Shannon Ewing

Ms. Ewing is the project and marketing manager for Regenesis Management Group. She handles all adminstrative team support, event facilitation, and marketing management. She has extensive project and team oversight experience having worked with a range of non- and for-profit organizations across the globe.


      Donald F. Sanborn

      Mr. Sanborn leads software development at Regenesis Management Group. He has spent over twenty five years developing commercial engineering and mapping applications for a myriad of companies. For twenty three years, Mr. Sanborn has acted as a consultant providing custom application development services and has brought a number of applications to market for clients. Several of these applications have been targeted at the landscape irrigation and water management industry. He developed what is possibly the first commercial program to interact with a weather station, calculate evapotranspiration rates and communicate to golf courses and other large turf installations how much to irrigate on a day-to-day basis. The program, entitled, “Weather,” was incorporated into Rain Bird Manufacturing’s Irrigation Central Control software. He also developed another application, entitled “Watermark Irrigation Design,” for sale by Aqua Engineering, Inc. Watermark ID is the premier irrigation design software package in the landscape irrigation industry. Mr. Sanborn has published a number of articles and contributed to multiple additions of “Applying AutoCAD” by Terry Wohlers. He has also taught two engineering courses at the United States Air Force Academy and developed Contingency Support Exercise (CSE) software that is used to train over one thousand cadets per year in the E101 core course. Mr. Sanborn is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and of Tau Beta Pi, an All Engineering Honorary organization. Mr. Sanborn earned a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Engineering with a concentration in Irrigation and Drainage from Colorado State University. He has completed post graduate studies in Computer Science and is a registered Autodesk Developer and ESRI Developer.

          Don Van Winkle

          Mr. Van Winkle provides facilitation support to the executive team, leads financial development and acts as Regenesis Management Group’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Van Winkle retains a broad 30 year history of financial, operational and executive experience in a wide range of industry sectors. His industry experience includes corporate banking (as President), international apparel design/distribution (as CFO/COO), multiple store grocery retail (as President/CEO) and investment banking (as Managing Director). He has participated in the successful sale and merger of numerous middle market firms and his experience includes board positions with seven middle market businesses to include Chairing the Audit Committee of a small publicly held firm. He currently sits as a Chair for Vistage International, where he serves as a facilitator, mentor, and coach for the world’s leading Chief Executive Organization, to CEOs, Presidents, Founders and Business Owners who want to outperform their competition by gaining a true competitive advantage. Previously, Mr. Van Winkle was a Managing Director at SDR Ventures, Inc., a Denver-based business consulting and advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and strategic advisory services for the privately held marketplace. Mr. Van Winkle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from New Mexico State University.

              Stephen W. Smith

              Dr. Smith consults on engineering and technical process development at Regenesis Management Group. He has spent 37 years in the irrigation engineering and water resources arena beginning with the founding of Aqua Engineering in 1975. Dr. Smith was President or Chief Executive Officer of Aqua Engineering, Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to his consulting support to Regenesis, he serves on the board of the Louden Irrigating Canal and Reservoir Company in northeastern Colorado. Dr. Smith’s experience includes irrigation projects throughout the United States and eight countries in Europe, the Far East, and the Middle East. He served on the faculty at Colorado State University where he taught irrigation design for almost 20 years. Dr. Smith has been an active professional member and past national president of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants and, in 1999, he was made a fellow member. From 2001 to 2009, Dr. Smith served on the board of directors of the Irrigation Association and was President of the association in 2008. Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Irrigation Engineering, both from Colorado State University and a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Engineering from New Mexico State University.

                  David Cohen

                  Mr. Cohen manages financial accounting and day-to-day operations at Regenesis Management Group, also acting as the company’s controller. Mr. Cohen has been a financial consultant for several real estate, water rights and natural resource development projects based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Cohen possesses an extensive background in business administration and corporate finance. He acted as the Chief Financial Officer of an internet media and broadcast company and assisted the company in preparation for its proposed initial public offering, including oversight of the company’s certified audit and financial reporting. Mr. Cohen possesses years of experience related to financial modeling and management and was the Chief Financial Officer for a worldwide air ambulance company for over fifteen years. Along with his accounting activities, Mr. Cohen also participates in real estate development transactions, has sold commercial and residential real estate and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Colorado. Mr. Cohen attended Long Beach State University in California and is an Enrolled Agent and admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

                      Ed Warner

                      Dr. Warner acts as a joint venture liaison at Regenesis Management Group. Dr. Warner spent 30 years as an exploration geologist. His work culminated in his discovery and participation in Jonah Field and the first commercial development of Pinedale Field, located adjacent to Jonah Field in Sublette County, Wyoming. Jonah and Pinedale combined is the third largest gas accumulation ever discovered within the continental United States. Dr. Warner retired from the natural gas industry at the end of 2000 to pursue philanthropy full time. In 2005 he placed forty-fifth on the Slate 60 list of American Philanthropy. He has made sizable gifts to Colorado State University, the Sand County Foundation, MIT, Grand Valley State University and the Colorado Conservation Trust. In 2005, Colorado State University named the College of Natural Resources after him. Dr. Warner has been a Visiting Lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and holds two honorary faculty positions at Colorado State University, a Faculty Affiliate position in the Department of Geosciences, and a professorship in Cooperative Conservation. He has lectured at Colorado State University, University of Colorado Law School, Stanford, MIT, Texas A&M, Grand Valley State University, Missouri State University and Cape Town University. Although Dr. Warner occasionally lectures on topics in geology, most of his current lectures are focused upon cooperative conservation. He has been professionally published in three fields: geology, conservation biology and virology. He also writes book reviews for Denver based Bloomsbury Review. He is a Trustee or Director of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Sand County Foundation, the Explorers Foundation and a past director of the Geological Society of America Foundation and the American Geological Institute Foundation as well as an Advisor to the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust. He has received Public Service Awards from the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. In 2011, Colorado State University awarded to him an honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters. Dr. Warner earned a Masters of Science degree from UCLA and a Bachelors of Science degree from Colorado State University, both in Geology.

                          Robert Stollar

                          Mr. Stollar leads scientific research projects at Regenesis Management Group. Mr. Stollar has served as a consultant providing project management and technical assistance on projects related to groundwater resources, financial allocation of responsibility for remediation, contaminant hydrogeology, groundwater modeling, monitoring, aquifer remediation and the environmental impact of hazardous materials for a wide range of clients throughout the United States. Prior to this, he founded R.L. Stollar & Associates, an environmental and groundwater consulting firm, specializing in groundwater resources and contamination in 1983 where he acted as President and Chief Technical Officer from 1983 until he sold his firm to Watkins Johnson, Inc. in 1991. Mr. Stollar is a faculty affiliate and member of the Geoscience Advisory Council for the Geoscience Department, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University. He was the recipient of the Willem Rudolf’s Medal for an Outstanding Contribution on Industrial Waste Control, presented by the Water Pollution Control Federation; he received the Honor Alumnus and was Commencement Speaker, College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University; he was the Geological Society of America John F. Mann Mentor in Applied Hydrogeology and worked with California State University at Los Angeles, California State University at Fullerton, and Portland State University at Portland, Oregon. Mr. Stollar published the text book “Subsurface Migration of Hazardous Waste”, written by Devinny, J.S.; Everett, L.G.; Lu, C.S.; and Stollar, R.L., 1990. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Mr. Stollar earned a Masters of Science degree in Geology with a specialty in Hydrogeology from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Hunter College, City University of New York. He is registered as a Geologist in several states including California and Wyoming and is a Certified Professional Hydrogeologist by the American Institute of Hydrology.

                              Kevin France

                              Mr. France leads business development and operating strategies at Regenesis Management Group. Mr. France is a managing partner, founder or an equity participant in several water right, real estate and natural resource projects covering thousands of acre feet of water rights and thousands of acres of land and mineral rights. Mr. France participates in asset development transactions and has assisted companies in structure, organization, management and capital development for such ventures. Additionally, Mr. France has managed software and technology development companies including the development of resulting intellectual property rights and automated fulfillment systems. Over the past decade, his practice has included developing and implementing comprehensive business, marketing and financial plans for operating businesses and property development projects alike. He has also managed sales, marketing and operating strategies for a number of organizations in the real estate, natural resource, broadcast and technology sectors with company sizes exceeding 150 personnel. He has been a board member of a Colorado metropolitan water district and is active on an advisory board focused on water conservation and optimization. Mr. France sits on a handful of private company boards and he has acted as a facilitator for independent study courses focusing on business strategy at Regis University. Mr. France earned a Masters of Business Administration degree, graduating with honors from Regis University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Communications from the University of Colorado.