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Meet our staff

TerStaff__Jeffery.jpgry Jeffery

District Administrator

Terry has been with the District since 2017. He makes certain the District has the staff and resources necessary to fulfill the policies of the Board of Managers. He represents the District when engaging other units of government. 

Staff__Bakkum.jpgAmy Bakkum

Office Administrator

Amy has been with the District for 3 years. She maintains the financials, assists the District Administrator, and provides general office support. Amy does a little bit of everything but especially loves the days she can get out in the field and see the District.

Staff__Dickhausen.jpgZach Dickhausen

Natural Resources Coordinator

Zach joined the team in 2016 and carries out wetland assessments and monitoring within the District. He assists with matters relating to the Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) and development of the District's wetland restoration/monitoring program.

Staff__Forbes.jpgLiz Forbes

Communications Manager

Liz joined RPBWD in 2021. She’s responsible for grant coordination, outreach planning, and coordination with the Citizen Advisory Committee.

Staff__Mahon.jpgEleanor Mahon

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Eleanor joined the team in 2021. She coordinates district events and trainings, runs the social media channels, and leads the watershed education program.

Staff__Maxwell.jpgJosh Maxwell

Water Resources Coordinator

Josh has been with the District since 2014. He directs and manages the District’s Water Quality Monitoring Program, which includes the collection, analysis and reporting of data from District waterbodies, and the development of specialty water quality monitoring projects.

Staff__Nicklay.jpgMat Nicklay

Natural Resources Technician

Mat has worn many hats in the District since he joined as an intern in 2017. He's often found inspecting permitted construction sites to ensure compliance with erosion control and prevention rules. He also helps with data collection, fish surveys, and work in the wetlands.

Alaina Portoghese

GreenCorps Member

Alaina began her one-year GreenCorps position with the District in September 2022.


Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed
18681 Lake Drive E.
Chanhassen, MN 55317


Engineering Advisor

Scott Sobiech (Barr Engineering)
4700 West 77th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55345


Legal Advisor

Smith Partners PLLP 
400 Second Avenue South, Suite 1200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-344-1400 phone
612-344-1550 fax