Project Team


Although the Water Resource Recovery Facility Project is led by the City’s Utilities Department, individuals from all levels of the City and numerous departments across the City have made significant contributions to the success of the WRRF Project. The following staff contributed directly to the WRRF Project:

  • Carlyn Christianson, City Council Member
  • John Ashbaugh, Previous City Council Member
  • Dan Carpentor, Previous City Council Member
  • Jan Marx, Previous Mayor
  • Katie Lichtig, City Manager
  • Carrie Mattingly, Utilities Department Director
  • Dave Hix, Utilities Deputy Director – Wastewater Division
  • Howard Brewen, WRRF Supervisor
  • Jim Autry, Former WRF Supervisor
  • Freddy Otte, City Biologist
  • Brian Leveille, City Senior Planner
  • David Athey, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer
  • Hal Hannula, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer
  • Ken Chacon, P.E., Civil Engineer
  • Michelle Bulow, Current Supervising Admin Assistant
  • Stefanie Acker, Previous Supervising Admin Assistant
  • Barb Ehrbar, Interim Admin Assistant
  • Sarah Harney-Hirsch, Admin Assistant
  • Pam Ouellette, WRRF Chief Operator
  • Marc Voorhees, WRRF Operator
  • Chris Lehman, WRRF Operator
  • Marty Maloney, WRRF Operator
  • James Austin, WRRF Operator
  • Ernie Redman, WRRF Operator
  • Tom Tingley, WRRF Operator
  • Vance Trimble, WRRF Operator
  • Glenn Lubak, WRRF Chief Maintenance Technician
  • Steve Smtih, WRRF Maintenance Technician
  • Keith Powers, WRRF Maintenance Technician
  • Dave Wharton, WRRF Maintenance Technician
  • Benjamin Marquart, Environmental Programs Supervisor
  • Dan Goulet, Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Joe Little, Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Anne Fairchild, Water Quality Laboratory Manager
  • Matt Anderson, Laboratory Analyst
  • Christina Claxton, Laboratory Analyst
  • Joe O’Donnell, Laboratory Analyst
  • Richard Novick, Laboratory Analyst


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As the Program Managers for the WRRF Project, Water Systems Consulting (WSC) plays a vital role in managing program schedule, budget and scope, conducting outreach, reviewing deliverables, ensuring alignment with the Program Charter, and coordinating all the moving parts to keep the project moving forward to meet regulatory deadlines. The following staff contributed directly to the WRRF Project:

  • Jeff Szytel, P.E., Program Manager
  • Lianne Westberg, P.E., Assistant Program Manager
  • Jasmine Diaz, P.E., Interim Assistant Program Manager
  • Matt Rodrigues, P.E., Technical Lead
  • Emily Iskin, E.I.T., Program Support
  • Jeroen Olthof, P.E., Technical Lead
  • Joshua Reynolds, P.E., Technical Lead


In partnership with WSC, HDR led the development of the Facilities Plan and continues to provide program management support and technical review. The following staff contributed directly to the WRRF Project:

  • Holly Kennedy, P.E., Facilities Plan Lead
  • Mike Falk, P.E., Ph.D., Technical Process Lead
  • June Leng, P.E., Ph.D., Technical Disinfection Lead
  • Matt Chapman, P.E., Technical Lead
  • Ron Brown, P.E., Technical Lead
  • J.B. Neethling, P.E., Ph.D., Technical Support
  • Libby Mesbah, P.E., Technical Lead
  • Ted Kontonickas, P.E., Technical Lead
  • Bill Etlich, P.E., Technical Lead
  • Michael Lambert, P.E., Technical Lead


Rincon Consultants is leading the environmental and permitting of the WRRF Project, including preparation of the Environmental Impact Report.  The following staff contributed directly to the WRRF Project:

  • Jennifer Haddow, Ph.D., Environmental and Permitting Project Manager
  • Colby Boggs, Senior Ecologist
  • Rich Daulton, P.E., Principal in Charge


As the design engineers for the WRRF Project, CH2M plays an important role in defining the details of the WRRF Project through preparation of the design documents. The following staff contributed directly to the WRRF Project:

  • Dave Jones, P.E., Principal in Charge
  • Ron Williams, P.E., Design Project Manager
  • Jennifer Phillips, P.E., Assistant Design Project Manager
  • Barb Engleson, P.E., Design Manager
  • David Hackworth, P.E., Operations Liaison
  • Julian Sandino, P.E., Ph.D., Process Optimization
  • Larry Schimmoller, P.E., Senior Process Engineer
  • Tim Bauer, P.E., Lead Solids Treatment Engineer
  • Mark Madison, P.E., Senior Principal Technologist
  • Todd Greely, Process Modeler