MEET THE BLUESOURCE TEAM

Aaron Paul Director, Forest Carbon Origination |  Seattle, Washington

Alexis Rogers Office Manager, Bluesource Canada |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Amy Zell Manager, Carbon Solutions |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ben Massie Vice President of Environmental Markets |  Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ben Parkhurst Director, Technical Services |  San Francisco, California

Bill Townsend Chairman/Chief Strategy Officer |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Cakey Worthington Director of Implementation |  San Francisco, California

Chris Lord Business Unit Leader, Bluesource Solar |  Washington, DC

Coby Price Corporate Counsel |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Emily Six Marketing Specialist |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Eric Townsend CEO |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Ian Hash Forest Carbon Analyst |  Seattle, Washington

Isaac Smith Carbon Solutions Analyst |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jamie MacKinnon Vice President, Environmental Solutions |  Ontario, Eastern Canada

Jennifer Rausch Accounting Specialist |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Jennifer Stirling Controller |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Jessica Stalberger Office Manager |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Jonathan Smith Senior Director, Sourcing and Sales |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Josh Clark Director, Forest Carbon Modeling |  San Francisco, California

Josh Strauss VP |  San Francisco, California

Justin Friesen Carbon Solutions Analyst |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Justin Tao Methane Reduction Analyst |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kelsey Locke Manager, Methane Program |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kevin Townsend Chief Commercial Officer |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Liz Lott Director, Forest Carbon Projects |  San Francisco, California

Lizzie Aldrich Vice President of Business Development |  Truckee, California

Matt Harmer VP & General Counsel |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Megan McKinley Forest Carbon Solutions Analyst |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Roger Williams President |  San Francisco, California

Sarah Johnson Director of RNG Projects |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Tooraj Moulai Director, Engineering and Technical Services |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Waheed Zaman Methane Reductions Analyst |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Will Overly VP, Carbon Projects |  Salt Lake City, Utah

Yvan Champagne President, Bluesource Methane |  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Aaron
Paul
Director, Forest Carbon Origination

Seattle, Washington

Meet Aaron.

Aaron joined Bluesource in 2019 to lead forest carbon transactions across north America. As director of Forest Carbon Origination, Aaron works with timberland managers to realize new revenue streams from voluntary and compliance credit sales that augment traditional timber, real estate, and recreational business lines. He particularly enjoys the firm's versatility across different carbon markets. It allows Bluesource to craft the carbon project to the land owner's needs while most developers mold the land owner to the market's needs.

Prior to Bluesource, Aaron served as the Director of Conservation Investments for the Nature Conservancy in the Pacific Northwest for four years. There, he managed a 75,000 acre portfolio of FSC certified timberland and oversaw all acquisitions and dispositions. He also led the chapter's innovative finance group and negotiated eight figure water rights, timberland, and forest restoration transactions. Prior to TNC, Aaron led Tilson's Energy and Broadband consulting group where he advised on biomass energy and telecommunications developments worth $1.1 billion. He started his career as a management consultant at BayFirst Solutions serving the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies.

Aaron holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management, a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry, and a BA in History from Reed College.

Alexis
Rogers
Office Manager, Bluesource Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Alexis.

As the Office Administrator in Calgary, Alexis is responsible for organization of the office, event planning and the distribution of information. She supports the technical teams by directing inquiries, managing the office equipment, overseeing the office IT, and providing admin support for consulting projects across Canada. Additionally, Alexis is responsible for tracking device installations for Bluesource’s Methane Program.

Alexis has a background in accounting and payroll administration. In her free time, she enjoys photographing wildlife and flowers, rafting down the Bow River, and spending lots of time in the kitchen being creative.

Amy
Zell
Manager, Carbon Solutions

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Amy.

Amy joined the Bluesource Canada team in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary. Amy is part of the technical team, supporting companies in managing their greenhouse gas portfolios by delivering quantification and reporting services for offset projects. Her project scope includes engine fuel management, ozone depleting substances, acid gas injection and enhanced oil recovery.

Amy brings project management and engineering knowledge to Bluesource through her experience at various oil and gas companies in Calgary. She supported the complete lifecycle of major projects as a project engineer, including five months of field experience during construction. Amy is registered as an Engineer in Training with APEGA.

Ben
Massie
Vice President of Environmental Markets

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Meet Ben.

As Vice President of Environmental Markets, Ben is responsible for identifying and acquiring high quality environmental instruments that meet the needs of Bluesource’s clients. These include voluntary international carbon credits, US renewable energy credits, and international renewable energy credits. Ben also works with projects and standards assessing the quantification of sustainable development impacts.

Prior to joining Bluesource, Ben led US sourcing activities and several project development activities for a voluntary market environmental instrument retailer. He spent several years in sustainability and decision-making consulting, and started his career working in the environmental and carbon offset groups for a major US energy company.

When not at work. Ben enjoys basketball (both playing and watching), getting outside to fish and snowboard, and spending time with his wife and their children. Ben holds a BS in Environmental Management from Indiana University and a MS in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan.

Ben
Parkhurst
Director, Technical Services

San Francisco, California

Meet Ben.

Ben Parkhurst leads the technical aspects of many projects for Blue Source, providing quantitative analysis of carbon and environmental benefits through every stage of project evaluation, implementation, validation, verification, and monitoring. Ben’s technical expertise includes inventory/ sampling design, carbon stock estimation, habitat quantification, growth and yield modeling, map development, GIS analysis, and remote sensing. He is responsible for mapping, classifying, and stratifying project areas with ArcGIS; analyzing and summarizing inventory data; modeling future scenarios; analyzing the environmental and financial costs and benefits of different scenarios; and using optimization software to maximize environmental benefits and revenues. He is proficient with many geospatial, statistical, and forest modeling software packages including ArcGIS, ENVI, Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS), STATA, R, Excel, Access, and others. Ben obtained his Master’s Degrees in Forestry (MF) and Environmental Management (MEM) at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, a Society of American Foresters-accredited master’s program.

Bill
Townsend
Chairman / Chief Strategy Officer

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Bill.

As CSO, Bill leads the Company in fulfilling its Vision and Mission through execution of the Company’s Strategic Plan. In addition, Bill is responsible for leadership and resource development. As Chairman of the Board of Bluesource and co-founder of the Company, Bill leads and resources the Board.

Bill is the founder or co-founder of 27 companies in energy, chemicals, publishing, consulting, finance and environment. Through a privately-held investment fund, 17 other start-ups in the not-for and for profit space of faith, culture and character have been launched or nourished.

“There are elements in my life that continue to stun me with their beauty and hope: deep friendships and long lived loves, hard fought and lost battles, the mystery of faith, undiscovered kindness and divine mercy and grace.”

Cakey
Worthington
Director of Implementation

San Francisco, California

Meet Cakey.

Cakey Worthington is a Forest Carbon Specialist working to identify, contract, and develop new carbon projects for Bluesource’s forestry team. Cakey coordinates project timelines and manages carbon and financial analyses through every project stage, from evaluation to monitoring. She liaises communication and decision-making between regulatory bodies (registries and California ARB), verification teams, field crews, landowners, and legal counsel. She also oversees the forest carbon inventory and verification process including development of inventory methodology, securing and managing third-party contractors, training field crews on site, processing data for analysis, and developing site prescriptions.

Prior to Bluesource, Cakey worked in various roles both in forest conservation and ecosystem service markets. This includes projects on forest carbon, mitigation banking, conservation easements, longleaf pine restoration, prescribed burning, and habitat protection. Cakey holds a BS in Biology from Davidson College as well as a Master of Environmental Management and Master of Forestry (SAF Accredited) from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Cakey is also an SAF Candidate Certified Forester.

Chris
Lord
Business Unit Leader, Bluesource Solar

Washington, DC

Meet Chris.

As the Business Unit Leader of Bluesource Renewables L3C, Chris’s responsibilities include developing growth strategies, identifying new markets and new product opportunities, managing profit and loss, as well as managing and overseeing the Unit’s team.

Chris brings over twenty-five years of energy and environmental experience to Bluesource, including nearly fifteen years of pioneering work in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and structured energy financing. He has nearly 20 years of experience financing energy projects (both fossil and renewables), private equity placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Over his career, Mr. Lord has closed several billion dollars in debt and equity transactions in American financial markets.

Chris has served as General Counsel for both publicly and privately traded companies and held executive roles for business affairs including business development and operational support. Additionally, he has managed large, cross-functional teams in complex transactions and business operations.

Chris holds a JD from Cornell University School of Law and a BA from Reed College.

Coby
Price
Corporate Counsel

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Coby.

As Corporate Counsel at Bluesource, Coby brings experience in business litigation and corporate transactions to Bluesource’s legal department. He assists Bluesource’s General Counsel with numerous transactions relating to the development and sale of greenhouse gas offsets and the development and financing of carbon, methane, and forestry management projects. Coby studied law at Arizona State University where he, among other things, was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated in the Lisa Foundation Patent and Trademark Clinic. He boasts a technical background with a degree in Biology from the University of Utah.

Coby was raised in rural Utah and Arizona and believes in the importance of responsible conservation of our environment. Away from the office, Coby likes to spend time with his wife and kids while staying active and enjoying the great outdoors. He enjoys competing in sports of all kinds as a way to reduce stress and stay fit.

Emily
Six
Marketing Specialist

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Emily.

As Marketing Specialist for Bluesource, Emily collaborates with the team to provide internal and external content and communications. Emily conducts market research and creates strategic marketing plans to facilitate in outreach and business development. Spearheading the implementation and development of communication materials, she works to create accessible, approachable, and educational content that can be used to inform clients and lead to environmental action.

Emily joins the Bluesource team from the nonprofit sector and currently sits on the board of a local afterschool organization. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from Texas A&M University, graduating with University, Liberal Arts, and Psychology honors. She is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. In her free time, Emily enjoys a good cup of coffee and adventure with her husband. She is eternally curious about cultivating house plants and hopes to one day become a successful green thumb.

Eric
Townsend
Chief Executive Officer

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Eric.

Serving as its CEO, Eric Townsend joined Blue Source in 2007 and is based in the outdoor playground of Salt Lake City, Utah. Eric directs a range of Company activities including corporate strategy and implementation, finance and operations, and leads Blue Source's mine methane destruction business. Prior to joining Bluesource, Eric was President of Landvoice Corporation and has held multiple roles at University Venture Funds and Morgan Stanley.

Eric believes in the Biblical concept of responsible stewardship of the earth, including the repair and restoration of our climate, physical environment and natural resources. Whether it be paragliding, climbing in the mountains, leading whitewater trips or just flying a kite with his daughter, experiencing the outdoor wonders of our world reinforces Eric’s commitment to working for the preservation of our wild places and making Bluesource a material contributor in our global climate-recovery efforts.

Eric received an MBA from the University of Utah and a BS in Sales Management from Purdue University.

Ian
Hash
Forest Carbon Analyst

Seattle, Washington

Meet Ian.

Ian Hash is a Forest Carbon Specialist with Bluesource. He supports the Forestry team in its efforts to identify, evaluate, develop, and monitor forest carbon projects. Ian conducts geospatial analysis, financial analysis, models and projects forest growth, and assists in the coordination and implementation of forest carbon inventory for Bluesource Forestry projects. He also works with third-party contractors and vendors and coordinates and oversees all associated fieldwork.

Prior to working at Bluesource, Ian worked with various state and federal agencies including the US Forest Service and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to improve forest management techniques. He served as an Agro-Forestry Advisor in the United States Peace Corps – Jamaica, assisting in grassroots farming and forestry initiatives. He has further experience in the tech industry, supporting operations for large scale data acquisition and processing efforts. Ian holds a BS in Environmental Science and Resource Management and a Master of Forest Resources – Peace Corps Master’s International (SAF Accredited) degree from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. In his free time, Ian enjoys surfing, basketball and the outdoors.

Isaac
Smith
Carbon Solutions Analyst

Seattle, Washington

Meet Isaac.

Isaac joined Blusource in 2019 as a Carbon Solutions Analyst, where he is part of the technical team helping companies develop carbon offset credits through quantification and reporting services. He has worked on projects including waste heat recovery, agriculture, and energy generation from biomass, and is excited to learn more about the world of offset projects.

Prior to joining Bluesource, Isaac completed a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary. He has also worked as a research assistant and with ATCO Gas where he managed upgrades and expansions to the distribution network as well as assisting cities with key infrastructure projects. Outside of work, Isaac is an avid hockey player, hiker, and aspiring comic.

Jamie
MacKinnon
Vice President, Environmental Solutions

Ontario, Eastern Canada

Meet Jamie.

As Vice President, Environmental Solutions, Jamie leads Bluesource’s project sourcing and policy work for Canada. Jamie works with proponents of GHG reduction and renewable fuel and electricity projects across the country to help leverage the diverse range of carbon offset, low carbon fuel standard, and renewable energy certificate markets. He brings a strong track record as a catalyst of significant project investment in Renewable Natural Gas, forest carbon sequestration, waste-to-energy, programmatic fuel switching, renewable power generation, energy efficiency, and methane capture across diverse sectors of the economy. He has worked in the carbon market since 2002 within the oil & gas, consumer packaged goods, and carbon offset development sectors and has a deep technical, financial, policy, and strategic skill set in this area.

Prior to joining Bluesource, Jamie worked at Repsol in Madrid, Spain where he managed a Climate Change Unit. His responsibilities included: Managing compliance in carbon markets for the group of refineries and petrochemical plants; originating a large portfolio of international offsets from 3rd parties and within the companies’ upstream and downstream operations around the world; developing GHG reduction protocols; advocating for smart carbon and clean energy policy choices, trading carbon; and risk management in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. In this role, Jamie structured pioneering trades in the carbon market, developed first-of-their-kind offset projects; generated significant value in offset credits; and co-authored a Clean Development Mechanism methodology.

More recently, Jamie worked for Molson Coors in Canada and managed environmental sustainability for global operations. In this role, he played a key part for the Ontario brewing sector in securing a product-based benchmark for allocation of allowances in the provinces new cap-and-trade program and helping Molson Coors and other companies prepare for participation in a carbon market. He also chaired the Energy & Climate Change Working Group of the global Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable and led efforts to broker a sector-wide agreement on climate change.

Jamie holds a Masters of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School and a B.Comm in Economics and Finance from the University of Guelph.

Jennifer
Rausch
Accounting Specialist

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Jennifer.

As an Accounting Specialist, Jennifer helps the Accounting Department manage the day-to-day financials for Bluesource’s US and Canadian offices. She works closely with the Controller and the CFO to handle accounts payable and receivable, process and record transactions, and assist in preparing necessary financial reports.

Prior to joining Bluesource, Jennifer was the Senior Accountant for Upwell Health. She worked with the lead generation and marketing teams to provide ad hoc reports to the Finance Department. She was also a Staff Accountant for Steward Healthcare, providing all revenue and accounting information for over 95 medical clinics.

Jennifer holds a BS in Business Administration and Accounting from Columbia College of Missouri and an AS in Accounting and Business/Management from LDS Business College. Jennifer was a leader in the Girl Scouts of Utah for 8 years and has volunteered for 18 years in the Boy Scouts of America. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys camping with her family, hiking and exploring the surrounding National Parks.

Jennifer
Stirling
Controller

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Jennifer.

As the Controller of Blue Source, LLC, Jennifer is responsible for complete and accurate monthly financial statements for both the US and Canadian companies. She has been with Blue Source for more than 10 years and has over 15 years of accounting experience. Jennifer supports the CEO and senior management by leading day to day accounting procedures. She also prepares consolidated monthly financials, prepares and assists with the annual financial audit, and prepares US and Canadian taxes for finalization. Prior to joining Blue Source, Jennifer was the Revenue Accountant for Tandem Labs, a bioanalytical and immunoanalytical contract research organization. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys cooking for her family, camping with her husband and two sons, playing with her three dogs, and crafting with her friends.

Jessica
Stalberger
Office Manager

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Jessica.

As Bluesource’s Office Manager, Jessica oversees the company’s IT, website and office systems. She also assists with contract management, supports Bluesource’s marketing and business development efforts and provides technical writing support. In addition, she is responsible for the tracking and reporting of Bluesource’s annual emissions.

Prior to joining Bluesource, Jessica worked as a project manager and public involvement specialist. Her work spanned land-use planning, transportation and environmental mitigation projects. She specialized in facilitating steering and advisory committees, stakeholder communications and development of public involvement outreach materials in both the public and private sectors.

Jessica holds a B.A. in Public Administration from Washington State University and is an alumni of Leadership Clark County in Clark County, Washington. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, skiing and recreating in the great outdoors with her husband and three kids. She also enjoys sewing and designs and makes her own line of accessory goods.

Jonathan
Smith
Senior Director, Sourcing and Sales

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Jonathan.

As Senior Director of Sourcing and Sales, Jonathan is responsible for the marketing and sales of offsets across the Canadian carbon markets, including both the British Columbia and Alberta compliance markets, and voluntary markets throughout Canada. In addition to the development of transactions, Jonathan also leads most of the Canadian sourcing opportunities, including both compliance and voluntary opportunities.

Jonathan believes in living an environmentally responsible lifestyle and strives to live true to this belief through reducing his family’s impact on the environment. Be it through skiing, running, biking, camping or fishing, Jonathan tries to enjoy his local surroundings and landscape as much as possible, while encouraging his wife, daughter, and friends to do the same.

Jonathan holds a BBA in Finance and Economics from Bishop’s University, a Bachelor of Applied Petroleum Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and a Master of Resource and Environmental Management from Dalhousie University.

Josh
Clark
Director, Forest Carbon Modeling

San Francisco, California

Meet Josh.

Josh Clark's primary role is to develop and implement optimized carbon models for forest offset projects. His work includes creating models that balance environmental benefits and timber revenues. He also implements process improvements that streamline business workflows.

Josh's technical background includes extensive experience with geospatial, statistical, forest modeling, and harvest scheduling software. Examples include ArcGIS, ENVI, Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS), R, Python, Excel, Access, SQL, Patchworks, Woodstock, and others. Josh’s educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a PhD in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional and Professional Engineer.

Prior to Bluesource, Josh’s work experience includes positions with the Oregon Department of Forestry, academia, and the semiconductor industry. His work background includes roles as harvest schedule modeler, business team leader, project manager, forest biomass researcher, process engineer, and university instructor. In his free time, Josh enjoys running, volunteering, and spending time with his family.

Josh
Strauss
Vice President

San Francisco, California

Meet Josh.

Joshua Strauss is a forest carbon specialist whose primary responsibilities consist of the sourcing, analysis, and development of Improved Forest Management, Afforestation, and Avoided Conversion carbon offset projects. Joshua manages Blue Source’s forest project implementation team, overseeing all aspects of project development, from initial contracting to the ultimate issuance of offset credits. Throughout this process Joshua liaises with clients, directs Blue Source’s technical staff, supervises third party contractors, and coordinates with carbon registry administrators. Joshua is experienced in forest mensuration and geospatial analysis, has a degree accredited by the Society of American Foresters, and has passed the CA Air Resources Board’s Forest Verifier examination. A Doris Duke Conservation Fellow and Tinker Foundation Grant recipient, Joshua holds a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara and Master’s degrees in Forestry and Environmental Management from Duke University.

Justin
Friesen
Carbon Solutions Analyst

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Justin.

Justin joined the Bluesource Calgary team in May 2018, after completing his Bachelors of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Justin is part of the technical team, supporting companies in managing their GHG portfolios by delivering quantification and reporting services for offset projects. His project scope includes composting, anaerobic digesters, HFC recycling and advanced refrigeration systems.

Justin brings experience in anaerobic digester design and management to Bluesource through his experience in the Biological Solutions Laboratory at UBC Okanagan. While studying, he took courses pertaining to solid waste management, landfill design, as well as wastewater treatment technologies. Prior to joining Bluesource, he worked at ATCO Gas; where he managed natural gas regulator station installation and upgrades, as well as designing distribution systems. Justin is registering as an Engineer in Training with APEGA and holds a degree in Civil Engineer from UBC.

Justin
Tao
Methane Reduction Analyst

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Justin.

Justin Tao joined the Bluesource Methane team in August 2019 as a Methane Reduction Analyst. Prior to joining Bluesource, Justin’s background consists of a BSc degree in chemical engineering with 2 years of additional experience in business both obtained at the University of Calgary. Utilizing the knowledge and experiences gained from his education, Justin is responsible for supporting technical projects that focus on generating GHG reductions in the oil and gas sector. Additionally, Justin supports other areas of professional consulting services including business development, client and project management.

Justin developed a passion for engineering during his internship with Imperial Oil at the Sarnia Site integrated refinery and petrochemicals plant. As a Junior Technical Contact Engineer, he supported the Technical Contacts with troubleshooting unit constraints as well as optimizing performance in key areas to produce products in a safe, reliable, and energy efficient manner at the lowest possible cost. As Justin worked in both an office and field environment, he obtained a clearer, overall picture of how the oil and gas industry affects people around the world in addition to the impact made on the environment. Combined with his passion to make a difference in the world, he aspires to contribute to the Bluesource vision of improving the world by improving the environment. During his free time, Justin enjoys volunteering, staying active and travelling the world.

Kelsey
Locke
Manager, Methane Program

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Kelsey.

As Manager of the Methane Program in Calgary, Kelsey oversees the technical team responsible for the creation of carbon offsets associated with the Bluesource Methane Reduction Program. The Program contains 3,500 low-venting pneumatic controllers designed to reduce natural gas venting in Alberta’s oil and gas industry. Kelsey works with oil and gas producers to reduce their methane footprint and become compliant with provincial and federal methane regulations. Kelsey assisted with the technical development of the Program during its infancy, and now manages producers and operators, coordinates field visits and data collection, and oversees the quantification and verification processes for the projects.

Previously, Kelsey supported various carbon offset projects at Bluesource, including wind, energy efficiency, biomass, acid gas injection, and engine fuel management. She also brings oil and gas field experience to Bluesource from her time as an Environmental Consultant, where she conducted environmental site assessments, reclamation and remediation activities across Alberta.

Kelsey earned an Honors Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences degree from the University of Lethbridge, and a Master of Climate Change degree from the University of Waterloo. She is registered as an Agrologist in training with the AIA, and an Environmental Professional in training with Eco-Canada.

Kevin
Townsend
Chief Commercial Officer

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Kevin.

As Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin leads Bluesource's sales and marketing efforts through development of strategic marketing initiatives. His responsibilities include structuring offset purchases and designing environmental attribute portfolios for a wide array of buyer types. Kevin also devotes time to expanding the project portfolio through sourcing efforts in the wastewater treatment, organic digestion and industrial gas sectors.

Adventures in faith and the great outdoors alongside family and friends are Kevin’s heartbeat.  These deep passions, rooted in the Bible, overlap and manifest themselves through relationships, backcountry skiing, exploring economic solutions to poverty, mountain biking, serving, climbing and kayaking to name a few.  Kevin believes we have a responsibility to care for the earth and its inhabitants, fueling his excitement for environmental markets and the global impact they are having on current and future generations.

Kevin holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Westminster College.

Liz
Lott
Director, Forest Carbon Projects

San Francisco, California

Meet Liz.

Liz Lott is a forest carbon specialist working to implement carbon projects with the forestry team in the San Francisco office. Liz is proficient in conducting financial feasibility and carbon volume assessments, data management, soil analyses, and modeling forest growth and yield. Additionally, as a part of Blue Source’s technical services and project development team, she conducts due diligence, leads on spatial modelling, and evaluates forest inventory data from forests across the United States and Canada. Prior to working at Blue Source, Liz worked at The Nature Conservancy to build support and capacity for the Arizona chapter, and has further experience working with land trusts to promote sustainable forest management activities and quantifying environmental services. Liz holds a BS in Biology & History from Furman University as well as a Master of Environmental Management and Master of Forestry from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Lizzie
Aldrich
Vice President of Business Development

Truckee, California

Meet Lizzie.

As Vice President of Business Development, Lizzie identifies and acquires new clients in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and renewable natural gas markets. She also leads the voluntary offset sales efforts where she identifies buyers, develops marketing materials, and negotiates sales’ agreements. Lizzie has been in the field of renewable energy and carbon markets since 2004. Prior to her work at Bluesource, she founded Lokey Carbon Concepts, LLC to help businesses thrive in a carbon-constrained world. She has also been a Senior Consultant at Camco Clean Energy and worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Rocky Mountain Institute. Her articles on carbon markets have been published as 20 peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters, and a book with Routledge on renewable energy development in Latin America. Lizzie has her B.A. from Middlebury College where she majored in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies and was a National Science Foundation Fellow while she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. In her free time, Lizzie enjoys exploring the mountains and rivers of the Sierra Nevadas on her mountain bike, skis, paddleboard, and kayak.

Matt
Harmer
Vice President & General Counsel

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Matt.

As Vice President & General Counsel, Matt brings to Bluesource his broad experience in transactional, financing, litigation, securities, and other matters, including private equity investments, lines of credit, fund formation, and “going private” transactions with valuations up to $350 million. As general counsel, Matt spearheaded a number of strategic initiatives and assisted with numerous transactions relating to the development and sale of greenhouse gas offsets and the development and financing of carbon and methane management projects.

Matt is a former shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, one of the Intermountain West’s oldest and most respected law firms, and has extensive in-house experience with both public and private companies including Tabula Rasa Partners, Sony Electronics Inc., 1-800 CONTACTS and Iomega Corporation. He is admitted to practice in both Utah and California.

Megan
McKinley
Forest Carbon Solutions Analyst

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Megan.

Megan works in the Calgary office as a Forest Carbon Solutions Analyst. She splits her time between the Canadian and U.S. forestry teams working on carbon assessments on forestlands in both countries. Additionally, she aids in the development of forest carbon protocols. Megan brings previous experience in silviculture to her role at Bluesource, where she oversaw the development, growth, and health of forestlands.

Megan possesses a Bachelor of Science with Medical Chemistry Honors, and a Master of Forestry from the University of New Brunswick. She is currently working towards becoming a registered Professional Forester.

Megan grew up in New Brunswick and when she isn’t working, enjoys competing professionally in lumberjack competitions.

Roger
Williams
President

San Francisco, California

Meet Roger.

As President, Roger’s responsibilities include corporate strategy, development of new business lines, and managing the identification and development of projects that create environmental benefits. He is a pioneer in environmental market design and implementation, environmental finance and is a frequent speaker and advisor on these topics.

Prior to joining Bluesource, Roger held management and business development positions at World Water & Power Corp., Kirell Energy Systems, ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection Campaign and Cantor CO2e. He also served as Chairman of the Carbon Offset Provider Coalition. He has extensive international sustainable development experience, having served as an agroforestry Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala. He holds a BA in Political Science from Duke University and a Masters in Industrial Environmental Management from Yale University.

Sarah
Johnson
Director of RNG Projects

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Sarah.

As Director of RNG Projects, Sarah is responsible for implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), along with other applicable state programs. She is tasked with coordinating and updating EPA registration, generating environmental attributes such as RIN and LCFS credits, coordinating Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) reviews and other verification projects. Prior to joining Blue Source, Sarah worked with Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, managing domestic and import QAP projects, assisted clients with RIN credit generation, prepared quarterly RFS reports, and performed annual attestation reviews.

Sarah received her BS in Finance from Minnesota State University, Mankato. In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking with her dog, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Tooraj
Moulai
Director, Engineering and Technical Services

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Tooraj.

As the Director of Engineering & Technical Services, TJ oversees the development of carbon offset projects spanning North America and manages the team in Canada to delivers these projects. TJ’s experience covers a variety of sectors including oil and gas, agriculture, commercial/institutional energy efficiency, municipal operations, refrigerant management and biomass to energy. In addition, he is responsible for leading the sourcing and development of Bluesource's Advisory Services which includes corporate GHG inventories, government funding opportunities, facility compliance reporting, GHG quantification methodology development, and regulatory/market studies for various carbon reduction initiatives.

TJ is a Professional Engineer, holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development from the Haskayne School of Business. Prior to Bluesource, TJ worked in the geospatial industry as an engineering team lead, field engineer and software engineer.

Waheed
Zaman
Methane Reductions Analyst

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Waheed.

As an environmental engineering EIT with a focus on methane reduction at Bluesource, Waheed is responsible for generating high quality GHG reductions in the oil and gas sector. Waheed specializes in systems and environmental analysis, process engineering, and GHG and water management. Waheed earned a BSc with distinction in chemical engineering and is currently pursuing a MSc with an environmental engineering specialization at the University of Calgary.

Waheed’s passion for environmental engineering grew during a research term at the Laboratory for Environmental Catalytic Applications. During his term, he developed protocols to generate activated carbon from biomass to remove contaminants from water produced through SAGD and mining operations. He later completed a renewable energy course exchange in China and an environmental engineering internship at MEG Energy. Following graduation, Waheed joined SKF Canada as a reliability EIT, consulting for clients around the world on plant maintenance strategies. He earned a prestigious SKF international excellence award for his project management and innovative solution in the development of a Connected Grease Gun. Outside work, Waheed enjoys playing soccer, hiking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

Will
Overly
Vice President of Business Development, Carbon Projects

Salt Lake City, Utah

Meet Will.

As Vice President of Business Development, Will is responsible for managing Blue Source's methane project portfolio (landfill gas, coal mine, wastewater), assisting the ODS and transportation offset portfolio as well as sourcing and developing new carbon offset and RIN projects. He has successfully registered more than five million of emission credits on both Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) registries. Will is a member of EPA’s LMOP and SWANA where he’s taken continuing education classes to stay abreast of the dynamic landfill methane market.

Prior to joining Blue Source, Will worked as an Energy Business Specialist, which involved developing and coordinating biogas/landfill gas to beneficial use projects, conducting research and documenting developments on biogas and the role of policy. In this capacity, Will also worked on transportation, energy efficiency and enhanced oil recovery policy and technology demonstration projects. He received his MBA with an emphasis in finance, BS in Agriculture and BS in Business from Kansas State University.

Yvan
Champagne
President, Bluesource Methane

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meet Yvan.

As President of Bluesource Methane, Yvan is responsible for delivering results for and overseeing the development of the Company’s emphasis on fugitive methane emissions, with specific emphasis in Canada. He oversees all aspects from conceptual development to realization through physical projects in the field. A skilled builder and innovator across multiple sectors, his background includes experience in consumer-packaged goods (Coca-Cola Enterprises), technology (Blast Radius) and environmental markets (Summerhill Group).

Yvan earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University with a focus on environmental policy and business-government relations, including graduate-level forestry studies in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. A graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program, Yvan is also national co-chair of the Canadian Working Group for IETA (International Emissions Trading Association) and a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee. Outside of work, Yvan is an avid hockey player, cyclist, skier and triathlete.

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