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

RMWYP Baseball Game Social: Rockies vs Pirates on August 29!

What: Rocky Mountain Water Young Professionals (RMWYP) want to take you out to the ball game! We’re excited to present this event to cheer on the Colorado Rockies versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Join us for happy hour followed by enjoying the game in the Rockpile. As an added bonus, it is Dollar Hot Dog Coupon Night, so the first 10,000 fans get a hot dog for just $1! Don’t strike out – RSVP to reserve your ticket today!

Where: Meet for Happy Hour at a TBD location at 4:30 PM. Folks attending the game can enjoy some beverages and snacks before we walk over to the game together around 6:20 PM.

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 4:30 PM

RSVP REQUIRED: Contact Sarah at or 720.530.2801 to RSVP.
First 30 people get a free Rockpile ticket!


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