MICHELLE CUNICO JOHNSON

PRESIDENT & Principal HYDROGEOLOGIST- ENGINEER

Michelle Cunico Johnson, P.E. joined Martin and Wood in 2002. Michelle’s experience includes project management, planning and development of water resources, water conservation planning, water court resume review, water rights valuations, due diligence on water rights acquisitions, water yield studies, engineering support on water rights applications and objections, expert witness testimony, changes of water rights, development of plans for augmentation and exchange, water supply modeling, water rights administration, support on water operations, water rights accounting, water quality analyses, groundwater aquifer evaluations, groundwater well design, and GIS applications related to water resources.

Michelle is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado and is designated as an Engineering Expert Witness (EXW) by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Education

  • M.S. Geology (Hydrogeology), Portland State University, 2002

  • B.S. Geology, Portland State University, 1999


Craig M. Lis

Senior Water Rights Engineer

Craig M. Lis, P.E., joined Martin and Wood in August 2010 and has more than 30 years of related experience. He is directly involved in the review of water court applications, associated engineering reports and proposed rulings for Applicants and Opposers, and preparation of expert disclosures for the water court. Craig also works on Alternative Transfer Mechanisms including leasing-fallowing projects in the Arkansas River basin, as an alternative to the purchase of historically irrigation lands and then the subsequent dry-up of that land to support water user somewhere else (“buy and dry”). Craig's previous 24 years of experience include performing reviews and engineering analyses, and providing recommendations related to the adequacy of proposed water supplies and potential injury to decreed water rights, water court and litigation issues, surface and groundwater hydrology, and groundwater and surface water computer models.

Craig's experience also includes review and approval of substitute water supply plans and well permit applications, acting as a liaison between clients and other water users, state and federal agencies, and negotiating terms and conditions for water court decrees.

Education

  • B.S. Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1985

  • B.S. Geology, Fredonia State University - Fredonia, New York, 1983


William R. BerG

Senior Hydrogeologist

Bill Berg, P.G. joined Martin and Wood in 2005 and has been working in the surface and groundwater fields since 1997. Bill has technical expertise in water supply and water rights, groundwater wells, environmental remediation, mining, solid waste, and power sector projects. He has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and management of hydrogeological field investigation programs including the design and construction observation of shallow wells, deep wells, monitoring, and observation wells along with water quality sampling, analysis, and interpretation. Bill’s work has included the design and permitting of coal bed methane (CBM) water discharge systems in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. He has conducted field sampling of surface water and coal bed methane water outfalls in coordination with geochemical evaluations. His past work has also included the evaluation and design of remedial alternatives.

His computer modeling experience includes three-dimensional finite difference groundwater flow modeling for the evaluation of well depletion effects on surface water stream systems. He also has extensive experience with comparative statistical analyses.

Education

  • M.S. Geosciences (emphasis on Hydrogeology and Geophysics), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1997

  • B.S. Physical Geography (Geomorphology), University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992


Cristyn R. Radabaugh

Senior Engineer

Cristy Radabaugh, P.E. joined Martin and Wood in 2006 and has been working on water projects since 2000. She is directly involved with water rights projects, water resources planning and evaluations, changes of water rights, availability and exchange modeling, and water rights accounting. Her work also includes historical use analyses, design and implementation of augmentation plans and substitute water supply plans, evaluation and implementation of alternative transfer methods (ATMs) including leasing-fallowing projects, GIS applications related to water resources, evaluations and quantification of water supply yields, municipal water planning, water demand estimates, and expert testimony in Colorado’s water courts. She is currently working on water-related projects for industrial, municipal, public, and private parties in the Colorado River basin, the South Platte River basin, and the Arkansas River basin.

Cristy has been qualified as an expert in the Water Court for Water Division I, is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Colorado, and is designated as an Engineering Expert Witness (EXW) by the American Council of Engineering Companies. She served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Section of the American Water Resources Association from 2013 to 2017.

Education

  • M.S. Civil Engineering (Water Resources), University of Colorado – Denver, 2011

  • B.E. Civil Engineering (Environmental), Vanderbilt University, 2000


MARSHALL R. HAWORTH

Staff Hydrogeologist

Marshall Haworth joined Martin and Wood in 2016 as a staff hydrogeologist. He has worked on a wide variety of hydrogeologic field investigations and water rights projects. He works on stream depletion and historical consumptive use analyses, technical components of augmentation plans and substitute water supply plans, water rights change cases, water accounting, call analyses, review of diversion records, aquifer testing and analyses, water quality sampling, and GIS applications related to water resources.

Education

  • B.S. Watershed Science, Colorado State University, 2013


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KRYSTLE ERVIN

Staff engineer

Krystle Ervin, E.I. joined Martin and Wood in 2018 and has been working on water projects since 2016. She works on water resource models and analyses for water supply and augmentation planning; historical use analyses for water court and alternative transfer methods (ATMs); water rights accounting including automation, stream depletion analyses, return flow evaluations, groundwater and surface water resource assessments; GIS applications; quantification of water yields under varying hydrologic conditions; and review of water court decrees and expert reports.

Education

• B.S. Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2016


Alecia Lowney

Office Manager

Alecia Lowney joined Martin and Wood in March of 2006. As the office manager, she performs a variety of duties, including management, bookkeeping, correspondence, receptionist, public relations, travel reservations, scheduling, and everyday standard office practices.

 

Our Founders

Joe Tom Wood

Joe Tom Wood & Phil Martin started Martin and Wood in 1991. As an engineer and hydrogeologist team, Joe Tom specialized in surface water resources and Phil Martin specialized in groundwater resources. Joe Tom and Phil built M&W into the company it is today by developing trusting relationships with our long-term clients, providing excellent service, and mentoring our staff.

After many years of dedicated service, Phil retired in 2012 and Joe Tom retired in 2017. Phil retired to Florida where he spends his time sailing, playing piano, volunteering with Engineers without Borders, and traveling with his wife Madie. Joe Tom retired to California where he spends his time reading books, taking classes at Stanford, going for walks, and spending time with his wife Holly and his 7 children and 11 grandchildren. Today M&W strives to honor Phil and Joe Tom’s legacy by providing exceptional water resource engineering and hydrogeological services in Colorado.

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