About us

CowBell Labs envisions a world in which agricultural climate innovation is democratic – accessible to inventors, innovators, and practitioners worldwide.

We believe that climate change is the defining issue of our time. Reducing agricultural methane and nitrous oxide emissions, which cause 25% of current global warming, is a major US and global priority. But we can only manage these emissions if we can measure them. Let’s measure them!


Doc Brown, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director

  • Developed Spark Climate Solutions Livestock  Methane R&D initial thesis and policy recs.

  • Co-Founded Google X’s Mineral, an Agricultural Robotics company.

  • Co-Developed Pivot Bio’s product development process for its microbial nitrogen fertilizer, now on millions of acres.

Evan Abel, MBA

VP Operations and Partnerships

  • Built Walmart’s InHome membership and novel last mile delivery business unit

  • Developed, designed, and manufactured over 100 consumer good products for OXO, Doona, Wim, Whstl…

  • Co-founded Frank, a peer-to-peer lending platform rooted in behavioral economics

Frankie Myers, Ph.D, PE

Engineering Consultant

  • Developed the first PCR quality at-home Covid test at Lucira

  • Principal and Founder of Mosaic Design Labs engineering firm

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Sara Enright, MBA

Nonprofit strategy consultant

  • Supports nonprofits and social enterprises on strategic planning and fundraising

  • Led BSR’s multi-stakeholder collaborations for sustainable development

  • Advised social sector organizations at McKinsey & Co.


Charles Brooke
Program Lead, Enteric Methane
Spark Climate Solutions

John Albertson
Micrometeorology & Data Science Lead
Cornell University

Celeste LeCompte
Independent Strategic Communications Advisor

Erika Reinhardt
Executive Director
Spark Climate Solutions

Hayden Montgomery
Agriculture Program Director
Global Methane Hub

Andrew Shulz
Of Counsel
Adler & Colvin, Non-Profit Law

Dr. Lester Mackey
Machine Learning
MacArthur Genius
Microsoft / Stanford

Dean Banks
CEO of Indigo Ag
former-CEO Tyson Foods

Rosie Holstein
Chief Milk Officer
Cornell Dairy, Ithaca, NY