Archaea ENergy, LLC


Nicholas Stork, CEO

Nick is the CFO and Director of Noble Environmental, Inc. a waste services company that owns two landfills in the Pittsburgh area. At the MSW site, Noble owns and operates a 2000 scfm high-BTU project. Nick is a former principal with Baleen Capital Management in New York City and a former member of the business development and corporate finance team with Three Rivers Natural Resources, a Riverstone backed E&P company in the Permian Basin of Texas. Nick graduated from Dartmouth College.


Richard Walton, President

Rich is the CEO and Director of Noble Environmental, Inc. a waste services company that owns two landfills in the Pittsburgh area. At the MSW site, Noble owns and operates a 2000 scfm high-BTU project. Rich was previously the CEO of Redstone International, a services company that specializes in deep foundations, earth retention and shoring systems & grouting solutions. Before Redstone, Rich was an investor with the private equity firm AlpInvest in New York City and an investment banker with Citigroup. Rich graduated from Dartmouth College.


CharlIe Anderson, Director of Gas Processing

Charlie is the director of gas processing for Archaea Energy, LLC. During a 26 year career at Air Liquide, Charlie invented and patented the leading landfill gas membrane system followed by the development of this technology into a major business segment for Air Liquide in the US and Europe. This technology and associated design guidance has been used for more than 25 landfill RNG projects in the United States alone. Charlie retired from Air Liquide in September 2017. Since then he has been helping the RNG industry via his AndersonRNG consulting company in Delaware. Charlie graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1972 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.


Brian McCarthy, CFO

Brian is the chief financial officer of Archaea Energy, LLC. Prior to Archaea, Brian was a research analyst focused on the energy space for S&Co. Inc., a Boston-based family office and equity sponsor of Archaea Energy, LLC. In addition to S&Co., Brian was an analyst with Stevens Capital Management, Schneider Capital Management, and Goldman Sachs & Co. Brian graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Physics and Economics.


Jeff Kendall, Director of Business Development

Jeff is the director of business development of Archaea Energy, LLC. Over the past 25 years, Jeff has led the acquisition, development and operation of numerous assets and companies as managing director of Laurel Mountain Partners. He was the CEO of individual developments such as the financing and development of the Cougar Landfill in Houston and the acquisition and operation of a large MSW landfill in Ft. Payne, AL. He led the negotiation, acquisition, and financing of Thermafiber, a division of USG. He was the CEO of all of the Liberty Waste and Liberty Tire companies, leading all of the acquisitions, financings and operations of over 100 companies that were successfully consolidated and sold. Prior to joining Laurel Mountain, Jeff worked for the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia and with Exxon Chemical in Baton Rouge, LA and Bayway, NJ. Jeff received a BA from Penn State University, an MILR from Cornell University, and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh.


Jason Pennypacker, Director of Operations

Jason is the director of operations of Archaea Energy, LLC.  Jason has over two decades of construction management experience across the housing, healthcare, retail, and energy sectors.  His introduction to landfill gas projects began while managing energy conservation projects for federal clients with Energy Systems Group.  The flagship of his time at Energy Systems Group was the construction of the 7,800 SCFM Live Oak landfill gas to high-BTU project located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Following his time at Energy Systems Group, Jason joined Energy Developments (EDI) as the director of construction.  While at EDI, Jason was part of a team that developed  over 30MW of landfill gas-fueled power generation across 7 sites in the United States.  EDI’s Sand Valley project, under Jason’s direction, received the EPA’s 2014 Landfill Methane Outreach Program’s (LMOP) Project of the Year award.  Prior to joining Archaea, Jason founded EarthStar Builders, LLC to serve the landfill gas industry.  While at EarthStar, Jason successfully led the construction and commissioning of an 8,000 SCFM landfill gas to high-BTU project in Houston, Texas within 19 months.  Jason graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Construction Science and is a licensed general contractor


Andrew Eastman, General Counsel

Before joining Archaea as general counsel, Andrew spent the majority of his career representing healthcare providers, primarily regional systems and large practice groups, in litigation and in compliance and regulatory matters. Andrew is actively involved with the Defense Research Institute, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.  Andrew graduated from Dartmouth College before returning home to earn his law degree from the St. Louis University School of Law.