Staff

The North Platte NRD staff is here to help you make the most of your experience with the NRD. 

General

Scott Schaneman

Scott Schaneman

General Manager

Overall administrator for district programs, projects, operations, and staff. He can be contacted at (308) 530-2167

Travis Preston

Travis Preston

Assistant Manager

Assists General Manager in administration of district programs, projects, operations, and staff. They can be contacted at tpreston@npnrd.org

Greenhouse & Special Projects

Jenifer Berge Sauter

Jenifer Berge Sauter

Special Projects Coordinator in Greenhouse

Water Department

Craig Uhrig

Craig Uhrig

Water Resources Coordinator

Groundwater, erosion, flood control, buffer strip, range programs, groundwater certification and flow meter readings. He can be contacted at (308) 631-0709

Seth Popp

Seth Popp

Water Resources Technician

Water sampling, data collection, GPS data and construction of new monitoring wells

Keelie Williamson

Keelie Williamson

Natural Resources Technician

Flow meter readings, meter maintenance , chemigation

Jody Fiscus

Jody Fiscus

Water Resources Technician

Water sampling, data collection, GPS data and construction of new monitoring wells

David Christian

David Christian

Projects Coordinator

Assists with the planning, application and maintenance of District projects and programs

Ethan Woehrle

Ethan Woehrle

Water Resources Technician

Water sampling, monitoring well data collections, GPS, and water quality programs. Flow meter readings

Lynn Okicki

Lynn Okicki

Natural Resources Technician

Water sampling, monitoring well data collections, chemigation and certification

Resource Conservation Department

Todd Filipi

Todd Filipi

Resource Conservation Coordinator

Coordinates tree program, WILD Nebraska, Living Snow Fence, chemigation, groundwater certification. He can be contacted at (308) 765-3900

Ken Ridgeway

Ken Ridgeway

Resource Conservation Technician

Coordinates tree program, WILD Nebraska, groundwater certification

Geographic Information System (GIS) Department

GIS Coordinator

Geographic displays, maps, and data and assists with Well Census and ground water data programs. They can be contacted at

Lydia Hendrickson

Lydia Hendrickson

GIS Data Analyst

Assists with geographic displays, maps, and data and assists with Well Census and ground water data programs

Database Department

Kyle Ann Hopkin

Kyle Ann Hopkin

Data Management Coordinator

round water management program assistance, ground water levels and sampling, and flow meter maintenance and readings

Administration Department

Danielle Schafer

Danielle Schafer

Office Manager

Supervises secretary and bookkeeping, district’s general ledger and assists with budget

Renay Smith

Renay Smith

Secretary/Accounts Payable Clerk

Scottsbluff office receptionist, accounts payable, water data entry, assists with dispensing tree orders

Susie Kaufman

Susie Kaufman

Receptionist/Accounts Receivables Clerk

Scottsbluff office receptionist, accounts receivables, Chemigation, assists with dispensing tree orders

Paula Kihlthau

Paula Kihlthau

Bookkeeper

Assists with bookkeeping and other clerical work

Information/Education Department

Amanda Shepperd

Amanda Shepperd

Community Educator

Assisting with conservation education programs, media relations, tree workshops, and website management. She can be contacted at (308) 637-2170.

NPNRD / NRCS Clerks

Geri Alworth

Geri Alworth

NRCS Clerk - Oshkosh

Receptionist, contact for area NRCS programs and inquiries.

NRCS Clerk - Bridgeport

Receptionist, contact for area NRCS programs and inquiries.

Becky Schaneman

Becky Schaneman

NRCS Clerk - Scottsbluff

Receptionist, contact for area NRCS programs and inquiries.