UWP Board & Staff


Board President Dennis Murphy

Board Vice President Gary Roberts

Board Secretary: Mary Menz

Board Treasurer Scott Williams

Members: Judi Chamberlin, Amanda Clements, Arlen Huggins, Michael Johnson,  Jay Montgomery,  Anthony Ramsey, and Brad Wallis

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Tanya Ishikawa, Communications Director

UWP Technical Coordinator Ashley Bembenek is the principal scientist and owner of Alpine Environmental Consultants, a firm that specializes is watershed planning. Ashley graduated with honors from Montana State University with a degree in environmental science that focused on soil and water. She has 13 years professional experience and has worked in western Colorado for the past nine years to help organizations understand water quality and prioritize projects to improve water quality and watershed health. Ashley loves to ski, mountain bike, climb, and is slowly learning to kayak.

Pamela Cannalte, Ridgway RiverFest Assistant Coordinator