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Jayla Poppleton, Executive Director

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Jayla began her work with CFWE as the editor for Headwaters magazine, CFWE’s cornerstone publication, in 2009. Originally hailing from the outskirts of Chicago, her enthusiasm for outdoor adventure and the natural world led her to the field of natural resources—and to Colorado. She earned her degree in technical journalism with a specialization in natural resources management from Colorado State University, intent on the role of communicating important science- and policy-based issues from a human interest angle. She fell in love with Colorado’s rivers while guiding commercial rafts down the Cache la Poudre River. A public information role at the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District later added to her understanding of Colorado water issues, and she has since written extensively on the subject.  In addition to reading and traveling, she enjoys running, hiking, mountain biking and any other opportunity to be outside in the Colorado sunshine. She lives in Denver with her husband and three sons.

 

 Stephanie Scott, Leadership and Education Programs Manager

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Stephanie Scott is an emerging water leader in Colorado, however her passion for water and empowering people was not her original career path. Stephanie began her career working with wildlife in many capacities. She has worked to rehabilitate wildlife, had a short stint as a zoo keeper, and spent most of her college career traveling the world to study wildlife management and zoology. Shortly into this wild career path for her she discovered that working directly with animals was not her calling. She began to explore how to get people more connected to their natural resources, which led her to her new found passion in water! Stephanie has been working on the non-profit side of water management since 2013 at Trout Unlimited and is already jumping into the many different perspectives of water in Colorado. She is a graduate of the highly esteemed Water Leaders program ran by CFWE, was engaged deeply on creating Colorado’s Water Plan, and has worked with municipalities, agriculture and other various stakeholders on water projects in the past. She has extensive work experience doing outreach, education, and building leaders. Stephanie brings a strong passion for building informed individuals and communities across Colorado. She will be managing all of the Leadership (Water Leaders, Water Fluency) and Education (Water Educator Network, Public Tours) programs for CFWE and is always available to share her ever-growing passion for water!  She lives in Thornton with her husband Tyler, their son Talon, and 95 pound lap dog Roscoe.

Jennie Geurts, Director of Operations

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 Jennie’s work at the Foundation combines her passion for organization and love of the natural world.  Water has been the basis of several of her past jobs:  she guided students in assessing the water quality of the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, gave tours of the floating USS Cassin Young at Boston National Historical Park, and described the formative powers of water at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Oregon Caves National Monument.  Jennie earned her BA in history and art history from Kent State University and her MS in museum studies from the University of Colorado.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, visiting museums, traveling, and spoiling her cat.

Caitlin Coleman, Headwaters Editor, Content and Communications Specialist

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Caitlin's interest in storytelling and focus on important Western issues brought her to the Foundation as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2011. She has been a permanent member of the CFWE team ever since. Today, her work focuses on writing and editing for Headwaters magazine, working on new and updated Citizen's Guide books, managing CFWE's Your Water Colorado blog and website, Headwaters Pulse e-newsletter, Connecting the Drops radio series, and various other forms of information, outreach and communication. Prior to her work at the Foundation, Caitlin served as the Outreach Coordinator for the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team, worked at a newspaper and radio station in Boulder, CO, and created newsletters for the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Caitlin received a BA in Environmental Studies and French from the University of Vermont, an MA in Journalism from the University of Colorado and a Graduate Certificate in Environment, Society and Policy from the University of Colorado. Outside of the office, Caitlin enjoys teaching yoga, gardening, hiking, camping, traveling and exploring.

Mollie Schreck, Communications and Operations Intern

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Mollie is a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver working toward a degree in environmental science and water management. Growing up in Colorado, a career in an outdoor setting seemed right and exciting. She originally started college at Northern Arizona University majoring in geology, but soon realized the role that water plays in the principles of geology and everyday life. As an intern with CFWE, Mollie hopes to gain a deeper understanding of water issues that face our state and how water professionals are working to solve them. In her free time, Mollie enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, and exploring Colorado's National Parks. 

Board of Trustees

Officers

President
Eric Hecox
Shea Properties, Greenwood Village
 
Vice President
Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.
University of Denver College of Law, Denver
 
Secretary
Scott Lorenz
Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado Springs

Treasurer
Alan Matlosz
George K. Baum & Company, Denver

Past President
Gregg Ten Eyck
Leonard Rice Engineers, Denver

 

Members

Representative Jeni Arndt

Colorado House of Representatives, Fort Collins

 

Rick Cables

Vail Resorts, Boulder

 

Nick Colglazier

Colorado Competitive Council, Denver

 

Lisa Darling

South Metro Water Supply Authority, Greenwood Village

 

Jorge Figueroa

Western Resource Advocates, Boulder

 

Greg Johnson

Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver

 

Dan Luecke

Consultant, Boulder

 

Mara MacKillop

Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver

 

Kevin McBride

Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, Steamboat Springs

 

Kate McIntire

Jefferson County, Golden

 

Reed Morris

Mallon Lonnquist Morris & Watrous, Denver

 

Lauren Ris

Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Denver

 

Travis Robinson

Divsion of Water Resources, Manassa

 

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg

Colorado Senate, Sterling

 

Laura Spann

Southwestern Water Conservation District, Durango

 

Chris Treese

Colorado River District, Glenwood Springs

 

Reagan Waskom

Colorado Water Institute, Fort Collins

 

Committee Members

CFWE relies on both Board members and generous volunteers to do our work.  The following individuals volunteer on CFWE's Program Development committee alongside the Board.

Diane Johnson, Eagle River Water and Sanitation District

Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, One World One Water Center, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Trina McGuire-Collier, Denver Water

Dana Strongin, Denver Water

Jim Pokrandt, Colorado River District

Blake Osborn, Colorado State University Extension

Perry Cabot, Colorado Water Institute and CSU Extension-- Western Region

 

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