Mr. Ashe is responsible for developing business and marketing strategies at Riverside, as well as managing proposal development. As part of his job, Mr. Ashe represents Riverside at meetings and various conferences to communicate with potential partners and clients about Riverside's services.
Director of Business Development
Mr. Settle manages the financial management system and contract accounting/project accounting reporting. His areas of technical expertise include strategic planning, government contract accounting, project cost accounting, financial reporting and analysis, cash management, payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
Vernon W. Settle, CMA
Dr. Burkhalter has more than 16 years of experience in the civil engineering industry including consulting and academic research projects. As a water resources group leader, his primary responsibilities include overseeing the performance of the Water Resources Group and actively serving as a project manager. His technical experience includes a broad range of water-related projects with an emphasis on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.
Dr. Phil Burkhalter, P.E.
Water Resources Group Leader
Dr. Smith leads Riverside's support of NOAA, which includes work for NOAA's Satellite Service in the areas of satellite data assimilation, ground systems support, and the Global Climate Observing System. For the National Ocean Service, Dr. Smith oversees development of a storm surge model for the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Dr. Smith also guides Riverside’s support of NOAA Fisheries in the Gulf, Caribbean, and Atlantic waters, as well as with Fisheries Observers who monitor the catch of commercial fishing vessels. Dr. Smith brings invaluable experience to Riverside's expanding focus in decision support, sustainable environmental solutions, and climate change. Dr. Smith is also responsible for leading strategic initiatives and developing relationships with both domestic and international clients and partners.
Dr. George Smith
Senior Program Manager
Mr. Kane specializes in the development and implementation of real-time river forecasting and decision support for water resources systems. He has managed projects involving these systems throughout the US including at the TVA and BPA, and internationally in India, Panama, El Salvador, South Africa, Viet Nam, and Uzbekistan. As Director of Operations, Mr. Kane is responsible for the overall operation and performance of the technical staff within the Fort Collins office.
Michael Kane, P.E., CFM
Director - Fort Collins Operations
Ms. Sump has more than 15 years experience in business development including full lifecycle proposal management and development, corporate marketing, and business development operations. Special expertise in business analytics supports strategic planning and decision making. Ms. Sump manages a team responsible for proposal development, marketing, innovative problem solving, and thought leadership across departments, directly impacting revenue production and influencing corporate direction.
Manager of Business Development Operations
Mr. Thiemann specializes in forecast and decision support system implementation, hydrologic model development, calibration, and software design. As a senior water resources engineer and group leader, his responsibilities include project management, development and implementation of data acquisition and forecasting systems such as Riverside’s the RiverTrak®, Informatic’s AQUARIUS, Deltares’s Community Hydrologic Prediction System/Flood Early Warning System (CHPS/FEWS), and DHI’s MIKE Customised. He focuses on domestic clients as well as on Turkey and Africa. As group leader he supervises 6 junior and senior water resources engineers.
Water Resources Group Leader
Mr. McDonald has over 20 years experience in solution architecture, user interface design, and database design. He has expertise in portal, Internet, and E-commerce technologies. His past experience includes software engineer, IT Director and Solution Architect positions. Currently, he is responsible for driving business development and managing and delivering successful IT projects.
Software Group Leader
Ms. Nielsen reviews and edits all contract documents supporting Riverside’s consulting services. As part of her administrative responsibilities, she aids in the development and maintenance of Riverside’s Contracts Management budget and operating plan, and maintains the Riverside Contract Management System (RCMS). Ms. Nielsen tracks the deliverables and budgets for the majority of Riverside’s contracts/projects, to help ensure that the project is delivered on time and within budget.
Mr. Woodbury specializes in conceptualizing, developing, and directing programs and projects involving water resource management systems. His expertise includes technical development and review, training development and delivery, and project management in data collection and analysis, hydrologic and hydraulic model calibration, and water management system implementation.
Senior Program Manager
Jason Polly is a GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst specializing in geospatial science, geodatabase management, remote sensing, tool development, and natural resource management. As the GIS Group Leader, his primary responsibilities include overseeing the performance and technical expertise of the GIS group. Mr. Polly has studied GIS and Remote Sensing at Colorado State University where he earned concentrations in Geospatial Information Systems and Parks and Protected Area Management.
GIS Group Leader
Shawn Sutherland plans and executes Riverside’s human resources programs. He is responsible for talent acquisition and management, compensation, legal compliance, and employee relations.
Director of Human Resources
As Riverside’s Information Technology Director, Mr. Woodcock works with Riverside management to plan, budget, purchase, and implement software and hardware that meet Riverside’s information technology objectives. He is responsible for system administration of computer systems, network infrastructure and managing the planning and implementation of modifications to Riverside's regional infrastructure. In addition to IT management, Mr. Woodcock specializes in watershed sciences, hydrology, and hydrometry providing hydrology and water quality support to assist clients with acquiring, analyzing, and reporting hydrologic data; and designing, installing, and operating surface and ground water monitoring networks.
Information Technology Director