Heidi Gill – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Solution Group
Heidi Gill serves as CEO of Urban Solution Group. She founded Urban in 2017 to bridge the gap between oil and gas development and social compatibility. Focusing on comprehensive mitigation plans and products, Heidi designed and filed a patent on a new type of sound wall that helps mitigate impacts to surround communities during oil and gas operations. She spearheaded the capital raise to fund the manufacturing of her patented sound walls and now has over six miles of wall on the market which is enough inventory to be on 25-30 locations at once.
Prior to founding Urban, Heidi worked for Anadarko Petroleum where she oversaw all mitigation related activities with her primary focus on drilling, completions and production facilities. Heidi graduated from University of Oregon with bachelor’s degree in public relations and communications. She was recently recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s 2019 40 Under 40 and was awarded the Society of Petroleum Engineers 2019 Steward of the Industry Award. In 2018 she was awarded the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s 2018 Emerging Leader Award and recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s 2018 Top Women in Energy.
Jesse Petek – Operations Manager
As Operations Manager, Jesse Petek plays the critical role of overseeing the safe and efficient execution of Urban Solution Group’s operations. Jesse is the primary contact person with our customers’ field crews and Urban’s operation sub-contractors. Jesse is responsible for pre-planning, coordinating contractors, logistics and overseeing all Urban’s on-site work.
Born and raised in Grand Junction, Jesse has been in the oil and gas industry for the last seven years, working in both the Piceance and Denver-Julesburg Basin. In just a few months, Jesse has improved the sound wall installation efficiency by over 50%. Jesse attributes this success to having been in the contractors’ shoes and being able to work with them as a partner. Jesse is highly respected for his work ethic, operational knowledge and experience in safe mitigation execution.
Lindsey Apland – Business Development and Stakeholder Relations Manager
As Business Development and Stakeholder Relations Manager at Urban Solution Group, Lindsey wears many hats for the team! She started her career in the Oil and Gas Industry in 2008 in Colorado, working in industrial noise mitigation. Working her way up to Director of Business Development for the US Market, her experience in the environmental regulatory side of the industry has exposed her to the great lengths companies go to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently as well as the community relations side of the industry.
Lindsey’s views on industry and community align with Urban’s mission and core values and she is a strong advocate for industry. Her experience has given her the opportunity to speak on behalf of clients at town hall meetings and government approval meetings.
Driven and focused, Lindsey brings a new perspective on business development through education and holds high standards for herself and anybody she works with.
Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her husband and children (usually outdoors!).
Eric Jacobs – Engineer
Eric joined the Urban’s team in July 2018 and serves as Urban’s Engineer. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, he is responsible for providing exceptional engineering services to our clients. His primary focus is noise modeling and mitigation for oil and gas operations. Eric will also be a key contributor to our Mitigation Product Development team.
Prior to working at Urban, Eric had diverse working experience in structural engineering in the aerospace industry. Being a Colorado native, with family roots in the oil and gas industry, Eric is uniquely equipped to support Urban’s efforts for socially compatible oil and gas development.
Toni Shiner – Administrative Assistant
As the Administrative Assistant for Urban Solution Group, Toni helps keep the office afloat! She helps with a variety of functions that include accounting, human resources, sales and engineering support and vendor management. She spearheads all our marketing, charity, and event planning efforts.
Prior to Urban, Toni has broad work experience in multiple industries including oil and gas, nutraceutical, and IT security. Her positions included HR Specialist, Office Manager, IT Coordinator, Accounting Assistant and Terminal Operator.
Toni is a Colorado native; born and raised in Denver. She is an avid animal lover and also lived in New Mexico for a short while with her family and still enjoys going back for vacation.