river source staff advisory watershed Staff

Rich Schrader – Director of River Source

Carlos Herrera Director of Operations 

Trask Dix – Watershed Operations Coordinator 


Advisory Group

Dr. Bill Fleming.  UNM Community and Regional Planning Program professor (Retired as full professor) with a focus on watershed science and planning.  Bill has been a friend, mentor, and advisor for Rich Schrader since 1994.  He taught natural resources planning at UNM with a focus on community-based solutions and now spends time conveying his profound wisdom to his amazing grandchildren among other people.

Dr. Jerry Jacobi,  Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Management, New Mexico Highlands University.  Jerry consults on aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling, identification and data analysis.  He has discovered at least one species of stoneflies that is new to science.

Dr. Frances Ortega is a mentor, professor, and native Santa Feña that has worked in environmental justice, young adult mentoring, and agriculture for more than 2 decades.  

Ty McCormick-Middleton teaches wildlife science, sustainability and watershed science at Monte del Sol Charter School, loves being outdoors hunting, hiking and spending time with her friends and family.