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TEAM

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Heidi Gill

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Solution Group

Heidi Gill serves as CEO of Urban Solution Group. She founded Urban in 2017 to bridge the gap between oil and gas development and social compatibility. Focusing on comprehensive mitigation plans and products, Heidi designed and filed a patent on a new type of sound wall that helps mitigate impacts to surround communities during oil and gas operations. She spearheaded the capital raise to fund the manufacturing of her patented sound walls and now has over six miles of wall on the market which is enough inventory to be on 20-25 locations at once. Her most recent endeavor has been developing NavPlanIQ. A first of its kind, cloud based energy specific software for long term planning and execution of energy locations with a high focus on regulatory, compliance, noise monitoring and modeling, comprehensive mitigation and stakeholder engagement and grievance management.

Prior to founding Urban, Heidi worked for Anadarko Petroleum where she oversaw all mitigation related activities with her primary focus on drilling, completions and production facilities. Heidi graduated from University of Oregon with bachelor’s degree in public relations and communications.

Heidi was awarded the Denver Business Journal’s 2020 Outstanding Women in Business for the Energy category along with being selected as one of their 2019 40 Under 40. She was awarded the Society of Petroleum Engineers 2019 Steward of the Industry Award. In 2018 she was awarded the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s 2018 Emerging Leader Award and recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s 2018 Top Women in Energy.

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Lindsey Apland

Vice President

As Vice President at Urban Solution Group, Lindsey wears many hats for the team! She started her career in the Oil and Gas Industry in 2008 in Colorado, working in industrial noise mitigation.  Working her way up to Director of Business Development for the US Market, her experience working closely with the environmental regulatory side of the industry as well as operations and engineering, has exposed her to the great lengths companies go to ensure they are operating safely within communities.  Lindsey’s views on industry and community align with Urban’s mission and core values and she is a strong advocate for industry. Her experience has given her the opportunity to speak on behalf of clients at town hall meetings and government approval meetings.

Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Denver Petroleum Club. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her husband and children (usually outdoors!).

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Vincent Ginter, P.Eng., M.Sc.

Engineering Manager

As Engineering Manager at Urban Solution Group, Vince is responsible for developing new environmental noise modelling methodologies compliant with various industry regulations as well as maintaining Urbans leading position in the market through development of industry leading technology and intellectual property.

Vince brings more than 18 years of experience in research and development, product development, manufacturing, business-development, and consulting; 7 years of which are at a senior management level. He brings an in-depth and broad-based knowledge of products ranging from renewable/sustainable turbine-based power generation systems for run of river & waste pressure/fuel/heat power projects, to polymer manufacturing pilots, production/processing equipment for the oil and gas industries, and industrial noise control & modelling.

He most recently served as Vice President of Engineering for a Canadian based noise modelling and mitigation-equipment, engineering, and manufacturing company in charge of new technologies, generating intellectual property, and steering technology development. He was also heavily involved in identifying and developing strategic partnerships and overseeing operations.

He holds Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) and Master’s Degrees (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a registered professional engineer.

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Vincent Ginter

Vice President of Engineering

As VP of Engineering at Urban Solution Group, Vince is responsible for developing new environmental noise modelling methodologies compliant with various industry regulations as well as maintaining Urbans leading position in the market through development of industry leading technology and intellectual property.

Vince brings more than 18 years of experience in research and development, product development, manufacturing, business-development, and consulting; 7 years of which are at a senior management level. He brings an in-depth and broad-based knowledge of products ranging from renewable/sustainable turbine-based power generation systems for run of river & waste pressure/fuel/heat power projects, to polymer manufacturing pilots, production/processing equipment for the oil and gas industries, and industrial noise control & modelling.

He most recently served as Vice President of Engineering for a Canadian based noise modelling and mitigation-equipment, engineering, and manufacturing company in charge of new technologies, generating intellectual property, and steering technology development. He was also heavily involved in identifying and developing strategic partnerships and overseeing operations.

He holds Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) and Master’s Degrees (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a registered professional engineer.

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Malcom Hall

Operations Manager  

As Operations Manager, Malcolm oversees the day-to-day field operations at Urban including logistics planning, vendor management, inventory maintenance/management and project cost tracking and analytics. 

 

Malcolm brings ten years of experience in the oil and gas industry including Artificial Lift Systems, Wellhead, and downhole casing. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, music festivals, and camping.

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Jackie Davis

Customer Success Manager

As Customer Success Manager, Jackie manages new projects and expansion efforts with Urban’s NavPlanIQ software, while developing long-term relationships with customers. She’s responsible for connecting with key business executives and stakeholders to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs.

Jackie is a Petroleum Engineer by background, graduating from Montana Tech in 2004. She worked for Anadarko Petroleum (an E&P company) for 17 years, & then for a software company that specializes in dispatch services for the oil and gas industry.

Jackie enjoys time with her family and friends, traveling and participating in or watching most sporting events.

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Carson Cole

Product Manager, NavPlanIQ

As a Product Manager at Urban, Carson is responsible for Urban’s NavPlanIQ platform. Carson brings experience in both startups and enterprise-sized companies with over 6 years of experience in product management roles with a holistic approach to building digital products that solve real user problems. 

 

Carson graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S.B.A. in Business Management and received an M.A. In Digital Management from Hyper Island while living in Sweden. He spends his free time perfecting recipes, snowboarding, rock climbing, and planning the next big trip.

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Danny Havelick

Engineer III

Danny joined Urban’s engineering team in June 2022. As an Engineer III, he’ll help the engineering team to grow Urban and take the company to the next level. His product design experience brings new knowledge and tools to complement the rest of the team. Leading the noise modeling team, Danny is responsible for ensuring Urbans noise models are accurate and tailored to customer needs.

 

Danny graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has spent most of his career in industrial product development, starting with craft brewing equipment and then working in the semiconductor and commercial cleaning equipment industries. A Denver native, he’s also lived in Bozeman, MT and Portland, OR. Danny and his wife spend their free time taking full advantage of the city’s food, drink, and sports scenes, as well as spending time in the mountains camping and hiking.

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Brian Puckett

Engineer II

Brian joined the Urban team in June of 2023 as Engineer II.  Brian is completing his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with a focus on acoustics, noise, vibrations, engineering, sound perception and hearing. His education and formal training includes various advanced acoustical coursework, acoustical measurement and research, and data modeling, processing, and analysis.

 

Brian is new to the Denver area so in his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, traveling to new places, and exploring the live music scene. 

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Jack Cauthen

Engineer I

As Engineer I at Urban, Jack helps support our core environmental noise engineering services.  His experience includes time as an engineering field technician and working on the design and construction of power delivery projects. With his extensive field engineering experience, he has taken point on overseeing Urban’s field noise engineering services and schedule.    

 

Jack graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Jack enjoys hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and being outdoors in his spare time. 

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Gareth Svanda

Engineer I 

As Engineer I at Urban, Gareth helps support our core environmental noise engineering services.  Gareth also plays a large role in Urban’s software division, NavPlanIQ, as that ties into our live noise monitoring service.

 

Gareth brings experience in field engineering, design feasibility, account management as well as basic website design.  With the software experience he brings, he has jumped in to help with ongoing NavPlanIQ spec development and improvement efforts.   

 

Gareth graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  Gareth is originally from Huntington Beach California and enjoys hiking, skiing, and surfing in his spare time.

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Mike McGee

Engineer I

As Engineer I, Mike will support our core environmental noise engineering services with a focus on helping oversee Urban’s field noise monitoring work. His experience includes field engineering, performing academic research on recycling critical materials used in renewable energies and time as a Technical Sales Manager providing insight into process filtration in Oil & Gas and High Purity applications.

 

Mike graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2020 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Mike is new to Denver and is taking full advantage of its many golf courses, beautiful surrounding hikes, and is leading a new group of friends in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

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Claudia Cardozo

Office Coordinator

As the Office Coordinator for Urban Solution Group, Claudia is the backbone of the Urban team and office. She brings extensive administrative and coordination background in a range of industries such as personal injury law, interpreting agency, lead generation marketing firm, and retail. Positions included Administrative Assistant, Operations Manager, and Assistant Manager.

 Claudia was born and raised in San Diego, CA and moved to Colorado in 2017.  She often goes back to visit family and enjoys time on the beach. In Colorado, she enjoys hiking with her dog, golfing, snowboarding, and going to concerts at Red Rocks.

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Ryder

Director of Office Morale  

Ryder (nickname “Shark-mouth”) serves as Urban Solution Group’s Director of Office Morale.  She plays a critical role in ensuring the day-to-day environment at the Urban office is one that provides a positive and welcoming feel to all staff and visitors.  Ryder is also extremely cross functional and steps in to provide office security as needed. Will work for lunch scraps and belly rubs.

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Rip

Director of Cuddles 

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