Bret joined Bison in 2006 after working two years as a production enhancement/hydraulic fracturing engineer for Halliburton Energy Services in WY, UT, and CO where he performed slick water, hydrochloric acid, CO2, nitrogen, CobraMax, CobraFrac, and pinpoint stimulations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech. Bret serves on the Board of Directors for Bison. Over the past 12 years and currently, he oversees and manages projects for thousands of upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities throughout tribal lands, MT, ND, WY, UT, as well as limited experience in CO, TX and PA. Facilities include bulk terminal plants, compressor stations, gas plants, boosting stations, well pads, etc. Primarily the focus of work has been related to air quality compliance (air quality permitting, emissions testing, reporting/recordkeeping); however, numerous non-air quality projects include SPCCs, environmental assessments, FLIR LDAR, Tier IIs, sampling, etc.
In addition to assisting oil and gas clients with environmental compliance, Bret spends much of his time monitoring/researching the rapidly changing oil and gas environmental regulations and continuing to expand Bison’s capabilities in serving the industry.
Over the past five years, the oil and gas industry has experienced an unprecedented wave of new environmental regulations at state, tribal, and federal levels. To be on top of the most pressing issues, Bret has active involvement with numerous associations and serves on many committees within the industry. Some of these associations/affiliations include the Montana Petroleum Association, Petroleum Association of Wyoming, North Dakota Petroleum Council, Western Energy Alliance, and Society of Petroleum Engineers, as well as others.
Bret is certified in the following: Basic Medic First Aid with CPR and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) trained.
In his off-time, Bret enjoys spending his time outside in the Rocky Mountains. Some of his most cherished activities include fly fishing, rafting, archery hunting, camping, trail running, and Spartan races. He is very active with Montana Tech, serving as the Chair for the Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, as well as the Chair of the Helena Tri-County Alumni Chapter.