Dominion staff

Andrea Cole, P.E., Esq.

General Manager

Andrea Cole joined Dominion Water & Sanitation District in June 2021 as the General Manager.  As General Manager, Andrea will manage the water, wastewater, and storm water systems for Dominion’s wholesale customers.  Dominion currently serves Sterling Ranch a master-planned community in Douglas County, located south of Chatfield Reservoir, which is planned for up to 12,000 residential homes.  Sterling Ranch is the first community in Douglas County that incorporated renewable water into its portfolio from inception. This vision has set the stage for water sustainability in Douglas County and is a tenant of Dominion. 

Andrea will lead Dominion in partnering with stakeholders in Douglas County to provide a regional solution for wastewater treatment and continue to advance renewable water for its customers.  Andrea will leverage her 22 years of experience in collaborating with diverse stakeholders to deliver effective solutions for water supply challenges to advance Dominion’s vision.  Prior to joining Dominion, Andrea partnered with municipalities across the country serving as Program Manager or Owners Advisor providing strategic thought leadership and advice to advance complex water supply and storage projects.  Andrea is skilled at garnering consensus to drive projects forward through effective communication and organizational skills.

Andrea earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Bio-Resources Engineering from Montana State University, and later earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.   Andrea is a licensed Engineer in the States of Colorado and Kansas and is a licensed attorney in the State of Colorado.

Bob Neal, P.E., M.B.A.

Engineering and Field Operations Manager

Bob Neal was hired as the Engineering and Field Operations Manager for the District in 2019.  He is excited to be involved in the development and growth of Dominion Water & Sanitation District.  Much of Bob’s work experience has been in the field of wastewater treatment. 

Bob worked for the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD) for 24 years.  Some of the larger projects he was involved in included being the District project manager on the design of biological nutrient removal facilities for both the North and South Secondary treatment processes.  He also managed the design of the conversion and rehabilitation of the primary clarification system to thin sludge pumping coupled with gravity thickeners.  Bob was also the project manager for several transmission pipeline installation and rehabilitation projects.  The largest one being the design and construction of the South Platte Interceptor which conveys flows to MWRD’s new Northern Treatment Plant.  

After retiring from the MWRD Bob worked for the City of Greeley as the Chief Engineer and Operations Manager.  As the Operations Manager, Bob was responsible for the continuous operation of two water treatment plants, water transmission and distribution infrastructure, wastewater collection and treatment.  The Operations Division is comprised of approximately 100 staff members.  One of Bob’s proudest accomplishments was the initiation, development and on-going construction of a replacement 20 MGD treatment train at the Cities main water treatment plant.  The facility being replaced was initially constructed in 1946 and in dire need of significant rehabilitation.  Bob was also successful at implementing the first use within the City of the alternate delivery method, construction manager at risk (CMAR), for the design and construction of this project. 

Bob is looking forward to helping to bring the Chatfield Basin Water Reclamation Facility back into service to meet the needs of on-going development within the District.

Trina Hartman, Notary Public, State of Colorado

District Administrator and Office Manager

Trina was delighted to join Dominion Water & Sanitation District in 2021 as the District Administrator and Office Manager. She will assist with the Special District requirements, Board Meetings, contract administration and manage the daily internal operations of the Dominion Office. 

Trina worked previously as the District Administrator for Dominion from 2017-2019, as an employee of CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (CLA) and brings her previous experience to the District. She has four years of experience working for Special Districts as a Special District Administrator. Prior to becoming a District Administrator and joining the Dominion team, Trina was a Tax Administrator and a Payroll Administrator. She brings with her over fifteen years of administrative experience. Trina looks forward to being part of the team and contributing to the growth of Dominion Water & Sanitation District!

Evan Bahn

Water System Analyst

Evan Bahn joined the Dominion team in February 2020 as a Water System Analyst for the District. Evan works closely with the Business Operations Manager in planning and operational modeling, water resource planning, and water quality modeling and analysis. Evan also works with the District’s Engineering and Field Operations Manager with regard to system operations for the District.

 

Evan graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Use: Environment and Resources. He began his career as an intern with Southgate Water & Sanitation District. After his internship at Southgate WSD, he joined the Castle Rock Water team as a Water Quality Technician and quickly moved into the role of Regulatory & Water Quality Compliance Analyst. Evan holds certifications as a Water Treatment Operator-class C, Water Distribution System Operator-class 3, and Collections System Operator-class 1. Evan brings experience in drinking water compliance, water treatment, water distribution, water quality sampling and analysis, data analysis, and regulatory analysis.

Brenda Friesen 

Administrative Support Assistant

Brenda joined Dominion Water & Sanitation District in August 2019. She supports daily internal operations, records management, and special projects for the team. 

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