Chris Sanchez, P.G., oversees projects associated with ground and surface water supplies, water rights, water supply, well design and construction, and investigations of ground and surface water hydrology. He has provided expert testimony for civil and water court proceedings and State and County hearings.
In 2018, Chris was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors and now serves on that board. Chris is a Trustee and heads the Land Management Committee at Fountain Valley School of Colorado, an independent high school in Colorado Springs. He is past President of the board of directors of the Colorado Section of the American Water Resources Association and is a member of National Ground Water Association, Colorado Groundwater Association, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, and the Geological Society of America.
Chris earned a Bachelors degree in Geology with distinction from Colorado College and has completed graduate course work at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado, Denver. He is a registered Professional Geologist in the States of Wyoming and Utah.
Chris has made presentations to professional organizations regarding Colorado ground water supply issues and published in resources including the “American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, 32nd Annual Water Law Conference Proceedings,” “University of Denver Water Law Review”, “H2GEO: Geotechnical Engineering For Water Resources, Geotechnical Practice Publication” and various programs for the Colorado Bar Association – Water Law Section.
Chris is married and has two daughters. He enjoys skiing, fly fishing, and hiking in the outdoors of Colorado.
Jeff Clark has more than 30 years’ experience in water resources engineering in Colorado, and manages projects related to water supplies, water resources planning, water rights and hydrology. He performs and manages water rights and water supply investigations, which include historic use analysis, market valuation of water rights, evaluation of alternative water supplies, water operations studies and assessment of water right and water administration issues. Clark also assists clients with the development of augmentation plans, substitute water supply plans, change of water rights, protection of water rights and provides expert testimony and trial support. Prior to resuming a career in consulting, he worked for several Denver-area municipal water providers where he gained extensive experience with water supply planning and management, water acquisitions, water facilities planning, water court activities, intergovernmental relations, stakeholder consensus-building and contract negotiations.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in Watershed Science with a concentration in planning and management from Colorado State University. Jeff is a Past-President and former Board Member of the Colorado Section of the American Water Resources Association. Additionally, he completed advanced training courses in dispute resolution and consensus building.
Jeff lives near Parker with his wife and three children. When not working, he enjoys skiing, boating, camping and the occasional Jimmy Buffett concert.
Dan Niemela, P.G., assists clients with development and maintenance of physical and legal surface and ground water supplies, including water rights investigations, water supply planning and ground water analyses. His expertise includes augmentation plans, water right change of use, historical consumptive use, well construction, well pumping tests, ground water modeling, design and testing of recharge facilities, regional water resource planning, water right valuations, and field data interpretation. Additionally, he is a recognized expert in Denver Basin aquifer water supply evaluations and planning.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geology with distinction from Colorado College and has completed graduate course work at the Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered Professional Geologist in the State of Wyoming.
Dan serves as a Technical Director-at-Large of the Colorado Water Well Contractor’s Association (CWWCA) and was honored as its Member of the Year in 2013.
Dan has presented at conferences for the CWWCA, Colorado Groundwater Association, American Water Resource Association, Colorado Section of the American Water Resource Association, National Ground Water Association, University of Denver Water Law Review, and the Geologic Society of America. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
In addition to Dan’s professional interest in water, he enjoys rowing his family down western rivers.
Jonathan “Jon” George, P.E., has more than 15 years of water resource consulting experience. His work has included historical use investigations, augmentation plan preparations, water rights evaluations, well construction and testing, data analyses, field investigations and installation of flow monitoring stations. He is responsible for various surface water related projects, including evaluation of clients’ long-term needs water demands and assessment of feasibility of current supply to meet those demands, water rights evaluations, development of water augmentation and exchange plans, and historic consumptive use analysis.
Jon earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Colorado and Wyoming. He is a current Board Member and past President of the Colorado Section of the American Water Resources Association. He is also a member of the American Water Resources Association, American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado – Water Resources Committee and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Jon lives in Lakewood with his wife and two sons. When not working, he enjoys rafting, snowmobiling, and spending time with his family.
Charlie Stanzione, P.G., has more than 25 years experience in assisting clients with developing surface and ground water resources, including streams and aquifers in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. He is responsible for drilling project management, including municipal and monitoring well design and completion and supervises geologic studies, including field mapping, geophysical log interpretation, and structural mapping, concerning water rights issues.
Charlie provides analyses and studies for development of new water rights and changes of historic water rights, and also manages investigations for the development of physical and legal water supplies for numerous private and public water providers, including water districts and municipalities.
Charlie has provided expert testimony and has had professional papers published by the Rocky Mountain Ground Water Conference and the Geological Society of America.
Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Colorado College and has completed graduate course work at the University of Colorado, Denver and Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered Professional Geologist in the State of Wyoming.
His professional affiliations include the National Ground Water Association and the Colorado Ground Water Association.
In addition to Charlie’s professional interest in water, he enjoys spending time on rivers and exploring wild places with his wife and son. He also enjoys trail running, travelling, playing guitar, coaching soccer, skiing, cycling, camping, photography and a good book.
Mike Sayler, P.E., has over 30 years’ experience in water resources engineering and planning and has managed projects involving water rights and hydrologic analyses throughout Colorado and in neighboring States. He has extensive experience analyzing changes of water rights from agricultural to other beneficial uses, and in water rights administration in the various river basins in Colorado. Mike has managed projects, including model development and review for water rights and water availability studies in the Cache la Poudre, South Platte, Arkansas, North Platte and Animas River basins. He has also managed numerous historical use investigations for water rights in the South Platte, North Platte, Arkansas and Colorado River basins. He has assisted clients in changing water rights in Water Court on cases ranging from less than 100 acre-feet to over 20,000 acre-feet of yield, and has extensive experience as an expert witness.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming. He is a registered Professional Engineer.
Mike has previously served with several professional organizations including the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC) the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). He has served as chairman of the Water Resources group for the Colorado chapter of ASCE and ACEC Colorado, as vice President of the Colorado chapter of AWRA, and as a board member of ACEC Colorado. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Water Trust.
Mike is married and has two sons. When not studying water issues, he enjoys running and hiking, traveling and listening to music. As of January 2018, Mike is mostly retired. However, he continues to assist BBA with certain projects on a limited basis.
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