Christopher Dietzler, Managing Partner

Provides overall leadership of firm with emphasis on identifying investments, deal execution, and portfolio oversight

  • Founder, Grassland Water Solutions
  • Founder, Pawnee Waste
  • Former Senior Vice President of the Commercial Energy Division, Science Applications International Corporation (Fortune 250 NYSE: SAIC)
  • Former President, Patrick Energy Services
  • Education: B.E. from Vanderbilt University, MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management)
Kevin Ross, Vice President

Provides community and business development leadership for all portfolio companies

  • Former County Commissioner and Mayor
  • Previously owned and operated an insurance agency for 17 years
  • Former Chairman of the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Previous State President and Government Relations Chairman for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Education: B.Sc. in Finance with minors in Marketing and Decision Sciences from the University of Wyoming
Roscoe Cummins, Corporate Controller

Directs operational accounting, financial reporting, tax, and analysis activities

  • 20 years of experience in defense, engineering services, and outdoor recreation industries
  • Private equity, venture capital, employee owned business, and M&A experience
  • Expertise in operational accounting, financial reporting, and FP&A
  • Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from Colorado State University 
Tamara Such, Director of Development

Supports strategic direction and growth of firm and portfolio companies by forging new business initiatives, investment partnerships and acquisition opportunities

  • Seasoned investment professional and C-level executive with extensive experience in developing and executing growth and investment/M&A strategies for early, expansion and exit-stage businesses, particularly within the natural resources, utilities and energy space.
  • Former Vice President of M&A/Investment Banking at both Capstone Headwaters and Allegiance Capital Corporation
  • Founding Shareholder and Former Executive Vice President of The Perfectly Green Corp. (energy and technology company)
  • Education: B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont (Grossman School of Business), M.A. in Economics & Politics from the European University at St. Petersburg (Russia), M.B.A in Corporate and Energy Finance from Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business)
James Sutherland, Director of Water Development

Provides leadership and support for all portfolio businesses connected to sustainable water resource development and environmental stewardship 

  • Over 20 years of experience in natural resource development, engineering/infrastructure, and government services 
  • Expertise in hydrogeologic site characterization, resource feasibility analysis, business development
  • Registered Professional Geologist
  • Education: B.S. in Geology and M.S. in Hydrology from the University of Nevada
Hunter Hoshiko, Project Development Manager

Develops new business opportunities for firm's portfolio investments 

  • Director of Business Development at Hoshiko Resources Inc.
  • Owner of Safe and Secure Storage LLC
  • B.S. in Political Science at Point Loma Nazarene University
  • M.B.A. at Point Loma Nazarene University