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Staff and Board

Staff

Charlie Flatten
General Manager

B.A. Geography, University of Texas – Austin
M.A. Geography – Resource Management, Texas State University

Charlie Flatten is a Hill Country native with a long background in small business. He comes to the Hays Trinity GCD with long-range water planning and management experience.  Charlie and his family live at the headwaters of Indian Creek.

 

Keaton Hoelscher
Geo Technician

BS Geology, Texas A&M University (2015)

Before working at HTGCD, worked as an Environmental Investigator for the TCEQ Regional-10 Beaumont office
conducting compliance inspections for petroleum storage tanks.
Hobbies include: reading, camping, kayaking, and fantasy football. Has a 1-year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Beans.
He and his family live in Leander and depend on city water.

Philip Webster
Hydrogeologist

BS Hydrogeology, Tarleton State University (2016)
MS Geology, University of Texas at San Antonio (2019)

Previously worked as a student intern for TCEQ in Waco assisting with public water supply and wastewater treatment plant field investigations and for the Orlando Utilities Commission on commercial and residential water conservation data analytics. Graduate research focused on developing a model of the geochemical variation across the Edwards-Balcones Fault Zone Aquifer and the Edwards Group saline-water interface. Interest include reading books about science and philosophy, watching and playing hockey, and spending time with my dog at the park. Depends on city water.

Board

Linda Kaye Rogers
President
District 4: Term expires November 2020

Linda Kaye Rogers is a fourteen year resident of Wimberley who lives totally on rainwater collection. She is a semi-retired psychotherapist who now provides services primarily to family courts and veterans. She is active in the Wimberley Valley community and has previous experience as a board director. She enjoys gardening, animal care, cooking and genealogy.
Prior to election in 2013, Linda Kaye was an active citizen with the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, attending meetings and addressing groundwater issues that came before the board. In 2012 she served on the District’s rules revision committee. Linda Kaye expresses the intent to work to meet the mission of the District to “preserve, conserve, recharge and prevent waste of the aquifer”. She believes that in supporting this mission, the people in western Hays County who are dependent on the aquifer can maintain their water and property rights, their property values, and the special lifestyle that comes with living in the Hill Country. In addition, she supports the educational aspects of the board’s responsibilities to its members.
Phone: 512.847.0634
rogers4water@gmail.com

Doc Jones
District 5: Term expires November 2022

Bio not available.

John Worrall
Secretary Treasurer
District 1: Term expires November 2022

B.S. Urban Studies and M.B.A.

John Worrall and his wife Hillary Hart have lived next to the Pedernales River in northern Hays County since 1996. Their water comes from a well in the Trinity aquifer, which they supplement with rainwater collection.
Worrall is a successful self-employed consultant specializing in planning and land use. He has volunteered at Westcave Preserve for more than a decade, leading tours of the grotto and springs, educating visitors about flora, fauna, and groundwater.
Phone: 830-825-3029
worrall4water@gmail.com

Jeff Shaw
District 2: Term expires November 2020

Jeff Shaw is the current Board Member, representing District 2 for HTGCD, since 2018. He has dedicated thousands of hours of public service to ensure clean, safeguarded drinking water for the people of Dripping Springs, Driftwood, and Hays County. “I think long-term about water, like 20 years out,” he says. “It’s a wonder why some people don’t.” He first got involved in water policy because of his kids, going so far as to speak publicly at several DSISD board meetings. “Protecting and preserving the water we have, and keeping it clean, is for them. This is for their future.”

He has been a board member with Protect Our Water (POW) since 2016. This group of landowners came together to address water quality concerns stemming from the City of Dripping Springs proposal to dump its treated effluent into Onion Creek. He said he knew POW was on the right track when the obvious results of the dye trace study appeared within 48 hours after the dye’s release. He is directly responsible for the formation of the DS Utility Commission, whose main responsibility is finding ways to ensure clean drinking water for all future Dripping Spring’s needs. “Water doesn’t observe political lines, ” Jeff says. He talks with both Sen. Donna Campbell’s office and Bill Bunch (SOSA). His work as the District’s legislative liaison at the state capitol is supplemented by his longstanding relationships with people in all political parties, in local and state government. “I bridge the gaps,” he says.

Jeff Shaw is a native Texan, a graduate of University of Texas—Austin, and married to water artist Kara Shaw. They have two children who attend Dripping Springs schools. He coached Little League Baseball in Dripping Springs for five years, and recently helped to start Capital City Soccer Club, a top south/west Austin youth soccer club.

Holly Fults
Vice President
District 3: Term expires November 2022

B.S. Chemistry

Holly Fults and her family have lived in the Bear Creek watershed within the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone since 2015. They depend on a small community well that serves potable water for their community.
Holly has served a wide variety of governmental entities and industrial sectors throughout her career as a chemist and environmental consultant. Her practice concentrates on conducting water quality studies and permitting across the United States with a primary focus on projects in the Gulf Coast Region.
Phone: 409-659-9816 (cell)
fults4water@gmail.com