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Our Leadership Team
In 2012, Matt heeded his mentors’ advice and co-founded Hydroline with Clay Carlisle. For over a decade, the company has grown exponentially and expanded its suite of services to impact even more of the energy industry. Matt’s passion for learning, technology, and growth leads him as he inspires his team. “We’re all here to build something bigger than ourselves,” Matt said. “That’s why we’re investing in new technology, building our team, and living out our values every day, both in the office and out in the field.”
“At Hydroline, people get excited about coming in to work,” Matthew said. “That’s what inspires me to be a better servant leader to this team. We’ve grown so much and served so many, and we’re just getting started.”
Kelli is a magna cum laude graduate of LSUS with a BS in Accounting. She previously worked for Savanna Energy, learning the ins and outs of drilling in the busy Haynesville Shale. Her work for independent producers in the ArkLaTex has also allowed for insight into both the development and ownership of oil and gas assets west of the Mississippi.
Kelli loves working with the team that she helped to create at Hydroline, LLC. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, googling every question that comes to mind, and attending LSU football games.
Joshua primarily focuses on ensuring his team stays safe while working in hazardous environments. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and coaching in his free time. Joshua is married to Lauren, and they have two children, Ava and Hayes. Interestingly, Joshua raced BMX at a competitive level as a child. With his extensive skillset, experience, and personal interests, Joshua is a valuable asset to any team or organization.
For Ross, the most rewarding aspect of his work is providing water to people in need and creating an enjoyable work environment for his team. When he’s not working, Ross enjoys spending quality time with his family, working on the family farm, and hunting. His greatest blessings are his wife, Jade, son Luke, and daughter Elaine. With his diverse skill set, wealth of experience, and personal interests, Ross is an incredible addition to the Hydroline team.
Carlisle has almost two decades in the water transfer and water management business. His strong reputation with customers and extensive knowledge of the business has helped accelerate Hydroline’s staggering growth since the company was founded.
More recently, Carlisle is focused primarily on overseeing Hydroline and ensuring we continue to deliver on our customers expectations, and are achieving our future growth strategies.
Kelly Babin is the Chief Financial Officer who excels in tracking cash flow, financial planning, reviewing and analyzing financial data, and proposing strategic direction. She has earned her degree in Finance and Accounting from LSU in Shreveport and is also a CPA and CGMA.
Kelly has spent 8 years in public accounting and 13 years in the insurance industry, where she worked as a Controller for 10 years and as a Financial Director for the last 3 years. She loves watching Hydroline grow and succeed while adapting to the changing environment.
Kelly has been married for 14 years to her husband, James Babin, and they have 3 children, Elizabeth (10 years old) and Audrey and Dru (8-year-old twins). Outside of work, Kelly enjoys watching her girls compete with their elite cheer team and her son play soccer. Her favorite family member is her 2 year old mini Australian Shepherd, Bandit. Something you would never know about Kelly is that she loves traveling and is always up for doing something different!