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:
CEO / 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.
President / 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.
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.
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.
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – Biology
Growing up in the Midwest, Matt immersed himself in nature every chance he had. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater he moved out west to start working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife in fisheries management and invasive species monitoring. Matt is involved in many components of Aqua Sierra which includes fish stocking, population surveys, habitat assessments, pond/lake design, and aeration install/maintenance. Whether it’s in the field bird hunting or on the river fishing you can find Matt in the outdoors.
B.A. Colorado College – Integrated Environmental Science
When Greg moved to Colorado to attend college, he spent his free time backpacking and fly fishing for trout through out the mountains. In the summers, Greg fulfilled this passion for the outdoors as a fishing guide, spending time between Alaska and Wyoming. After graduation, Greg helped a team of researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute in Eleuthera, Bahamas successfully spawn Bonefish in captivity for the first time. Feeling a draw back to the Rocky Mountains, Greg moved to Denver to work in the private water and aquatic consulting field. As a fisheries biologist at Aqua Sierra, Greg is involved in all aspects of the business including marketing, consulting, and water quality analysis. Greg’s communication, passion for clean water, curiosity, and broad experience with fish helps Aqua Sierra shine while working in the field or office. When he is not working on fishery and water related projects, you can find Greg hunting, fly fishing, snowboarding, or backpacking.
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.