Program Manager for Source Water Protection for Colorado Springs Utilities
"Rivers are Colorado's lifeblood. They are vital to economies, the environment and enjoying the great outdoors. In so many ways they create a framework that forms partnerships and connect so many Coloradans. Likewise, my career with Colorado Springs Utilities as a source water protection project manager has allowed me to develop diverse partnerships committed to watershed management issues. Being a Board member provides opportunities to work with ERWC members and other watershed stakeholders to advocate for protecting water quality. From a professional standpoint I feel I can learn lessons from ERWC’s proactive engagement in river restoration, landscape rehabilitation and water quality projects aimed to improve river and watershed health.
Like Colorado's rivers I would like to leave a legacy of partnership and connection. It is important to me as a Board member to build relationships, participate in the stewardship of the watershed and share in the education about a precious resource, water. It may seem peculiar to have a Board member from so far away. However, there are common threads that tie all of us together, our rivers. Healthy rivers and watersheds require working together across geographic divides, counties, towns and organizations to ensure we can provide quality drinking water, nurture economic vitality and have synergy amongst resource stewards."