Bill has been actively practicing water engineering in Colorado since 1978. He holds degrees in Biology and Civil and Environmental Engineering from Boston University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. His experience spans the public and private sectors. Bill has worked as Utility Project Coordinator for the City of Boulder, Project Manager for Wright Water Engineers, and was a founding partner of Hydrosphere Resource Consultants.
Since founding Aquacraft in 1990 he has focused on use of systems approaches for enhancing the yields of municipal water systems in place of development of new supplies. His extensive experience with water rights analyses and augmentation planning has provided a foundation for enhancement of existing supplies through innovative approaches.
Bill lives in Boulder with his wife Paula Schulte. They have three children, Maxwell, William, and Janey.
Renee joined Aquacraft in 2007. Since then, she has helped author Guidebook of Best Practices for Municipal Water Conservation inColorado. Renee assisted with analyzing hourly water demand to illuminate the water-energy connection for the California Embedded Energy in Water study. She has surveyed Coloradowater agencies for several projects including water loss practices. Before coming to Aquacraft, she managed a water treatment research pilot project for Los Alamos National Labs. Her degree is in materials science from the Colorado School of Mines. With a background encompassing solar cells, thin films and nano materials, Renee brings an investigative approach to Aquacraft. A unifying theme in her experience is a drive towards applying technical expertise to challenging research problems. When not at home with her family, she can be found cycling around Boulder.
Leslie joined Aquacraft in 2002 after completing her Bachelor of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has worked with technology developed for water efficient landscape designs and system planning projects evaluating new conservation technologies. Leslie specializes in evaluating conservation potential for residential, commercial, and institutional projects with an emphasis on evaluating irrigation system efficiency. She is also an expert on waterwise horticulture.
Leslie has continued her association with the University of Colorado through their High School Honors Institute program and as a guest speaker. She is an editor for the Colorado WaterWise newsletter.
Leslie lives in Boulder with her husband Charlie. When not spending time with her children and grandchildren she can be found in her garden, on horseback, scuba diving, or mountain biking in Utah.
Matt joined Aquacraft in 2004, and is the senior employee in the on-site Aquacraft workshop. He earned his B.S. in Applied Math and Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado. He specializes in computer applications for water use and demand evaluation, and fits a niche at Aquacraft as a highly technical data omnivore. He thrives on the challange of problem solving in this increasingly statistical and data-heavy field of engineering.
Creativity and innovation are important facets of his career. He has worked with aquatic biologists in the field and the lab, statistical analysis software, database and network programming, varied data acquisition server and telemetry systems, Internet automation and security, GIS, and the software and hardware of water use and process monitoring.
Currently, Matt is slated to be the next captain of the Aquacraft company multi-ball street hockey team.