Heidi Gill – Founder and CEO
Heidi founded Urban with hopes of bridging the gap between oil and gas development and social compatibility. Heidi designed and filed a patent on a new type of sound wall that provides increased structural integrity and operational efficiency. With a background in Public Relations and Communications, Heidi has had several unique working opportunities in multiple industries including oil and gas, healthcare and development.
Prior to founding Urban, Heidi worked for Anadarko where she oversaw all mitigation related activities with her primary focus on drilling, completions, and production facilities. Leading a multi-disciplinary team, she oversaw the planning and execution of nuisance and compliance based mitigation techniques surrounding future locations and grievances associated with existing locations.
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.
Tracy Watters – General Manager
As General Manager at Urban Solution Group, Tracy is responsible for the day-to-day business management for both cost and revenue activities. This includes building the structure and processes that support Urban’s profitability, growth, and sustainability. Her responsibilities include providing finance and administrative oversight, business analytics, supply-chain management, operational process development and performance, project management, and marketing. Urban will also tap into Tracy’s marketing and customer management background for support with our stakeholder engagement projects.
Prior to joining Urban, Tracy has held senior management positions in a wide a range of industries for both small and Fortune 500 companies. She is a result-driven leader who is recognized for her strategic vision, business acumen, and customer-centric solutions.
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.