Our Team

Cascade’s incredible journey of growth and transformation is testament of our commitment to driving innovation – and our leadership team is helping make it all happen. With diverse business experience, bold vision, and a passion getting it right every time, this team focuses on delivering results to our clients, fostering a safe and positive work environment, and driving organizational growth.

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Ron Thalacker
Chief Executive Officer
Sean Fanning
Chief Financial Officer
John Michael Gross
Chief Information Officer
Gary Crueger
Chief Operating Officer
Ken Moses
Chief People Officer

OUR DRILLING EXPERTS

Bill Poupis
Senior Vice President, Operations
Pete Larsen
Senior Vice President, Operations
Steven Johnson
Senior Vice President, Operations
Ricky Davis
Vice President, Operations
Shawn Cain
Vice President, Operations
Jim McCombs
Key Accounts Manager

OUR TECHNICAL EXPERTS

Scott Wisher, PG
Senior Vice President, Operations
Eliot Cooper
Vice President, Technology and Business Development
John McAssey
Technical Expert
Deborah Shaffer Schnell, PE
Vice President, Operations
Doug Rountree
Vice President, Operations
Eric Moskal
Technical Expert, Pneumatic Emplacement
Michael Gerber
Project Manager, Remediation
Don Winglewich
Technical Expert, Injection Operations
William (Brad) Carlson
Manager, Site Characterization
Matthew Vetter
General Manager

OUR THERMAL EXPERTS

Jim Galligan, PE
Sr. Vice President, Operations, TerraTherm
John LaChance
Vice President, Development
Steffen Griepke
Vice President, Technology

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY TEAM

Brook King
EHS Director
Dale Duscher
Regional EHS Manager
Rocky Tooyak
Regional EHS Manager
Ken Post
Regional EHS Manager
Richard Boland
EHS Trainer

OUR ELITE TEAM

Mike Bond
Senior Driller
James Goble
Field Supervisor
Jimmy Hall, Jr.
Field Supervisor
Todd Schmalfeldt
Senior Driller
Josh Sigler
Senior Driller
Jon Weeks
Senior Driller
David Wilcox
Field Supervisor
Matt Osterberg
Senior Driller
Mike Czech
Field Supervisor
Chris Barden
Senior Driller
Don Winglewich
Technical Expert, Injection Operations

OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT LEADERS

Jessica Alexander
Director of Talent Acquisition and Chair, Cascade Diverse Workforce Initiative
Sue Bruning
VP of Marketing & Communications | Chair, Cascade Sustainability Council