Board Member Portal

District Staff

  • Patrick Fitzgerald

    Pat joined Platte Canyon in 1974 and was appointed District Manager in 1975. He is currently chairman of the Denver Water Distributor Forum and the Denver Water Rates & Fees Technical Advisory Committee. He is an active member of the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and American Public Works Association.

  • Cynthia Lane

    Cynthia joined Platte Canyon in 2017 as the District Assistant Manager. She is a registered Professional Engineer (MD #25152) and is currently a member of the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.

  • Vanessa Shipley

    Vanessa was hired as financial administrator for Platte Canyon in July 2003. Vanessa is a licensed certified public accountant and is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association.

  • Tony Cocozzella

    Tony was hired for the position of project coordinator in 2014. Tony is responsible for review of all water and wastewater facility construction plans. He is an active member of the American Waterworks Association and a board member for Colorado 811.

  • Alyssa Quinn

    Alyssa serves as the Business Programs Specialist for Platte Canyon and was hired in January 2000. She serves as the Chairperson for the Distributor Conservation Committee, is a Board member for the Colorado WaterWise and is a member of the American Water Works Association and the Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association.

  • Adam Morse

    Adam was hired at Platte Canyon in July of 2016 as the GIS/Website/IT Technician. Adam’s duties include assisting in mapping and construction inspection documentation duties and managing the Districts’ computer systems.

  • Tayler Newkirk

    Tayler was hired in December 2017 to serve as Platte Canyon’s Communication & Administrative Services Coordinator. She is the main point of contact for all communications, customer service activities and social media accounts. Tayler is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America.

  • Scott Hand

    Scott has been employed by Platte Canyon since 1980. He has obtained the highest levels of certification for water distribution system and wastewater collection system operations offered by the Colorado Water and Wastewater Operations Certification Board. Scott is currently a member of the American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association, Water Environment Federation, and the National Fire Protection Agency.

  • Armando Quintana

    Armando joined Platte Canyon in August of 1999 and was appointed operations foreman in December 2005. Armando has achieved level IV wastewater collection system and level III water distribution system certification through the Colorado Water and Wastewater Operations Certification Board.

  • Bruce Yarish

    Bruce began working for Platte Canyon in 1984. He is certified by the Colorado Water and Wastewater Operations Certification Board as a level II water distribution system operator and as a level III wastewater collection system operator.

  • John Mathias

    John has been employed by Platte Canyon as a water distribution and wastewater collection system operator since February 2006. He is certified by the Colorado Water and Wastewater Operations Certification Board as a level IV water distribution system operator and as a level IV wastewater collection system operator.

  • Cory Taylor

    Cory joined Platte in 2012 as a water distribution and wastewater collection system operator. Cory is certified by the Colorado Water and Wastewater Operations Certification Board as a level III water distribution system operator and as a level III wastewater collection system operator.

  • Mike Chavez

    Mike has been employed at Platte Canyon as a water distribution and wastewater collection system operator since 2013. Mike is certified by the Colorado Water and Wastewater Operations Certification Board as a level IV water distribution system operator and as is studying to obtain his level III wastewater collection system operator.

  • Justin Roquemore

    Justin joined Platte Canyon as a water distribution and wastewater collection system operator in April 2008. He is certified by the Colorado Water and Wastewater Operations Certification Board as a level II water distribution system operator and as is studying to obtain his level III wastewater collection system operator.