Heath Kuntz

Heath Kuntz

President

Heath founded the company in 2011 to provide service and support for water resources in Eastern Colorado. He has worked on numerous projects throughout Colorado and Nebraska that have dealt with anything from small recommendations of water use to large scale water projects and everything in between. Heath’s major focus is the surface water systems used for irrigation of crops, but also does some other tasks that include GIS, programming, and oversees the business operations. He has a Bachelors degree from Colorado State University in Soil and Crop Science, and is currently enrolled as an MBA student with Baylor University. Heath is also a private pilot and enjoys flying to various meetings and functions throughout the area.

Thad Kuntz

Thad Kuntz

Vice President/Principal Hydrogeologist

Thad joined ARI as a is a full partner in early 2012. His expertise is in ground water resources and hydrogeology, with extensive experience in Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Idaho. He is a licensed professional geologist in both Nebraska and Wyoming. Thad’s focus has ranged from local to regional scale hydrogeologic investigations and ground water modeling to design of municipal wells and pump systems. Over the past 7 years he has managed a regional modeling effort in the Nebraska Panhandle while creating and running the ground water model. He is passionate about informed ground water management, using science and ground water modeling to help his clients and the public understand the complexity of aquifer systems and the results of management decisions. He has conducted numerous ground water management analyses; providing support, public outreach, expert testimony and opinions on ground water management to provide clients with future life and viability of an aquifer as well as effects on surface water systems. Thad has extensive experience as an on-site geologist during test hole drilling, monitor well installation, and municipal/industrial production well drilling. He has conducted numerous aquifer tests where he designed, completed, and analyzed information to obtain aquifer properties. He has also completed regional hydrogeologic investigations using geophysical, lithologic and drilling logs to determine the aquifer orientation and depth of regional aquifers, such as the High Plains Aquifer (Ogallala and other formations) in Nebraska, the Denver Basin Aquifer in Colorado, the Coconino and Kiabab Aquifer in Arizona, and others.

Beyond his geologic work, Thad and his wife Amber have a small cattle ranch in the Nebraska Panhandle. He is passionate about weight lifting, father of two beautiful girls, and loves hiking in the Utah canyons and Rocky Mountains with his family.

Chelli Reagan

Chelli Reagan

HR/Finance Director

Chelli Reagan was introduced in a full time capacity to ARI in December of 2015 as the Director of Finance and Human Resources. Her previous financial and HR experience includes time in the water industry, which helped familiarize her with the concepts of surface and ground water services, including Water Rights Accounting, Augmentation Plans, Ground Water Supply Planning, etc. Chelli brings over 15 years of office administration experience that she has gained from living and working in Northeastern CO.

Joseph Reedy

Joseph Reedy

Project Hydrogeologist

Joe Reedy joined our team in January of 2013, while completing a B.Sc. in Geoscience at Chadron State College. His experience includes applications in remote sensing and GIS, geological and geotechnical field investigations, and groundwater modeling to inform local and regional resource management and planning. He’s currently working towards professional licensure in Nebraska and is provisionally licensed as a Professional Geologist in Wyoming. , In addition to the National Ground Water Association, Joe is also a member of the Geological Society of America and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists. To the benefit of both ARI and our clients, Joe’s commitment to excellence is evident in every project he undertakes.