Board of Directors
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Ted James, President
PO Box 2077 Eagle, CO 81631
Ted was a middle school teacher for 26 years and a River Watch teacher for 14 years. He taught 7th grade science at Eagle Valley Middle School for 15 years and helped with the development of the local Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, Colorado, serving on their Board and developing field science curriculum. 
Ted now works for the Vail Ski School teaching disabled and able-bodied children, adults and veterans to ski. He continues to work with the River Watch staff in training new River Watch teachers. 

Julie Vlier, P.E.
1900 South Sunset Street, Suite 1-F Longmont, CO 80501
303-772-5282
Julie leads the water resources discipline for Tetra Tech in Colorado and is a registered professional engineer in the states of Colorado and Montana. She is a past commissioner on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission.

Brian Epstein
Brian is a hydrologist for the Colorado Water Conservation Board's Stream and Lake Protection Section. Previously, he served as a water commissioner for the lower Roaring Fork River. Brian recently graduated from the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Water Leader Program.

970-846-5750
Kelly is the Environmental Specialist/Water Coordinator for Shell Exploration & Production Company in Routt and Moffat Counties. She also sits on the Steering Committee for the Upper Yampa Watershed Group, a group which she founded in 2010.

Sarah Parmar
520-780-1711
Sarah is the Land and Water Protection Specialist for Colorado Open Lands as well as the Program Director for the Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association. She recently graduated from the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Water Leader Program.

Zach Smith
720-570-2897
Zach has been the Staff Attorney for the Colorado Water Trust since 2010. He is a member of the FLOWS Subcommittee for the Poudre Runs Through It, stakeholder group in Fort Collins. He is a recent graduate of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Water Leader Program.