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Employee Spotlight: Colby Sterling of Fort Collins

Our newest office location (and arguably one of our prettiest, too!) is located in Fort Collins, Colorado! District Manager, Colby Sterling works around the clock to ensure his team's safety and Talon/LPE Employee success! That's why he's this month's Employee Spotlight!


  1. What is your favorite thing about working for Talon/LPE?

 I love the family atmosphere at Talon/LPE. It starts at the top of the company and is felt through all of the offices. Anytime one of us needs help, there is always someone to assist whether that be for work or personal reasons.



  1. What brought you to Talon/LPE?

After graduation, I worked as a landman for oil and gas clients in the DFW area. After the downturn in 2008, the work slowed. I applied to Talon/LPE because I wanted to get in the environmental science field and the opportunity was in my hometown.


  1. Out of our ten principles, which one do you value most? Why?

Humility...I value this principle because it keeps me fresh. There is something new to be learned everyday and you never know where you are going to find it. Success is not given, it is earned with sacrifices and I am thankful for the opportunities I've been given.


  1. What do you like most about your team?

The thing I like most about the Fort Collins' team is the comradery between us. Everyone shows a willingness to grow and learn new things that they are not familiar with. We strive to provide the best services we possibly can.


  1. What skill set do you feel strongest in at Talon/LPE? Why?

The skill set I feel strongest about is soil and groundwater remediation. We have completed successful projects large and small for a variety of clients. It is what Talon/LPE was originally founded on and our soil shredding process is a very effective tool for hydrocarbon spills.


  1. What has been your proudest moment while working at Talon/LPE?

My proudest moment was an emergency response where a transport truck rolled over into an irrigation ditch releasing crude oil next to the Platte River. Time was of the essence due to proximity to the river and the winter weather conditions. My team worked together through the freezing night and coordinated the cleanup before any crude oil reached the river. I was proud of my staff for handling the response in such chaotic conditions.


  1. What do you like to do in your free time?

My favorite thing to do in my free time is to be around my family. I have kids that are 5 and 9 so they keep me pretty busy. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, I love to fly fish in the Poudre Canyon, ski, and visit all the local breweries.

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