Our Board of Directors is composed of a variety of professional backgrounds and collectively possesses a diversity of expertise in watershed science and resource management, with members coming from across the Upper Colorado River watershed.
Board of Directors
Andy Miller – President
Andy Miller was elected UCRWG Board President in April 2019 due to his in-depth knowledge of local water issues and extensive involvement in the Grand County community. Andy runs his own construction company, M3 Property Service, facilitating the construction of homes, remodels, water augmentation structures, back country huts and stream restoration projects. He founded the Grand Huts Association, a local nonprofit organized with the long-term vision of linking the Grand County back country with a system of eco-friendly huts that can be used year-round, where he currently serves as Project Manager. He is a former elementary school teacher and childcare center director, and continues his community education mission as a local journalist and columnist for the Winter Park Times newspaper and as a Fraser Town Trustee.
Tiffany Gatesman – Vice President
Tiffany Gatesman is the Vice President of UCRWG and an environmental scientist with an M.S. in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a B.S. in Water and Soil Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She has spent her professional years working for the USFS, USFWS, USACE, county governments, and secondary science education. Gatesman’s work concentrates on hydrogeochemistry and water resource management that includes research projects conducted in Wisconsin, Alaska, and Guatemala. Tiffany’s passions for the environment lead her to become involved with Grand County’s water resource issues. With her teaching, scientific, and agriculture background, Gatesman seeks to further the development of the environmental and agricultural education in Grand County. She sits on the Board for the Upper Colorado River Watershed Group and is the current President. Gatesman originally moved to Grand County to take photographs for the rafting companies. After moving away to earn her graduate degree in Alaska, Gatesman, her husband, and two Alaskan sled dogs moved back to Grand County for the love of the abundant recreation in the county such as skiing, biking, hiking, boating, rock climbing, and horseback riding. [/vc_column_text]
David Troutman – Treasurer
UCRWG Treasurer Dave and his wife Emily have resided in Grand Lake, Colorado for three years and they have served as interpretative volunteers at Rocky Mountain National Park five summers. Prior to moving to Colorado Dave owned and managed an environmental engineering and remediation firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida that provided a broad range of environmental services to federal, state and private clients throughout the southeast. Prior to his work in consulting he worked for 10 years as a Senior Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division in Albany, New York where he conducted research on acid rainfall and its impact on lakes and watersheds.
Dave has a B.A. degree in chemistry from Emory University; and M.S. in Forest Hydrology from the University of Georgia. He has authored and co-authored over 10 technical papers on various water quality related topics. He is a licensed Professional Geologist.
Ken Fucik – Program Support
Ken’s experience in the environmental industry dates back to 1972 and has taken him around the world. He has worked in on- and off-shore habitats throughout the U.S. and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Ken specializes in problem solving on technical and regulatory issues and has management experience with HSE teams from diverse cultures and a wide array of technical backgrounds.
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