Aqua Sierra, Inc.’s is staffed by the industry’s best talent in the fields of Fisheries, Aquatic Biology, Restoration Ecology, Aquaculture, and Water Treatment; and our clients have come to expect no less. The diversity of experience and expertise within our team allows us to assess management issues from every side to create multifaceted solutions for each project. Here’s a little bit about our team that makes us who we are:

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Bill Logan

President / Certified Fisheries Scientist
M.S. Colorado State University – Fisheries: Pathology,Nutrition, Culture, and Water Quality Influence
B.S. New Mexico State University – Wildlife & Fisheries Management

With more than 40 years in experience in the management of aquatic and terrestrial environments Bill Logan remains an industry leader and innovator as he heads the team at Aqua Sierra Inc.  Bill’s daily responsibilities include driving strategy, new business, and the development of ground breaking management technologies while lending his extensive understanding of fisheries and water management to each of our projects.  When not in the office, Bill can be found on his ranch or on a trail with his lovely wife Gayle and their horses Cimmaron and Rojo.


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Kendra Holmes

Vice President of Operations / Senior Fisheries Biologist / QS for Aquatic Pest Control
B.S. Ball State University – Aquatic Biology & Fisheries

After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Biology, Kendra moved from a small Midwestern town to Colorado.  Kendra has been with Aqua Sierra, Inc. for more than 10 years and is the senior fisheries biologist and vice president of operations.  She is involved in all aspects of fisheries and water quality management and is efficient in the planning and execution of multifaceted management strategies for solving complex problems within lakes, ponds, and streams.  In Kendra’s free time you will find her spending it with her family exploring the great outdoors of Colorado.


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Brian Shipley

Installation Maintenance Supervisor/ Safety Coordinator
B.S. Colorado State University – Business Administration & Finance

Brian Shipley is a graduate of Colorado State University and has more than 25 years’ experience in fisheries and aquatic management.  Brian is instrumental in the evaluation of aquatic resources for application of aeration diffusion in wastewater and sport lake systems, pumping systems, and bacterial injection systems.  He is involved in all aspects of aquatic resource management efforts including the sampling of lakes and streams for fishery evaluation, population estimates, habitat assessments and aquatic plant and invertebrate analyses.  Brian enjoys fly fishing from the Florida Keys to Alaska, as well as skiing in the winter time.


Noel Browning

Fisheries Biologist
B.A. Western State Colorado University – Environmental Studies & Business Administration

While attending Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Noel found his passion in fishing. After graduating with a double major in Environmental Studies and Business Administration, his enthusiasm for fishing lead to employment with the Colorado Division of Wildlife working in sport fishery management, native species conservation, and gill lice research. Noel is involved in many aspects of Aqua Sierra from conducting fish population surveys and hauling fish to solving water quality issues in water bodies of all sizes. On his days off, Noel can be found on the river fishing or in the mountains snowboarding depending on the time of year.


Silas Sims

Fisheries Biologist
B.S. Manchester University – Environmental Science & Biology

Silas Sims recently moved to Colorado from a small town in southern Indiana. Silas double majored in Biology and Environmental Science at Manchester University while working as a full-time Fisheries Biologist for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Passionate about the protection and sustainability of our natural resources, the move to beautiful Colorado was a natural fit. With encouragement from family and friends, Silas started with Aqua Sierra Inc. in 2015. In his free time, Silas loves to hang out with friends, play club athletics, and hike the prestigious Rocky Mountains. Grateful for Aqua Sierra Inc. and the amazing group of Biologist that surround him, Silas contributes to the mission of Aqua Sierra Inc. through his communication and teamwork skills, as well as provides a determined, hard-working mentality that displays a focus and passion for the protection and enhancement of our aquatic resources.


Ethan Wood

Fisheries Technician
B.S. University of Vermont – Fisheries Biology & Management

Growing up in Vermont, Ethan has always been passionate about the environment, fly fishing, and exploring the forests.  While attending University in Burlington Vermont,  Ethan developed his passions into a study of fisheries biology and resource management.  After earning his degree, he moved to Jackson, Wyoming where he worked as a drift boat fly fishing guide on the beautiful Snake and Green rivers.  His academic background enabled Ethan to teach clients the ecology and biology central to the sport so they could find success on even the most challenging days.  Ethan brings his developed communication skills and understanding of fish ecology to Aqua Sierra.  Assisting fish stocking, biological surveys, and analysis of biological and water quality data, Ethan brings his hardworking enthusiasm and valued prospective to the team.


 

Robert Forsyth

Aquaculture Engineer
B.S. University of Oklahoma – Mechanical Engineering

Robert has over thirty years of engineering background including project management, R&D, machine/system design, manufacturing, field service, system compliance testing and drafting. Mr. Forsyth has provided complete engineering and project management services for the aquaculture industry, including: process design and operational specifications; mechanical design and equipment specifications; construction and operation cost estimates; project bid documentation and scheduling; supervision of equipment installation; system start up and troubleshooting; operator training; and operational data management and analysis.

Robert co-developed with Aqua Sierra Inc. a computer model for the design and operation of aquaculture systems, and has been responsible for new product development, field-testing and patenting.