Tyson Carlson, LHG, CWRE, Program Co-Chair, is an Associate Hydrogeologist at Aspect Consulting LLC, with over 17 years of experience specializing in water resource development and water rights. He serves private & public sector clients in new appropriations & changes.
Joe P. Mentor, Jr., Program Co-Chair, is the founder of Mentor Law Group PLLC. He serves private & public clients with issues related to water resources, land use, natural resource development, real estate transactions, non-profit administration and Indian law.
Charles “Chuck” Brushwood is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s Fish and Wildlife Department. He provides support in fish and wildlife management, harvest, enforcement, and jurisdiction.
Gwendolyn “Wendy” Christensen, PE, manages the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project for the Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia-Cascades Area Office. She has led several construction projects during her 27 years of experience with Reclamation.
Peter H. Dykstra is a partner with Plauché & Carr LLP. He assists government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses with strategic planning, project planning, real estate acquisitions, and regulatory compliance under a wide variety of federal, state, and local laws.
Urban B. Eberhart is the manager of Kittitas Reclamation District. He was an active participant of the 1994 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Phase II legislation and has been involved in the development of the Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan.
Daniel R. Haller, PE, CWRE, is a Principal Water Resources Engineer at Aspect Consulting LLC. He is a state-recognized water rights expert, with experience in management of storage and conservation projects, water banking and water rights transfers.
Michael Hermanson is the Water Resources Manager in the Spokane County Environmental Services Department. He managed development of the Little Spokane Water Bank and is leading development of a watershed plan update in WRIA 55.
Paul Jewell serves as policy director for Washington State Association of Counties, overseeing a broad range of issues, including natural resources, water and land use. He was a Kittitas County Commissioner for the last 10 years.
Clifford H. Kato is an assistant attorney general with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Ecology Division. He previously served as judicial law clerk for Justice Perry B. Inos with the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Lawrence E. Martin is a partner with Halverson Northwest Law Group PC. His practice focuses on water law, agriculture, business, and related matters. He serves as counsel for irrigation districts, water companies, municipalities, businesses, and individuals.
Thomas McDonald is a partner with Cascadia Law Group PLLC. He practices environmental law with an emphasis in water rights, water resource planning and water quality. He represents municipalities & utilities, farms & ranches, commercial developments, water systems, and non-profit organizations.
Thomas E. Ring is a hydrogeologist with the Water Resources Program of the Yakama Nation. He has worked on ground/surface water quantity and quality, water rights, irrigation and fisheries issues and planning for future water needs.
Caroline “Carrie” Sessions is the Legislative and Policy Analyst for the Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Program. She leads discussions about policy issues/changes, analyzes proposals, and works with the legislature on changes to water law.
G. Thomas Tebb, LHG, LEG, is the Director for the Office of Columbia River within the Department of Ecology. He has more than 33 years of environmental and engineering geology experience in both the private and public sectors.
Scott Turner is the Permitting Supervisor for the Washington State Department of Ecology's Water Resources Division.