Outreach and Education Program Development
Rebecca is a homeowner and longtime resident of Grand County, with intentions to graduate from Colorado Mesa University Fall of 2022 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Technology, a minor in Watershed Science, and certificates in Permaculture and Sustainability. Championing UCRWG’s outreach and education, Rebecca manages social media platforms with a focus on growth and connectivity. Previous to this, Rebecca worked as a Volunteer Coordinator under UCRWG affiliate Kawuneeche Group, where she developed the logo, website, social media platforms, helped organize and promote events, and participated in Citizen Science field work in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), with work credited at the RMNP 2020 Research Conference. She has also worked with Engineers Without Borders-South Dakota State University to construct a chlorination system at Unidad Académica Campesina-Carmen Pampa, Bolivia. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys learning all things water, spending time outdoors with her dog, Charlie, and singing/songwriting with her guitar.
Technical Project Manager. Geoff has over 30 years’ experience in natural resource management including hands-on field experience in over 200 projects in Grand County, mostly related to water. Projects range from planning, permitting, and construction oversight for utility projects, including water crossings and municipal water intakes, also docks and boathouses, trails and ski runs, and facilitating property transfers and conservation of land and water resources. He is particularly interested in restoring balance between streams and riparian ecosystems, including irrigated hay fields, with fish-friendly diversions and agriculture-friendly bank stabilization. With broad experience in hydrogeology, forestry, and the nuts and bolts of exercising Colorado Water Rights, he’s advising the UCRWG team on resource assessment and the feasibility of watershed projects including permitting and funding.
Geoff and his wife Kate raised two boys in Grand Lake, both graduating from Middle Park High School. He is past President of the Grand Lake Rotary Club and now chairs the Education/WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Committee, has a BSc. in Earth Science and MSc. in Geology, and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.