Announcing the 2021 Water Leaders Class!

The Water Leaders Program has been going since 2006 and year after year it continues to grow and evolve. This year is no exception!

Dr. Ashley Seeley, Excellence Advantage

One big change we have for this upcoming year is our new Leadership Consultant, Dr. Ashley Seeley. Ashley is the founder of Excellence Advantage a Leadership, Organizational Development and Coaching firm focusing on the growth and enrichment of individuals, teams and organizations. She has built a career partnering with organizations to maximize people initiatives and catalyst business results, as well as coaching leaders and executives to define, develop and leverage their strengths to achieve extraordinary success. She is bringing new ideas, skills, and energy to the program and has already made changes to the program that will benefit Water Leaders in years to come!

Stephanie Scott, WEco’s Leadership Programs Manager, has been busy working with Ashley to take the Water Leaders Program to the next level.  They have spent many hours collaborating to blend the high caliber curriculum from the past with Ashley’s experience and skill set, which will result in a fresh and highly impactful curriculum for our participants. The 2021 Water Leaders Program class is in for a treat when they see what Stephanie and Ashley have been creating together!

Speaking of our 2021 Water Leaders Program class…

Over the past five months, applications from program applicants have been collected, reviewed and scored, and our final class for the 2021 Water Leaders Program has been selected!

Water Education Colorado is excited to announce our 2021 class of Water Leaders. Please join us in celebrating these 16 water professionals who are making a commitment to take their leadership to the next level for a better water future for Colorado!

2021 Water Leaders Class

Cole Bedford, Water Project Loan Program Project Manager, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Emily Meek, Standards Engineer, American Water Works Association

Gregor MacGregor, Volunteer Law Clerk, Colorado Supreme Court

Hattie Johnson, Southern Rockies Stewardship Director, American Whitewater

Ian Philips, Chief Accountant, Colorado River District

Karlyn Armstrong, Sr. Water Resources Engineer and Water Project Mitigation Coordinator, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Katy Kaproth-Gerecht, Senior Project Engineer, LRE Water

Lindsay Rogers, Colorado Basin Program Manager, WaterNow Alliance

Maura McGovern, Clean Water Compliance Unit Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Ronda Lobato, Deputy Assessor, Costilla County Assessor

Scott Steinbrecher, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Stephanie Cecil, Water Resources Project Engineer, Northern Water

Stephanie Phippen, Lead Scientist/Project Manager, Tetra Tech

Steve Snyder, Executive Communications Specialist, Denver Water

Taylor Murphy, Water Resource Engineer, City of Fountain

Warren Rider, Owner/Hydrologist, Rider Resources International, LLC


Stephanie Scott is the Leadership Programs Manager for Water Education Colorado. In this capacity she manages the Water Leaders Program and the Water Fluency Program. She has been with WEco for four years.

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