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:

Cimarron and Bill Logan

Bill Logan

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, Range & Soil Management

With over 40 years in experience in the management of aquatic and terrestrial environments Bill Logan is 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 groundbreaking management technologies while lending his extensive understanding of fisheries and water management to each of our projects.

Bill is a multi-faceted professional with a diverse background spanning the realms of astronomy, ecology, veterinary medicine, and entrepreneurship.

Beginning his career as an astronomer, he made a significant mark in the scientific community with the discovery of a supernova, shedding light on the cataclysmic events occurring in the universe.

Transitioning his passion for exploration to Earth, Bill became a certified farrier, mastering the art and science of equine hoof care. This experience deepened his understanding of animal anatomy and behavior, laying the foundation for future endeavors in wildlife biology and veterinary medicine.

In New Mexico, Bill dedicated himself to the conservation of wildlife as a range scientist, wildlife biologist, and wildlife conservation officer. His work involved identifying threatened and endangered species and managing rangeland allotments to ensure the coexistence of wildlife and livestock.

Venturing into the marine realm, he served as a marine fisheries biologist in the challenging waters of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. Collaborating with foreign fishing companies in American territorial waters, Bill played a crucial role in managing commercial fisheries quotas and regulations, safeguarding the delicate balance of marine ecosystems.

Back on land, Bill took on the role of a fish pathologist with statewide responsibilities at Colorado State hatcheries. That ability in diagnosing and preventing fish diseases contributed to his ability in fish health and sustainability of aquatic ecosystems.

Driven by an enterprising spirit, Bill founded multiple businesses spanning forestry, agriculture, and veterinary medicine. Aqua Sierra, Inc., one of those ventures, exemplifies its commitment to innovation and sustainability in fisheries science, water and land management, and aquaculture.

Throughout Bill has embodied a comprehensive approach to environmental stewardship, blending scientific expertise with a passion for conservation and entrepreneurship. His journey has embodied the power of interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing the complex challenges facing our planet.

When not in the office, Bill may be on his ranch or on a trail with his lovely wife Gayle MacKenzie and their horses Cimarron and Rojo.

Cimarron and Bill Logan

Kendra Holmes

President

Senior Fisheries Biologist

B.S. Ball State University – Aquatic Biology & Fisheries

Kendra moved from a small Indiana town to Colorado in early 2000 and has been with Aqua Sierra, Inc. for more than 20 years.  She is an owner and President of Aqua Sierra.  Her position as senior fisheries biologist assures the best service and success with a variety of projects coast-to-coast.

Kendra has also been the President of the Colorado Aquaculture Association for several years and is a respected industry leader, coordinating both private and public sector fisheries management strategies.  She is involved with multifaceted aquatic system designs for large municipalities and private sector resources.  In Kendra’s free time you will find her enjoying her teenage children and husband exploring the great outdoors of Colorado.

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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.

Graham Buggs Bio

Graham Buggs

Aquatic Biologist

B.S. Colorado State University – Fish, Wildlife & Conservation BiologyUtah State University – Graduate Certificate: Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Graham Buggs has more than 10 years of experience in fisheries, macroinvertebrates, and aquatic habitat management.  Yes, Mr. Buggs is quite interested in studying aquatic bugs!  His experience ranges from experiences with the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Wyoming Game & Fish, as well as privately owned fisheries companies.  His knowledge includes assisting with Chinook Salmon and Striped Bass research in California, native fish management in Colorado and Wyoming, to habitat and macroinvertebrate studies in Utah.

Graham is involved with many aspects of aquatic resource management including fisheries population assessments, habitat management, fish stocking recommendations, and much more.  Call him to discuss your fisheries management concerns.  His friendly nature and experience will assure you success with your fisheries and aquatic resource needs.  In Graham’s off time, you’ll find him driving his built Jeep through the mountains of Colorado or the red rock of Moab, UT.  He may be observed around waters along the way “sampling” fish with his fly rod.

Graham Buggs Bio

Baily Menefee

Fisheries Biologist

B.S. Ohio University – Wildlife and Conservation Biology. specializing in Fisheries Management

Baily Menefee has over five years of experience in fisheries and aquatic management. She moved to Colorado to pursue her dream of working with fish in the Rocky Mountains. She has gained extensive knowledge and experience sampling high mountain lakes including rare and threatened species assessments.

Baily is available to help you with fish stocking, habitat assessments, water quality evaluations, pond and lake management including fisheries population surveys. In her off time, she enjoys being outdoors camping with her dog, fishing, and hiking!

Graham Buggs Bio

Shane Gulliksen

Fisheries Biologist

B.S.- State University of New York at Cobleskill- Fisheries and Aquaculture

 

Shane has over 5 years of experience in fisheries and aquaculture. Shane’s experience ranges from small private aquaculture systems to large commercial Recirculating Aquaculture Systems as well as working for Idaho Fish and Game monitoring Salmon and Steelhead populations. His knowledge includes growing a variety of Trout, Salmonids, and Warm-water species, as well as conservation efforts with Salmon and Steelhead.

Shane is available to help you with all your fish stocking needs. In his free time, you can always find him on a river fly fishing or camping.

Graham Buggs Bio

Rebecca Piche

Fisheries Technician

B.S.  Asbury University- Biology, with a concentration in Aquatic and Wetland Biology

 

Rebecca is a passionate Biology graduate with extensive research and field experience. She directed multiple research projects focused on conventional and eDNA methodology for detecting threatened species in various bodies of water. During this time, she served as the lab manager, overseeing operations and research initiatives. Rebecca has also developed her expertise through teaching fish surveys and aquatic species identification alongside her research endeavors. In her off time, Rebecca can be found climbing, camping, or reading a new book.

Graham Buggs Bio

Julia Fairbanks

Fisheries Technician

B.S. Environmental and Forest Biology – State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Julia Fairbanks has over three years of experience conducting water, soil, and air sampling as a contractor under the Environmental Protection Agency. She’s applied her expertise to support safeguarding ecosystems amid environmental crisis and is thrilled to be expanding her knowledge working with Aqua Sierra.

Julia recently moved to Colorado and is excited to follow her dreams of working as a Fisheries Biologist. She will be happy to help with your fish stocking needs and answer any questions you may have! In her free time, you can find Julia hiking, fishing, or playing with her dog at the dog park.

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Credentials

Fisherie Education and Experience are  Preferred

If you believe you will enhance our adventures, are a kind and compassionate team member, and have a passion for water and fisheries managment, please  apply at Aqua Sierra Fisheries and Water Quality Consultants!