Frog Creek Partners is an environmental technology company. We offer innovative products that clean water and services that provide measurable results. We are a mission driven company dedicated to improving the health of watersheds by building long-term relationships with our customers, partners, and anybody else who has a passion for clean water like we do.
Because Clean Water is a Good Thing™
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As any inventor will tell you, big ideas aren’t made. They don’t come out of a big idea laboratory or factory somewhere. They aren’t made at convenient times or in convenient ways. They aren’t the result of methodical research. There isn’t an electronic sign counting down “big idea in 10… 9… 8..”. No, big ideas aren’t made. Big ideas just happen.
And that’s exactly what happened one night. In the wee hours of the morning, Frog Creek Partners founder, Brian Deurloo woke up with an idea. A really big idea. You see, he had dreamt of a stormwater filter. A filter that could protect the watersheds of the world. A filter that could be installed in most any catch basin, easily serviced and most importantly, actually filter the stormwater when it needed to be filtered – in a storm.
Less than 10 minutes later, Brian was in his garage starting to build a prototype. By 4 am he was at Walmart buying more prototype supplies. Did we mention that this day was special for another reason? It was his daughter’s 8th birthday. Within a couple of days, a prototype was built and a provisional patent application submitted. A few weeks later, Brian entered his patent pending Gutter Bin prototype in the Wyoming Technology Business Center Startup Challenge and was one of the competition’s winners.
Shortly thereafter, Frog Creek Partners officially came into existence. Fueled by his recent successes, Brian approached his hometown of Sheridan, Wyoming about participating in a pilot project. The city of Sheridan was happy to try the Gutter Bin because of the sediment problems they experience during stormwater runoff.
In October 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Nonpoint Source Pollution Taskforce approved a Gutter Bin project in Sheridan. A large portion of these funds were tasked to reduce sediment loading in the Goose Creek and Tongue River watershed.
After closing a successful funding round, Frog Creek Partners has emerged from its stealthy roots and is now working with municipalities, port facilities, developers, NGO’s and others to implement Gutter Bin stormwater filtration systems across the western United States and beyond.
President & Founder
Brian Deurloo is a native of rural Wyoming and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1991. In 1997, he obtained a mining engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. Brian has lived and/or worked on four continents but always returns to Wyoming.
Chris Tippie has over 20 years running technology initiatives, digital strategy and mergers & acquisitions. He’s successfully co-founded several startups with successful exits. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law. Chris is a Colorado native and splits his time between Denver and Crested Butte, Colorado.
Lesha Thorvaldson is a native of Wyoming and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School and Casper College. Lesha enjoys life in Casper and Wyoming with all it has to offer.
Lesha joined the galactic headquarters at Frog Creek Partners in 2019 as the Office Manager. Prior to joining the team, she worked in higher education, the non-profit sector, sales and marketing.
She first heard of Frog Creek Partners and the Gutter Bin at a local Rotary Club meeting. It was the first time she realized that the trash and debris in the streets and gutters are not filtered. She has been a supporter of the company ever since. When she saw Frog Creek Partners was growing she jumped at the chance to be part of the solution to this global problem.
Sales & Business Development
Marlene has worked on front line environmental, water processing, infection control and food safety projects around the world. Projects have included product, application, business, and sales development for analytical sensory & detection instrumentation, farm to fork food safety, bio-mapping, water processing systems, patient safety and microbial control systems. Clean oceans and beaches are Marlene’s lifelong passion.