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Board of Directors & Consultants

Ruth Quade, Co-chair

Water Conservation Administrator
City of Greeley

Ruth Quade is a Colorado native and received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Studies. She developed the water conservation program in 1997 for the City of Greeley. In this role, Ruth survived the drought of 2002 and 2012. Working with landscape professionals, she revised the watering restrictions that had been in place since 1907 from a demand management tool to more closely match the landscape's needs. Ruth's passion has always been the landscape aspect of conservation. Before coming to the city, she managed a local greenhouse and garden center and has been a volunteer with the Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener program since 1994 and chair of RMSAWWA Conservation Committee from 2005-2011.



Alyssa Quinn, Co-chair
Assistant Manager
Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District

Alyssa Quinn is a Colorado native and has been at Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District for 20 years. Her duties range from selling water and sewer tap permits to running the District's Asset Management program. For the past 7 years she has been in charge of the conservation program where some of her projects include working with the Jefferson County School District and the Learning to Be Water Wise program and running numerous Xeriscape classes. She also works closely with Denver Water and is currently the Chairperson of the Distributor Conservation Committee. Alyssa also is a member of the RMSAWWA Conservation Committee and the Colorado Water Utility Council. In her spare time she loves being with her husband and two boys.


Victoria Arling, Co-secretary

Senior CO Basin Program Manager

WaterNow Alliance

Victoria joined WaterNow Alliance in 2021 as the Colorado Basin Program Manager. Her work focuses on executing water conservation and efficiency projects and policy initiatives across Colorado and the other basin states, and she is a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper. She earned a Masters in Environmental Management from CU Boulder and prior to WaterNow Alliance she worked as an environmental consultant and water quality analyst. In her free time Victoria loves to mountain bike, ski, and go whitewater rafting throughout Colorado and the West.


Lindsay Rogers, Co-secretary
Water Policy Analyst
Western Resource Advocates

Lindsay joined Western Resource Advocates in 2021 as a Water Policy Analyst. She develops and advocates for sustainable municipal water management policies and programs at the state and local level, and provides technical expertise to build resilient, equitable and vibrant communities while protecting our rivers and lakes. Previously, she spent five years as the Colorado Basin Program Manager for WaterNow Alliance, focused on advancing sustainable water policies and programs in the West by working directly with municipal water decision-makers. Lindsay serves on the Board of Colorado WaterWise and as the Land & Water Chair on the City of Edgewater’s Sustainability Board.


Lyndsey Lucia, Co-treasurer
Senior Water Efficiency Specialist
Northern Water

Lyndsey Lucia is a Colorado native and received a Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University in Environmental Horticulture with a concentration in Landscape Design. In 2009 Lyndsey joined the Irrigation Management Department at Northern Water. Water Efficiency Specialist is the role she plays in the department. Lyndsey is a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor through the Irrigation Association. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, camping, hiking, yoga, photography, and spending time with family.

Tim York, Co-treasurer
Manager of Water Conservation
Aurora Water

Tim York joined Aurora Water in 2012. He earned a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is a Colorado licensed Landscape Architect. Prior to joining Aurora Water, Tim worked in the private in design and construction management roles across multiple states. In his current role Tim supports a large team of passionate water conservation specialists in program development and implementation. Outside of work you’ll find Tim hunting, fishing, backpacking or anything else that gets him in nature.

Courtney Black
Senior Water Resources Engineer

Courtney Black is a Senior Water Resources Engineer at INTERA. She has diverse experience in water resources entailing municipal water supply planning, water conservation and drought planning, stakeholder coordination, water rights litigation, environmental assessments, and wetland design. She earned her Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and her Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Lehigh University.  She is passionate about the water resources field and enjoys the outdoors, yoga, being a mom, and adventures in far corners of the world.


Diane Block

Senior Conservation Specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities

Diane Block has worked in water supply and resources at Colorado Springs Utilities since 2005. As a Lead Analyst in Water Conservation, Diane is responsible for leading the indoor conservation programming and has developed several new programs including an indoor rehab program for affordable housing and a submeter pilot project for strip malls.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver in Communications. Outside of work you’ll find Diane enjoying live music, traveling, camping with her two rescue pups, and spending time with her husband and three grown sons. 


Elisabeth D. Bowman

Conservation Engagement Manager

Resource Central

Elisabeth joined Resource Central in 2020 as the Conservation Engagement Manager for the Water Conservation Programs. In this new role, she is responsible for cultivating and managing the relationships with more than 40 water provider partners across the state. She manages the contracting process for water providers opting to use one or all four of Resource Central’s turnkey water conservation programs, as well as communicating performance throughout the seasons of each program. Her previous experience includes marketing and communications in a variety of industries and stints in local government and higher education. Elisabeth serves on the Board of Colorado WaterWise and its Educational Events Committee. She grew up in Colorado and values her time in the outdoors with her husband and dog.


Brad Brady
Regional Business Development Manager
Yearout Energy Services Company

Brad Brady is a third-generation Colorado native and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University. He is an experienced business owner-operator with a thirty-plus year career managing small to medium-sized Colorado companies. Brad is the Regional Business Development Manager for Yearout Energy Services Company, an Energy Service Company provider for water utilities specializing in water efficiency and meter system renovations. Throughout his career, Brad has enjoyed serving on various boards including local non-profit organizations, private corporatations, and a national trade association. He is eager to promote water efficiency efforts here in Colorado in the face of population growth.



Katie Duke

Water Efficiency Coordinator

City of Golden

Katie Duke is from the Western Slope and has worked with the City of Golden since 2015 in the Environmental Services Division. She completes required testing and analysis for the Safe Drinking Water Act as well as leading water efficiency efforts and assisting in drought planning. She is a member of Alliance for Water Efficiency as well as other organizations. Prior to working in Golden, Katie built hiking trails with Americorps and the Student Conservation Association and earned her degree in Natural Resource Management from Colorado Mountain College. Building hiking trails and living in the outdoors is where Katie found her passion for conservation and in her spare time, she enjoys sharing this love for the outdoors with her daughter. 



Kelly Gordon

Water Conservation Technician

City of Fort Collins

Kelly Gordon has been part of Fort Collins Water Conservation team since 2017.   Kelly started as a seasonal intern for the team’s Sprinkler Checkup Program and has progressed to managing Fort Collins CII Water Conservation programs, annual AWWA Water Loss Audit, and AMI leak notifications to customers.  She is taking a lead in implementing water conservation strategies to the community through an equity, diversity, and inclusion framework.  


Katie Helm
Conservation & Sustainability Manager
City of Fountain

Katie Helm is the Conservation and Sustainability Program Manager for the City of Fountain where she manages energy and water programs. In previous roles she has worked as a Water Conservation Specialist for the City of Aurora, a Park Ranger for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and as a sawyer through Americorps. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2017 she earned her Master of Science from Denver University for Environmental Management and Policy.


Dylan King

Sustainability and Water Conservation Specialist

Town of Erie

Dylan King moved to Colorado in 2015 and has been working in the environmental field since then. He is currently the Water Conservation Technician for the Town of Erie where he is responsible for carrying out the goals set forth in their Water Efficiency Master Plan. Dylan received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont in Environmental Science with a concentration in Ecological Design. He is also a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor. In his spare time, he loves skiing, fishing and playing with his dogs.


 Abbye Neel

Senior Water Resource Engineer
Brendle Group

 Abbye joined Brendle Group in 2022 where she leads the team in water conservation and water supply planning related projects. Abbye has been in the water conservation field for over 8 years and aims to create innovative and equitable solutions at the intersection of land use and water planning. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado and holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Whitman College, as well as a master’s degree from Colorado School of Mines. Outside of the water world, Abbye enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and exploring the mountain west.  


Matthew (Quint) Redmond

Co-founder and Managing Member
Agriburbia LLC

Quint Redmond is Co-founder and Managing Member of Agriburbia LLC.  He has over 20 years of experience in owning and managing design and spatial technologies firms, as well as 30+ years of experience in all areas of agriculture.  He has received national recognition, including published work in CNU and Landscape Architecture, for his expertise in integrating commercial scale agriculture into all aspects of both urban and rural design. Quint holds Masters Degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado, and a Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Tulane University. He is licensed as a Landscape Architect in Colorado and has consulted on agricultural development projects or has provided policy-related consulting in 15 states. 

Laura Wing

Water Conservation Administrator
City of Thornton

Laura Wing earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Vermont and moved to Colorado in 1989. She has 21 years experience working for water utilities in water quality, water rights and water conservation. As a Water Conservation Administrator for the City of Thornton, Laura manages water conservation programs including water efficiency incentives/services, social marketing campaigns, and water-wise demonstration gardens.

Melissa Brasfield
Colorado WaterWise

Melissa Brasfield joined Colorado WaterWise in February 2017. She has an extensive background in water resource management and conservation. She has worked for Denver Water and Tampa Bay Water as well as government agencies and in the private sector. Melissa has worked on projects related to groundwater management, rainwater harvesting, and conservation, as well as outreach and education efforts. 

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