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Speaker Bios: Designer Webinars

The Devil’s in the Details: Setting up for Success 

Royce Young – Royce has 5+ years of experience in the stormwater sector. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with minors in Watershed Science and GIS in 2013. She immediately started her career doing stormwater inspection in the oil & gas industry. She has inspected stormwater BMPs on pipelines, extraction pads, and refineries in six different states. When gas prices fell and the industry pulled all inspections in-house, Royce moved to the Pacific Northwest to continue her career and education. She was the stormwater inspector for Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where she conducted industrial, municipal, and construction stormwater inspections, for a year before she became the Stormwater Specialist for the City of DuPont.

Russell Betteridge –  Russell began an Engineering technician career at Boeing working on designs of 747 and 767’s and Boeing Computer Networks and phone systems nationwide and worldwide. He transitioned to Environmental engineering in the early ’90s assisting engineers and scientists to clean up polluted groundwater and soils resulting from industrial and military activities as well as leaking underground storage tanks. Russell began public service in 2001 after 7 years with Civil engineers to design single-family, multifamily and commercial developments including TESC plans. While at Federal Way he supported the Public Works division with Stormwater inspections, erosion control inspections, and salmon restoration sampling efforts in support of illicit discharge detection and pollution response. He has been continuously CESCL Certified since 2005, has developed training for City inspectors and regional information-sharing groups. Russell currently works at the City of Tukwila managing the Lower Duwamish Source Control efforts to clean up the Duwamish Waterway.

How to Design and Keep Your Construction Project in Compliance 

Jordan Segal – Jordan was born and raised in Florida before discovering the majestic Pacific Northwest. Graduating from the University of Florida in 2014, and the University of Washington with a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering in 2016, Jordan bounced around Seattle and Boise working as a consultant for a couple of years before settling in at the City of Kirkland as one of their Surface Water Utility Engineers. Jordan’s been with the City going on three years now. Projects at the City vary, but his bread and butter are reviewing temporary and permanent stormwater management designs for commercial and residential developments submitted to the City, design of small Aging and Failing Infrastructure projects and supporting the City’s Capital Improvements Program, and addressing drainage complaints raised by the public that may impact both public and private property. Jordan utilizes local stormwater modeling tools, drafting and mapping programs, and plain old math to address big problems that often get lost in the construction and infrastructure world of a medium-sized municipality.

Maddie Burke – Maddie Burke works in water resource protection at the City of Vancouver. Maddie graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in civil engineering. Maddie has spent the last four years living in Vancouver working as a construction inspector. Maddie responds to water quality threats and helps enforce City Stormwater requirements. She works with businesses, construction sites, and the public to provide guidance about water protection and best practices.