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.

Call for Volunteers!!
YP Booth Volunteers - Rocky Mountain Water and Wastewater Intermediate and Advanced School
What: The RMWYPs will be hosting a YP booth at the Intermediate and Advanced School in Loveland, CO this year. This is a great opportunity to engage more operators to participate in the YP committee activities. We are looking for committee members to volunteer at our booth throughout the day in two hour time slots. If you are attending or have availability, please sign up to volunteer!
When: Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th , from 8AM-5PM
Where: Embassy Suites in Loveland, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538
Please contact Richard Stringer, if you are interested in volunteering!
ACE19 Volunteers
What: Denver, CO is the host city for this year’s ACE19 Conference, and our local host committee is in desperate need of volunteers! FREE registration will be offered to those who volunteer for 8 hours or more. We are also looking for volunteers that will be attending the conference, but can only dedicate a few hours of their time. Whatever you can do helps! The RMWYPs have also been asked to provide volunteers for the Fresh Idea Poster Competition Judges (June 11th, 9:45AM- 11:45AM) and the Career Center Job Fair (June 11th 2PM – 5:30PM).
When: June 9th – 12th at the Colorado Convention Center
Where to sign-up: use the following link to see which volunteer spots are open, and sign-up for a designated time slot: []
You can also contact Carol Martinson enter or Allyson Junker for more details on how to volunteer for ACE19, or Kristin Schwartz to volunteer for the RMWYP volunteer positions.
Upcoming Events
Bike Tour
Come learn about the historical water and floodplain development of the Poudre River!
What: We will be riding our bikes along the river with two of the Poudre Heritage Alliance tour guides. After the ride, we will meet in old town for cold beers!
Where: Fort Collins, Colorado. The tour will begin in Watson Lake and end in Old Town square.
When: Thursday April 25th at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Carpooling other logistics will be facilitated for people coming from Denver.
What to bring: Your bike (if you can). For people in Denver we will facilitate rentals, or borrowed bikes in Fort Collins.
Please RSVP to: (YPs), or (students)
Fourth Annual Trivia Night!
What: An evening of fun at the Fourth Annual Trivia night! This dual trivia/ networking event allows YPs to mingle and compete against your local RMSAWWA and RMWEA board members! FREE BEER and appetizers will be provided! Come bust out all the celebrity, history, and water/ wastewater trivia you have!  
When: Thursday May 16th, 2019; 5:30PM – 7PM
Where: Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203, no RSVP needed!

 ACE19 Hands-on Workshop – Beyond the Spec Book!
What: A special ACE19 workshop session where you will learn what, how, and when to use various equipment in the water treatment process. Eight manufacturers will provide hands-on equipment lessons for various water treatment process equipment.
When: PCW08, 1PM – 4PM,
Where: ACE19, Colorado Convention Center

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