Key Personnel

Jeffrey Eppink

President & Founder

Mr. Eppink has over 30 years of consulting, technical, and analytical experience in a wide variety of energy projects worldwide ranging across the energy spectrum. He has given numerous presentations to senior industry executives and government officials and has provided testimony and presentations to the U.S. Congress, the National Academy of Sciences, and the White House on energy issues.

Mr. Eppink has worked for Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Inc., ICF Kaiser International, Inc., and Advanced Resources International, Inc. and has been an American Association for the Advancement of Science Diplomacy Fellow. He has a BS in geology from California State Polytechnic University, an MS in applied geophysics from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Virginia Tech.

Mr. Eppink specializes in project design and management, economic analyses, scenario modeling, energy policy, and resource planning. A large part of his experience has been in the international sector where he has worked on projects in over 30 countries.

John W. Bebout, Ph. D.

Senior Project Manager

Dr. Bebout has more than 30 years experience in renewable and conventional energy resources in both consulting and the government sector. He has played a major role in regulatory reform for oil and gas and geothermal operations on Federal land and has provided expert testimony to the public, federal agencies, professional organizations and congress.

Dr. Bebout has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management where he served as a Senior Technical Specialist for Oil and Gas, Deputy Director of the National Energy Office and National Geothermal Program Manager. He holds a BS in geology from the University of Florida, an MA in geology from the State University of New York and a PhD in paleobotany and geology from the Pennsylvania State University where he was a Graduate Fellow.

Dr. Bebout specializes in project development and management as well as resource modeling. A large part of his experience has been gained through leading large interdisciplinary teams for purposes of developing and/or implementing energy policy.

Ramon Alvarado

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Ramon Alvarado is a senior project manager with over 27 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry, including integrated field studies, field revitalization and development plans. He has been an effective team participant and supervisor for EOR feasibility and assessment projects. His career has been largely international with multiple language skills (Spanish, English, and Indonesian). Mr. Alvarado has an M.S. degree in petroleum engineering, University of Southern California, and a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering, University of Southern California.

Mr. Alvarado worked for PDVSA in a series on positions ranging form drilling, well completions, production operations and reservoir engineering. As chief petroleum engineer for Shell International Mr. Alvarado conducted reservoir studies and field development plans.

Mr. Alvarado has provided technical support to major, national and independent companies working as a consultant with Exgeo & CGG Veritas, Advanced Resources International, Inc., ICF Kaiser International, Inc.

Franz Szymanski

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Szymanski has over 30 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Project Management and Product Development for Information Technology. He has lead teams of engineers and scientists in the development of sophisticated systems in Defense, Internet, Aviation, and Microelectronics. He has been involved in numerous startup companies and efforts funded by venture capital.

While at America Online his major accomplishments include development of digital content publishing systems responsible for cross platform digital content management and publishing and leading email software development team responsible for the re-architecture of the email system. The publishing systems provided new capabilities in tracking advertisements and monetizing content. Re-architecture of the email storage subsystem was responsible for reducing hardware resources saving over $100M. His efforts in defense and avionics include work for the FAA, Navy, and Marine Corps. He led system architecture for USMC TERPES, the primary electronic warfare / airborne electronic intelligence data fusion system, as well as TAMPS V.6 , the aircraft mission planning system used by the carrier fleet worldwide. Mr. Szymanski has been instrumental in many IT related efforts including FLEXX, a company formed to unlock the unspent value of retail gift cards, and VDDI’s VMS system to provide physical security and asset management services.

Mr. Szymanski holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles.

Michael Marquis

Project Manager

Mr. Marquis designs and implements analytical and GIS models and solutions. He has been instrumental in the development of numerous economic and geospatial models used in Federal lands analyses including GREM (Geothermal Royalty Evaluation Model) for geothermal royalty rate determination, EPCA (Energy Policy and Conservation Act) Phases I, II, and III Inventories, EPCA Phase I Integration, Inventoried Roadless Area analysis, as well as numerous other projects for both government and industry. In addition, he recently performed modeling for the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) 437 Coal Inventory.

Mr. Marquis' expertise lies in constructing analytical models for statistical analysis with economic and scenario modeling. Mr. Marquis has fifteen years experience with GIS including nine years with Advanced Resources and Enegis. He has a BS in geology from The College of William and Mary.

Fred Baumberger

Senior Copy Editor

Mr. Baumberger is senior copy editor for Enegis, LLC. Following three years in the U.S. Navy, he entered college receiving a Master’s degree from the Graduate Department of Journalism at UCLA. Mr. Baumberger was a staff reporter and feature writer for several Southern California newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and Herald Examiner. He later served as an Information Officer with California’s Council on Criminal Justice and Air Resources Board.