critical expertise to the Project Canary team with over $75 billion of M&A advisory and financing transactions covering a broad range of assets in transportation, water, power, renewables, social, sustainable, digital, and other sustainable infrastructure sectors.

Before joining Project Canary, Tim worked as a Goldman Sachs Investment Banker and a software company CFO. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School.

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy

Rachael Shayne

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.

Chief Marketing Officer

Penfield Tate III

Penfield Tate III

Penfield Tate III is the Chief Environmental Justice Officer for Project Canary, overseeing environmental justice issues for low-income utility customers. Penfield is focused on refining Project Canary's commitment to the triple-bottom line and how ESG data can be used to drive equity for those who have been disproportionately affected by the actions of others driving climate change.

Before joining Project Canary, Penfield founded his law firm Tate Law. He has over 30 years of experience serving governments in public finance and municipal law and helping people in corporate and business matters and with estate planning.

He previously served as an aide to Denver Mayor Federico Peña and served in the cabinet of former Colorado Governor Roy Romer as Executive Director for the Department of Administration. He has over six years of service in the Colorado General Assembly, four years in the House as the State Representative for District 8, and over two years in the Senate as the State Senator for District 33.

Penfield takes pride in giving back to the community by serving on boards and volunteering. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Sociology and a J.D. from Antioch School of Law. In his spare time, he can be found with his wife and daughter and enjoys watching sporting events, fly fishing, and scuba diving.

Chief Environmental Justice Officer

Miles Tolbert

Miles Tolbert

Miles Tolbert serves as General Counsel for Project Canary. Before joining our team, Miles practiced law extensively in the energy and environment sectors, heading the environmental practice group at Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City and serving as Vice-President and Associate General Counsel at Chesapeake Energy. Before entering the private sector, Miles had a distinguished public career that included service as the Secretary of the Environment for the State of Oklahoma. Miles holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Political Science and Classics from Stanford University.

General Counsel

Jim Scherer

Jim Scherer

Dr. Jim Scherer has over 28 years of postgraduate experience (Ph.D. Berkeley 1994) in basic and applied research in physics, physical chemistry, lasers, chemical sensing, and related technology transfer. His expertise is primarily in developing and commercializing laser-based chemical sensing techniques and instrumentation.
Dr. Scherer has founded and sold three startup companies: Los Gatos Research (ABB acquired) NovaWave Technologies (Thermo acquired), and Aeris Technologies (Project Canary acquired).
He is currently CEO at Aeris Technologies, a Project Canary company, focusing on gas analysis applications in the oil and gas and environmental monitoring sectors.

CEO of Aeris Technology, A Project Canary Company

Chris Romer

Chris Romer

Chris Romer is the CEO of one of the fastest-growing companies in ClimateTech, Project Canary. His history of public service, economics, and leadership in energy have all combined for his role at this Public Benefit Corporation focused on altering the course of climate change.

Chris 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.

He is also a co-founder and senior advisor at Guild Education, Denver’s top unicorn-status SaaS startup. At Guild, Chris helped Fortune 500 companies partner with leading 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.

Chris holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University. He can be found mountain biking in the Colorado mountains or doing yoga in a local studio when he’s not enjoying a Broncos game or spending time with his wife, children, or his grandchildren.

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Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder

Tanya Hendricks

Tanya Hendricks

Tanya Hendricks is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Project Canary. She is responsible for leading all commercial operations, overseeing corporate objectives, and implementing strategic growth strategies. Ms. Hendricks oversees the intersection of the customer and the market, driving environmental performance initiatives for emission-intensive industries. She also oversees Sales and Marketing. Her professional purpose focuses on helping the global population access affordable and reliable energy while the energy sector delivers a better climate profile so populations can thrive.

Before joining Project Canary, Tanya [Andrien] Hendricks was the COO of Enverus. Prior to this, she was a lecturer at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and the associate director of the McCombs Energy Center, where she was responsible for alumni relations, student programming, and business operations. Before working at McCombs, Ms. Hendricks was a director at Duff and Phelps, an international financial advisory firm.

Tanya graduated Magna Cum Laude in economics from Princeton University, and she holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was a Palmer Scholar.

Chief Commercial Officer

William Foiles

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 The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

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Chief Operating Officer
Co-Founder

Ray Mistry

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.

Chief Technology Officer

Tim Romer

Tim Romer

Tim Romer is Project Canary's Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy. He brings over 35 years of experience working in US infrastructure markets to help build critical assets that promote economic growth with a long-standing focus on technology, ESG, and sustainability. Working at the intersection of the private and public sectors, Tim has been an early market leader developing innovative solutions to complex problems with a proven track record of executing a variety of deals and partnerships. Tim brings critical expertise to the Project Canary team with over $75 billion of M&A advisory and financing transactions covering a broad range of assets in transportation, water, power, renewables, social, sustainable, digital, and other sustainable infrastructure sectors.

Before joining Project Canary, Tim worked as a Goldman Sachs Investment Banker and a software company CFO. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School.

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy

Rachael Shayne

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.

Chief Marketing Officer

Penfield Tate III

Penfield Tate III

Penfield Tate III is the Chief Environmental Justice Officer for Project Canary, overseeing environmental justice issues for low-income utility customers. Penfield is focused on refining Project Canary's commitment to the triple-bottom line and how ESG data can be used to drive equity for those who have been disproportionately affected by the actions of others driving climate change.

Before joining Project Canary, Penfield founded his law firm Tate Law. He has over 30 years of experience serving governments in public finance and municipal law and helping people in corporate and business matters and with estate planning.

He previously served as an aide to Denver Mayor Federico Peña and served in the cabinet of former Colorado Governor Roy Romer as Executive Director for the Department of Administration. He has over six years of service in the Colorado General Assembly, four years in the House as the State Representative for District 8, and over two years in the Senate as the State Senator for District 33.

Penfield takes pride in giving back to the community by serving on boards and volunteering. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Sociology and a J.D. from Antioch School of Law. In his spare time, he can be found with his wife and daughter and enjoys watching sporting events, fly fishing, and scuba diving.

Chief Environmental Justice Officer

Miles Tolbert

Miles Tolbert

Miles Tolbert serves as General Counsel for Project Canary. Before joining our team, Miles practiced law extensively in the energy and environment sectors, heading the environmental practice group at Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City and serving as Vice-President and Associate General Counsel at Chesapeake Energy. Before entering the private sector, Miles had a distinguished public career that included service as the Secretary of the Environment for the State of Oklahoma. Miles holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Political Science and Classics from Stanford University.

General Counsel

Jim Scherer

Jim Scherer

Dr. Jim Scherer has over 28 years of postgraduate experience (Ph.D. Berkeley 1994) in basic and applied research in physics, physical chemistry, lasers, chemical sensing, and related technology transfer. His expertise is primarily in developing and commercializing laser-based chemical sensing techniques and instrumentation.
Dr. Scherer has founded and sold three startup companies: Los Gatos Research (ABB acquired) NovaWave Technologies (Thermo acquired), and Aeris Technologies (Project Canary acquired).
He is currently CEO at Aeris Technologies, a Project Canary company, focusing on gas analysis applications in the oil and gas and environmental monitoring sectors.

CEO of Aeris Technology, A Project Canary Company


Executive Team

Caroline Dunn

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.

VP of Product, Innovation

Brian Miller

Brian Miller

A 30-year energy sector veteran, Brian is responsible for developing markets for Project Canary and our customers. Brian leads our state and federal public policy development programs, which seek to enable and expand markets for differentiated energy products, both domestically and abroad. Brian also plays a lead role in assisting our customers across the energy supply chain, by developing comprehensive solutions that align with their business, operational and environmental objectives.

Brian’s energy sector and government experience includes Noble Energy (now Chevron), BP, and the US House of Representatives. Throughout his career he has worked at the intersection of business and policy development, enabling win-win solutions that encourage energy production, environmental protection, and economic prosperity.

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

Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Growth

Michael Oh

Michael Oh

Michael Oh is the VP of People & Culture at Project Canary, responsible for recruiting, onboarding, DEI, culture engagement, performance management, organizational design, total rewards, and learning and development.

He brings 17 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 non-profit.

In his spare time, he consults individuals and organizations regarding career development and meditation coaching. and is an Ambassador Council of TEDxMileHigh, and an Advisory Committee at CU Boulder.

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

VP of People & Culture

Colin Routledge

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.

VP of Finance

Jessie Schiavone

Jessie Schiavone

Jessie Schiavone is Head of Utilities, responsible for helping utilities achieve their gas pipeline safety- and climate-related ESG goals. She believes the future power grid (and the future of our planet) will require proven, tech-enabled decarbonization. Measured and verified impact. Not estimates. She joined Project Canary to help utilities embrace the use of real time monitoring and leak detection in order to meet the demands from PUCs and legislators for increased environmental stewardship and ESG reporting.

Before joining our team, Jessie spent 15 years in the gas and electric utility sector, leading teams deploying hardware, software and SaaS tech to drive energy efficiency and operational improvements for many of the largest utilities in the US. As a seasoned startup executive, she has expertise in all major business areas - technical and strategic sales, delivery, product development, finance and customer success.

Jessie holds a BS (with Honors) from the US Naval Academy, an MBA (with High Honors) from Boston University, and an executive certificate from MIT in Artificial Intelligence & Business Strategy.

Head of Utilities

Masoud Sharifi

Masoud Sharifi

Masoud Sharifi is the VP of Technology, responsible for the technology roadmap and implementation at Project Canary. Masoud launched his career as co-founder of a startup company and has since worked in several small to large-sized companies in varying capacities from a software engineer and platform architect to a technology leader. Most recently, he worked for Schwab Charitable, a non-profit organization that streamlines charitable giving in the U.S.

Masoud brings over 20 years of experience in designing, building, and leading enterprise software solutions. In addition, Masoud has a background in Software Engineering and Algorithms and holds a degree from the University of Colorado in Computer Science and Engineering.

VP of Technology

Adam Smoot

Adam Smoot

Adam Smoot is the Vice President of Customer Success, responsible for providing cross-functional support across the company to drive usage and adoption of Project Canary's technology and deliver customer value.

Before joining our team, Adam worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and GE in customer facing and program management roles. Adam started his career in the U.S. Army, where he served as a helicopter pilot for eight years.

Adam holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business and a B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

VP of Customer Success

Elizabeth Stolpe

Elizabeth Stolpe

Elizabeth Stolpe is the VP, US and International Government Affairs, responsible for leading Project Canary's strategic engagements with international and US federal governments, legislatures, and associated stakeholders.

Elizabeth brings over 30 years of experience, previously serving in the White House, at Royal Dutch Shell, and most recently working with the Bipartisan Policy Center.

VP, US and International Government Affairs

Josh Zier

Josh Zier

Josh Zier is the Head of Certifications for Project Canary. He is responsible for leading and executing the development and evolution of Project Canary's TrustWell Certification and Midstream Certification programs and accompanying verified attributes. He is passionate about driving data-driven solutions to reach net-zero goals--this passion resonates through the projects he leads within Project Canary.

Josh has over 11 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, where his experience has focused on drilling activities and project management. Prior to Project Canary, Josh worked as the lead environmental engineer for International Environmental Standards PBC, an independent ratings, analytics, and certification company in the energy industry. Before this, he worked as a field drilling engineer for Hess Corporation, an American global independent energy company involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

Josh graduated from Montana Technological University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He spends as much of his free time as he can outdoors, hunting and mountain biking.

Head of Certifications


Board of Directors

Jeffrey Harris

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.

Denise M. O’Leary

Denise M. O’Leary

Ms. O’Leary has been a private venture capital investor and a corporate director since 1996. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Medtronic, Inc., US Airways Group, Inc., and Calpine Corporation, where she currently chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee. She was previously the Chair of the Audit Committee at both Medtronic and USAir. She has also served on the boards of ALZA Corporation, Chiron Corporation, Del Monte Foods Company and numerous private companies.

O’Leary was elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Denver in early 2013 and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation as well as the Board of Directors of The Denver Foundation and the Corporation for Supportive Housing, where she recently stepped down as Chair. She previously was a member of the Board of Directors of Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where she served as Chair of the Board, and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She was a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees for 15 years, during which time she was Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Committee on the Medical Center. She was a member of the Presidential Search Committee at Stanford in 2000 and was awarded the Stanford Medal for distinguished volunteer leadership in 2008.

A graduate of Stanford University (BS, Industrial Engineering) and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA), O’Leary was a General Partner at Menlo Ventures in Menlo Park, CA for 15 years.

Max Wolff

Max Wolff

Max Wolff is a Principal on the investment team at Insight Partners, a global software-focused private equity and venture capital firm with $90B in assets under management. Insight specializes in helping emerging technology leaders scale up and build long-term sustainable businesses.

Max joined Insight in 2014 and has made investments into 20+ high-growth technology companies like Commercetools, Pipedrive, Workato, Devo, Sysdig, and Aviatrix. Prior to joining Insight, Max started an education technology company and worked at Oppenheimer and Co.

Max graduated summa cum laude from the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, with a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in International Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jane Woodward

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.


Advisory Board

Lord John Browne

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.

Dr. Kenneth Carlson, Ph.D

Dr. Kenneth Carlson, Ph.D

Dr. Kenneth Carlson is the Director of the Center for Energy Water Sustainability (CEWS) and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He has over 30 years of experience in addressing water related issues; especially optimizing the synergies between water and energy and has championed efforts to increase the sustainability of water use in the oil and gas industry for over 10 years.

CEWS employs scientists, engineers and researchers working on various energy-water sustainability initiatives. Past initiatives have included optimizing water transportation systems, reducing the cost of produced water recycle treatment technologies, researching the viability of various beneficial reuse opportunities and policy limitations, a first of its kind public facing real-time continuous ground water monitoring framework in oil and gas fields, and GIS-based Decision Support Tool development for managing water and wastewater in spatially diverse oil and gas operations. On-going efforts include developing and deploying industry’s first standardized freshwater reporting framework and metrics that would assess and certify oil and gas operators on their water stewardship program and thereby enable and encourage operator efforts towards freshwater stewardship, an important component of a responsibly sourced gas (RSG) certification program. Dr. Carlson has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Jory Caulkins

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.

Carrie Hudak

Carrie Hudak

Ms. Hudak joined our Board in October 2019. Ms. Hudak served as Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s Vice President, DJ Basin Development, from May 2017 to September 2019. Before that, Ms. Hudak served in various management positions at Anadarko, including General Manager, DJ Basin Development and Execution from March 2016 to May 2017, and Director, Rockies Business Development from November 2014 to March 2016. Ms. Hudak previously served the non-profit organization, Coloradoans for Responsible Energy Development as its Chairperson from 2018 to 2019 and as a Board Member from 2017 to 2018. Ms. Hudak also served as Treasurer and Executive Board Member for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association from 2017 to 2019. Ms. Hudak received her Master’s Degree in Geology from Duke University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Miami University.

Dan Kelly

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.

Anthony Kinslow II, Ph.D

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.

Pier LaFarge

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.

C. Michael Ming

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.

Mr. Ming is co-chair of Project Canary's Science Advisory Council.

Bill Ritter

Bill Ritter

Governor Bill Ritter was elected Colorado's 41st governor in 2006 and was the District Attorney of Denver from 1993-2005.  During his four-year term as Governor, Ritter established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. After leaving the Governor’s Office, Ritter founded the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, which works with state and federal policymakers to create clean energy policy throughout the country.  Governor Ritter has authored a book that was published in 2016 entitled, Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution.

Governor Ritter was formerly the chair of the Board of Directors of the Energy Foundation and currently serves on the board of The Climate Group American and the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy.  Ritter is a member of Blackhorn Venture Capital and serves as an advisor to Green Alpha and Millennium Bridge, among others.  Ritter earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado State University (1978) and his law degree from the University of Colorado (1981). With his wife Jeannie, he operated a food distribution and nutrition center in Zambia. He then served as Denver’s district attorney from 1993 to January 2005.

Dr. Anna Scott, Ph.D

Dr. Anna Scott, Ph.D

Dr. Anna Scott is an atmospheric scientist, an entrepreneur, co-founder of Project Canary and Co-Chair of our Science Advisory Council.

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.

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Tom Tyree

Tom Tyree

Mr. Tyree serves as Chairman of Northwoods Energy, which he founded in January 2018 with members of Apollo Global Management. Northwoods owns and operates oil and gas properties in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.

Mr. Tyree also serves as a director of Antero Resources and was a director of Bonanza Creek Energy from 2017-2020.

Until recently, Mr. Tyree was Chief Executive Officer of Extraction Oil & Gas, where he led the company's restructuring and strategic efforts, which culminated in several merger transactions and the formation of Civitas Resources.

Prior to Extraction, Mr. Tyree was co-founder, president, chief financial officer and director of Vantage Energy, a private equity-backed exploration and production company which was sold to Rice Energy (now EQT Corporation) for $2.7 billion in late 2016.

From 2003-2006, Mr. Tyree served as Chief Financial Officer of Bill Barrett Corporation, leading its initial public offering in 2004. Prior to Bill Barrett, from 1989-2003, he was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co., serving as Managing Director in the Energy Group.

Mr. Tyree holds a B.A. from Colgate University, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, and he earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Tyree has been married for 30 years and has three adult children. He enjoys skiing, golf, and time with family and friends.

Dr. Mark D. Zoback

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.

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