A Brazilian by birth, Felipe grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with his parents and two sisters. While working in retail management and attending school at the University of Florida in Gainesville, he discovered his affinity for geology. After graduating with a B.S. in 2007, he decided to trade beaches, sandals and scorching summers for mountains, hiking boots, and cold winters and moved across the country to Billings, MT to become a well-site geologist. He took the position of Senior Geologist with Sunburst in February 2011 and the position of Chief Development Officer in July 2014. Current duties have him overseeing Williston Basin projects and facilitating the training of well site geologists. His experience includes wells in the Williston, Powder River and DJ Basins. When not working, Felipe can often be found enjoying fine Montana craft beers, live music or the mountains when he’s lucky.