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. 7


Sabrina White

Sabrina White

Programs Director

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

Caitlin Coleman

Caitlin Coleman

Publications and Digital Resources Managing Editor

Learn more about Caitlin.                                                                                                                                                    caitlin@wateredco.org
(303) 377-4433 ext. 4

Cailyn Andrews

Cailyn Andrews

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Learn more about Cailyn.

303-377-4433 x. 3

Suzy Hiskey

Suzy Hiskey

Administrative Assistant

Learn more about Suzy.

303-377-4433 x. 1

Jerd Smith

Jerd Smith

Fresh Water News Editor

Learn more about Jerd.                                                                                                                                                                      jerd@wateredco.org
(303) 377-4433 ext. 5

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

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

Eric Hecox, Shea Properties, Denver

Matt Heimerich, Palmer Land Trust, Rocky Ford

Julie Kallenberger, Colorado Water Center, 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

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

Juanita Valdez, Bruce Randolph School, Denver

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

Fay Hartman, American Rivers

Heather Justus, Castle Rock Water

Blake Osborn, Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District

Mary Presecan, LRE Water

Nona Shipman, One World One Water Center, MSU Denver