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David Hill, Market Manager
Resource Environmental Solutions
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David Hill began working for Resource Environmental Solutions, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana–based wetland restoration company, the summer before his senior year in college. The work was mostly clearing brush in the hot Louisiana sun. After he graduated, in 2008, Hill began traveling the country in search of wetland acquisitions, like this one in Nixon, Texas. The company buys and restores the land to sell wetland mitigation credits to companies that need them to comply with federal laws. “Since I’ve worked here, we’ve planted over a million trees a year,” he says. “How many people can say they’ve done that?” —Issie Lapowsky