Board of Directors
Kirk is a retired Manager of both the Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District and the SiverCreek Water and Sanitation District. Besides having worked in the municipal water field, he presently sits on the boards of four water conservation organizations. He is the President of the Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the President of the Drought Response Committee in Grand County, the Vice-President of the Grand County Water Information Network board and is on the Technical Committee of Learning By Doing. He has been actively involved in water conservation in Grand County since 1986.
Jess is a Lead Scientist at Denver Water, where she has worked since 2015. An ecologist at heart and by training, Jess is passionate about wetlands and river ecosystems. Jess manages Denver Water’s environmental mitigation and enhancement projects on the east and west slopes in compliance with Clean Water Act/Section 404, NEPA, Endangered Species Act, and FERC hydropower permits. Jess is highly involved in Grand County’s Learning By Doing Cooperative Effort, where she represents Denver Water as co-chair of the Monitoring Subcommittee. Jess holds a Master’s degree in Biology from California State University, Sacramento. Jess is proud to call Colorado home, and in her spare time enjoys gardening, hiking, and skiing.
Jen has worked as an Environmental Specialist for Northern Water’s Water Quality Department since 2008. Jen coordinates activities associated with all Northern’s Water Quality Monitoring Programs which includes planning, data analysis and managing a large and ever-growing volume of water quality data from sampling in the Colorado-Big Thompson system. Jen is involved with water quality issues in Grand County and participates in several related water quality groups including the Three Lakes Technical Advisory Group, Grand Lake Adaptive Management Committee and Learning By Doing’s Technical and Monitoring Committees. Jen also participates in various State workgroups related to water quality regulations. She holds a degree in Watershed Science from CSU. Jen is a Colorado native and currently lives in Loveland with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She is an avid gardener and loves the lost art of canning food from her garden. She also enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Geoff is the Chief Environmental Engineer for Climax Molybdenum Company’s Henderson Operations. Geoff coordinates and manages all aspects of environmental stewardship for the Mine (Near Empire, CO) and Mill (in the Williams Fork Valley) Operations. There’s no surprise that water stewardship tops that list. Having an eclectic background in engineering that started as a Mechanical Engineer in the aerospace industry, Geoff found his passion when his professional and personal life crossed paths. Geoff is a Summit County native born in Kremmling so when given the opportunity to technically manage the tailings and water assets at the Henderson Mill in 2014 it was an excuse to move home and be a steward of his backyard. Since then, Geoff has moved directly into the environmental management roles in recent years to expand his responsibilities to include all environmental aspects for Henderson Mine and Mill. Geoff calls the lower Blue River Valley home with his wife, two young boys, ski boots and fly rods.
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Rebecca Briesmoore is a Water Resources Engineer/Project Manager with the Colorado River District. Rebecca has a Civil Engineering degree from Iowa State University and previously worked in Illinois as a Hydraulic Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Growing up along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, she discovered her passion for water early and still enjoys spending time meandering along Colorado's many streams and shorelines and dipping her toes in the water. Rebecca is currently finishing a Master's of Environmental Management degree from Western Colorado University and lives in Rifle, CO.
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Kayli Foulk is Grand County’s Water Quality Specialist. She plays a fundamental role in planning efforts to support monitoring aquatic conditions, preparing for drought resiliency, and helping maintain water-related data collected throughout Grand County and the larger Colorado River Basin.
Kayli supports and provides technical assistance to several stakeholder groups to ensure that adequate supplies of clean, abundant water is available for all water users in the County. Additionally, she is also responsible for the implementation of the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement, Windy Gap Firming Project agreements, and the update to the Grand County Stream Management Plan. When she is not advocating for Grand County and West Slope water interests, Kayli can be found paddle boarding with her husband on the Upper Colorado River, hiking with her pups Ava and Bruce, or winding down with yoga. She has lived in the beautiful Fraser Valley for the past 12 years.
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