Drew Derderian, the chief consultant of TwinVert, is a geographic information system specialist with more than ten years of experience in mapping, programming, marketing, and design. As the chief consultant, Drew is responsible for developing and implementing service, resource and team management, and communicating effectively to meet the needs of TwinVert's clients.
Drew’s studies and experience span multiple facets of natural resources. He earned an M.S. in Forestry at Colorado State University in 2015, specializing in research on fire ecology and forest biomass. During his studies, he also worked with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) both individually and as part of a team to analyze the wildland fire risk of nearly every Army and Air Force base in the United States.
Prior to earning his M.S., Drew’s experience in maps was primarily focused on incident response and planning. Drew received his undergraduate in Fire and Safety Engineering: Administration at Eastern Kentucky University, where he developed programming skills and utilized mapping to analyze mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Outside of business hours, Drew serves on the Natural Resources Advisory Board in Fort Collins, and volunteers his professional skills for other nonprofits in the community.
Michael Menand is a Project Manager at TwinVert, bringing his experience in geographic information systems and program management to our design and consulting services.
Michael’s background includes a unique mix of public, private, and research work. Prior to joining TwinVert, Mike collaborated with Drew on several wildland fire risk analyses at the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). He was also a Regional GIS Coordinator at Level 3 Communications, where he was responsible for managing, analyzing, reporting, and mapping the company's GIS data. His public sector experience comes from his time at the City of Longmont supporting the Fire, Utilities, Parks, and Planning departments.
Michael completed his B.S. in Geography at the University of Colorado in 2006, where during his studies, he assisted researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with spatial analysis on domestic and international renewable energy projects.
In his free time, Michael enjoys outdoor adventures mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking with his family.
Director of Field Operations
Logan Derderian is Director of Field Operations at TwinVert. Since graduating with a BS in Natural Resource Management and Conservation, concentrating in Wildlife and Conservation Biology, he has conducted research as a field biologist for a number of universities, environmental nonprofit organizations, environmental consulting firms and the U.S. Geological Survey, working on a variety of projects in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Hawai’i, Oregon, Louisiana, and Peru.
He has an exceptional understanding of wildlife science and ecology, is able to identify most wildlife species found in the Western United States and is well-versed in survey protocols and field techniques. He has worked with endangered and threatened species, including the Marbled Murrelet, the Spotted Owl and the Hawai’i Creeper.