Meet a team obsessed with environmental innovation

We are a team of scientists, conservationists, and data scientists. From our previous work protecting endangered species in the African savannah, to modern day climate change transparency - our background reflects an unwavering commitment to the earth.

Core Team

Saif Bhatti

Saif Bhatti

CEO / Founder

Founder & CEO. Data science specialist. Environmental monitoring and projects for 7 years, including international carbon footprints. Techstars Sustainability '21.

Elias Ayrey

Elias Ayrey

Chief Science Officer

Co-Founder, Remote sensing and forest ecology expert. UMaine PhD '18. Building remote sensing technology for 10 years, including Pachama's remote sensing suite as head scientist.

Chelsea Shaw

Chelsea Shaw

Fractional CTO

Full stack engineer and robust UX specialist. Building web-based products for a decade, including HashiCorp's security product Vault. Techstars Sustainability '21.

Nick Marchuk

Nick Marchuk

IOT Expert

Co-Founder, Hardware Lead. Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern. IOT specialist leading future on-the-ground crediting efforts.

Tucker Roche

Tucker Roche

3D Graphic Designer

Fullsail Alum. Accomplished and passionate 3D artist and modeler, including Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers, and others that fits with current philosophies and practices today.

Brittany Wienke

Brittany Wienke

Forestry Expert

Forester with an emphasis on policy, governance, and funding. Ex-PR for Rainforest Alliance. Building Renoster's PR and evaluating forest carbon projects.

Tom Large

Tom Large

Software Developer

NU Alum. Back-end focused, front-end when needed. Currently obsessed with climbing up and skiing down mountains. Stephen King fanatic, but Gödel, Escher, Bach might still be his favourite book.

Francesca Cresta

Francesca Cresta

Science Communications

PPE, Climate Change and Sustainability graduate linking science and society. International content creator focused on Science and Innovation.

Our Backgrounds

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Meet our world-class advisor network

We have benefitted tremendously from our network of advisors, from startups to academia, in guiding us towards build a stronger organization.

Dan Forman

Dan Forman

CEO @ Copper Labs

Dan brings twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur and business development leader in venture-backed enterprise software companies.

Evan Hung

Evan Hung

VP, Engineering @ Uplight

Serial-entrepreneur with extensive experience in strategic leadership, business operations, and building impactful teams. MBA from Duke University. Led teams that generated >$180M in annual revenue.

Zach Nies

Zach Nies

Former MD @ Techstars

Former CS faculty at University of Colorado-Boulder. Zach cares deeply about entrepreneurship, helping bring new products to market while operating more effectively. Prior to Techstars, he joined Rally Software pre-revenue though to IPO, wearing many hats including CTO.

Josiah Hester

Josiah Hester

Partner Researcher @ Northwestern

Batteryless IOT tech specialist. Raised over 40M for computer engineering research.