CLEARAS recovers our finite natural resources to economically clean water, clean air and make earth-friendly products.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
With more than 20 years of senior-level leadership experience in business development, sales, marketing, strategic planning and operations management, Jordan blends his corporate and entrepreneurial knowledge to lead the business development strategy for CLEARAS.
Prior to joining CLEARAS he oversaw business development for ALPS Corporation, a nationwide financial and professional services firm, increasing annual gross sales from $20 million to $40 million during his tenure. Jordan led an aggressive diversification strategy into health care, outsourced professional services, and information systems management.
An active investor in early-stage technology and service-based businesses, Jordan has an excellent track record of navigating the commercialization of products and services.
Jordan received both his BA and MBA from the University of Montana; the latter in which he graduated magna cum laude. In his free time, Jordan enjoys golfing, mountain biking, hiking, downhill skiing and spending time with family at Flathead Lake and Ashley Lake, both in Northwest MT.
Vice President, Project Delivery
Autumn is a certified Advanced Wastewater Operator in the state of Wisconsin with 10 years of experience operating and optimizing water treatment technologies. She brings her technical water background together with her project management skills to marshal our new projects from contracting through design, build, performance testing and delivery.
Prior to joining CLEARAS as the VP of Project Delivery, Autumn was the Superintendent of the Fond du Lac Regional Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Facility. In this role, her leadership in water reclamation within the Great Lakes Region has be recognized throughout the industry. She started her career as a chemist at Sigma-Aldrich.
Autumn has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and a master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Autumn enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding and helping coach her daughter’s softball team and cheering on her son from the sidelines.
Co-Founder, Construction Manager
Kevin blends his military background and industry expertise with over 20 years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience to lead the operations team for CLEARAS. His skills in solving complex problem and finding innovative solutions, at the intersection of technological and biological systems performance, are at the heart of CLEARAS’ operations.
Prior to co-founding CLEARAS, Kevin built a successful residential land development business in California, which he later expanded into Montana. Earlier in his career, he studied navigation, graduating from the California Maritime Academy, and spent eight years sailing as a Navigational Officer for Master Mates and Pilots.
Kevin served four years as a United States Marine and completed his obligation with an honorable discharge. He now serves on the Board of Directors for the Algae Biomass Organization as well as being committee chair for the Wastewater and Resource Recovery Committee.
Process and Quality Manager
Tyler has specialized in project management for almost two decades in real estate, construction management, and wastewater treatment. The last 10+ years he has focused specifically on wastewater treatment in mining, industrial, and municipal projects domestically and internationally. He spent the beginning of his career at WesTech Engineering before joining the team at CLEARAS as the Process and Quality Manager. Tyler has a passion for executing projects in an effective way. As a project manager his goal has always been to create and maintain strong, loyal, and honest relationships with customers and provide them with the information and products they seek promptly and accurately. He looks forward to using those skills to further the success of CLEARAS.
Tyler loves traveling, spending time with his family, and spending time in nature. He has his commercial pilot’s license and enjoys taking to the skies often.
As the Biokinetics Engineer, Elaine is responsible for the oversight and support of EcoRecover Operations as well as the hands-on daily sampling and system performance validation. She handles the sampling collection, analysis, and reporting for the Department of Energy project. With her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth, her interests and background are well suited to the detailed lab work and research. She brings her technical skills and passion for sustainability to support CLEARAS projects.
Director of Accounting
Tristin Zimmer is the Company’s Director of Accounting and office administrator. With over 15 years of experience in various accounting and office management roles she keeps the ship running tight. This should be no surprise given her seven years of active duty in the U.S. Navy where she was a Boatswain mate second class receiving many awards and serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Her primary responsibilities include financial projections & reporting, accounts payable & receivable, HR oversite & compliance and payroll. When not working, Tristin can be found traveling, enjoying concerts, hiking with her dog and spending time on the lakes and rivers around Montana.
Emily is the Bioresources scientist for CLEARAS and is responsible for all things biomass. She is also responsible for all applicable life cycle assessments of the EcoRecover process. Emily received her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and her Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering as well, from Montana Technological University. Emily started working for CLEARAS while finishing her thesis at Montana Tech in 2022. Emily is passionate about implementing sustainable solutions for the future and knows that CLEARAS will be leading the way in resource recovery and circular economy.
Alongside a professor from Montana Tech, Emily presented the life cycle assessment for the EcoRecover at the UN Climate Change conference, COP27, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November of 2022. A great honor and exciting opportunity for CLEARAS.
Operations Support Specialist
Greg brings a wealth of wastewater process control experience to the CLEARAS team. Greg attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and obtained a bachelors of science degree in Waste Management, emphasis in wastewater treatment. With almost two decades of process control engineering and supervision, Greg decided to make the switch to the CLEARAS team to follow his passion for innovative solutions and the wastewater treatment process.
At CLEARAS, we truly believe in the work hard, play hard balance while providing opportunities to be innovative and expand your experience. If you trust you can generate results, come join our team to see your impacts come to life.