Neil Burk

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Neil Burk is Senior Project Manager based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a licensed professional geologist (P.G.) in the State of Utah that has more than 20 years of hydrogeology experience in water resources, mining, groundwater remediation and research. For the last 8 years, his primary focus has been groundwater resource development […]

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Erin Stewart

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Erin is a Senior Project Manager on the Environmental Management team. She has almost 15 years of experience in the fields of aquatic biology, water quality, lake and reservoir management, and fisheries sciences.  She specializes in developing sampling and analysis plans (SAPs), water quality monitoring and sample collection, and developing and implementing proactive management solutions […]

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Nancy Allen

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Nancy was our HR Director for several years up until 2015, and returned in 2021 as the Director of Employee Development.

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Bill Bronkan

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Bill advised LRE Water for over 5 years on server and IT strategy, before joining us full-time as the Managing Director of IT. In addition to providing responsive, company-wide support to staff, Bill keeps our offices connected through continuous improvements to the IT infrastructure, performance, and security. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from […]

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Mindi Harman

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Mindi is a water resource engineer in our Glenwood Springs office. A native of Glenwood Springs, she recently returned after teaching in South Korea for six years. Mindi has a BS in Engineering with a specialty in Civil from the Colorado School of Mines, and a MA in Education from Colorado Mesa University. After graduating, […]

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Stephanie S. Wong

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Stephanie joined LRE Water as a Staff Hydrogeologist in October 2021. Stephanie’s doctoral research applied novel chemical tracers to the study of karst groundwater systems and documenting the role of long-term relationships in groundwater resource management. A particularly rewarding aspect of Stephanie’s graduate experience has been conducting and communicating relevant research to support science-based water […]

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Michael Barry

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Michael is a Self-Taught Full-Stack Web Developer for the Water Information Technology Team at LRE. HTML, CSS, JS, and all things React & Redux. He also has experience with PHP & WordPress, NodeJS, Databases, Python, and more. He started his professional career in the Music Business and went on to spend the majority of it […]

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Peter Van Dusen

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Peter is a Staff Water Resources Engineer in the Glenwood Springs office. He has experience in water rights modeling, flood frequency analysis, and statistics and data processing. He holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering (2018) from the University of Colorado’s Hydrology, Water Resources, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics program and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (2015) […]

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Aaron Collins

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Aaron joined LRE in March of 2021 as a Staff Scientist I. He works with the groundwater and recharge team. Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Minor in Mathematics from Wayne State University. His interests include well installation, maintenance, and testing. In his free time Aaron likes to hike, camp, […]

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Jon Libra

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Jon is a staff Hydrogeologist on the midwest team. He studied hydrogeology and sedimentology at the University of Minnesota while pursuing and Earth and Environmental Sciences degree. In his free time he enjoys hiking and camping, going to the movie theater, and playing games with friends.

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Juliana Anderson

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Juliana Anderson is a Staff Water Resources Engineer working on surface hydrology and water rights in the Denver office. She received her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (2020) and completed her M.S. in Hydrology in the spring of 2021. She has always been interested in any and all things water […]

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Anna Ryken

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Anna is a Staff Hydrogeologist II in the Denver office. With a PhD from the Colorado School of Mines in Hydrology, she has experience in groundwater and surface water hydrologic modeling, particle tracking models, data analysis, and water rights analyses. Given her background in geology, Anna is involved in projects for both the surface water […]

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Helen Malenda-Lawrence

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Helen Malenda-Lawrence is a Staff Hydrogeologist II in the Denver Office. Helen is by nature and training a field scientist and has experience in geologic mapping, hydrologic field study design, field data collection and analysis, and applied statistics. She holds an M.S. in Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (2018), an […]

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Gary Burchard, RG

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In Gary’s 30-year career, including 21 years with a municipal water provider, he has seen, and thus understands, the water and environmental industries from many points of view – regulator, municipal-provider, and consultant.  Gary has a talent for quickly assessing situations and understanding others’ needs. His expertise includes water resources and water quality assessments; operating […]

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Michaela Pedrazas

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Micaela recently joined LRE in 2020, where she works in both surface water and ground water projects in Round Rock, Texas. With a background in humanitarian engineering, hydro-geophysics, and hydrogeology, Micaela keeps the client and the communities they serve at the core of each project. She has a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado […]

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Melody Morris

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A Colorado native, Melody has lived in the Roaring Fork valley since 1962. Melody was previously Resource Engineering’s office manager since the formation of the company in 1990. Melody is also responsible for the management of the Basalt Water Conservancy District’s accounts receivable, contract assignments and processing of new contract information.

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Angela Schenk

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Angela has been working in the water resources field since 2006. Her experience includes stream depletion analyses, quantification of historical consumptive use, surface water and ground water hydrology and modeling, reservoir operations studies and augmentation plan accounting. Angela has also been directly involved in Interstate Compact litigation on the Arkansas, Republican, and Tongue Rivers. In […]

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Ashley Moffatt

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Ashley is a fifth generation Coloradoan and a native of Glenwood Springs. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and has been working in the water resource industry since 2005. She attended the University of Colorado, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2003 and a Master of Science degree in […]

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Eric Mangeot

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Eric has worked as both a project manager and project engineer for a variety of civil and water resources engineering companies. His experience encompasses a wide variety of project types including water, wastewater, water supply master planning, non-potable and reuse planning, site utilities, water rights, reservoir design, and project oversight. He is also the project […]

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Michael Erion

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Michael started his engineering career in Fort Worth, Texas after completing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas – Arlington in 1987. He continued his education by completing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in the Hydrology and Water Resources Program at Colorado State University in 1990. Michael provides […]

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Scott Fifer

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Mr. Fifer, previously the President of Resource Engineering, Inc. obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Watershed Science from Colorado State University (CSU) in 1973. Scott returned to CSU in 1980 to complete graduate studies in hydrology and water resources engineering. He is a registered professional hydrologist and is well known for his expertise in […]

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Brett W. Gracely

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Brett is the Environmental Management Team Leader and Practice Leader for Water Resources Planning and Management. He has over 25 years of progressive environmental and water resources engineering and management experience in Colorado, California, and Arizona. His project experience and expertise includes groundwater and surface water hydrology & hydraulics, water supply development, water rights engineering, […]

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Allan Foster

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Allan is a Staff Hydrogeologist with experience in ASR feasibility assessment, well construction and testing, groundwater flow modeling, and contaminant fate and transport modeling. For his work, he utilizes a variety of groundwater computer software packages for groundwater modeling, geochemical modeling, and 3-D conceptual modeling, including MODFLOW-USG, mod-PATH3DU, MT3DMS, SEAWAT, PHREEQC, Groundwater Vistas, flopy, Python, […]

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Roscoe Sopiwnik

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Roscoe is a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) who began his hydrogeology career in 2006. His areas of focus include providing clients with high-value deliverables on hydrogeologic and GIS spatial analysis assessments, aquifer vulnerability and source water protection analyses, and high-capacity well siting and testing projects. Expertise includes development of hydrogeologic conceptual models and evaluation […]

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Mike Plante

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Mike is a Licensed Professional Geologist and began his hydrogeology career in 1999. His experience includes: groundwater resource evaluations and long-term sustainability assessments; hydrogeologic assessments for water supply projects; evaluation of complex groundwater flow systems; aquifer pumping and single well aquifer tests; quantitative data analysis to determine aquifer parameters; high-capacity well and well field design, […]

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Jackie Tappan

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Jacqueline Tappan is a Hydrogeologist II with LRE Water  in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2019 with a degree in Geological Sciences. She is experienced in developing Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells for improved recharge rates, establishing backwashing frequencies and duration. Jackie is also experienced in the […]

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Dave Hume

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Dave Hume has more than 30 years’ experience as a consulting hydrogeologist with the last 20 plus years focused on assisting municipal, industrial, agricultural, and regional water system clients with development and management of their groundwater supplies. His areas of expertise include evaluation of groundwater flow systems, design and optimization of high-capacity wells and well […]

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Clinton Meyer

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Clinton is a Hydrogeologist assting the Groundwater Team and the Commercial Water group. He has a diverse background in the earth sciences and a M.S. in Hydrogeology from the Colorado School of Mines. Clinton has experience in well installation and testing for commercial and municipal clients, surface and borehole geophysics, groundwater flow and transport modeling, […]

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Diana Trejo-Calzada

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Diana joined LRE Water as an intern in the summer of 2017 and accepted a full-time position as a staff scientist in 2019. On the job, Diana enjoys being out on the field collecting water samples, as well as working with data and conducting research. She hopes to expand upon her knowledge of data analysis […]

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Kelsey Briggs

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Kelsey started working with LRE in February of 2019. Her primary work responsibilities pertain to water supply and water rights planning investigations and the multitude of tasks that apply to the water rights industry. Before joining LRE, Kelsey spent seven years at Spronk Water Engineers, Inc. where her main responsibilities included the compilation and analysis […]

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Addie Kozlow

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Addie graduated with a B.A. in communication studies from Colorado State University in 2017. As a Colorado native you can find Addie skiing and snowboarding in the Winter and exploring new camping spots in the Summer.

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Matt Sparacino

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Matt joined LRE Water in 2018, where he works primarily with the surface water group. With a background in fluvial geomorphology, forest hydrology and surface water-groundwater interactions, Matt also contributes to projects in the groundwater and environmental/technology groups. Prior to joining LRE, Matt was the hydrologist for a commercial timber company in Northern California. He […]

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Martha Silks

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Martha has over 30 years’ experience as a hydrogeologist, primarily in the exploration, siting, design, optimization, and protection of groundwater supplies. Martha specializes in the evaluation and design of vertical, angled, horizontal directional drilled, and horizontal collector wells. She has worked with a variety of geologic environments, aquifer characteristics, and design challenges. Her approach to […]

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Dick Wolfe

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Dick is a Senior Advisor in the Water Resources Group at LRE. As Senior Advisor Dick provides advice to staff and clients on a wide range of specialties covering both surface water and ground water for municipal, irrigation, domestic, commercial, industrial, recreational and environmental uses. This advice covers water supply project planning and coordination, long-range […]

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Suzanne Meletio

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Suzanne joined the LRE Water team in 2017 as the Accountant. She is responsible for the daily accounting tasks, and also works closely with the CFO. She is committed to maintaining the financial integrity of LRE Water by creating efficiency and optimizing work flow. After receiving her Accounting degree from Colorado State University, she moved […]

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Becky Bailey

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Becky joined the LRE water team in March 2018. She has more than 20 years of customer service experience, most recently from an administrative background in tax resolution, as well as travel nursing. Becky is one of the friendly voices you hear when you call LRE Water. She is a native Coloradan, living much of […]

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Lauren Handley

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Lauren Handley joined LRE Water in early 2018 in the Phoenix Office. She is a Senior Hydrogeologist with more than 12 years of experience managing and providing oversight for water-related projects for private companies, public utilities, and municipal water providers. She is an experienced project manager, performs technical and regulatory reporting, and is proficient with […]

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Gary Gin

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Gary joined LRE Water in 2017. He has extensive experience in the water resources industry. Gary specializes in the planning, permitting, development, and operational efficiency of water infrastructure projects spanning from recharge basins, water supply wells to Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells. Gary is our ASR Practice Leader and is focused on aiding operators […]

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Carolyn Nobel

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Carolyn has experience in a broad range of environmental engineering consulting innovatively synthesizing science and stakeholder requirements to create and apply data-driven solutions. Before joining LRE, Carolyn traveled around the world with her family– this greatly heightened her appreciation for the importance of water, and led to her to a place where she could focus […]

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Joel Barber

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Joel Barber is a member of LRE Water’s Groundwater Team and has a B.S. in geological engineering and M.S. in Hydrogeology from the Colorado School of Mines. His expertise includes groundwater and surface water engineering, groundwater modeling, vadose zone hydrology, hydrogeologic site characterization, well installation, horizontal well design, and aquifer testing. In his free time […]

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Hanna Anderson

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Hanna joined LRE in 2016 as a staff engineer after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont. As part of the Water Resources group, Hanna is responsible for water resource investigations in support of water supply planning, valuation, and water rights litigation. She is passionate about using her technical skills […]

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Jeff Anderson

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Jeff has 30 years of experience in the water and energy fields.  Jeff’s skillset includes groundwater hydrology, petroleum geology, project management, and business development.  He has a BS in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from California State Bakersfield, and an MS in Civil Engineering (GW Hydrology) from Colorado State University.  He […]

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Bill Fronczak

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Bill has more than 25 years of experience in all things related to water – engineering, law, regulatory and management. Presently, Bill is the director for commercial water at LRE Water. Bill is dedicated to the growth of LRE’s commercial water practice by developing partnerships with energy, mining and other industrial clients to implement engineered […]

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Katy Kaproth-Gerecht

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As an engineer on the Water Innovation and Technology team, Katy works on a diverse range of projects including water resources code and tool development, water resources planning, and hydrologic modeling and analyses. She specializes in transforming complex water resources data into succinct and useful information that clients and stakeholders can use to gain actionable […]

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Mark Mitisek

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Mark has been a water resource professional since 2005. He is a specializes in water supply planning and the management of large complex data sets used in support of accounting and modeling efforts. He is extremely familiar with the Colorado Decision Support System (CDSS) and the suite of tools provided by the State of Colorado […]

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Jessica DiToro

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Jessica is a Professional Senior Project Engineer with five and a half years of experience in environmental consulting. As a member of the Environmental Management Group, Jessica assists on projects that encompass a broad range of regulatory topics related to environmental compliance and permitting such as: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act (CWA), […]

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Bob Weaver

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Bob is an environmental consultant for LRE Water with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of water resources planning and development, water quality, environmental permitting, regulatory compliance, and public policy issues related to water resources and the management of natural resources throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. He is familiar with regulatory requirements […]

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Jacob Bauer

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Jacob is a Project Manager and Hydrogeologist with 11 years of experience (7 at LRE Water). His work has involved a wide variety of projects involving regional and site-specific groundwater flow and transport modeling, horizontal well installations, aquifer storage and recovery, issues related to water rights and water rights change cases, stream and subflow depletion […]

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Jon Ford

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Jon has more 30 years of experience as a consulting hydrogeologist and 11 years of experience as a coal, uranium, and petroleum exploration geologist/engineer. He has been involved in groundwater resource and energy development projects throughout the Rocky Mountain states. He has designed water wells, infiltration galleries, and spring collection systems, along with oil and […]

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Andrew Case

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Andrew first joined LRE Water in 2011 as an intern working on water resources planning, GIS, and data analysis. After joining LRE full time, he has been working on water supply planning projects for clients in Colorado, Texas, and Idaho, and is passionate about finding solutions to water supply challenges that result in win-win scenarios […]

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Stephanie Luce

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Stephanie has been a Water Resources Engineer at LRE Water since 2009. Since joining LRE Water, Stephanie has been providing creative water rights analyses and solutions to a diverse client base. Her primary area of focus has been in the Colorado, Arkansas, and South Platte River basins, where she has provided water rights engineering and […]

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Jordan Furnans

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Jordan leads LRE Water, LLC in Round Rock, Texas. His 19 years of professional experience encompasses both field hydrologic data collection and analysis of data through the development and application of numerical models. He specializes in the areas of water right accounting; coupled field and model hydrodynamic investigations of estuaries, lakes, and rivers; water availability […]

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Dave Colvin

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Dave Colvin is the Groundwater Team Leader responsible for providing technical leadership and coordination of a diverse group of groundwater experts. He is a collaborative hydrogeologist with over 20 years experience in groundwater services, water resources, environmental science, and project management. Dave is currently focused on riverbank filtration, soil aquifer treatment, managed aquifer recharge (ASR […]

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Jeremy Wescoat

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Jeremy joined LRE Water in 2012 as the Finance Director. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm’s finances and fiscal operations. Prior to LRE Water, Jeremy was the General Manager of an IT consulting firm specializing in software implementations for complex commercial construction companies. Prior to that time, he served as the […]

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Kelly Close

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Kelly has spent her career working on a wide variety of projects related to modeling, monitoring and analysis of water resources. Through these diverse experiences she has found her strengths lie in the development and use of computer technologies to meet challenges unique to Colorado water management. Leveraging her domain expertise, Kelly leads the Water […]

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Mary Presecan

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Whether it was the 2-minute showers that her Marine father tried to hold she and her sisters to, or growing up in the arid southwest, Mary has long had an appreciation for efficient use of water. And while her professional career in the field of water resource engineering has lasted for more than 20 years, […]

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Cortney Brand

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Cortney has 25 years of diverse experience in the water industry, including 4 years as a water utility planner. He specializes in water infrastructure development, integrated water resource planning, aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) systems, groundwater investigations, program management/owner’s advisory, and applied financial analysis. He served on the Board of Directors of a utility in […]

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Janet Williams

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Janet has always been fascinated with water – the stuff we swim in, ski on, paint pictures of, and derive life from. She feels very fortunate to have a career that connects her nerdy technical abilities with her love of water. She finds it rewarding to create workable solutions when multiple entities are clamoring for […]

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Greg Roush

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Greg serves as the firms Risk Manager, and as Senior Project Manager advising clients on water supply and water rights issues, and providing technical review and support for staff performance on projects. He continues to assist the Dominion Water & Sanitation District in Douglas County, CO with its water rights acquisitions including a Rainwater Harvesting […]

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Gregg Ten Eyck

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As Senior Project Manager, Gregg gets to spend his time and energy on long-range strategic planning and on project delivery for a select group of long-time clients. His recent focus has been assisting the Town of Firestone, Colorado to develop water supply and treatment alternatives to complement their current Colorado River sources from the Colorado-Big […]

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