The Environmental & GIS Team

The Environmental Services and Geographic Information Services Team Members are all part of the EIS – Energy Inspection Services family. With a team of well-over 100 employees, EIS has grown to be the trusted resource for the oil and gas, environmental, engineering, and many other industries.

Leadership

Josh Rey

President/Managing Partner

Josh joined EIS in the summer of 2013 and is our President and Managing Partner. He leads the EIS’s number one goal of maintaining integrity, honesty and professionalism in all we do. Each day he works to make EIS the premier Inspection Company in the industry. Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and accounting team as well as the Vice President of Operations and entire team, Josh leads what he feels is a “family.” “Our employees really care about our clients and about this company. And they know the feeling is mutual. We have clients that go out of their way to tell us that they appreciate our honesty and integrity, and that is a direct result of the quality of people here at EIS.” Josh worked his way up through the ranks, providing inspection and construction management for various pipeline and facility projects over nearly 20 years. Prior to joining EIS, he was the Operations Manager for the Rocky Mountain district of MBF Inspection Services. Josh is married with two daughters. His family enjoys camping and attending his daughters’ sport activities.

Jon Rey

Vice President/Partner

Jon joined us in 2014 and is responsible for the day to day operation of EIS, leading our competent team of managers in all areas including operations, employee relations, client services and development as well as new project management and development. Jon brings a depth of experience in pipeline/facility construction and operations to his role here at EIS. Over 20 years of applied experience beginning his career welding on pipeline/facilities, operating natural gas/cryogenic plants and construction management/inspecting various large capital construction projects: natural gas and liquid pipelines, compressor stations, well pads, oil refinery improvements, communication systems, process buildings, road, highway and bridge.  His communication skills and solution-driven work ethic provide for excellent service to our clients and strong relationships with our employees. Jon’s passion is providing solutions to complex issues and projects, knowing his strong team is capable of doing so. Prior to joining EIS, Jon worked with URS as a Field Services Manager. Married with children, Jon is an avid hunter, golfer and team roper.

Our EIS Founders and Leadership Team

On this page you’ll find information about team members specific to the EIS Environmental Services and Geographic Information Services Teams. In addition to Josh and Jon Rey above, learn more about the EIS Organization and Team Leaders by clicking here.

Mindy Paulek

EIS Environmental Services Manager

Mindy joined our team in 2014 and is responsible for managing the Environmental Department through project management and providing environmental compliance consultation and documentation to our clients. Mindy’s depth of knowledge and experience with natural resource management, her strong working relationships with agencies and clients brings a high level of trust and confidence in the environmental initiatives we provide for our clients. She loves the culture of EIS and working with supportive and engaged people. Prior to joining us, Mindy was a Senior Biologist with URS Corporation. A fourth generation Durangoan, Mindy has a large extended local family. She loves the outdoors and anything adventurous. Archery, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping and loving the mountains we live in are her passions.

Heather Riley

Senior Project Manager

Heather joined EIS in early 2019 as a Senior Project Manager responsible for project management, regulatory research and oversight, as well as permitting projects. Her extensive experience with oil and gas regulations and project management garnered from her previous roles as Director of the New Mexico Oil & Gas Division of the Energy, Mineral and Natural Resources Department as well as

Chairman of the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission in 2017/2018, bring a high degree of expertise and knowledge to her EIS position. She has worked with a multitude of state, federal, county, and tribal agencies. Heather understands the rules and regulations associated with the drilling of oil and gas wells, salt-water injection wells, CO2 wells and source wells. She also knows the rules governing acquisition of rights-of-ways across public lands as well as fee lands. She has had experience in working for companies who are regulated by state and federal agencies, as well as working as a regulator for a state agency. Heather brings a unique perspective into this industry and to EIS clients and their projects.

Heather holds several degrees and continuing education credits including:

  • Paralegal Degree – San Juan College
  • Associates of Liberal Arts – San Juan College
  • Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program
  • Media Communication
  • Crisis Communication
  • National Environmental Policy Act Training
  • RMMLF – Energy and Mineral Development in Indian Country, Advanced Public Land Law – The Continuing Challenge of Multiple Use

Heather and her family live on a small cattle ranch in southwest Colorado. She and her husband have two grown boys, and she enjoys all things outdoors, with favorite places that include Lake Powell and the mountains.

Barb Wickman

Senior Environmental Specialist

Barbara began her tenure with EIS in 2018 and is responsible for permitting and regulatory work for compliance with federal, state and local regulations and for related agency and partner communications and business development. Barbara brings vast technical knowledge of the upstream and midstream segments of the oil and gas industry. Her ability to think strategically and her experience as a technical professional, manager, and regulator are great assets to her role with EIS and to our clients. She holds three degrees: Princeton University, B.A., Geology; Texas A&M University, M.S., Geology; and University of Denver, M.B.A. Prior to joining EIS, Barbara was the Dean of the School of Energy at San Juan College in New Mexico. Her favorite attributes of EIS include the family-like atmosphere and the desire of all team members to provide the very best for its clients. She also notes the generosity of EIS in support of the community, such as youth activities and the local food pantry. Barbara additionally supports her community as the President of the local Rotary Club and as a board member of the Bayfield Education Foundation and Pine River Library. She grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Colorado in the 1980’s. She and her husband love southwest Colorado for all the outdoor activities, especially skiing, biking, and hiking. Together they have raised two children who are also outdoor enthusiasts. As Barbara’s husband is a horticulturalist, the family owns a garden center as well as a wholesale nursery business. They love animals and always have at least two dogs.

Gabby Riley

Permitting Specialist
Office Manager – Greeley, CO

Gabby joined EIS in early 2019 and is responsible for project management, permitting and regulatory projects and is our Office Manager in Greeley, Colorado. Gabby is an “all-in” type of person, approaching her role with both experience and a willing, helpful attitude. She holds a Bachelors in Sociology with a Minor in Psychology. Prior to joining the EIS team, she was a Patient Service Representative at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Gabby enjoys telling people she works at EIS as she is always greeted with a positive response from the amazing relationships EIS has developed over the years. After meeting her husband, whose family has been part of the oil and gas industry for generations, Gabby became involved in the industry and has enjoyed the opportunity to learn and grow in her role with EIS. She enjoys working on the family ranch, trips to Lake Powell, camping, fishing, paddle boarding and spending time with her husband, family, friends and two dogs.

Tanner Paulek

Biologist II

Tanner joined the EIS team in 2015 and is responsible for threatened and endangered species surveys, biological surveys, and biological reports. His experience with many threatened and endangered species and their associated habitats make Tanner a fantastic part of our Environmental Team. Tanner is great with people and enjoys the atmosphere of the EIS workplace and everyone’s drive to do the very best. He holds an Associates degree in Environmental Science, and garnered experience at the Durango Fish Hatchery prior to joining us. Outside of work, Tanner and his wife enjoy the great outdoors, including fly fishing, hunting and playing with their dogs.

Grace Bryson

Biologist

Grace joined EIS in 2019 and is responsible for biological surveys and reporting, NEPA Documentation and Compliance, and sensitive species habitat assessments. Her strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail are great assets to her role with our EIS Environmental Services team. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology with GIS Certification. She enjoys the humor of EIS team members and the friendly working environment. Most recently, Grace held positions with Crossfire/Strike in the Human Resources and Financial divisions. She grew up in Bayfield, Colorado, enjoys the outdoors — riding and hiking in the mountains with her dog. Grace enjoys traveling, landscaping, gardening and boating.

Mike Mixter

GIS Manager

Michael joined EIS in early 2018, and as our Geographic Information Systems Manager, he is responsible for leading the delivery of all of our GIS Products with quality and innovation. He also provides GIS guidance, training, and oversight of the GIS data library. In his role, Michael employs efficient workflows with a GIS toolset to deliver high quality products. He has deep experience implementing customized spatial solutions with GIS. He holds a BS in Geology from Tufts University as well as a BA in Computer Science & GIS from Fort Lewis College. Michael enjoys the EIS team-oriented, cooperative and positive work environment. Prior to joining EIS, Michael was with Aka Energy Group as GIS Manager, and with BP America San Juan as their GIS Coordinator & National Subject Matter Expert. Michael’s depth of experience stems from his 40-year oil & gas industry career, having evolved from wellsite geologist to GIS Manager roles. He wrote the Manual of Wellsite Geology, published for NL Industries, and has presented his GIS innovations in publications and at International Petroleum User’s Group GIS conferences. Michael is a talented musician in local bands – drums & percussion, mandolin, guitar, autoharp, vocals. He is also an avid cyclists and hiker, loves the outdoors, and enjoys textile arts.

Patrice DeLorenzo

GIS Field Specialist

Patrice joined our EIS team in 2019 and in her role, with our Geographic Information Services team, she is responsible for document control, GPS/GIS data editing and compilation, and GIS spatial analysis and map creation. Patrice is known for her clear communication style and teamwork. These qualities, added to her 23 years of experience and understanding of the oil and gas industry, make her an integral part of our GIS team and an important asset to our clients. That experience was garnered from both field and office positions in the energy industry. At EIS, she specializes in gathering, streamlining, and synthesizing data from numerous resources to create high quality documents. Patrice holds a BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts /Dartmouth; and an MFA – Master of Fine Arts from SIU in Carbondale, IL. She has owned her own companies – DeLorenzo Consulting, LLC and Patrice DeLorenzo Fine Art Gallery, LLC. Her favorite aspects of the EIS organization are its integrity and the premium value EIS places on its employees. Originally from Massachusetts, Patrice moved to the Four Corners in the late 90s and lives in Durango, Colorado. As an artist, painting is a lifetime passion of hers and Patrice gets inspiration from hiking amongst the trees, flowers, and mountains. She also loves to teach painting workshops. Having grown up in a musical family, Patrice enjoys singing and performing in a band. Her connection with family and friends is most important to her.