Young Professionals


Rocky Mountain Water Young Professionals – The Future of Water

Empowering a new generation of water and wastewater professionals while upholding the values of AWWA and WEF.

Vision, Mission, and Values Statement
Promote Development: Providing meaningful opportunities for career growth and personal ambition.
Build Community: Fostering networks that nurture lasting relationships.
Provide Value: Helping members gain access to industry and educational resources.
Have Fun: Promoting a welcoming and enjoyable environment for all members.

Upcoming Events

We are excited to announce that the National Water Policy Fly-In YP Scholarship is now LIVE! This scholarship program seeks to provide YPs with an opportunity to participate in the highest levels of policy advocacy before Congress and the Administration as well as to build professional connections with water professionals from across the nation. If you know of a YP that may be interested, please share with them, as scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Below are additional details on the program:

Scholarship Deadline: March 20, 2020
Scholarship Value: $400.00 (covers cost of registration)
Application: Apply here!
Applicants must:
  • Be a WEF Young Professional (YP) Member.
  • Be less than (35) years of age at the time of application.
  • Have five or fewer years’ experience in the sector.
  • A limit of 20 applicants will be accepted.
  • YPs from Ala., Del., Ore., Wyo., La., Okla., and Ark., are strongly encouraged to apply – though scholarships are available to all YPs!
If you have additional questions, please contact Amy Kathman at

Committee Members

Ashley Bradney-- HDR
Kristin Schwartz -- City of Thornton
Activities Co-Chairs
Jamie Langer -- South Platte Water Renewal Partners
Rob Staton -- Black & Veatch
Rebecca Erickson -- South Platte Water Renewal Partners
Julia Matton -- Black and Veatch
Sarah Vander Meulen --  Mott MacDonald
EJ Katsoulas – Tetra Tech
Martha Nunez – Innovyze
Amanda Smokoff - AECOM

Hannah Palmer Dwore- Raftelis

Communications Chair/Marketing Chair
Christine Sednek -- Burns & McDonnell
Ashley Waldron -- Jacobs

Membership Involvement Chair
Victor Sam -- Stantec
Awards and Publications Chair
Jenna Beairsto - Ditesco

Education Chair
Emilie Abbott -- Parker Water & San
Amanda Scott - Suez

Outreach Chair
Ben Miller -- Black and Veatch
Diane Roher -- Hazen and Sawyer
Shelby Berke -- Muller Engineering
Mia Yu 

Geographic Leaders
Colorado's Mountain Country: Andy Rossello -- City of Aspen
Southwestern Colorado: Keith Bowhan -- Bartlett & West
Northern New Mexico: Sean Menk -- Jacobs, Amy Reed -- Jacobs, Tyler Robinson – JCH, Inc
Southern Wyoming: Carol Kinzer -- Trihydro

Operator Liaison
Richard Stringer –Colorado Springs Utilities

RMWEA Board Liaison
Jamie Langer – South Platte Water Renewal Partners

Caitlin Kodweis – Hazen & Sawyer

Student Chapter Liaison
Dan Freedman – Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

Student Design Competition
Young Professionals Project Page