The People

Clear Creek Watershed stakeholders represent a broad spectrum of social, economic and environmental interests both within and beyond the boundary of the 566 square mile drainage area. The Clear Creek Watershed Foundation was established in 1997 to support stakeholders and work on their behalf toward a healthy and sustainable watershed.


Ben Moline, P. E.  President of the Board, CCWF; Manager, Water Resources& Environmental Compliance, Molson Coors Brewing Company

Carl Norbeck Secretary/Treasurer, CCWF; Audubon Society of Greater Denver, Board of Directors; Clear Creek Watershed Forum Coordinator 1995-2003, co-founder of the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation

Max Dodson, Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Ecosystems Protection and Remediation, Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 (retired); co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum

Glen Edwards, West Denver Trout Unlimited/Clear Creek Projects Manager; Colorado School of Mines Professor Emeritus

Bryce Romig Environmental Manager, Climax Molybdenum Company; co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum

Peggy Stokstad Director, Clear Creek Economic Development Corporation

Fabyan Watrous, Clear Creek County Planning Commissioner; Clear Creek County Historic Public Lands Commissioner; President, Jack Pine Mining Company


J. David Holm  Executive Director, Project Manager & Project Development Coordinator; co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum

J. David Holm Executive Director, Project Manager & Project Development Coordinator; co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum

Diane Kielty  Planning/Project Management, Kielty Diversified Projects

Diane Kielty Planning/Project Management, Kielty Diversified Projects

Organizational Capacity

CCWF relies exclusively on contractors for services giving it an elasticity and an ability to respond to many different types of opportunities, issues and problems with well-qualified and highly experienced contractors, either brought in by stakeholders for a specific project, or pre-qualified and readily available through the Foundation. The Foundation’s Offices, in the Idaho Springs Historical Museum alongside Clear Creek, are available as a watershed community resource for hosting collaborative small group processes and as a launching pad for public benefit projects or public/private partnerships aimed at attaining and maintaining a healthy and sustainable watershed.


Mike Holmes Superfund Project Manager/EPA Region 8

Marcella Hutchinson Environmental Scientist, Watershed Coordinator & NPS Project Officer, Office of Ecosystems Protection and Remediation/EPA Region 8

Tim Rehder LEEDS Technology Manager/EPA Region 8

Loretta Pineda Director, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety

Dick Parachini Manager Clean Water Programs, Colorado Water Quality Control Division

Paul Winkle Fishery Biologist Northeast Region, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife

David Singer Environmental Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation

Ed Rapp President Emeritus, CCWF Board; co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum

Chris Crouse Colorado State University Extension Agent, Clear Creek County; former Executive Manager, Clear Creek Watershed Foundation

Mark Levin Manager Mining & Environmental Services

Larry MacDonnell Environmental Attorney, Lawrence J. MacDonnell, P. C.

Mike Crouse Manager, Clear Creek Consultants

Brent Scarbrough, P. E. Partner & Project Manager, Frontier Environmental Services

Tim Steele, PhD Senior Hydrologist & President, TDS Consulting Inc.

Jo Ann Sorenson Director Clear Creek County Land Use Department

Lisa Leben Director, Clear Creek County Lands Department

Matt Taylor Mapping/GIS Director, Clear Creek County

Frank Young Clear Creek County Open Space Commissioner

Shelley Stanley Water Quality Coordinator, City of Northglenn Colorado

Peter Butler Animas River Stakeholder’s Group; Chairman, Chairman, Water Quality Control Commission, State of Colorado

Kate Kramer Executive Director, Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership