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GCWIN Board of Directors

Board Member

Katherine Morris – Chair

Katherine has worked as Grand County’s water quality specialist since July of 2007, providing technical expertise on water protection activities, and managing water quality monitoring programs. Katherine is a technical committee member with Learningby Doing and the Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic group. She is also on the East Grand Water Quality Board, and has worked extensively on Grand Lake Clarity. Katherine graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2005 with a master’s in Environmental Geochemistry, and earned her bachelor in English Literature at the Colorado College in 1989.  Katherine is a fourth generation Colorado native and was a member of the Eskimo Ski Club, riding the ski train to Winter Park for several years in her childhood.

Kirk Klancke – Vice-Chair

Kirk is currently the manager for the Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District, and the Silver Creek Water and Sanitation District. Besides sitting on the Grand County Water Information Network Board as Vice President, he is also involved with several other water related Boards. Kirk is also the President of the Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited. TU is a water conservation organization. Other water organizations that Kirk sits on are the Northwest Council of Governments Quality Quantity Executive Committee and the Colorado River Basin Roundtable. Kirk has lived in the Fraser Valley since 1971 and has been involved with water issues since 1986 when he was elected to serve on the Fraser Sanitation District Board of Directors.

Bruce Hutchins – Secretary

 

Bruce Hutchins has lived in Grand County since 1977. He is the Manager of Grand County Water and Sanitation District No.1, where he has been employed since 1984. Bruce serves as the Chairman of Grand County Mutual Ditch and Reservoir Company, Vice Chairman of East Grand Water Quality Board, Manager of Clinton Water Users of Fraser River Valley, Community Representative for Grand County at the Colorado River Basin Roundtable and member of the North West Colorado Council of Governments Quantity and Quality Committee. He is also a member of the Colorado Water Congress, Colorado Watershed Assembly, Colorado Rural Water Association, Colorado Waste Water Utility Council, Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association, Club 20, American Backflow Prevention Association, Grand County Water Information Network and The Special District Association of Colorado.

 

 

Board Member

Kathy Lewis - Treasurer

Kathy is currently a 2nd Term Trustee of the Town of Grand Lake, having served over 6 ½ years. She is also the town liaison for the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce, and has been on the town Greenways Committee for over 20 years.  As she goes about the town she sees the flowering of Grand Lake as evidence of her accomplishments on this committee in addition to all the help she has been able to give the town gardeners.  Over 20 years ago Kathy and other Grand Lake women started a Christmas tradition called “Delicious Dishes”.  Under Kathy’s leadership they have raised on average $5000 a year which is donated to the Grand County Resource Center.  She has lived in Grand Lake for 25 years, and resides with her dog Molly and husband Barkylew.  Her hobbies are gardening, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and feels at times she waits all winter for summer.

Jen Stephenson– Board Member

Jen has worked as an Environmental Specialist for Northern Water’s Water Quality Department since 2008. Jen coordinates activities associated with all Northern’s Water Quality Monitoring Programs which includes planning, data analysis and managing a large and ever-growing volume of water quality data from sampling in the Colorado-Big Thompson system. Jen is involved with water quality issues in Grand County and participates in several related water quality groups including the Three Lakes Technical Advisory Group, Grand Lake Adaptive Management Committee and Learning By Doing’s Technical and Monitoring Committees. Jen also participates in various State workgroups related to water quality regulations. She holds a degree in Watershed Science from CSU. Jen is a Colorado native and currently lives in Loveland with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She is an avid gardener and loves the lost art of canning food from her garden. She also enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Board Member

Tim Haynes –  Board Member

Tim has been the Environmental Coordinator with the Climax Molybdenum Company, at their Parshall facility, for the past six years.  Climax is a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold.  His responsibilities include managing all aspects of environmental compliance associated with air, land, water and waste.  He obtained his BSc in Environmental Restoration and Waste Management from Mesa State in 1999.  Past positions include environmental consulting (Storm water and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures) for the oil and gas industry in the San Juan Basin, and being a project manager for an environmental remediation/reclamation contractor.   He has been a Grand County resident (intermittently) since 1976, and hobbies include anything and everything outdoors.

 

Board Member

Doug Bellatty – Board Member

Doug currently is the Operator in Responsible Charge and Chief Operator for the Town of Granby, SSA and the Granby/Silver Creek Water & Wastewater Authority.  He has an Associate’s degree in Pre-Professional Forestry from Paul Smith’s College of Forestry located in the Adirondacks of New York State.  In addition, Doug has the following professional certifications:  Level A Water, Level B Wastewater, Level 4 Distribution, and Level 4 Collection.  He has been a board member since 2008 of the East Grand Water Quality Board.  Doug has been a resident of Grand County since 1988 and is an avid western whitewater boater when the water is available.

Board Member

Paula Daukas – Board Member

Paula is the Manager of the Environmental Planning Section at Denver Water.  She joined Denver Water in 2008 after 25 years working as an environmental consultant preparing environmental impact statements and permit applications for Section 404 permits, NPDES storm water and industrial discharge permits, and FERC hydropower licenses.  Paula has experience in wetland delineation and mitigation, water quality monitoring, biological baseline studies, and development of water quality best management practices.  Paula also serves as the Treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists.  She has a Masters Degree in water resources management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  Paula lives in Denver with her husband and two teenage daughters, but spends a lot of time recreating in Winter Park where they own a condo.

Board Member

Martha Moore – Board Member

Martha has been with the Colorado River District since 2000 and currently is their Public Affairs Specialist, a position she has held since 2007. In addition to the traditional responsibilities associated with public affairs work such as arranging and conducting programs and public meetings, she heads the District’s website, coordinates the District’s participation in water festivals and water education camps on the West Slope. Martha also serves on the Information and Education Committee of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program, the State Affairs Committee of the Colorado Water Congress, the Public Affairs Committee of the Colorado Water Users Association and the Natural Resources and Water Committees of Club 20.

 

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