Colorado Watershed Assembly STAFF

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Casey Davenhill, Executive Director

Casey has been the Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners Director for over 10 years. As a consultant to the Trust for Public Lands, Casey helped to assemble the stakeholder group to develop the Cherry Creek Basin Open Space Stewardship and Conservation Plan, 2002. As Administrator for the Colorado Watershed Network and the Colorado Watershed Assembly, Casey has a long history of coordination with River Watch and other important programs and projects facilitated by these two organizations. Casey uses her accounting training and experience to offer professional guidance to watershed and educational non-profit groups in maintaining their financial accounts and providing grant and financial management support.

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Diane Kielty, Program Manager

Diane came on board with the Colorado Watershed Assembly in 2015 as the Communications Coordinator. She managed the CWA Website Platform Conversion Project and reformatting of the Inflow Newsletter. She continues to oversee website updates and on-going bi-monthly distribution of Inflow. For the past three years she has taken the lead on the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference registration and marketing. In 2018, Diane managed the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund fundraising campaign. As CWA Program Manager, Diane organizes and coordinates the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund program and Chatfield Watershed Authority program. She also provides strategic guidance and supports the progress of operations.

Diane’s background in watershed work began in 2007 as a Project Development Consultant with the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation. She has managed project agreements with organizations including the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, & Safety. Diane has served the Foundation as Project Manager for remediation of large-scale nonpoint source pollutants contributing to the State of Colorado’s 303(d) list of impaired waters for trace metals. She lead CCWF's Distributed Renewable Energy Initiative, coordinating discussions, public hearings, consensus building and presentation materials resulting in the formal rezoning of the entire Clear Creek County for large scale renewable energy as a use by right. Diane also serves in the role of Metro Roundtable Recorder for the Colorado Water Conservation Board as custodian of the Roundtable’s records and recording of formal decisions of proceedings

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Mallory Hiss, Program Assistant

Mallory was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and attended the University of Arkansas to study animal science. She moved to Denver in pursuit of a career in wildlife conservation and found a passion for environmental education through two seasons with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (2016-2017).

In 2018 Mallory worked for Colorado Watershed Assembly as the Social Media Supervisor. In that role she assisted with the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds annual conference and the Healthy Rivers Fund Hoorah! Now in 2019 as the Program Assistant, Mallory maintains the Inflow newsletter, assists with administration of the Chatfield Watershed Authority, and brainstorms and delivers various other watershed outreach activities. This certified interpretive guide’s favorite responsibility is leading young minds along the Cherry Creek Trail behind the 17 Mile House with Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners.

When not glued to a computer screen, Mallory enjoys hiking and earnestly cares for her dog, fish, and plants at home.