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Bair Energy Team


Candice McGuire

Candice is the Chair of Bair Energy. She is also the President and Principal Project Manager at Iron Projects, a design-build company in Texas.

She has over 18 years of experience in Project Management, Project Controls and Construction Management for the energy industry. She has worked with several major corporations in various execution capacities including Shell, Chevron, Technip, Worley Parsons, Turner Construction, amongst others. As a Project Lead, she was responsible for end-to-end delivery of a portfolio of downstream manufacturing capital projects, ranging from $15-$100 million.

She has also worked on large-scale $1B+ project teams with Bechtel and Shell Midstream’s MLP. Candice began managing commercial & residential real estate projects in 2018 and has since managed multiple new development and renovation projects. She has a track record of delivering projects on target and has a real passion for leading teams across the finish line.

Candice graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.


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Meghan Chicoine
Vice President, Compliance 

Meghan is a seasoned investment professional with 20 years of experience in a variety of executive level roles including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Managing Director of Alternative Investments. As President, Compliance, Meghan is responsible for vigilantly developing and overseeing Bair Energy’s direction and operational due diligence.

She spent 4 years as an independent financial consultant within the alternative investment space helping to navigate her clients through the complexities of efficient compliance, due diligence, and investment operations. Prior to that, Meghan worked for over a decade at Freestone Capital Management, a Seattle based wealth management firm with over $2 billion in AUM at the time of her departure. At Freestone, Meghan served as Managing Director and oversaw the firm’s investment operations, operational due diligence, fund structuring, and investor relations. Additionally, Meghan was responsible for overseeing the firm’s emerging manager platform, which entailed including operational and investment due diligence, manager selection, and capital allocations.  She is also Director of Investor Relations with Clean Energy Holdings LLC.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communications from the University of Portland. She is a Past President and Board Member of the Seattle Alternative Investment Association. Additionally, Meghan is an Investment Advisor Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP).



John Strawn
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer

John is Bair Energy’s Chief Operating Officer and also serves as Chief Technology Officer.  John is a Registered professional engineer with over thirty-five years of progressively more responsible engineering and management experience. John’s background also includes management of technical organizations, project management, contracting, project controls, and regulatory issues. Most recently John was Vice President – Operations for Technip USA, Inc., Claremont, California. In that role he led all operational aspects of the Claremont office including Operations, Project Management, Procurement and the Construction Services Group. He was responsible for Operations and EPC activities for all projects executed by the Claremont office. He also led the Technical and Administrative group of 220 professionals. He was responsible for Technology Development support in the areas of renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, GTL and biomass to energy).

John’s specific industry experience includes Execution of the Engineering and Design for the Hydrogen, Ethylene, Dorr Oliver and Renewable Energy product lines. Project Manager of HMP3 110 MMSCFD hydrogen plant (Korea) the development phase of a 7,500Nm/H CO Plant (Korea) and Management of HMP2 – 110 MMSCFD hydrogen plant (Korea). Additionally, John was responsible for overall management of the Engineering Company including business development, P&L/financial reporting, technical staff development and project development. Primary clients were key players in the large energy sector.

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Jerry Haugen


Vice President and Chief Environmental Officer


Chris Chicoine


Chief Legal Compliance Officer

Paul Scott


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Technology Adviser

Peder Hansen

Peder Hansen

Vice President and Chief Engineering Manager


Kyle Medders

Project Manager

Tyler Boswell

Tyler Boswell

Vice President and Health and Safety Officer

Adrian Romo

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Executive Assistant

Kara Ray


Director of Operations

Kevin Wolf


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Technology Adviser