Our team consists of five founding members:
Justine Chow is our Chief Executive Officer, co-inventor on the patent applications, and has been working on the company full time since May 2012. She has been handling many different aspects of the company, particularly fundraising, business development, and technological design. She has published papers in both biology and economic policy and founded the Duke Drilling, Environment, and Economics Network. Her summer internship with the Environmental Working Group involved landowner issues related to hydraulic fracturing, and her master's project is on hydraulic fracturing fluid tracers. Justine holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and a bachelor’s in biology from Harvard College.
Jake Rudulph is our Chief Technology Officer, co-inventor on the patent applications, and has been working on the company full time since May 2012. Jake is responsible for advancing BaseTrace's technological development, conducting prototype testing and development, monitoring legislative issues, and developing business partnerships. Jake’s professional and academic experience blends scientific and policy expertise in ecology, biogeochemistry and climate change with advanced analytical tools. His experience includes policy analysis with WWF and the Trust for Public Land. His international experience includes geospatial research on wildlife conservation in Kenya. Jake holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and a bachelor's in biology from Simon’s Rock College.
Adam Rigel is our Chief Operations Officer and provides business strategy and prior startup expertise to the team, developing BaseTrace’s business materials and business strategy, and handles day-to-day financial organization. Adam participated in entrepreneurship and “intra-preneurship” through his experience at the weather risk startup, Storm Exchange, the new residential solar group at SunEdison, and at his own consulting business, Green Carbon USA. Adam holds master degrees in Business and Environmental Management from Duke University and an S.B. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from MIT.
David Roche is our Chief Regulatory Officer. David provides expertise in environmental law and policy, structuring our legislative strategy and leading the company’s communication with policymaker and environmental nonprofits as well as making connections with potential high-profile investors. He has had prior experience working with Environmental Defense Fund and Earthjustice where he examined issues in climate, clean air, and hydraullic fracturing He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, Duke's environmental law journal. David holds a J.D. and M.A. from Duke University as well as a B.S. in Climate Science from Columbia University.
Paul-Harvey Weiner is our Chief Financial Officer, and has substantial experience in projects related to sustainable business operations research, identifying new technologies to reduce private sector environmental impact in a cost-effective manner, and environmental organic chemistry and transport phenomena, including designing a financial model for a major shipping company seeking to explore the economics of using alternative power for cargo ships while in port. When not at BaseTrace, Paul-Harvey works as a Senior Consultant at an environmental consulting firm in the Washington, DC area. He holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment and a Master of Engineering Management from the Pratt School of Engineering. He studied environmental engineering as an undergraduate at Yale.