COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLANNER
MS, Parks + Protected Areas Management | Clemson University
BA, Political Philosophy, Policy + Law | University of Virginia
Maddie is a social science researcher and community engagement practitioner with experience working in Southeast Asia and throughout the US. She holds a BA in Political Philosophy, Philosophy, and Law from the University of Virginia and a MS in Parks and Conservation Areas Management from Clemson University. Her work has primarily focused on the intersection of conservation and social justice, specifically on meaningfully including communities into resource management and allocation decision-making processes. Since 2016, Maddie has supported the work of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Disadvantaged Community and Tribal Involvement Program (DACTIP) through developing the overarching research strategy for a regional community-based needs assessment and managing its implementation with community-based groups working in communities throughout the Bay Area.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
MLA, Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning | University of California, Berkeley
Rachel specializes in the planning and integration of projects, programs, and policies to create more sustainable wastewater and stormwater management systems. Her areas of expertise include collection system planning, green infrastructure planning and implementation, flood resiliency planning, non-potable reuse programming, and regulatory compliance. She has worked for both large and small cities to improve both combined and separate systems and support regulatory compliance, and has an intimate understanding of planning and implementation challenges from the municipal point of view. She has managed multiple watershed-scale planning processes including stormwater resource planning processes and urban watershed assessments. She has also led the development and/or update process for numerous guidance manuals including the San Francisco Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines and the San Francisco Graywater Design Manual for Outdoor Irrigation. Rachel is passionate about stakeholder engagement and is sought after for her ability to develop successful partnerships and innovative engagement strategies. Prior to her work in urban watershed planning, Rachel worked in transportation planning with a focus on bicycle and pedestrian projects. Rachel recently joined the Lotus Water team because of her long-standing respect for the company’s ethos and high-quality work.
PROJECT ENGINEER - PE
BS, Environmental Engineering | University of Colorado, Boulder
Patrick is a civil engineer with a background in water and energy. Patrick has worked on a wide range of civil engineering projects including water and wastewater treatment facilities, distributed generation installations, pump station design, and site and utility layout design. Patrick's experiences range from early stage feasibility studies through construction and commissioning. Patrick enjoys managing and designing projects, interfacing with clients and regulatory agencies, and expanding his knowledge of sustainable solutions to engineering problems.
URBAN WATERSHED PLANNER
MLA, Environmental Planning | University of California, Berkeley
BA, Environmental Studies | University of Vermont, Burlington
Kelsey recently completed her Masters in Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley where she researched alternative ecological solutions for treating brewery wastewater.
She has more than 10 years of experience in the environmental field including working for the City of Austin, Texas implementing improvements to bike and pedestrian infrastructure through strategic design and community engagement. Kelsey has also managed international hazardous waste logistics, as well as having experience in environmental testing and energy efficiency. Before coming to Lotus Water, Ms. Wilson analyzed the impact of the Better Roof Ordinance for the San Francisco Planning Department. She has a passion for urban design, biking, rivers, permaculture, and systems thinking.