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Water Resources Division
Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 250
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone: 970-225-3500
Fax: 970-225-9965

Water Resources Division Staff By Program

Division Chief & Supervisory Hydrologist
Ed Harvey
Expertise: Groundwater-dependent ecosystems, groundwater-surface water interaction, water chemistry, isotope hydrology, regional groundwater flow systems
email Ed Harvey

Management Support Specialist
Lauren Hauptman
Expertise: Provides support to enhance the overall administrative and business operations in WRD
email Lauren Hauptman

Communications Specialist
Brooke Bauman
Expertise: Science communication, writing/editing, strategic communications, podcasting
email Brooke Bauman

Program Lead
John Wullschleger
Expertise: Fish population and community monitoring, aquatic invertebrate community monitoring, aquatic invasive species prevention and management, fishery management, ecology of altered/regulated aquatic systems, fish and aquatic system restoration
email John Wullschleger

Fisheries Biologist
Nic Medley
Expertise: Aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental monitoring, hydrology, geomorphology, river restoration, regulated rivers, water management, instream flows
email Nic Medley

Program Lead
Steve Rice
Expertise: Groundwater hydrology, groundwater sustainability, water supply wells, springs and groundwater dependent ecosystems, near-surface geophysics, water quality, cave and karst resources, stable isotope geochemistry
email Steve Rice

Nicole O'Shea
Expertise: Hydrogeology, groundwater wells, water supply systems, GIS, database development, field reconnaissance
email Nicole O'Shea

Program Lead
Dean Tucker
Expertise: Data management and reporting, hydrographic analysis, computer graphics, water resources applications in GIS, and environmental economics
email Dean Tucker

Cartographic Technician
Nina Loutchko
Expertise: Data management, Clean Water Act, water quality, water chemistry, GIS/spatial analysis, geoprocessing workflows, spatial visualizations, ArcGIS Online, ESRI StoryMaps, Section 508 compliance, Microsoft Access/Excel/Word
email Nina Loutchko

CSU Research Associate
Paula Galloway
Expertise: Database and software development, user interface design, scientific programming, VBA, SQL, Microsoft Access/Excel/Word, and chemistry
email Paula Galloway

CSU Research Associate
Caroline Goughis
Expertise: Water chemistry and ecology
email Caroline Goughis

Program Lead
Tammy Cook
Expertise: Program development, project management, partnering, financial aquisitions, reporting, GIS/spatial analysis, and information management for natural resource management
email Tammy Cook

Program Lead
Eva DiDonato
Expertise: Water quality, marine pollution, monitoring (water quality, coral reef fish, submerged aquatic vegetation), coastal watershed assessment, marine resource management, estuarine/marine ecology, coral reefs, coral disease, eutrophication, interagency partnerships, research facilitation, scientific diving
email Eva DiDonato

Marine Ecologist
Monique LaFrance Bartley
Expertise: Seafloor mapping, benthic habitat mapping, benthic ecology, offshore wind energy development in relation to the benthos (biological communities, sediment characteristics, organic enrichment), spatial ecology and analyses, shoreline and sediment processes, acoustic and LiDAR data (acquisition, processing, interpretation), GIS, research project management (design, coordination, implementation, data analysis and interpretation), applied research to guide resource managers and regulators, stakeholder-based projects, science outreach and communication
email Monique LaFrance Bartley

Marine Ecologist
Jamie Kilgo
Expertise: Seascape ecology, GIS and spatial analysis; coral reef, seagrass, kelp and forage fish ecology; monitoring and research coordination, marine protected area management and citizen science
email Jamie Kilgo

Marine Ecologist
Christine Lipsky
Expertise: Marine fisheries science and management, recreational fishing, aquatic invasive species, at-risk species, estuarine/marine ecology, marine debris, aquaculture
email Christine Lipsky

Program Lead
Susannah Erwin
Expertise: Surface water hydrology and hydraulics, geomorphology and sediment transport, stream restoration, instream flow quantification, Wild and Scenic Rivers, water rights
email Susannah Erwin

Surface Water Hydrologist
Derek Schook
Expertise: Riparian and wetland ecology, fluvial geomorphology, restoration, surface water-groundwater interactions, plant-water interactions, dendrochronology
email Derek Schook

Christy Leonard
Expertise: Fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, river hydraulics, surface water hydrology, remote sensing
email Christy Leonard

Program Lead
Terry Fisk
Expertise: Hydrogeology, groundwater dependent ecosystems, NPS policies, communications and relationships
email Terry Fisk

Water Rights Specialist
Joseph Chafey
Expertise: Water rights research, inventories, and compliance
email Joseph Chafey

Senior Policy Analyst
Peter Fahmy
Expertise: Federal and state water rights statutes, case law, regulations, and policies; state administrative hearing procedures; National Park Service statutes, regulations, and policies
email Peter Fahmy

Chris Gable
Expertise: Surface and groundwater field methods, data analysis, instrumentation and water rights
email Chris Gable

Tyler Gilkerson
Expertise: Providing parks and regions technical support on groundwater resource and water right issues, assisting with supply well planning efforts and recommending actions for sustainable groundwater management
email Tyler Gilkerson

Jeff Hughes
Expertise: Water rights, surface water hydrology
email Jeff Hughes

Water Rights Specialist
Eric Lord
Expertise: Water rights, water law
email Eric Lord

Mark Wondzell
Expertise: Surface water hydrology, instream flow quantification
email Mark Wondzell

Program Lead
Andrew Birch
Expertise: Environmental chemistry, surface water hydrology, water quality, land-use/ land-cover change, ecotoxicology, data science and programming
email Andrew Birch

Aquatic Contaminants Specialist & Biologist
Kerensa King
Expertise: Ecotoxicology, water quality, pesticide toxicology, storm water runoff, aquatic ecology, heavy metal contamination, acid mine drainage, fish and wildlife biology, Pacific salmon ecology
email Kerensa King

Program Lead
Kevin Noon
Expertise: Wetland regulation and policy compliance, impact evaluation, delineation; wetland restoration and management; wetland mitigation banking; hydrology and ecology of wetland and other aquatic ecosystems; long-term wetland management
email Kevin Noon

Aquatic Resource Professionals are WRD-supported technical staff who are located in region or park offices and who are supervised locally. These specialists provide technical and policy support on local issues for WRD, the regions, and their respective parks. They are a vital extension of the services provided by the NPS Water Resources Division.

Aquatic Ecologist
Marie Denn
Pacific West Region
Expertise: Wetland monitoring and restoration, wetland mapping, rare plant and plant community monitoring, program planning for natural resources stewardship, water quality monitoring
email Marie Denn

Fishery Ecologist and Water Quality Specialist
Jeff Duncan
Southeast Region
Expertise: Aquatic ecology from a systems perspective, southeastern aquatic communities, invasion ecology, biotic homogenization, water quality, Wild and Scenic Rivers, hydropower
email Jeff Duncan

Wetlands Ecologist
Byron Tsang
Southeast Region
Expertise: Botany, plant community ecology, habitat restoration and management, wetland ecology, conservation
email Byron Tsang

Fishery Biologist
Jay Glase
Midwest Region
Expertise: Lake and stream ecology, fluvial hydrology, instream fisheries habitat, benthic mapping of lakes and streams, riverine and coastal ecosystem restoration
email Jay Glase

Ocean and Coastal Resources Program Coordinator
Irina Irvine
Pacific West Region
Expertise: Restoration ecology, plant ecology, invasive species (terrestrial & aquatic), nutrient pollution and effects on coastal resources, marine debris, outreach and youth engagement in stewardship
email Irina Irvine

Coastal Ecologist
Alaska Region

Coastal Ecologist
Cathy Johnson
Norheast Region / Region 1
Expertise: Coastal and marine ecology, wildlife ecology and conservation (terrestrial and aquatic), endangered species and consultation, habitat restoration and management, wetlands (freshwater and coastal), landscape ecology
email Cathy Johnson

Groundwater Hydrologist
Pacific West Region

Aquatic Ecologist and Pilot
Amy Larsen
Alaska Region
Expertise: Wetland ecosystem dynamics in subarctic and arctic ecosystems, climate change, long term lake monitoring, surface water interactions with permafrost, impacts of fire on wetland ecosystems, and aviation
email Amy Larsen

Aquatic Ecologist
Brenda Moraska-LaFrancois
Midwest Region
Expertise: Lake, stream, and coastal ecosystems (including large lakes and rivers), water quality trends, watershed biogeochemistry, algal and invertebrate communities, nutrient enrichment, aquatic invasive species, contaminants, and climate change
email Brenda Moraska-LaFrancois

Salek Shafiqullah
Intermountain Region
Expertise: Groundwater, surface water, water rights
email Salek Shafiqullah

Peter Sharpe
Northeast Region
Expertise: Tidal and non-tidal wetland ecology, plant ecology, water chemistry, hydrology, wetland/stream restoration, study design
email Peter Sharpe

Sharla Stevenson
Midwest and Intermountain Region
Expertise: Surface water hydrology, snow hydrology, hydroclimatology, statistics, and water rights
email Sharla Stevenson

Fishery Biologist
Melissa Trammell
Intermountain Region
Expertise: Colorado River, threatened and endangered fish, desert fishes, aquatic ecology
email Melissa Trammell

Marine Scientist and Ocean Program Coordinator
C. Anna Toline
Southeast Region
Expertise: Expertise: Marine science including but not limited to water quality, wildlife health and management, marine protected areas, fisheries, invasive species, etc. (all things marine); habitats are widely varied and include oyster reefs, coral reefs, sea grass, mangroves, and tidal wetlands
email C. Anna Toline

Hyrdologist (Fluvial Geomorphologist)
John Wooster
Pacific West Region
Expertise: Surface water, sediment transport, stream channel restoration, fish passage, stream-crossing design
email John Wooster

Fishery Biologist
Dan Young
Alaska Region
Expertise: Salmon and resident fish ecology, salmon escapement monitoring, and radio telemetry
email Dan Young

Last updated: February 12, 2024