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Kate Greenberg

2018 Water Leaders Class

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Kate Greenberg is the Western Program Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), and has been with NYFC since 2013. Kate organizes young farmers and ranchers across the West, advocates for supportive state and federal policy, and promotes land and water stewardship. 

Kate graduated from Whitman College in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Studies-Humanities. Prior to joining NYFC, Kate farmed around the West; canoe guided in her home state of Minnesota; and managed Western environmental policy field programs through Whitman College. She later moved to northern Mexico to work on restoration of the Colorado River Delta in the years leading up to the historic bilateral pulse flow agreement.

In 2016, Kate was honored by Western Resource Advocates with the Emerging Leader in Conservation Award. She is a producer of the NYFC films Conservation Generation and Resilient. In addition to her work, Kate loves to wander through remote, wild places, salsa dance, eat, read, and ride bikes. She co-founded a network called Wild Streak, which promotes all-female backcountry adventures. She currently serves as the chair of the board for the Santa Fe-based Quivira Coalition, a conservation-ranching organization fostering resilience at the radical center. Kate lives in Durango, CO.

Jill Ozarski

2018 Water Leaders Class

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Jill serves as a Program Officer for the Walton Family Foundation’s Colorado River Program, specializing in public and private financing for municipal and agricultural water conservation. In 2015 she was awarded a Fulbright-Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy to study public-private partnerships in New Zealand and traveled extensively to assess partnerships across the country. Prior to that, she spent nearly 20 years in natural resource conservation with the non-profit, public and private sector, including serving as Senior Natural Resources Advisor to United States Senator Mark Udall. She is a graduate of Duke University, where she earned a Master of Public Policy and Master of Environmental Management. Her passion is bringing unlikely allies together to galvanize real on-the-ground change that makes a difference for communities and the environment. In her personal time, she serves as the Congressional District 1 representative to the Colorado Recreational Trails Committee and volunteers with Hike It Baby. The Colorado rivers where she spends the most time are the Arkansas in Chaffee County, the headwaters of the Colorado in Grand County, and Cherry Creek as she commutes to work on its bike trail. She lives in Denver with her husband and young daughter, and spends her free time traveling, hiking, cross-country skiing, cycling, and training for triathlons.

Frank Alfone

2018 Water Leaders Class

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Frank joined Mt. Werner Water as General Manager in May, 2015. He is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Business Administration. Frank has over 25 years of executive-level Business and Operations Management experience. Frank also served six years as District Manager for the Skyland Metropolitan District and East River Regional Sanitation District in Crested Butte, CO.

Throughout his career, Frank has been the Project Manager for many large-scale, multi-million dollar capital projects including constructing new water source supply, water plant infrastructure upgrades with state of the art monitoring and equipment automation and sanitation treatment plant improvements.

Frank’s water industry involvement includes serving as a Yampa White Green Basin Roundtable Board Member, Committee Member for the CWCB Colorado Water Loss Initiative Advisory Project, Working Group Member for the Yampa River Water Fund and the BRT- Integrated Water Management Plan, Routt County Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee Member and he participates on the Upper Yampa River Watershed Group.

Frank was born and raised in Pennsylvania before moving to Colorado in the late eighties. He is married with two daughters and a son. Frank enjoys skiing, mountain biking and playing ice hockey.

Corey Beaugh

2018 Water Leaders Class

Corey Beaugh

Corey lives in Grand Junction and works for the Division of Water Resources administering water rights in the Roan Creek Basin, accounting for reservoir operations on the Grand Mesa, and measuring large diversions in the Grand Valley. He has a Master’s Degree from the U. of Wyoming in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, and a BA in Environmental Science from Hendrix College (AR), where he was also a four-year letterman in basketball. Corey has previously been employed as a Hydrologist with the State of Arizona, and began his career working seasonally as a fisheries technician in Wyoming, Utah, South Carolina, and Colorado. In his free time, Corey loves spending time with his wife and two boys, hiking, camping, and tossing the ball around the backyard. He also spends time coaching boys basketball at a local high school.

Brendon Langenhuizen

2018 Water Leaders Class

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Brendon is a licensed engineer and current Water Resources Team Leader for SGM. After graduating from Gonzaga University in 2005 he moved back to the headwater state to follow his passion in water resources management. His primary expertise includes open channel hydraulics, water supply planning, water rights analysis and management, augmentation plan design and accounting, water quality analysis, groundwater supply investigations, and watershed assessments. He is an active participant in the Colorado Basin Roundtable and currently chairs the City of Glenwood Springs River Commission. He happily lives in Glenwood Springs near the banks of the Roaring Fork River with his wife and their 1-year-old daughter.

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