Staff Members

Staff Members

The Upper Big Blue NRD Staff consists of five departments: Water, Projects, Administrative, Forestry and Public Relations. Department Managers are responsible for the day-to-day functions of the District under the direction of the General Manager.  Department Managers are also responsible for budget development and supervision of their department and employees. 

Meet the Staff 
The Upper Big Blue NRD Staff consists of five departments:  Water, Projects, Administrative, Forestry and Public Relations. Department Managers are responsible for the day-to-day functions of the District under the direction of the Assistant General Manager & General Manager. Department Managers are also responsible for budget development and supervision of their department and employees.

Management

Management
Management

Rod DeBuhr

Assistant General Manager
Date of Hire:
1979

David A. Eigenberg

General Manager
Date of Hire:
2016

Water Department

Water Department
Water Department

The Upper Big Blue NRD Water Department is one of five departments at the NRD.  The Water Department staff consists of the Department Manager, Lead Water Resources Technician, Water Resources Technicians, a Water Conservationist, and a Water Data Specialist.  The Water Department is responsible for implementing and managing water conservation programs aimed at protecting both the Quantity and the Quality of Nebraska’s groundwater. 

Marie Krausnick

Department Manager
Date of Hire:
2001

Erinn Richert

Water Resources Technician
Date of Hire:
2013

Courtney Widup

Water Resources Technician
Date of Hire:
2009

John Bush

Water Resources Technician
Date of Hire:
2010

Nancy Beach

Water Data Specialist
Date of Hire:
2006

Kyle Yrkoski

Water Resources Technician
Date of Hire:
2015

Dan Leininger

Water Conservationist
Date of Hire:
2004

Claire White

Water Resources Technician
Date of Hire:
2016

Miranda Coffey

Water Data Assistant
Date of Hire:
2016

Tom Johnson

Data Entry
Date of Hire:
2016

Projects Department

Projects Department
Projects Department

The Upper Big Blue NRD Projects Department is one of five departments at the NRD.  The Projects Department staff consists of the Department Manager (Professional Engineer), Lead Engineering Technician, and an Engineering Technician.  The Projects Department is responsible for providing engineering services on NRD projects, such as dams, recreational facilities, groundwater studies, drainage and storm water management, and regional planning.  The Projects Department also manages soil and water conservation programs aimed at protecting Nebraska’s natural resources. 

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Engineering Technician

Jack B. Wergin

Department Manager
Date of Hire:
2015

Jeff Ball

Lead Engineering Technician
Date of Hire:
1978

Forestry Department

Forestry Department
Forestry Department

The Upper Big Blue NRD Forestry Department is one of five departments at the NRD.  The Forestry Department staff consists of the Department Manager, Maintenance Technician, and a Seasonal Tree Planting Assistant.  The Forestry Department is responsible for implementing and managing forestry establishment and wildlife conservation programs aimed at protecting Nebraska’s natural resources both flora and fauna.

Ken Feather

Department Manager
Date of Hire:
1977

Troy Dowling

Maintenance Worker
Date of Hire:
2016

Administrative Department

Administrative Department
Administrative Department

Nancy Brisk

Department Manager
Date of Hire:
1981

Patty Connors

Secretary
Date of Hire:
2009

Lindsay Eichelberger

Secretary
Date of Hire:
2017

Rita Hoblyn

Secretary
Date of Hire:
1994

Carleen Light

Secretary
Date of Hire:
2006

DeeDee Novotny

Secretary
Date of Hire:
2008

Public Relations Department

Public Relations Department
Public Relations Department

Scott Snell

Public Relations Manager
Date of Hire:
2004

NRCS Field Office Clerks

NRCS Field Office Clerks
NRCS Field Office Clerks

Julie Dudley

Aurora Field Office Clerk
Date of Hire:
2015

Sylvia Jividen

Geneva Field Office Clerk
Date of Hire:
2002

Krystel Naber

Seward Field Office Clerk
Date of Hire:
2015

April English

York Field Office Clerk
Date of Hire:
2016

Tamra Jones

Osceola Field Office Clerk
Date of Hire:
2017