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Erin M. Wilson Erin M. Wilson, P.E.
Principal
Erin has more than 25 years of experience in basin-wide water resources planning and modeling, and is the principal owner of Wilson Water Group. She has a strong background in water resource planning, consumptive use modeling, and surface water allocation modeling and has been involved in every aspect of the State of Colorado’s Decision Support System efforts for over 15 years. Erin’s expertise in basin-wide consumptive use and surface water modeling is widely recognized, and she frequently provides training to state and federal staff, non-profit organizations, and other water resource consultants.Erin is a Colorado native with degrees in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Wyoming. Erin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Colorado Water Congress and the Colorado Water Trust. She routinely publishes and presents at local and national conferences in her areas of expertise. Erin is a life-long skier and enjoys playing golf with family, friends, and colleagues.
Contact Information

erin.wilson@wilsonwatergroup.com
303.953.1923

Kara Sobieski Kara Sobieski, P.E.
Principal
Kara has worked in the water resources engineering field for 12 years and assists clients with their basin-wide water resources planning needs. Using her experience in water rights analysis and surface water allocation modeling, Kara helps her clients look at the basin as a whole and understand how other uses in the basin may affect their ability to develop and protect their water supplies. Kara has worked with clients in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska to develop basin-wide planning models and use these models to understand current conditions and investigate future water resources solutions.Kara obtained her degree in Environmental Engineering from Northern Arizona University in 2001 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Nebraska. She is actively involved with the POND Committee of Colorado Water Congress. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and twin girls.
Contact Information

kara.sobieski@wilsonwatergroup.com
303.953.1923

Tyler Benton Tyler Benton
Senior Project Engineer
Tyler is a 5th generation Colorado native with 6 years experience working in the water resources field within the Colorado River and Arkansas River basins. He has worked with a diverse network of clients from small west slope hay farmers to city municipalities and regional water conservancy districts. Current projects include providing water resource related technical support for the operation of regional augmentation programs, and working with a local municipality to develop supply/demand scenarios to assess changing hydrology and how future water demands will be met. Tyler has extensive experience conducting water right investigations to support water court applications including evaluating the physical and legal water availability of un-gaged tributaries.Tyler earned a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2009. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys playing board games with family and friends, going to farmers markets, and hiking and skiing in the Roaring Fork Valley where he calls home.
Contact Information

tyler.benton@wilsonwatergroup.com
303.953.1923

Lisa Wade Lisa Wade, E.I.T.
Project Engineer
Lisa joined Wilson Water Group in 2015​ ​and ​has 3 years of experience in hydrology and water resources. She originally hails from Phoenix, AZ and earned her B.S. degree in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona. She moved to Colorado in 2010 to pursue her masters in Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her research offered two new applications of statistical methods for tree-ring reconstruction of streamflow in the Lower Colorado River and the Gila River. These reconstructions were used to evaluate water supply risk for the entire Colorado River Basin. Lisa has developed hydrologic, hydraulic, reservoir operations, and water accounting models for basins ranging from Colorado to Morocco. Her passion is for Colorado water and providing robust technical information to ensure that our ​water ​resources are wisely managed. Lisa loves hiking, skiing, dancing, and making music, especially with her flute.
Contact Information

lisa.wade@wilsonwatergroup.com
303.953.1923

Logan Callihan Logan Callihan, E.I.T.
Project Engineer
Logan joined Wilson Water Group in 2013 after completing a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in water resource management from the University of Colorado through the Center for Advance Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems (CADSWES), where she gained valuable experience in surface water modeling using RiverWare. Through her academic career, Logan had the opportunity to work on Western water policy, river basin modeling and development of decision support processes—all of which influenced her passion for work in the Colorado River basin. Her academic research focused on decision making under climate change uncertainty, with an emphasis on how water resource managers can integrate decadal scale projections in bottom-up frameworks to aid in the development of more flexible management strategies. In addition to research experience, she worked with a diverse group of environmental agencies—spanning private, regional, state and federal sectors throughout Colorado. Logan has a B.A. in International Environmental Studies and Spanish from Trinity University. In her spare time, she loves exploring Colorado’s great outdoors and traveling off the beaten path.
Contact Information

logan.callihan@wilsonwatergroup.com
303.953.1923

KatiePhoto Katie Birch, E.I.T.
Project Engineer
Katie joined Wilson Water Group in 2016 after working 4 years in watershed planning and management. She worked closely with federal, state, local, and non-profit entities to monitor and restore watersheds throughout the West, gaining a diverse understanding of water quality standards, public lands management, and riparian restoration. Much of her work has focused on assessment of impaired streams and reservoirs, and she is excited to apply her understanding of Colorado river networks to state watershed management. With a Bachelor of Science in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, Katie’s education and experience provides a strong foundation for her current work at WWG in hydrologic assessment, surface water simulation modeling, and water rights support. She appreciates the intrinsic link between water and people and enjoys backpacking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and rafting in her free time.
Contact Information

katie.birch@wilsonwatergroup.com
303.953.1923