Grant brings more than 30 years of experience in sustainable development and conservation to Bio-Logical Capital. He is also the founder of Urban Villages, Inc., a leading-edge real estate development and investment firm. In his role as CEO, Grant establishes the vision for Bio-Logical Capital and takes the leads in investor and partner relations, policy and overall operations. He has successfully completed more than $4 billion of transactions and has developed and invested across all real estate asset types. Grant recently completed a 10-year term on the board of directors with the Colorado chapter of The Nature Conservancy, during which time he was instrumental in completing many complex, large-scale conservation transactions throughout the state.
Stina specializes in corporate and real estate law and advises the company in all legal matters, including land acquisitions, partner and investor agreements and negotiations, entity and transaction structuring, corporate governance, employment issues, and risk management. Her expertise in deal structuring and partnership dynamics is an integral part of the Bio-Logical Capital project selection and execution process. Stina began her career with Sherman & Howard LLC in the corporate transactional group, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and joint venture negotiations. Stina is also General Counsel for our sister company, Urban Villages, Inc. She is the 2016 President of CREW Denver, and serves on the Board of Directors for both the Denver Police Foundation and Wild Seed Project. She was a 2009 winner of CREW Denver’s Women of Influence Award and the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award – Real Estate in 2016. Stina received a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
As Director of Operations, Nick oversees corporate and project operations as well as investment sourcing and vetting. As a founding team member for Bio-Logical Capital, Nick plays a leadership role in the company overseeing budget creation, financial projects, and strategic leadership for asset development. He has overseen due diligence and asset management on projects expanding over 250,000 acres. Nick facilitates visioning and business planning; participates in structuring company acquisitions and joint venture partnerships; investor reporting; builds relationships with landowners, project partners and community leaders; and manages a growing team of local staff and contractors. Before beginning work at Bio-Logical Capital, Nick was a mixed-use development project executive for Urban Villages. He previously worked as a vice president for Kingsley Associates, a commercial real estate advisory firm based in San Francisco. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business. When he’s not in the office, you can find Nick fly-fishing around the country, some of his favorite locations are in Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado and Florida.
Scott is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Bio-Logical Capital. In this role, Scott provides high-level support for the CEO in his commitment to stewardship development. In the Bio-Logical Capital office, Scott wears many hats; with the main goal of ensuring the seamless flow of business through handling everything from scheduling, information requests, and general day-to-day executive office coordination.
Before joining Bio-Logical Capital, Scott worked at Arcana Restaurant, helping them bring a high level of quality to their front-of-house operations, as well as Mad Agriculture, a Boulder-based, sustainable agriculture start-up. Scott’s experience in hospitality helps him facilitate a productive work environment for company executives. He strives to promote meaningful relationships and harmonious function throughout the Bio-Logical Capital team. Scott studied Environmental Science at Colorado College where he graduated in 2016. Outside of work, he is an avid reader, and his favorite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Scott loves fly fishing and is a dedicated student of bluegrass music.
Lilly brings a scientific understanding of plant biology, ecology, and agricultural systems to Bio-Logical Capital. A farming enthusiast since her childhood in Maine, she has extensively studied the evolution of character traits that enable plants to thrive in challenging environments, first by studying red algae during a Masters degree at University of Rhode Island, then exploring the evolution of desert plants in her doctorate work at Brown University. During her PhD she travelled extensively in Australia, Chile, and the American southwest; her work contributes to our understanding of how plants evolved the ability to photosynthesize in hot, water-limited environments. By studying how plants have adapted to environmental change across large time-scales, Lilly has gained a perspective on current challenges in land conservation and agriculture in the face of a rapidly changing climate. Throughout her academic training, Lilly has stayed connected to farming through volunteer work, educational outreach, and her own vegetable gardening.
As Ecological Designer, Lilly brings rigorous scientific training and inquiry to the design team. She contributes plant expertise and an ecological perspective to land-use planning and assessment. Lilly conducts field studies, identifies metrics for longitudinal tracking of soil and ecosystem health, and leads the design process to determine how the team will best restore, conserve, and manage the land. She leverages her academic connections to build partnerships with researchers across the United States. In her free time Lilly finds inspiration in the outdoors, whether it be in her garden or on trails, crags, and ski slopes across Colorado.
Meriwether brings experience to our team in climate-smart agriculture, natural resource protection, sustainable community development, wilderness exploration, and the facilitation of innovative landscape approaches to foster carbon sequestration. Prior to joining Bio-logical Capital, Meriwether led Special Initiatives at Rainforest Alliance and traveled to field projects around the globe to identify challenge areas, and designed and implemented solutions. Some days her work consisted of heading into an “office” of small, one-hectare plots of cropland, farming families, and rural communities. Other days, she met with Fortune 500 company executives, and worked on building the case for sustainability and certification, decreasing risk in their supply chains, and ways to educate consumers on environmentally intelligent practices.
As Chief of Staff for Bio-Logical Capital, Meriwether focuses her work on developing new models for regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and climate positive land use strategies. In addition, Meriwether works on recruiting leadership and talent for Bio-Logical Capital and managing investor relations. Alongside her work with Bio-Logical Capital, Meriwether is also currently pursuing an Executive Business degree at Harvard Business School. In her free time, Meriwether can be found somewhere in the mountains, skiing, biking or leading outdoor education courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Meriwether currently sits on the board of the NPR Foundation and is an avid supporter of public radio.
Lindsey oversees human resource and administration management for Bio-Logical Capital including system accounts, insurance, compliance and regulatory issues. Prior to working for Bio-Logical Capital, Lindsey worked for our sister company, Urban Villages in our corporate offices in Denver. Lindsey received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Lindsey believes in bringing communities together, respecting the environment, and building awareness around critical ecological issues in hope for a better future where we respect the land we live on.
Bobby works on project strategies and acquisitions for Bio-Logical Capital. He evaluates and sources new projects as well as oversees the planning and entitlement of existing projects in our portfolio. With a background in landscape design, Bobby brings a whole systems approach to evaluating and underwriting new acquisitions. Prior to joining Bio-Logical Capital, Bobby managed a project team responsible for land acquisition, design, and permitting for Blu Homes, a San Francisco-based sustainable prefab home company. He graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architect and concentration in Real Estate.
Morgan is a seasoned food system professional who is passionate about building strong communities around local food systems and teaching the story of how good food comes from a healthy environment. As the Director of Food Ecosystems and Retail Partnerships, Morgan leads the team’s efforts in the assessment and implementation of new food and retail businesses and projects. Morgan also develops strategies that add long-term value to our work by incorporating environmental impact and vertical food system integration into business planning, and builds effective operational systems for running businesses that are fully engaged in the food system.
Morgan also works as a member of the management team for our sister company, Urban Villages. Previously, Morgan served as a member of the operations team for Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco, and helped to create a non-profit food education space, 18 Reasons. Morgan attended New England Culinary Institute and has spent many years managing fine dining restaurant kitchens in Boston, Montana, and San Francisco.
Olivia brings marketing and communication knowledge to the Bio-Logical Capital team. With a background in community building around food and agriculture, Olivia loves to share the stories and missions of the projects we are working on daily. Olivia is no stranger to the farm experience, having worked on farms in California and Vermont. Prior to joining the Bio-Logical Capital team, she organized educational experiences at the San Francisco non-profit, 18 Reasons, developed an educational program for the Good Food Awards, and handled marketing and communications for the Farmers Guild and FarmsReach.
She is currently an acting advisor for two Bay Area nonprofits, Kitchen Table Advisors and Real Food Real Stories, in addition to holding a chair position for the Good Food Awards Committee. She is also co-owner of Redfield Cider Bar & Bottle Shop located in Oakland, California. Her writing has been featured in the James Beard award-winning publication Civil Eats and Left Coast Magazine. Olivia received her bachelor’s degree at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
Kristen brings a background in impact investing with an emphasis on how it can be leveraged to foster sustainable community development in international emerging markets. Her expertise lies in investment research and analysis, strategic planning, and project management. An avid believer in the power of human ingenuity to solve major global challenges, Kristen is fascinated by the intersection of innovation and finance to drive market-based solutions in rural and urban development. Prior to Bio-Logical Capital, Kristen worked at Village Capital, where she led the team’s global strategy for sourcing, vetting and analyzing early-stage social ventures as potential investment opportunities. Her focus ranged from sustainable agriculture and renewable energy in Africa, to education in India and financial inclusion in Latin America. Before Village Capital, Kristen worked on pipeline development and entrepreneurship ecosystem-building for Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, where she participated in designing, facilitating and implementing multiple impact investment accelerator programs and summits in South Africa and India. She has lived in 5 international cities in the past 5 years.
In her role at Bio-Logical Capital, Kristen applies her financial analysis and project management background to making land-based businesses both economically viable and ecologically regenerative. Outside of work, Kristen is either climbing or exploring the rocky mountain west in her 1995 GMC Safari van, Delilah. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colorado College with a B.A. in Philosophy, a minor in Environmental Studies, and an emphasis on Mathematical Economics.
Jacob grew up in Iowa, and currently lives in Denver, Colorado. Environmental issues have played a defining role in his academic and professional careers, and he works diligently to create positive change. He brings with him a diverse background in agriculture, finance, policy, and non-profit work. Prior to joining Bio-Logical Capital he developed the partnerships program at Localize, whose mission is to improve supply chains within local food systems. Jacob attended the University of Denver where he earned a Masters degree in business administration and environmental policy, and a Bachelor’s degree in business management and sustainability. In his free time, and depending on the season, you can find him skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, climbing, and fly fishing.