Pinewood Reservoir and Rattlesnake Dam

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Team Members

The diversity of experience and expertise each of our staff provides compliments the services we can offer and provide as a company. Our staff has extensive experience relating to the development of water within Colorado’s water right system. Through previous roles at the Colorado Division of Water Resources, staff members have been directly involved with river administration, legal activities, and other developments throughout Colorado.

Bill Warmack, P.E.

President

Bill Warmack, P.E.

Bill has more than 25 years of experience as a water resource engineer including water right development and administration, municipal water resources planning and protection, and operation of agricultural ditch systems. He has assisted clients with development of raw water supplies, water right evaluation and analysis, and water right acquisition. Additionally, Bill has provided Water Court support and has assisted clients with development and review of Water Court applications.

Craig Ullmann, P.E.

Vice President

Craig Ullmann, P.E.

Craig started working at Applegate Group after earning a master’s degree from Colorado State University in 2000. During his time at Applegate Group Craig has worked on a wide variety of raw water infrastructure projects including dam design, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, dam breach analysis and a variety of dam rehabilitation projects. Craig has also worked on several canal rehabilitation projects including canal lining, head gate reconstruction, pipe installation, inverted siphon design, canal modernization and flow measurement structures. Experience includes feasibility studies, final designs, construction and bid document preparation, and contract administration.

Steve Smith, P.E.

Vice President

Steve Smith, P.E.

Steve has 20 years of experience in water resource engineering and hydrogeology. He has recently worked on hydraulic modeling, sediment transport, fluvial geomorphology, water rights, municipal water supply master planning, and groundwater analyses/modeling. He has successfully guided clients through permitting compliance related to NEPA, ESA, and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. He has completed water rights engineering support for clients, including water rights analysis, accounting, and augmentation plans. Steve completed a B.S. in environmental geology from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. He joined Applegate Group in October 2012.

Teresa Krieger

Chief Financial Officer

Teresa Krieger

Teresa joined Applegate Group, Inc. in 2002 as the Chief Financial Officer and has been an owner since 2006.  She has financial and business operations responsibilities at the firm.   Teresa brings over 25 years of experience working with Water Resource consulting firms in the Denver area.  She graduated from Regis University with a Business/Accounting degree.

Katy Bilisoly, E.I.

Water Resource Engineer

Katy Bilisoly, E.I.

Katy joined Applegate Group in 2017 after graduating from college and relocating to the Denver area. Her previous experience includes hydraulic infrastructure design, hydrologic analysis, and water conservation. Since becoming a part of Applegate Group, she has expanded her knowledge in both the fields of water rights and water infrastructure design and has worked on a wide variety of projects, including water rights accounting, feasibility studies, augmentation structure design, mining reclamation, water supply master planning and ArcGIS mapping. Katy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Water Resource Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Tim Horn

IT & AutoCAD Tech

Tim Horn

Tim joined Applegate Group in 1997 as a AutoCAD Tech and later moved into the IT/System Administrator role for the company while continuing to do CAD work. He also maintains and configures various water measurement sites that AG manages for its clients.

Dave Breindel, P.E.

Water Resource Engineer

Dave Breindel, P.E.

Dave started with Applegate Group in 2015 after relocating from Virginia, where he spent 5 years as an environmental consultant concentrating on water resources engineering and environmental remediation. His previous experience includes involvement with projects related to stormwater management facility design, dam safety studies, site plan development, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit compliance, construction/contractor oversight, and industrial site remediation. Since joining the Applegate team, Dave has worked on a variety of water infrastructure projects, focusing on dam design and rehabilitation, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, and canal rehabilitation. Dave has also assisted with feasibility studies for new reservoir storage, permitting compliance in support of infrastructure projects, cost estimating for Capital Improvement Projects and the design of micro-hydropower systems. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Penn State University.

Beth Karberg

Water Resource Engineer

Beth Karberg

Beth joined Applegate’s Western Slope team in the spring of 2018, and brings diverse experience in water resources most recently focusing on planning and design of agricultural irrigation system improvements, and the federal and state programs available to fund these infrastructure rehabilitation projects.  She also has experience in water rights analysis and GIS.  She completed a master’s degree in water resources engineering at Colorado State University.

Jared Dains, P.E.

Water Resource Engineer

Jared Dains, P.E.

Jared began working with Applegate Group, Inc. in April 2007 and obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado shortly thereafter. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado in 2013. He has assisted on a wide variety of projects including substitute water supply plans, augmentation plans, water right evaluations, hydropower studies, and groundwater supply modeling. He has experience with AutoCAD and ArcGIS.

Tyler Desiderio, P.E.

Water Resource Engineer

Tyler Desiderio, P.E.

Tyler obtained a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource and Forest Engineering from SUNY ESF, and shortly after graduating he left his hometown in Pennsylvania and headed west to the great state of Colorado. Tyler joined Applegate Group in 2013 as a water resource engineer and has worked on many projects that include dam rehabilitation design, breach flood inundation studies, 2D & 1D flood modeling, reservoir feasibility studies, spillway integrity analysis, hydrology studies, canal lining/piping design, canal structure design, slope stability analysis, and many other elements related to raw water and irrigation infrastructure. He also has extensive software experience with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, HEC-RAS 5.0, HEC-HMS, Windam B, RocScience Slide6, EPANET 2.0, and VBA and Python programming languages. Since joining Applegate Group Tyler has earned his professional engineering licensure in the State of Colorado in December of 2017.

Abdullah Javed, E.I.

Water Resource Engineer

Abdullah Javed, E.I.

Abdullah joined Applegate Group in 2019 while finishing his Master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering at Colorado State University. Abdullah is involved with projects that include water rights evaluation, substitute water supply plans, augmentation plans, water right accounting, water infrastructure design, and ArcGIS mapping. Abdullah holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Lahore, Pakistan. His previous experience includes road construction, project management, groundwater modeling, water resources planning and management.

Miles Blair, P.E.

Water Resource Engineer

Miles Blair, P.E.

Miles began working with Applegate Group, Inc. in August 2019. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 2012 and a Master’s of Engineering in Water Resources Engineering from Colorado State University in 2014. During his time before and at Applegate Group, Miles has worked on a variety of projects in water rights administration, development of water supply plans, and well permitting in the State of Colorado. Prior to Applegate, Miles spent 5 years with a mutual ditch company where he administered the water rights and maintained the SCADA equipment for the entire system.  Miles obtained his professional engineering licensure in the State of Colorado in December of 2018.

Tom Hatton, P.G.

Senior Project Manager

Tom Hatton, P.G.

Tom has 24 years of experience in water resources related projects. He has expertise in management of water rights investigations, water supply development, and has coordinated all aspects of projects with other disciplines including well drillers, engineers, and clients. Tom has also performed ground water modeling and has completed water well design. He has provided testimony concerning various projects to planning commissions, county commissioners, and water and civil court. Tom serves as Senior Project Manager for the Applegate Group, working with its staff and clients. He is a licensed Professional Geologist in Texas and Wyoming, and is a member of various professional organizations. He holds a Degree in Geology from the University of Colorado.

Mike Applegate, P.E., C.C.E.

Senior Technical Advisor

Mike Applegate, P.E., C.C.E.

Mike has more than 40 years of related experience in water resources. This includes water resources planning, water rights, river basin modeling, and infrastructure design and construction. Experience includes preparation of Feasibility Studies, Planning Studies, Water Court Expert Reports, Preliminary Designs, Final Designs, Construction and Bid Documents, Contract Administration, Owner’s Representative. He has worked on permitting issues for water projects involving Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and FLPMA.