EcoPoint is a company purposefully designed for attention to detail, flexibility and performance.


EcoPoint’s team members come from diverse backgrounds, bringing a wealth of experience in GIS, and other technologies.


Michael has a varied and long history in the geospatial field particularly as it pertains to ecology and restoration. Michael graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and GIS in 2008. Michael has worked with government agencies, public land users, private corporations and landowners, to enhance their use of geospatial technologies. He is a skilled presenter, instructor, and GIS advocate and dedicates most of his time to these endeavors. Michael, as true outdoor enthusiast, can be found outside pursuing one of his many outdoor pursuits when not engaged in his work. Michael’s previous experience includes working with Conservation Seeding and Restoration, Inc. as the Natural Resources Department manager. After leaving CSR in 2013 Michael joined the exceptional team at Electronic Data Solutions as a Business Development Specialist and Inside Sales Coordinator. Michael is a proud father to his son Branch and happy husband with thanks to his wife Kirsten.


 Michael has over 15 years of experience engineering solutions in the geospatial field.  He has a knack for communicating with stakeholders across disciplines and creative problem solving.  He has worked with a variety of industries, leading teams both small and large.  He enjoys analyzing and designing efficient systems that best satisfy the business needs.  He has a great eye for UX and enjoys thinking about the human computer interface.  He is a United States Navy veteran.  Michael enjoys the outdoors, home DIY projects, and spending time with his family. 

PETE PARKER, PhD Director of Operations

Pete is an expert in natural resources management and sustainable tourism development. He has over 15 years of experience as principal investigator and university professor focused on environmental and community development projects in the US, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. He grew up as a farmer in rural southern Idaho. Along with a BS and MS in Environmental Sciences, Pete has a PhD in Natural Resources Recreation and taught university courses on environmental ethics, socio-economics of natural resources management, research methods, statistics, protected areas management, and sustainability. He has published academic articles in various international environmental management journals. Pete prefers the product centric focus of the private sector and strives to surpass client expectations. Pete is based on the front range of Northeastern Colorado,  providing geospatial and unmanned aerial vehicle services to the oil and gas industry and is always looking for new and exciting ways to be of service.

WESLEY COLLINS Director of Environmental Services

Born and raised in Texas, Wesley Collins developed a fondness for the outdoors early in life. He attended Texas State University where he followed his passion for wildlife by majoring in Wildlife Biology. Upon receiving his B.S., Wes attended graduate school at Texas State where he graduated with a Master’s in Applied Geography in GIS. Wes has held a number of jobs in resource management with multiple state and federal agencies, giving him a wealth of applied experience in areas such as livestock management, habitat restoration, vegetation management, and recreation management. Combined with his educational background, Wes is able to help provide solutions to complex ecological questions accompanied with detailed geospatial products.

CINDY ADAMS Senior Environmental Scientist &
Safety Program Manager

Cindy has worked in environmental consulting for over 15 years throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, and South Dakota. She graduated from the University of Denver with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in GIS. Cindy has a wide breath of skills and experience in environmental permitting, environmental assessments, reclamation planning and monitoring, pre-disturbance assessments, wetland delineation, aquatic resource inventories, noxious weed mapping, grant writing, Phase 1 environmental site assessments, and threatened/endangered plant and habitat surveys. She has managed a wide variety of projects for the private and public sectors.  Cindy also is the Safety Program Manager; she manages and develops EcoPoint’s safety program.  She leads safety trainings for employees and supervisors.  Cindy has over 10 years of experience in managing safety programs.  Cindy is on the Garfield County Noxious Weed Advisory Board.  She is also a local Girl Scout leader.  Cindy enjoys gardening, camping, and spending time with her family.

SCOTT JENSEN Senior Environmental Scientist

Scott began his natural resources career in Oregon, working on fire crews and thinning timber during college breaks. Scott holds BS and MS degrees in Wildlife and Range Resources and a PhD in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation from Brigham Young University. Enjoying research, Scott worked for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources studying wildlife habitat and noxious weeds then moved to the Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station to head up the Utah and eastern Nevada portions of the Great Basin Native Plant Project where he spent 22 years collecting, developing, and evaluating native plant materials. Scott has published articles in numerous natural resource journals and developed specialized equipment for natural resource management. Scott is based along the Wasatch front and enjoys spending time with his family in Utah’s mountains. 

JENNIE HARDY Environmental Project Manager

Jennie was raised in Estes Park Colorado, at the gateway to Rock Mountain National Park. It was there that she developed an appreciation for the outdoors and a desire to protect our natural resources. She went on to become a cowgirl at the University of Wyoming where she graduated with a B.S. in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management in 2015. She has been working as an environmental professional in the oil and gas and construction industries ever since. Her career began in northern Wyoming as an intern completing reclamation monitoring on oil and gas sites, from then on she has always had an interest in reclamation and helping clients achieve its success. Her unique background has given her the tools to work together with operators, regulators and individuals to achieve environmental compliance in stormwater, reclamation and natural resources. Jennie has a certificate as a Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor in addition to being a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Controls. When Jennie is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs. Together they like to work on their home garden, visit local restaurants, travel and do some camping.


Isabella grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she developed a strong love for the outdoors. After becoming enamored with the Rocky Mountain West, she moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University. She recently graduated with a B.S. in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and enjoys applying her skills in rangeland management and plant identification to the Colorado Front Range. When she is not working, she can be found hiking, camping, or at home with her husband and pets. 

JOSH SILVA Lead Utility Locator

Josh began Utility Locating over six years ago for local Colorado companies. He was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Northern Colorado with his four other siblings. He has a knack for problem solving and puzzles. Josh attended and graduated from Berthoud high school where he met his now wife, Samantha. Josh and his family reside in Longmont for the time being with their two sons. Josh enjoys getting involved in his son’s football games, hiking, biking and a good restaurant.

Jack Charles

JACK CHARLES Environmental Project Lead

Jack  is new to the state of Colorado, moving from Waco, Texas where he graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Environmental Studies. Jack spent his summers in college exploring the outdoors from being a camp counselor to a raft guide in Yellowstone to a wildlife intern in South Africa. He is orginially from Atlanta, Georgia where he met his high school sweetheart. He is passionate about all things outdoors including fly fishing, hiking, skiing, woodworking, and disc golf. Jack will be helping with a diverse set of projects at EcoPoint including GIS work, drone surveys, client relations, and field work.

Jack Charles

LOUIS BINI Senior Environmental Technician/GIS Analyst

Louis received a B.S. in Geography from Colorado State University. While studying GIS and cultural geography, he participated in a diverse array of projects, from archaeological assemblages to environmental impacts of extractive industries. He grew up on the Western Slope of Colorado, enjoying the prodigious outdoor opportunities, including outdoor education, and is now eager to support the growth of a geospatial firm in his backyard. Additionally, Louis has a background in the residential construction industry, working for construction companies from Texas to Colorado.

KIRSTEN CLANCY Human Resources Manager  

Kirsten’s passion for the outdoors is prevalent in her personal and professional endeavors. Raised in the natural resource state of Idaho, she was instilled with the value of balancing environmental utilization and conservation. Kirsten has supported the development of EcoPoint from the conception of the business. Although Kirsten has executed financial tasks, administrative duties, and employee relations for the last 6 years, she now is focusing her job role to the responsibilities of Human Resources Manager. With a Bachelors of Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Idaho and a Masters in Rhetoric from Colorado Mesa University, Kirsten now applies her written and verbal communication skills to supporting the customers and employees of EcoPoint.

MIRANDA MURPHY Financial Administrator   

Miranda, born in Glenwood Springs, is a Colorado native (of 6 generations, including her Grandson) and is an avid nature lover.  She loves traveling the States and other countries, taking in the world’s wonders and cultures.  Miranda studied business and helped coordinate many construction businesses from 2000 to 2016.  Most recently she was the Energy office administrator for a local Refined Fuel and Propane business where she obtained insight of the economic and environmental impact of the industry.  Miranda currently attends Colorado Mountain College where she is working on a BA in Sustainability.  She is excited to learn and grow with EcoPoint. 



Riley grew up in the Smoky Mountains where she learned to love and appreciate the outdoors through camping, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. Visiting national parks taught her the importance of preserving beautiful and wild places for all to enjoy for years to come. With a desire to contribute to sustainability, Riley started off her education with an A.A.S. in Forestry Technology from Front Range Community College, concurrently working as an intern on post-fire and flood forest rehabilitation and building trails in the local state and national parks. From there she discovered how many ways GIS can be used in natural resources and went on to Southern New Hampshire University where she received a B.S. in Geoscience with a concentration in GIS. Riley has worked in land surveying, construction, and aerial imagery collection, exploring the different applications of GIS for a well-rounded experience. When not working, she enjoys hiking, riding her horse, photography, and competing in cosplay competitions.


SHANTANNA HEFFLEY Environmental Technician

Shantanna was born and raised within the Ozark mountains of northwest Arkansas. She grew up with a love for the outdoors and everything within the natural world. She attended the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR, and graduated with a bachelors of science in Biology under the Wildlife Ecology program. Shantanna worked for several organizations and federal agencies across the continental U.S, including the U.S Forest Service, the NRCS under the U.S Department of Ag., several universities, and the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Boise, ID. For the past several years, Shantanna has gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience as a field technician working in various environments, and enjoys hiking/camping for work. She enjoys traveling, kayaking, camping, and exploring local events/restaurants in her free time as well. Here at Ecopoint, she assists with reclamation monitoring, asset management, and GIS work.


CECILIA LARSON Environmental Technician

Cecilia is new to both Ecopoint and Colorado, hailing originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Geology and then lived in New York City for several years before moving to the Denver area with her fiancée for a change of career and scenery. She spent the last four years managing a small wholesale jewelry studio and designing electric and gas utilities. She is excited to be out in the field, learning more about Colorado’s plants, and is looking forward to exercising her GIS skills on Ecopoint’s diverse projects. When not at work, Cecilia enjoys making jewelry and performing in the Mile High Freedom Band.


PAUL O’FARRELL Environmental Technician   

Paul grew up in Houston, Texas, and then moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University where he studied Plant and Environmental Soil science. He has worked in soil laboratories and as a pesticide applicator, and is excited to be using these skills now as an Environmental Technician. In his free time, Paul loves to be in nature- hiking, river floating, and gardening are some of his favorite hobbies. Paul and his wife moved to Colorado where they could be closer to nature and enjoy the outdoors


AMY SHERMAN Environmental Technician   

Amy grew up in Texas, but spent many summers hiking and camping with family in various national parks and forests, where she developed a love for the outdoors. Knowing she wanted a career where she could be outside, she majored in Wildlife Biology at Texas State University. While studying there, she took many vegetation, forestry, and wildlife jobs. She later decided to go back to school, and received her Masters in Natural Resource Stewardship from Colorado State University in 2022. After graduating, she worked as a data manager for the National Park Service doing coding and GIS. Outside of work, she loves hiking, camping, and hanging out with her cat at home.