Our Professionals - Colorado
Proud Developers and Agriculture Advocates
Tom Haren, CEO
Tom founded AGPROfessionals in 2000. Previously, he was the Vice President at Envirostock Inc. from 1997-2000, which he also purchased in 2002. He was Vice President of Environmental Services at the Colorado Livestock Association from 1997 to 2000, and the Director of Natural Resources at Colorado Cattle Feeders Association from 1994 to 1997. Tom began his career at Stewart Environmental Consultants in Fort Collins in 1992.
In 1992, Tom received (with Honors) his Associate of Science in Environmental Science and Hazardous Materials from Front Range Community College. He also studied Construction Management and Civil Engineering at Colorado State University and Biology at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Tom served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. During his service, he also held the rank of Drill Instructor in Fort Benning, GA, and Fort Jackson, SC, from 1988 to 1992.
He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a WSO Certified Safety Specialist and Registered Ag Consultant. He was President of the Coal Creek Irrigation Company from 1997 to 2002, Board Member of the Colorado Horse Council from 1998 to 2007, and is currently a member of the National Western Stock Show and the Weld County Farm Bureau. Tom also served on the Weld County Agricultural Advisory Committee in 1997 and in 2007. He currently serves as Chairman on the Executive Committee of Upstate Colorado Economic Development.
We are a team of dedicated professionals, ranging from agricultural consultants to agricultural engineers, geotechnical consultants, real estate brokers, land planners, and more, ready to do whatever it takes to make your business grow.
Chad TeVelde, P.E.
Sr. Professional Engineer
A native of southern California, Chad grew up on a 1,000 cow dairy in Chino. He owned and operated a dairy in partnership with his brother in Royal, NE, until 2002, when he chose to pursue his consulting engineer career, specializing in dairy and building design. Chad provided support in permitting for dairy buildings, dairy ponds, general development and drainage at the county, air district, and water board level for a company located in Visalia, CA. He joined AGPROfessionals in 2011. Chad earned his B.S. in Ag Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Office Manager / Executive Assistant
Jodi joined AGPROfessionals in 2015, bringing with her almost 30 years of administrative experience. Most of that time was spent in construction/development. While in construction, Jodi helped with the entitlement process of land, and tracking projects to make sure they were on time and budget. Her professional focus is on the daily operation of AGPROfessionals’ office, assisting the leadership and management teams with meeting our clients’ needs.
Managing Broker – Real Estate
A Colorado native, Ryan obtained his Colorado real estate license in 1999. An active member of the Realtors Land Institute, Ryan also earned the esteemed Accredited Land Consultant designation through RLI. He is currently licensed in CO, KS, MT, NE, NM, NV, SD and WY and is a member of the Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming Board of Realtors. He also serves on the Larimer County Rural Land Use Advisory Board. Ryan grew up farming and raising cattle on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. He was active in 4-H and FFA, including being the Star Greenhand for his FFA chapter. One of Ryan’s specialties is site selection for new dairies and feedlots and the resale of farms, ranches, dairies and feedlots throughout the west. Ryan enjoys time at the lake in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.
Director of Operations
Tim is a native Coloradan with a B.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University. Tim’s expertise lies in the due diligence and analysis process for land use entitlement and permitting for our clients’ operations. Achieving desirable outcomes for clients consistent with their needs, goals and budget is always Tim’s goal. He has guided clients through complex, multifaceted land use processes involving both agricultural and commercial land use entitlements. He has worked with the energy industry in acquisition of Right of Ways and easements for multi-mile pipeline structures. He has been involved in the design, engineering, management and operations of several large poultry layer facilities in both Washington and Colorado and was instrumental in developing and implementing programs for food safety and quality, including HACCP and ISO 9000 under the USDA guidelines. He was also involved with engineering review and geotechnical assessment for a geotechnical engineering firm in northern Colorado.
Trish Spaine, P.E.
Trish holds a Masters of Civil Engineering degree from N.C. State University in the areas of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Nebraska. She holds certifications from OSHA for hazardous operations, site supervision and confined spaces; from CDOT for Erosion Control Supervisor; from the Corps of Engineers for Design Project Management and Construction Quality Management Supervision. Her specialty areas include compliance planning and audits, multi-media environmental assessments, ground and surface water protection, erosion control, waste management and minimization, treatment process designs, monitoring network design, spill delineation and remediation, along with field project quality control and execution.
Meet the Team
Terry Seelhoff has been involved in Agriculture for most of his life. He was employed at Roggen Farmers Elevator for 36 years, serving 18 of those years as their General Manager. During that time, he put together several joint ventures with local farmers as well as Conagra. Terry has also served on several Agriculture Boards including Union Equity, Commerce City Grain and two community agriculture banks.
Terry spent 13 years working as an agriculture lender for local community banks and is now a Farm and Ranch Realtor at AGPROfessionals.
Nancy previously worked as a title escrow closer for 36 years in the Greeley area and is now a Broker Associate with AGPROfessionals. Nancy grew up on a family farm east of Gill, Colorado, raising cattle along with a swine farrow to finish operation. She graduated from Platte Valley High School in Kersey, Colorado and later married Mike Lohr in Greeley. They have been married for 35 years, have four grown children, four grandchildren and operate a cow/calf operation.
Oklahoma Managing Broker
Joel has been working with Oklahoma landowners to market their farm, ranch and recreational real estate need since 2013. Prior to that he spent 20 years managing a successful commercial feedlot and still continues his lifelong commitment to the cattle industry and all things agricultural.
Real Estate Broker
Andy grew up on a ranch in northeastern Colorado, where he learned to appreciate agriculture and a strong work ethic. Andy joined AGPROfessionals as a real estate broker in December 2018. He has had his real estate license since 2013, the majority of his experience has been in horse properties, acreages, residential and investing. Before his start in real estate, he had a career as a member of the PRCA, riding bareback horses for 11 years. After his rodeo career he had a number of occupations including construction, oilfield, ranching, riding colts and real estate.
Associate Real Estate Broker – Director of Business Relations
Bob was raised on his family’s cattle ranch in New Mexico and has an extensive background in beef cattle production from ranching to feedlot management. Bob is a past president of Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) and former member of the Board of Directors at NCBA. He is a licensed real estate broker in Colorado.
Sr. CAD Designer
David has over 20 years of experience in the civil design field. David spent several years as a drafter in the environmental and mining industries. His work shifted to land development and he learned civil design in the areas of lot grading, site layout, road design, utilities, etc. At AGPROfessionals, David has been developing his design skills that pertain to the agriculture industry. David’s project design experience includes: commercial site development, residential development, highway interchange, road design, mining, mine reclamation, creek restoration, feed lots, dairy farms, structural, and building layout.
Janine Baratta, CCA
Janine is a native New Yorker and has been in Colorado and with AGPROfessionals for 18 years. She has a B.S. in Animal Science from Oregon State University and an M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining AGPROfessionals, Janine spent 13 years with the Maryland Cooperative Extension in a variety of roles, including as a 4-H Agent, Regional Livestock Agent and Regional Nutrient Management Specialist. Janine’s focus at AGPROfessionals is on environmental & regulatory compliance, CAFO permitting, and nutrient management planning.
Real Estate Administrative Coordinator
Kari supports the Real Estate Department as a licensed assistant and has held a Real Estate license of her own since 2005. Her knowledge and background help her to better determine and understand AGPRO’s client’s needs. She brings with her many years of experience in all facets of the business including transaction coordination, document preparation and marketing.
A Colorado native, Kelsey earned a B.A. in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture from the University of Colorado. Her prior experience is in the fields of architecture, landscape design and land use planning. Her professional focus is on land use entitlements including Use By Special Review Permits, Site Development Plans, Annexation, Zoning, Subdivisions, Planned Unit Developments, Recorded Exemptions and Subdivision Exemptions, and Conceptual Master Plans, as well as easements and right-of-way agreements, property due diligence, public hearings and neighborhood meetings and project management. Kelsey works directly with various state, municipal and/or county authorities to advocate for clients’ project specific needs and goals.”
Sr. Field Technician
Thad is a Colorado native, set to graduate in December from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business. He joined AGPROfessionals as our Field Technician. Thad runs our soil sampling program and assists with the agronomy and regulatory departments, as well as conducting field work for the engineering department. Prior to joining AGPROfessionals, Thad worked on the maintenance staff at Pelican Lakes Golf Course and served two internships with the CSU weed lab, where he helped with noxious weed research studies by collecting and analyzing data, performing field work, and assisted in creating a database for Pesticide Handler Training testing.
Elijah Adlesperger is Colorado Native from the eastern plains. He has over 12 years’ experience in the culinary and agriculture sectors. Elijah has obtained a B.S in Agriculture Education Literacy from Colorado State University in the Fall of 2019. Elijah also attended Northeastern Junior College and obtained his AAS Agriculture Communications, AA Theater, along with his Culinary Arts from Pikes Peak Community College. Elijah joined AGPROfessionals in Spring 2021 as a Field Technician, where is he assists our Agronomist with compliance maintenance programs and our On-Point Coordinator with field samples.
Engineering & Construction Tech
Grace is a Colorado native with a background in the agriculture industry raising and training performance horses. She has been pursuing an A.A.S. in Engineering Technology: Computer Aided Drafting at Aims Community College. Grace joined AGPROfessionals in fall of 2021, where she works with the engineering team to complete structural and civil drawings for our clients.
Full Charge Bookkeeper
Monica is a Colorado native, who joined AGPROfessionals in 2020 as the Full Charge Bookkeeper. Monica has 30 years of bookkeeping and administrative experience. Most of this time was spent in the construction industry, in the HVAC and plumbing trade. Monica holds an Associates of Applied Science degree in Office Occupations, Administrative Support from Aims Community College. Her role at AGPROfessionals is the day-to-day bookkeeping tasks and human resource duties.
Paul is a professional geologist with comprehensive experience in environmental engineering, regulatory compliance, remediation, wastewater, stormwater, materials management, and permitting. His geology degree is from West Georgia College, and he is a registered professional geologist in Wyoming, Georgia, and Tennessee. He has expertise in environmental site management, geologic and hydrologic assessments, industrial and domestic wastewater, stormwater, site development, engineered remediation systems, and negotiated cleanups. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including municipalities, agricultural holdings, water districts, chemical manufacturers, industrial operations, landfills, private landholders, property developers, oil and gas companies, mines, military facilities, and universities. Paul has a broad range of experience interacting with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies across the United States and holds a variety of certifications from OSHA, USEPA, Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas.
Rosalia Rivera Rangel
Engineering Tech 1
Tara is a Colorado native, with level I and II certificates in Multi-industrial Systems Technology from AIMS Community College. She joined the AGPROfessionals team in Spring of 2022 as an administrative assistant, bringing with her 30 years of administrative experience in a wide range of industries.
Hannah is a Colorado native and earned an A.A. in Liberal Arts from AIMS Community College. She spent the last 6 years working with Weld County Government in the Building and Planning Department. This knowledge and background help her to better assist AGPROfessionals client needs. Her professional focus is on land use entitlements, permitting, property due diligence, public hearings, neighborhood meetings, and project management. Hannah works directly with various state, municipal and/or county authorities to advocate for clients’ project specific needs and goals.
Frank Mercurio, P.E.
Frank is a Professional Engineer licensed in Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma. He served as Area Engineer and State Agricultural Engineer with the USDA Soil Conservation Service / Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kansas. His responsibilities included the design of erosion control practices, irrigation systems, small dams for flood control and water supply, and livestock waste management systems. Seeing a need for engineering services focused on the livestock sector, he and a partner established a consulting firm in 1998. The firm was acquired three years later by the Kansas Livestock Association and became KLA Environmental Services. Frank served as project manager and later president of the firm. His relationship with Syracuse Dairy led to a move there, where he provided engineering support for the design and construction of a dairy and feedyard and was responsible for regulatory compliance with environmental permits and water rights. Frank’s focus with AGPROfessionals is on project planning, support and permitting.
Jake is a Colorado Native hailing from the eastern plains. Growing up on a grain farming operation gave him an early appreciation for agriculture. Jake’s background also includes crop scouting and advising. He has attended Aims Community College for two years and received training in a variety of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software. He plans to graduate with an Associates of Applied Science degree in CAD in December of 2022. Jake joined AGPROfessionals in the spring of 2022 and contributes to the survey team by aiding in developing drawings and assisting in field work.
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