Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Staff

In 2007, Headwaters Corporation was formed for the purpose of providing staff to assist in implementing Program activities. Staff contact information is provided below.

Nebraska Office (HQ)

4111 4th Avenue, Suite 6
Kearney, NE 68845

(308) 237-5728

Jason Farnsworth, BCES

Executive Director
(308) 237-5728

Chad Smith, Ph.D.

Deputy Executive Director
(402) 432-7950

Bridget Barron, Ph.D.

Director of Operations, Administration, and Human Dimensions
(308) 237-9464

Patrick Farrell

Statistical Ecologist
(308) 237-5728

Malinda Henry, Ph.D.

Science Lead
(308) 237-5728

Mallory Irvine

Wildlife Biologist
(308) 237-5728

Kaley Keldsen

Wildlife Biologist
(308) 237-5728

Julie Liakos

Administrative Assistant
(308) 237-3866

Tim Tunnell

Senior Land Manager
(308) 237-5728

Jonathan Wentz

Wildlife Biologist
(308) 237-5728

Colorado Office

405 Urban St, Suite 401
Lakewood, CO 80228

(720) 524-6115

Justin Brei, P.E.

Senior Civil Engineer
(720) 524-6115

Libby Casavant, E.I.

Water Resources Engineer
(720) 524-6115

Kristen Cognac

Hydrogeologist
(720) 524-6115

Sarah Hinshaw


(720) 524-6115

Seth Turner, P.E.

Senior Water Resources Engineer 
(720) 524-6115

Ed Weschler, E.I.

Water Resources Engineer 
(720) 524-6115

Malia Volke, Ph.D.

Plant Ecologist 
(720) 524-6115

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