2023 Speakers

Speaker Bios

David Abbott
Indiana House of Representatives
David Abbott (R – Rome City) is a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 82 in northeast Indiana. Representative Abbott was first elected to the Indiana House in 2018. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and as a member of the Employment, Labor & Pensions and the Government & Regulatory Reform committees. Prior to his service in the Indiana House, Rep. Abbott served on the Rome City Town Council and as a Noble County Commissioner, in addition to a career in auto manufacturing and design engineering.
Antonio Arenas Amado
Assistant Professor-Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University
Dr. Antonio Arenas Amado is an Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. Dr. Arenas’ research focuses on modeling and geospatial analyses related with water resources. His current research focuses on developing and using fully coupled surface-subsurface watershed models to evaluate flood mitigation strategies and study the fate and transport of nutrients. Before joining ISU, Dr. Arenas worked as an associate research engineer at IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree from the Universität of Stuttgar), and a bachelor’s degree from La Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria.
Sarah Beth Aubrey
Founder and CEO, Elevate Ag
Sarah Beth Aubrey is the Founder and CEO of Elevate Ag, LLC, a consulting company. The company maintains the sites AgCoalitions.com and inClimateindiana.com. IN-Climate is a network of companies in agriculture, food, and energy that are fostering and practical and productive dialogue about climate. She writes the syndicated column, “Farm CEO Coach,” which has circulation in 10 countries. She is a member of Forbes Coaches Council and the National Speakers Association.
Mike Aylesworth
Indiana House of Representatives
Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) is a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 11 in Lake and Porter counties. Representative Aylesworth was first elected to the Indiana House in 2014. He serves as Chair of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and as a member of the Environmental Affairs and the Courts & Criminal Code committees. Prior to his service in the Indiana House, Rep. Aylesworth was a business owner, a Porter County Council member, a Porter County Commissioner, and president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association (1997-2002) and of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (2000-2003).
Rachele Baker
President, Little River Consultants
Rachele Baker is a Professional Wetland Scientist and the President of Little River Consultants. In a previous millennium, she graduated from Purdue University, and now has over 28 years’ experience in the natural resources and environmental science field in Indiana. Throughout her career she has conducted wetland delineations and stream assessments, completed restoration designs, performed extensive mitigation monitoring, and dealt with all the intertwined permit applications. She is an expert in the ever-changing regulatory landscape of wetland and stream regulation, on both the federal and state level. Rachele currently serves as the Treasurer of the newly formed Indiana Wetlands Association and would like to encourage you to join the fledgling group.
Maureen Bauer
Indiana House of Representatives
Maureen Bauer (D-South Bend) is a Member of the Indiana House of Representatives for House District 6, covering South Bend and some surrounding communities. She serves as Ranking Minority Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, sits on the committee for Environmental Affairs, and is Indiana's National Conference of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) state lead. This past session, she authored and passed pioneering legislation targeting forever chemicals through a PFAS biomonitoring program measuring levels of PFAS chemicals in firefighters. Maureen has worked in sustainable agriculture including work in small vineyards and cellars in the Lake Michigan area.
Brad Beaubien
Director of Destination Development, Visit Indy
Brad Beaubien is an award-winning certified urban planner who serves as the Director of Destination Development for Visit Indy, working to leverage the economic and inclusive power of tourism for the long-term benefit of Indy’s people and places. Previously, he served as the Administrator for Long-Range City Planning for the City of Indianapolis, where he was responsible for leading all long-range planning functions of the City-County. In that role, Brad was the lead planner and project director for the White River Vision Plan. Brad is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Kelly Brown
Senior Environmental Coordinator, White River Alliance
Kelly Brown is Senior Environmental Coordinator with the White River Alliance. In that role, she manages the River Assessment Field Team Program and coordinates the development of the first White River Report Card. Kelly was born and raised in Kentucky where she fell in love with nature on the family farm and received a Wildlife Conservation degree from Murray State University. She came to Indiana to get her masters from Indiana University’s School of Public Environmental Affairs in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management and Applied Ecology and moved to Indianapolis to work with an environmental collective impact initiative. Kelly has 11 years of experience working with civic, private, and non-profit organizations to provide program evaluation, ecological and water quality sampling, project management, and community engagement.
Bill Brown
Assistant Director for Strategy & Engagement, IU Environmental Resilience Institute
Bill Brown joined the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute as the Assistant Director for Strategy and Engagement in January 2023. After a career as an architect specializing in public schools and libraries, he became the first Director of Sustainability at Indiana University and the first Executive Director of the Center for Rural Engagement. Bill is a lifetime Hoosier and a graduate of Indiana University and Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning.
Justin Brugger
Chief Financial Officer, Fort Wayne Utilities
Justin Brugger is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Fort Wayne Utilities. He has 22 years of utility industry experience and has served as CFO for seven. With a background in public finance and economic development, his focus is on strategic planning, growth, acquisition, regionalization, commercial customer attraction, and alternative revenue generation. Justin and his wife, Rebecca, are parents to Heidi (3) and Natalie (1). Justin was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received his B.S. and master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Brandon Brummett
Outreach Coordination, US Army Corps of Engineers - Louisville District
Brandon R. Brummett is the Outreach Coordinator for the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). He has served as Coordinator since 2007. He also leads the Louisville District’s Silver Jackets Interagency Flood Risk Management Team. In 2015 he was honored as the USACE Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a certified Project Management Professional, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Louisville.
Keith Cherkauer
Professor-Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University & Director, Indiana Water Resources Research Center
Dr. Keith Cherkauer is a Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University and the Director of the Indiana Water Resources Research Center (IWRRC). Through his research, Professor Cherkauer works to integrate field-based observations, remote sensing, and hydrology models to address questions and concerns related to environmental change and to further our understanding of land-atmosphere interactions and the hydrologic cycle. Some of his recent work includes quantifying the impacts of land use and climate change on water availability and the movement of water through the environment, and the use of remote sensing imagery from drones and other vehicles to quantify the effects of environment and genetics on crop yield and water use. Dr. Cherkauer received a B.A. in Physics from Augustana College, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (Environmental Remote Sensing) from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington
Jerod Chew
Assistant State Conservationist for Partnerships, USDA-NRCS
Jerod Chew serves as the Assistant State Conservationist for Partnerships with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana. In this role, Jerod works with partners to maximize conservation adoption through collaboration as well as serving as the state contact for Farm Bill Programs such as the Resource Conservation Partnership Program and/or the National Water Quality Initiative. Jerod is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology - Ecology emphasis. He currently lives in Greencastle with his wife Amy and sons Keaton and Landon.
Larry Clemens
Indiana State Director, The Nature Conservancy
Larry Clemens is Indiana State Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a position he has held since 2019. He joined TNC in 1992. Larry first served as Indiana’s Upper St. Joseph River director and then Assistant State Director for Conservation in Indiana, responsible for the strategic planning and management of the Chapter’s conservation efforts. From 2014-2019, Larry served as TNC’s Director of North America’s Agriculture Program, where he worked to provide farmers and ranchers a means to meet the growing demand for food production while protecting critical lands and waters for both people and nature. Larry graduated from Huntington College and lives in northeast Indiana.
Greg Ellis
Vice President for Energy and Environmental Policy and Federal Affairs, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Greg Ellis is Vice President for Energy and Environmental Policy and Federal Affairs, as well as General Counsel, for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He has worked at the Indiana Chamber since 2016. Before joining the Chamber, Greg’s extensive experience included being an administrative law judge for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, legal counsel for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and chief legal counsel and legislative liaison for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. He was also an Indiana representative to the Council of Great Lakes Governors during the development of the Great Lakes Compact.
Kieran Fahey
Long-Term Control Plan Director, City of South Bend
Kieran Fahey is the City of South Bend’s long-term control plan Director. He has just completed the reimagining, rewriting and renegotiation of South Bend’s combined sewer long-term control plan. A native of Ireland, Kieran previously spent a decade with the Irish EPA. He also worked as a research scientist with the Irish Government’s Department of Agriculture and as a consultant on a range of environmental engineering assignments throughout the European Union and Middle East.
Gabriel Filippelli
Professor - Earth Sciences & Executive Director, Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute
Dr. Gabriel Filippelli is a Chancellor’s Professor of Earth Sciences and Executive Director of the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute. Filippelli is a biogeochemist with broad training in climate change, exposure science, and environmental health. Filippelli has published broadly, including publications in Science, Nature and Geology as well as in specialty journals and in popular press. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the journal GeoHealth,. a Fellow of the International Association of Geochemistry, a 2022 Fulbright Distinguished Chair, and former National Academy of Sciences Jefferson Science Fellow, where he served as a Senior Science Advisor for the U.S. Department of State.
Indra Frank
Director of Environmental Health & Water Policy, Hoosier Environmental Council
Indra Frank is a physician specializing in environmental health. She has worked in environmental health programs, education, and policy since 2004. Indra has been with the Hoosier Environmental Council since 2014 where she currently serves as the Director of Environmental Health and Water Policy. A veteran of nine Indiana legislative sessions, Indra’s work includes keeping a close eye on Indiana policy related to water resources.
Kurt Fullbeck
Vice President-Development Strategies, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Kurt Fullbeck is the Vice President – Development Strategies for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). The IEDC is the economic development arm of the State of Indiana and is the primary point of contact for businesses and consultants who are wishing to expand their operations. Kurt’s career started with the City of Indianapolis where he was responsible for numerous urban in-fill projects around the city. Prior to joining the IEDC, Kurt worked as a Site Selection Consultant with Ernst & Young representing numerous clients on projects across the United States.
Sue Glick
Indiana Senate
Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) is a member of the Indiana Senate representing Senate District 13. Senator Glick is also Assistant President Pro Tempore of the Indiana Senate, chairs the Senate Natural Resources Committee, and serves as Ranking Member of both the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Corrections and Criminal Law Committee. She is an attorney and served two terms as LaGrange County Prosecutor. She is a member of the LaGrange County Library Board and past president of the LaGrange County Election Board.
Carey Hamilton
Indiana House of Representatives
Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) is a member of the Indiana House of Representatives representing District 87 in Marion County. Representative Hamilton was first elected to the Indiana House in 2016. She serves as Democratic Caucus Chair and is a member of the Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications and Roads and Transportation committees. She is also a member of the Statutory Committee on Ethics and is founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Indiana Legislative Trails Caucus. Outside of the part-time legislature, Carey Hamilton is an executive in the climate tech sector. She has also served as a nonprofit executive and has worked in the environmental field for more than 25 years.
Mark Heirbrandt
Hamilton County Commissioner
Mark Heirbrandt is Hamilton County Commissioner for District 3, a role he has held since 2013. In addition to Mark’s responsibilities as Hamilton County Commissioner, he collaborates across the state with other counties and commissioners to implement best practices as the current president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners (IACC). He has received several public service awards, including the Advocate of the Year Award from the Humane Society for Hamilton County, recognition for Exceptional Leadership and Service from the Hamilton County Leadership Academy, the IACC Award for Outstanding Team Effort for County Commissioners in 2017, and awards from the Association of Indiana Counties: the Local Government Cooperation Award in 2015, 2016, and 2019, the County Achievement Award. In addition to serving as county commissioner, Mark serves as an Executive Board Member for the Humane Society for Hamilton County, an Executive Board Member for the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and on the Hamilton County Community Foundation and the Big Cicero Regional Board. Mark has lived in Hamilton County for over 32 years with his family --- wife Gina, sons Blake, Ethan, and Evan.
Dylan Lambermont
Executive Vice President & Head of Drinking Water Group, Wessler Engineering
Dylan Lambermont is Executive Vice President and Head of the Drinking Water Group at Wessler Engineering. He has been employed with Wessler since May of 2006. He manages the design and construction of source water, water treatment, water distribution and water storage projects along with studies of drinking water systems, master plans and hydraulic and water quality evaluations. His projects have been funded by local, state, and federal funds, including Indiana State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and Rural Development grants and loans. Dylan has worked on a broad variety of projects for systems as small as 150 service connections to the largest water systems in the State, and managed construction projects that range in value from less than $50,000 to more than $15 million in construction costs.
Garth Lindner
Manager, Resource Assessment Section - Division of Water, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Garth Lindner is the Manager of the Resource Assessment Section in the Division of Water at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The Resource Assessment Section is deeply involved with the state’s instrumentation network. The section is primarily tasked with assessing the water resources throughout Indiana, largely focused on groundwater with some work in the surface water (stream gages, fluvial erosion, lakes) and atmospheric (mesonet, drought monitoring) realms. Garth holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University and a PhD from University of Maryland – Baltimore Campus in the fields of Geography and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Lindner’s professional interests include watershed hydrology, hydrogeology, and fluvial processes. He is an adjunct faculty member in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
Lu Liu
Assistant Professor-Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University
Dr. Lu Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department at Iowa State University. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland. Professor Liu’s research focuses on the impact of climate change on water resources and adaptations in the water sector to climate change. Her research group seeks to facilitate sustainable water resource planning via robust decision-making tool development and active science-policy integration.
Julie Loehr
Southwest Program Manager, Conservation Cropping Services Initiative
Julie Loehr is currently working as the Southwest Program Manager for Conservation Cropping Services Initiative, a program of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD). Her job there is to assist local Soil and Water Conservation Districts with improving soil health on Indiana cropland. Prior to taking this position, she was a watershed coordinator for Gibson and Pike SWCDs. She has worked for ten years as a watershed coordinator on Lower Patoka, Middle Patoka, Lower East Fork White, and Gibson Pigeon watersheds covering seven counties in southwest Indiana. Julie has worked through the 319 grant program to write three approved watershed management plans and has worked on four watershed implementation projects. Julie also partners with her husband managing their farm in Gibson County and assists her daughter with the “Learning to Lope” horse riding business by taking care of the horses.
Matt Meersman
Director, St. Joseph River Basin Commission
Matt Meersman developed a strong connection to the water growing up near the St. Joseph River in South Bend, IN. In the summer he played in the river during the week and traveled two hours away to his family's lake cottage on the weekend. His mind was blown when he realized the lake was connected to the river and the water was all the same. He now works as the Director of the St. Joseph River Basin Commission and serves as the President of the Friends of the St. Joe River Association. His passion for the water comes from a love of being on and in it. When he is not working on watershed projects, you will find him paddling canoes and kayaks on lakes and rivers throughout the Great Lakes region and beyond.
Jim McGoff
Chief Operating Officer & Director of Environmental Programs, Indiana Finance Authority
Jim McGoff is Chief Operating Officer and Director of Environmental Programs of the Indiana Finance Authority and has also served as the Finance Authority's General Counsel. Prior to joining State government, Jim was a partner in the Indianapolis law firm Bingham McHale LLP (currently, Dentons, LLP), where he was a member of the firm's public finance practice group, representing the State of Indiana and many Indiana cities and towns with their municipal borrowing needs. He is a past member of the US EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board (2016-2021), US EPA SRF State Workshop and the Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities, serving as President from 2020-2022. Jim was also a member of the Great Lakes Protection Fund - Advisory Board. Mr. McGoff is a past member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Indiana and American Bar Associations and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive). He graduated with a degree in Accounting from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and earned a J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Jennifer Miller
Christopher B. Burke Engineering
Jenny draws on more than 30 years of experience in the engineering world in her role as Burke engineering department director. She is passionate about creating safe, beautiful spaces for our communities that are also sustainable for the long term. Jenny previously served as the city engineer in Lafayette, leading a variety of projects ranging from drainage and streetscape improvements, to pedestrian bridges and sewer tunnels. Her public sector experience translates to a better understanding for clients’ needs and a comprehensive approach to devising solutions. As the director of engineering, Jenny leads a creative and outgoing team of engineers well-versed in civil- and water resources-based projects.
Julie Olthoff
Indiana House of Representatives
Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) is Indiana State Representative for House District 19, representing parts of Lake County and Porter County. She is currently serving in her 4th term in the Indiana House of Representatives. Rep. Olthoff serves on 3 committees: Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development; Family, Children and Human Affairs; and Rules and Legislative Procedures. While working her way through college at Indiana University Northwest, Representative Olthoff began as a graphic artist and worked her way to art director. She then started her own marketing company, VIA Marketing, and currently has 6 employees. They have been serving Northwest Indiana for over 35 years. She and her husband, Ron Olthoff, have been on many mission trips to Argentina and Brazil, and she has a strong passion for her hobby, pottery.
Carrie Parmenter
Lower Wabash Project Director, The Nature Conservancy
Carrie Parmenter is the Lower Wabash Project Director for The Nature Conservancy. Carrie has an Agriculture degree from Truman State University with an emphasis in Natural Resource Conservation and over 13 years of experience in conservation. She worked for local Soil and Water Conservation Districts prior to joining The Nature Conservancy. Carrie’s work in the Lower Wabash is aimed at increasing resiliency and biodiversity in the floodplains and improving water quality and soil health through regenerative ag practices.
Sara Peel
Owner/Environmental Scientist, Arion Consultants & Auburn Street Consulting
Sara Peel, CLM has over 20 years of water quality and watershed management experience as owner and environmental scientist with Arion Consultants and Auburn Street Consulting. She received her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Alma College and her M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She serves as the treasurer for the Indiana Lakes Management Society and on the National Water Quality Monitoring Council and previously was a board member on the Indiana Water Monitoring Council and on the Purdue University School of Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council.
Matt Prater
Drinking Water Branch Chief, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Matt Prater is a Branch Chief for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) – Drinking Water Branch and has worked for IDEM since 2011. Work duties at IDEM include helping staff implement the Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, assisting Public Water System owners/operators, responding to media questions, responding to emergency events, and working on special sampling projects. Matt graduated from Ball State University in 2009 with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and a Minor in Chemistry. He also received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bellevue University in 2013. Matt currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife and four children.
Erin Shoup
Vanderburgh County Soil and Water Conservation District
Erin Shoup grew up in Lowell, Indiana, where her grandfather was a farmer. She left Lowell for Evansville, where she graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Marketing degree. Erin has worked in an administrative role for the Vanderburgh County Soil and Water Conservation District for 10 years. Erin has written many grants for the SWCD and has found partnering with neighboring counties is always best for successful grants.
Nathan Stoelting
District Support Specialist, Indiana State Department of Agriculture
Nathan Stoelting is a District Support Specialist with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). He has worked for ISDA since 2008. Prior to that position he worked as a technician for a Soil and Water Conservation District. Nathan currently assists districts in their strategic planning, training, and grant administration. Along with working full time for ISDA, Nathan helps his father and brother run a grain farm in southern Indiana. He has been married for 23 years and he and his wife have 3 children.
Maggie Sullivan
Watershed Coordinator, Friends of Lake Monroe
Maggie Sullivan has worked for Friends of Lake Monroe for the past four years as the Lake Monroe Watershed Coordinator. She holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University and is a lifelong Girl Scout. Over the last twenty years, she has worked in the fields of environmental consulting, environmental education, and agriculture.
Kristi Todd
Watershed Specialist, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Kristi Todd works as a watershed specialist for northeastern Indiana in the Watershed Planning and Restoration Section at IDEM. She manages nonpoint source grants for IDEM and supports integration of watershed planning and nonpoint source pollution reduction strategies in her service area.
Marlon Webb
Senior Director of Regional Economic Development, Indy Chamber
Marlon Webb is the Senior Director of Regional Economic Development at Indy Chamber. He worked at Indy Chamber previously for five years as a Senior Project Manager. Between those appointments at Indy Chamber, Webb was a Project Consultant and Director of Community and Economic Development at The Veridus Group. He volunteers as a board member of Intend Indiana, Leadership Hendricks County, and the Fathers and Families Center. Webb holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington.
Andrew Whelton
Professor-Civil & Environmental Engineering, Purdue University
Andrew Whelton is a Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Purdue University with 20 years’ experience helping utilities and communities address health risks. He’s often called into nationally significant US disasters including the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia, 2018 Camp Fire in California, 2021 Marshall Fire in Colorado, and jet fuel spill in Hawaii. In 2023, his teams provided support to communities impacted by the train derailment chemical spill in Ohio. His advice has also been sought by Canadian authorities for wildfire disaster response and recovery when water utilities are damaged.
Jack Wittman
Vice President & Principal Water Resources Hydrologist, Intera, Inc.
Jack Wittman is Vice President and Principal Water Resources Hydrologist at Intera, Inc. Prior to joining Intera, Dr. Wittman founded his own consulting firm, Wittman Hydro. He works and loves in Bloomington, Indiana, and has consulted for state agencies, the Indiana General Assembly, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, in addition to clients across the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Wittman holds a Ph.D. in environmental science from Indiana University and is a Certified Ground Water Professional (National Ground Water Association) and a Professional Hydrologist (American Institute of Hydrology).
Jeffrey Woods
Hydrologist, USGS Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center
Jeffrey Woods is a Supervisory Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center. Jeff currently oversees the USGS Hydrologic Networks Section which is responsible for all stream gaging across the states of Indiana and Kentucky. He spent the first 10 years of his career working in support of a large restoration project in the Florida Everglades and as a scientific diver for the USGS before transitioning to his current position. Jeff has degrees in geology and biology from George Washington University.
Katherine Zaiger
Assistant Director-Environmental Programs, City of Bloomington Utilities
Katherine Zaiger is the Assistant Director of Environmental Programs for the City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU). She has worked for CBU for almost two years, first serving as the MS4 Program Coordinator (2021-2022) until October 2022 where she moved to her current role. Her background is in stormwater management, green infrastructure, and ecological restoration. Prior to working with CBU Katherine worked as the Green Infrastructure Project Manager at Eco Logic LLC. While there she led a variety of consulting and stewardship projects. She has over 7 years of experience in the field of stormwater management and 8 years of experience in ecological restoration. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University.