Joe Tom Wood

co-founder & Principal Engineer

Joe Tom Wood, P.E., specializes in the engineering analyses associated with changes of water rights, plans for augmentation, and water supply/water demand analyses. He has more than 30 years of experience in water resources engineering, the far majority of which have been in the State of Colorado. He has performed engineering analyses necessary to change numerous irrigation water rights to other uses, including municipal, domestic, and industrial uses. Throughout his career, Joe Tom has provided the primary engineering for over thirty plans for augmentation in the South Platte, Colorado, Arkansas, and Rio Grande River Basins. In addition to providing water rights engineering for applicants, he also works to protect clients’ water rights by analyzing the effects of changes of water rights and plans for augmentation proposed by others.

Joe Tom is licensed to practice engineering in the State of Colorado. In addition, he has been qualified as an expert in the Water Courts for Water Division I, II, III and IV, the United States Court of Claims, and the United States 10th District Court.  He is also designated as an Engineering Expert Witness (EXW) by the American Council of Engineering Companies


  • M.S. Civil Engineering (Hydrology), Stanford University, 1969
  • B.S. General Engineering, Stanford University, 1968

Phillippe L. Martin

co-founder & Principal Hydrogeologist


Phillippe L. Martin, P.G., C.P.G., has more than 30 years of experience in work relating to groundwater geology, water rights and all aspects of groundwater resource evaluation. His work has included the design and construction observation of shallow and deep high-capacity water supply wells, design of groundwater monitoring well systems, bore hole geophysical log interpretation, computer modeling of groundwater flow and dewatering systems, stream depletion analyses, geostatistical analyses, well and aquifer testing, and analytical analysis of flow systems. He has conducted many groundwater supply assessments in various hydrogeologic environments including the Denver Basin aquifers, fractured crystalline rock aquifers, the Raton Basin, and other sedimentary aquifers throughout Colorado. Phillippe has extensive experience in groundwater monitoring studies, well design, well rehabilitation, and water quality sampling. His significant computer programming experience has included writing of numerous programs relating to flow model input or output control, aquifer testing, intermittent cyclic well pumping, ditch leakage, aquifer balance, and reservoir routing. He has authored and co-authored several publications on groundwater modeling and fractured rock aquifer analyses.

Phillippe is a Registered Professional Geologist in Wyoming (PG-1318), is a Certified Professional Geologist (American Institute of Professional Geologists, CPG-7444), and has been qualified as an expert witness in Division I Water Court, Summit County District Court, and Jefferson County District Court.


  • M.S. Computer Information Systems, Regis University, 1999
  • B.S. Geology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 1978



Michelle Cunico Johnson, P.E. joined Martin and Wood in 2002. Her surface water work includes water resource and water quality analyses, changes of water rights, water rights valuations, historical consumptive use analyses, plans for augmentation, gravel pit substitute water supply plans, and future use studies. Michelle’s groundwater experience includes stream depletion analyses, groundwater resource assessments, well efficiency analyses, monitoring well installation, and well design/construction. She also has extensive experience in GIS applications related to water resources. Michelle is currently focusing on work for the City of Greeley.

She is designated as an Engineering Expert Witness (EXW) by the American Council of Engineering Companies and is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado.


  • 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, and preparation of expert disclosures for the water court. 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 the Division and local government, water users, state and federal agencies, and negotiating terms and conditions for water court decrees.


  • B.S. Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1985
  • B.S. Geology, Fredonia State University - Fredonia, New York, 1983

William R. BerG

Senior Project 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.


  • 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 Project 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 resource and water quality analyses, changes of water rights, historical use analyses, design and implementation of augmentation plans and substitute water supply plans, water rights accounting, GIS applications related to water resources, evaluations of water rights, review of decree and expert reports, and expert testimony. She is currently working on water-related projects for industrial, municipal, and private parties in the Colorado River basin, the South Platte River basin, and the Arkansas River basin.

Cristy 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 is also on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Section of the American Water Resources Association.


  • M.S. Civil Engineering (Water Resources), University of Colorado – Denver, 2011
  • B.E. Civil Engineering (Environmental), Vanderbilt University, 2000

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.