Our People

We couldn’t accomplish our mission without the tireless work of our staff, board of trustees, and dedicated committee members from around the state. Meet our crew.

Jayla Poppleton

Jayla Poppleton

Executive Director

Learn more about Jayla.                                                                                                                                                      jayla@wateredco.org
(303) 377-4433 ext. 306

Sabrina Scherma

Sabrina Scherma

Programs Director

Learn more about Sabrina.                                                                                                                                                    sabrina@wateredco.org
(303) 377-4433 ext. 307

John Carpenter

John Carpenter

Operations Manager

Learn more about John.                                                                                                                                                    john@wateredco.org
(303) 377-4433 ext. 301

Caitlin Coleman

Caitlin Coleman

Publications and Digital Resources Managing Editor

Learn more about Caitlin.                                                                                                                                                    caitlin@wateredco.org
(303) 377-4433 ext. 303

Tess Koskovich

Tess Koskovich

Marketing, Communications and Outreach Manager

Learn more about Tess.                                                                                                                                                     tess@wateredco.org
(303) 377-4433 ext. 402

Suzy Hiskey

Suzy Hiskey

Administrative and Programs Assistant

Learn more about Suzy.

303-377-4433 ext. 302

Jerd Smith

Jerd Smith

Fresh Water News Editor

Learn more about Jerd.                                                                                                                                                                      jerd@wateredco.org
(303) 377-4433 ext. 305

Board of Trustees

Our 24-member non-partisan Board of Trustees is comprised of water and non-water professionals from various disciplines and regions across Colorado. Their tremendous commitment to water education is apparent and appreciated.

Lisa Darling, South Metro Water Supply Authority, Greenwood Village

Vice President
Dulcinea Hanuschak, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Denver

Brian Werner, Centennial

Alan Matlosz, Stifel, Denver

Cary Baird, Chevron, Denver

Perry Cabot, Colorado Water Center, Grand Junction

Nick Colglazier, Colorado Corn Administrative Committee, Greeley

Nathan Fey, Mighty Arrow Family Foundation, Longmont

David Graf, Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program, Loma

Eric Hecox, Shea Properties, Denver

Matt Heimerich, Olney Springs

Julie Kallenberger, Camp5, Fort Collins

David LaFrance, American Water Works Association, Littleton

Dan Luecke, Consultant, Boulder

Rep. Karen McCormick, Colorado House of Representatives, Boulder

Leann Noga, Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Pueblo

Peter Ortego, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Towaoc

Sen. Dylan Roberts, Colorado Senate, Avon

Monika Rock, Southwestern Water Conservation District, Durango

Kelly Romero-Heaney, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Steamboat

Ana Ruiz, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver

Elizabeth Schoder, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver

Don Shawcroft, Alamosa

Chris Treese, Glenwood Springs

Katie Weeman, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver

Committee Members

Water Education Colorado relies on both Board members and generous volunteers to accomplish our work. The following individuals volunteer on Water Education Colorado’s Program Development and/or Publications committees alongside the Board.

Natalie Brower-Kirton, Aurora Water

Paul Fanning, Arkansas Basin Roundtable

Rachel Garrett, Brown and Caldwell

Fay Hartman, American Rivers

Heather Justus, Parker Water and Sanitation

Amber Graves, Morning Fresh Dairy Farm

Blake Osborn, Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District

Mary Presecan, LRE Water

Nona Shipman, One World One Water Center, MSU Denver

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