Geoff Elliott

Geoff S. Elliot

Owner, Senior Project Scientist

Geoff is GES’s proud founder, owner, and Principal Earth Scientist. He is the foreman for all Grand Environmental projects. Geoff has over 30 years’ experience in natural resource management with hands-on field experience in over 200 river and riparian projects. He has completed many boat house and other projects in Grand County. He also manages several ranch properties to help with green agricultural operations, restoration, and mitigation. His principal duties include Hydrogeology – water related analysis, Permitting, Construction Oversite, Habitat Restoration, Agricultural Land Management, and Water Rights Analysis. Geoff’s interests are in hydrogeomorphic studies aimed at restoring river-riparian hydrology to support restoration and enhancement of aquatic habitats. He has served as the Grand Lake Rotary President and continues to serve as their Eco-education Chair as well a member and through other volunteer activities. Geoff has a BSc. in Earth Science and MSc. in Geology and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC #5082).

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Joy S. Phelan

Business Manager, Wildlife & Agricultural Biologist

Joy is GES’s Wildlife Biologist and Business Manager.  She has over 18 years of customer service experience and has been working with wildlife since 2010.  She has proudly worked for a variety of employers that have included the U.S. Forest Service, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, and Southwestern Oregon Community College. She obtained her B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from Oregon State University in 2015. She loves to volunteer locally for Colorado Parks & Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service, and other local organizations. Her primary duties include coordinating field activities, managing office and business operations, monitoring and reporting on project interests, permitting, assisting with wetland delineations and project planning, as well as, happily engaging in wildlife and agricultural ecosystem management and any type of habitat restoration work. She particularly enjoys any wildlife work or work where she gets to operate a skid steer or mini-excavator.  On her free time, she enjoys hanging with Shaun, their son Wyatt, and their furry children.

Joy Phelan