Pioneers in Water Stewardship
Never has there been a time when the need for shared water science was more vital than it is today.
With record-breaking drought in the west, surging sea level on the coasts, and intensifying rain and flooding events complicating farming – all of which challenges water and energy production and confounds insurance and investment – the work to achieve local water balance has never been more important. When water resources are stressed, everyone and everything is at risk. However, when water use is in balance with consumption, people can live on or grow food on the land and businesses and communities thrive.
The science that underpins water balance has always been complicated, uncoordinated and time consuming. Information has been inadequate, intermittent and hard to share. In fact, in all of human history, there has never been a way to combine measures of demand (how much water is used) with how much is predicted to be available, so we trust that ample water is available, even when it may not be.
So almost a decade ago, Wellntel took on the challenge of “pioneering water stewardship.” What does that mean? With laser focus on getting facts into the hands of water stakeholders, Wellntel’s innovations simplify, accelerate and expand the work of data collection, transmission, preparation and sharing. Today, Wellntel helps water-intensive businesses, farms, water agencies and managers to track rainfall, surface water, groundwater and time, supplying everything from simple and accurate sensors to long range communication systems, to cloud and analytical services, automated alerts and reports.
Marian Singer – Co-founder and CEO
With marketing, manufacturing, consulting and finance experience, Marian leads business operations and customer-facing activities.
Chuck Dunning PhD – Vice President Hydrology
With 21 years of experience at USGS as a Groundwater Specialist before joining Wellntel in 2017, Chuck is the liaison between the client’s problem and the proper science to find solutions.
Kendri Salmans – Science and Information Manager
With a background in hydrogeologic analysis and experience with data management and mathematical modeling, Kendri leads the development of our core technology and main customer interface: Wellntel’s Analytics Dashboard.
Claire Ricketts – Data Analyst
With a background in math, music and data science, and an affinity for organization and creativity, Claire develops new and innovative capabilities for Wellntel’s Analytics Dashboard.
Mikayla Walker – Field Technician
With a background in geoscience, field research, and an aptitude for project management and organization, Mikayla is a wonderful asset for Wellntel, both in-field and in-office.
Nicholas Hayes – Co-founder and Director
With communication, research, design, and consulting experience, Nick leads technical and application development.
Dawna Urlakis – Director of Business Development
Dawna Urlakis has a deep background in sales and market development for technology companies operating at the intersection of hardware and software. She is drawn to companies with compelling and innovative companies where she can make a difference and she has found that at Wellntel.
Caleb Campbell –
Operations & Customer Support Manager
With a background in geology, scientific and technical field work (sampling, logging and assessment), and the trades, Caleb leads production, installation and customer support services.
Andrew Christensen – Operations Technician
Andrew uses his experience with software and background in physics to build, test, and monitor Wellntel’s sensors, telemetry systems and accessories.
Kodak – Shop Dog
Part Newfoundland, part Pit Bull, and all happiness, Kodak loves to greet visitors, beg for treats and belly rubs and root for water stewardship.
Let’s be pioneers.