Amy began her tenure at the Colorado Water Trust in 2007, after nearly six years practicing water litigation at two different Front Range water law firms. Prior to practicing water litigation, she clerked for the Honorable Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court. While in law school, she helped found the University of Denver Water Law Review, and eventually served as its Editor-in-Chief. She now sits on its Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Board of Metro State University’s One World One Water Center. She has lived in Colorado basically since 1993 (two detours took her for a year and half to Alaska and Wyoming). She's also a fourth generation kid to a farm in Maine that still uses her grandfather’s 1935 Ford Phaeton to get around.
A native of Connecticut, Alyse received her BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware, and then spent twelve years working in the environmental field in New Jersey. Working in both the nonprofit and government sectors, Alyse’s jobs have ranged from water quality monitoring and environmental education to grantmaking and providing assistance to other organizations. She has a love for water that has been the basis of her career path and looks forward to working to protect and restore Colorado’s water resources with the CWT.
Communications and Development
Christine was born and raised in New Hampshire. After discovering that the sun does shine between October and April in other parts of the world, she moved out West. Guiding whitewater rafting trips in Grand Canyon gave Christine a spirited introduction to western water issues. After six seasons, she wanted to work for our rivers instead of rowing along on their powerful currents. Christine graduated from Oregon State University in 2011 with a degree in Natural Resources. She and her husband, Preston, relocated to Denver in 2009. Both Hartmans are passionate about western water issues and are happy to make the Centennial State their home.
Scott was born and raised near Fort Collins, Colorado. He ventured to the University of Northern Colorado to complete a degree in Geography before heading to the high country where he enjoyed working as the Water Commissioner in Water District 36. Scott was the first Water Commissioner in the Blue River Basin and oversaw the use and distribution of water within the basin. He enjoyed developing relationships with the area water users and educating them and the local community on the importance of holding and maintaining water rights. As CWT’s Program Manager, he looks forward to continuing to be a good water rights steward and further CWT’s mission to protect river and stream flows in Colorado. Scott spends his free time hiking, road tripping, and traveling across the American West and beyond.
Water Transaction Specialist
Her love of the mountains and the opportunity to attend graduate school brought Anne to Colorado over 30 years ago. She completed her Masters Degree in Geography at the University of Denver and enjoyed work with the USGS, and Applied Hydrology Associates prior to joining the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 1984. As a Senior Water Resource Specialist and the State's Water Acquisition Coordinator, Anne was instrumental in developing several key areas of Colorado’s Instream Flow Program. Anne worked closely with the CWT Board and staff to complete the Moser/Blue River transaction – the Trust’s first donation of senior water rights to the CWCB. When she’s not digging into the details of a water right, Anne enjoys digging in her garden, traveling with her family, and exploring our beautiful state.
CWT Legal Extern
Jonathan joined CWT in January 2013 as a legal extern for his final semester at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. A native of the Roaring Fork Valley, Jonathan headed east and earned his BA in political science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jonathan has spent significant time rafting and kayaking on the Colorado River through Colorado, Utah, and Arizona, and two winters spent down in Chile solidified his interest in water issues and his decision to study natural resources at DU Law. During the summer of 2012, he worked as a legal intern for the Colorado River Water Conservation District, and he currently serves as the 2013 University of Denver Water Law Review Symposium Editor. Upon graduation, Jonathan aspires to practice water law here in Colorado.
Colorado Conservation Trust Fellow
Edalin Koziol has always been passionate about maintaining and improving the health of the nation’s rivers and streams. She has an M.S. in aquatic sciences, environmental policy, and conflict resolution from the University of Michigan and received her J.D. from Vermont Law School, where she focused on water and environmental law and alternative dispute resolution. She has served as a mediator in Vermont and New Hampshire courts and as a clerk for the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water.
Zach Smith has been the staff attorney at the Colorado Water Trust since 2010. After college, he did a stint as a reporter in the newspaper business, writing for such publications as High Country News and the Santa Fe Reporter. A Denver native, Zach enrolled at University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2006 and focused on environmental and water law. During school, he interned with Denver Water and the Natural Resources and Environment Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. After graduation, Zach worked briefly as a water policy analyst for a San Diego City Councilmember before coming back to Denver to work at the Trust. Zach spends the majority of his free time climbing throughout Colorado and the West.