Co-founder and Executive Director of Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC). She has her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and brings over 30 years of experience to WCRC. Sandi is responsible for project design; grant writing; developing budgets; providing technical assistance; and carrying- out watershed based projects.
Co-founder and Associate Director of Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC). Matt has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He brings over 20 years of experience to WCRC. He is the project engineer for several stream restoration designs and implementation projects in Arkansas. His background has served to develop his understanding of the physical, chemical, biological, and anthropogenic processes affecting watershed resources.
Graham has a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy-Soil Science. Graham brings over 28 years of experience in, Watershed & Estuary Planning, River Assessment & Restoration, Stormwater Management, Floodplain & Fluvial Hazard Mapping, Water Quality Assessment, and Quality Assurance. Graham has had many successes designing and implementing natural channel restoration projects from steep, step-pool streams on West Monument Creek at the U.S. Air Force Academy, to smaller riffle-pool reaches on Rock Creek in Boulder County, to large, sand-bed systems like Fountain Creek. Graham seeks a balanced, multidisciplinary approach to design that incorporates hydraulic engineering, geomorphology, and ecosystem function including riparian vegetation and aquatic habitat while integrating aesthetics and recreation.
Jordan has a B.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arkansas, as well as a minor in Sustainability of Built Systems. Previous to this position, Jordan worked as a survey intern for the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department and then for the City of Springdale where he worked to establish a citywide GIS roadway network to better predict pavement deterioration rates. Jordan has participated in all aspects of stream restoration beginning with WCRC as a field crew member where he assisted in construction of the restoration projects, invasive species management, and native species reintroduction. He now assists in stream monitoring, riparian plant monitoring, GIS analysis, and survey data collection for potential and existing stream restoration sites.
Tyler has his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering and a minor in Environmental and Ecological Engineering. He has been with Watershed Conservation Resource Center for over 9 years. Tyler has assisted with all aspects of natural channel stream restoration design during his time at the WCRC. His experiences include field data collection, project design, construction oversite, site assessment, and volunteer coordination. He also is involved in permit applications and report writing.
Greyson started working with Watershed Conservation Resource Center July, 2018. With a Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries and a Bachelor of Science in Biology, he assists with the planting and maintenance of Native plants on all WCRC's past and present projects. Greyson also coordinates with the public and other organizations, outreach activities, required to maintain healthy riparian areas.
Jordan started at Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC) in the summer of 2018. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Soil and Water Science degree from the University of Arkansas. Jordan is responsible for establishment and ongoing maintenance of native vegetation at existing stream restoration sites and newly constructed/restored sites. Jordan provides assistance to other WCRC staff with surveying and other data collection and analysis related to stream restorations.
Tanner joined Watershed Conservation Resource Center in May of 2021. He has an Associates Degree in Fire Science and brings lots of outdoor landscaping experience to Watershed Conservation Resource Center. Tanner assists the Watershed Specialists with planting at newly constructed restoration project sites and maintenance of established sites.
Michael has been with Watershed Conservation Resource Center since April 2022. A graduate of Northwest Technical Institute in Automotive Service Technology. Michael provides expertise in the form of heavy equipment operation, construction cost estimating and acquisition of materials for WCRC's stream restoration projects.
Kelley joined Watershed Conservation Resource Center in Spring 2022. Kelley graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a degree in Biology. He assists the Watershed and Riparian Specialists with day to day maintenance of established projects and newly constructed projects.
Lori has been with Watershed Conservation Resource Center since January 2008. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree from Des Moines Area Community College. As Office Administrator, Lori handles all the day to day office tasks.
Tanner started working at Watershed Conservation Resource Center in May of 2018. He is currently working on a Environmental Science degree at the University of Arkansas. Tanner assists the Watershed Specialists with the day to day planting and maintenance of all past and present WCRC projects.
Sterling joined the WCRC team in February 2023. He has a Bachelors degree in Crop soil & Environmental Science.