Experience & Education


Iowa Department of Natural Resources Source Water Protection Program Coordinator (2006 - 2020)

  • Coordinated and led 15 Source Water Pilot Projects

  • Developed Partnerships with local, state and federal groups and agencies to address contaminant concerns in drinking water

  • Coordinated, facilitated and conducted groundwater site investigations

  • Facilitated meetings of regulatory officials, private business, elected officials, and landowners to address water quality and flooding concerns

  • Presented technical water quality information to local citizens, state and federal agencies, business owners, schools, elected officials, and water municipalities

  • Successful wrote grant Source Water grant applications

  • Collaborated with regional and national American Water Works Association and USDA-NRCS to gain Source Water resources

Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship & NRCS Water Quality and Watershed Coordinator (1994 - 2006)

  • Provided oversight of state and federal funded watershed projects

  • Worked extensively with NRCS, IDALS-DSC/WQ, SWCD, EPA, farmers and landowners to provide resources to reduce non-point source pollution

  • Provided guidance and technical support to Environmental Specialists in conducting watershed projects


Iowa State University

Graduate Credits: Statistics, Genetics

Bachelor of Science: Agricultural Studies – Farm Operation


  • Commercial Driver’s License (Class A)

  • CPR Certification

  • Iowa Economic Development Authority Certified Targeted Small Business

  • Iowa Emergency Management - Effective Communications Certificate

  • Groundwater Site Investigation Certificate

  • Nitrates and Your Water Systems Certificate

  • Stream Watershed Integrated Management Certificate

  • Total Quality Management (TQM) Certificate


  • Registered Woman Owned Business

  • DUNS: 117894636

  • CAGE: 8WM83

  • SAM (Systems Award Management)

  • NAICS: 925120, 924120, 541611

Successful Grant Activity

  • One Iowa Dept. of Ag & Land Stewardship Urban Conservation Grant ($200,000)

  • Two Delaware County Community Chest Grants for water quality isotope testing and drinkingwater outreach activities (3,000)

  • Six U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Workshop Grants ($8,000/workshop)

  • Three Watershed Improvement Review Board Grants (each $170,000)

  • One Conservation Innovation Grant ($75,000)

  • Two Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Grants ($50,000)

  • Plymouth County Pheasants Forever Chapter Grant ($15,000)

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Resource Enhancement and Protection Grant ($50,000)

Professional Water Resource Presentations

  • “SWP Planning Process” technical presentations conducted to DNR’s NE Iowa Region 1 Municipal Water Supply’s SWP Teams

  • “Drinking Water Emergency Management and SWP Planning” NE Iowa Region 1 Section of the American Water Works Association, 3-4-20

  • “SWP Project Case Studies” NE Iowa Region 1 Section of the American Water Works Association, 3-6-19

  • “NE Iowa SWP Basics” Dubuque County Supervisors Water Quality Meeting, Oct. 10-17-19

  • “Iowa DNR SWP Program Update” Association of State Drinking Water Administrators Webinar, 4-7-16

  • “Water Utilities” Webinar, National Wildlife Federation, 4-1-16

  • “Iowa DNR SWP Program Case Studies” Idaho Nitrate Symposium, 12-4-15

  • “IDNR SWP Program” State Soil Conservation Committee Annual Summer meeting 6-22-15

  • “Iowa SWP Program” Iowa Learning Farms Webinar, 5-20-15

  • “Basic Hydrologic Concepts” Source Water Ag Partners Workshop, 1-14-15

  • “Source Water Case Studies” Iowa Source Water Collaborative Workshop, 4-7-14

  • “Source Water Protection – A New Approach in Iowa” University of Nebraska, Lincoln, WaterQuality Lecture Series, 3-12-14

  • “Iowa’s Source Water Protection Program” Nebraska Source Water Protection Workshop, Nebraska City, NE, 10-14-13

  • “Iowa Source Water Case Studies” Iowa Ground Water Association Annual 2013 Meeting, 2-27-13

  • “Partnering for Source Water Protection” Association of State Drinking Water Administrators Joint Webinar with USDA-NRCS, Des Moines, IA, 5-25-13

  • “Source Water Protection for Targeted Community Water Supplies Program” National Source Water Collaborative Webinar, 1-9-13

  • “Nitrate Reduction Practices for Groundwater Systems” Iowa Water Conference, Ames, IA, 3-5-10

  • “Conservation Programs” Stream Watershed Integration Management Workshops, Presented each year from 2000 – 2010.

  • Numerous source water protection program presentations provided to local community planning teams, city councils, League of Cities, Regional American Water Works Association water operators, and IDNR ESD staff.