Colin was born in Covington, LA and was raised in rural southeastern Indiana. At an early age Colin roamed Ordovician age rocks exposed along the Cincinnati Arch, and later pursued a bachelor’s degree in geology at Ball State University. After graduation he expanded his geological experience from road cuts and creek beds, westward, to the complex geology of Montana where he became employed with Sunburst Consulting as a well site geologist in 2007. Several years later, Colin took a job as a Senior Geologist with Sunburst. Most of his field work has been focused on the Bakken and Three Forks plays of the Williston Basin. He enjoys Montana countryside and can be found skiing, playing hockey, mountain biking, hiking and floating rivers on the weekends.