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At Colorado Natural Gas, our most valuable asset is our people.
Many of our employees are very active in their respective communities and they bring that same attitude of service to work every day. No wonder customers regularly tell us that everyone from our service technicians to the members of our office staff are extremely friendly, courteous, and eager to help.
Colorado Operations Manager
Bill Shaw is a native Coloradan who has been in the oil and gas business for 28 years. Bill began his career working on the exploration side of the business in the Permian Basin in the Texas Panhandle and the D-J Basin in Colorado.
Bill was introduced to the distribution part of the industry when he took a meter reading job at the former Greeley Gas Company (now Atmos Energy) in Greeley, Co. He worked for Greeley Gas Co. for 6 years as a meter reader and service technician before coming to Colorado Natural Gas at its inception in 1997.
Bill moved to Colorado Natural Gas’ Pine District, the largest CNG service territory, as a Service Technician. In 2005 Bill was promoted to the Pine District Manager and in 2010 he became the State Operations Manager for CNG and continues to serve in this position.
Bill lives with his wife and children in Bailey, Colorado.
Regional Operation Qualification and Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Eric Allen began his career in the natural gas industry as an HVAC mechanic for the State of Colorado after leaving the Army in 1996. In this role, he was responsible for converting many of the outlying state buildings throughout the Western Slope of Colorado from propane and electricity to natural Gas. Eric accepted a position in Glenwood Springs for Rocky Mountain Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Kansas Nebraska Gas as a technician where he continued work on the Western Slope as well as from Aspen to Grand Junction. Eric gained significant experience during this period working on the Trans Colorado Pipeline, Rockies Express Pipeline and was part of the Xcel/Kinder Morgan High pressure repair team.
While Eric was at Kinder Morgan, he transferred to Scottsbluff, Nebraska where he spent four years working on transportation and distribution systems in Wyoming and Nebraska.
Eric moved home to Conifer, Colorado in 2008 joining Colorado Natural Gas as a lead technician. In 2010, Eric was promoted to District Manager in 2010. Eric oversaw Summit's Bailey District which included more than 7,000 meters and more than 500 miles of main line pipe. In 2013 Eric was promoted to his current position of Regional Operator Qualification and Environmental, Health and Safety Manager. Eric’s valuable experience from gathering lines to numerous homes and businesses will be very instrumental in helping his customers and fellow technicians in the field.
Eric studied Biology at Mesa State College in Grand Junction. He is married to Stephanie Allen RN, a labor and delivery nurse at Littleton Adventist Hospital, and has two children, Elizabeth and Landon.
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Michelle Moorman is the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Summit Utilities, and acting Manager of Regulatory Affairs for Colorado Natural Gas, Inc. In this role, she leads a multi-jurisdictional regulatory department that interfaces with state and federal regulators, as well as maintains compliance with environmental and financial state statutes in multiple rate areas. Michelle’s previous professional experience includes working for Xcel Energy in electric regulation as well as providing engineering support for electric, natural gas and hydro-electric power plant facilities in four states.
Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Business Administration.
Michelle participates and served as chair of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ASM International, and sits on the Welding Advisory Board for AIMS Community College. Michelle serves as a member of the Trade, Transportation and Utilities sector of the University of Colorado Economic Forum, participates in the Mile High United Way Emerging Leaders Council and sits on the Denver Metro Committee for the CSM Alumni Association.