Technical Team

Dwight M. Kinnes, CPG

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Dwight M. Kinnes, CPG, is a Certified Professional Geologist with AIPG (#10244), Registered Member of SME (#4063295) and a registered Geologist in Wyoming (PG-2653) with more than 35 years in the mining industry. A third generation Coloradoan, Dwight obtained a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Colorado State University. Dwight was employed at Marston & Marston, Inc. (now Golder and Associates) as their first geologist specializing in geological modeling of complex coal deposits in British Columbia, Venezuela, and Indonesia. Dwight was the project manager for the first large scale passive dewatering program installed in the Powder River Basin. Dwight established the Marston/Golder Denver office in 1995.

In 2004, Dwight founded Highland GeoComputing, LLC to provide geological field services, geological modeling services, GIS services, and database management services to the mining industry.  Dwight designed and marketed the DHDB drill hole database system currently in use at the USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center.

Dwight is a husband of nearly 30 years, father of two children, an award-winning amateur winemaker (using Colorado grown grapes), fly-fisherman, and skier.