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Vanessa Ingalls

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Ingalls has had a diverse career in the energy and construction industries supporting government and commercial clientele. In addition to forming Bar Star she has served as a petroleum facilities engineer and assessor for the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) and a project engineer for the construction and environmental remediation industries under USACE, DOD, DOE and DLA contracts.  She also spent several years supporting the development, refurbishment and financing of a wide range of energy projects as an independent engineer. She has provided technically based management and due diligence for energy acquisitions and new development with an emphasis on environmental concerns to help clients navigate risks, manage assets, and optimize production. Her advisory services also consisted of renewable energy initiatives and greenhouse gas emission reduction policies and programs.  Her strong technical and financially focused career has enabled her to create a fiscally responsible and effective climate at Bar Star.  Ms. Ingalls holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering with a specialty in Petroleum Engineering and Economics from Colorado School of Mines.

Vanessas Ingalls - President of Bar Star Energy

James Ingalls


Mr. Ingalls has nineteen years of experience in the energy industry working in positions of operations, product innovation, and marketing and business development.  His strong field experience has led to several innovations in environmental containment and matting systems used in oil and gas, utility and government projects.  He has developed several startup companies well beyond their natural potential through his ability to sell product, obtain and understand financing, and utilize his operational experience to effectively oversee day-to-day operations. His additional strengths lie in his ability to discern and exploit opportunities in a rapidly evolving industry as well as his ability to attract key support staff.

James Ingalls, President - Bar Star Energy

Malcolm Waters

Vice President Operations

Mr. Waters came to Bar Star in 2014, from Bar S Services, Inc. of Wyoming, where he held the position of Business Development Manager. Prior to Bar Star, Mr. Waters has held various positions in operations and at the corporate level within the energy industry, most recently at Strad Oilfield Services and Strad USA. Before entering the energy industry, he spent 15 years in commercial construction management. Mr. Waters’ knowledge and experience in customer service, operations, project estimation, process development, personnel training and procurement are perfectly suited to promote market growth and ensure the success of Bar Star.  Mr. Waters is a 7 year veteran of the United States Air Force and holds an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Systems Engineering.

Malcolm Waters, Vice President - Bar Star Energy

Adam Davenport

General Counsel

Mr. Davenport joined Bar Star in May 2015 and serves as General Counsel in support of contracts and negotiations on behalf of the company.  In addition, Mr. Davenport advises the company on numerous topics including employment law and regulation, merger and acquisition matters, corporate governance and compliance and all other legal matters that arise on a daily basis.  Prior to joining Bar Star, Mr. Davenport was an associate at White & Jankowski in Denver where his practice focused on water and land use matters including water right adjudications and defense, title research and resolutions and water and land acquisitions.  Prior to joining White & Jankowski Mr. Davenport served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Elizabeth Strobel and the Honorable Dinsmore Tuttle in the Weld County District Court, 19th Judicial District.  During his career Mr. Davenport has represented clients in district court, the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Ground Water Commission.  Mr. Davenport obtained his J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law and is currently licensed in Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania.