Stage I Water Conservation Period (May 1 – Sept. 30) - Voluntary Reduction in Pumping
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Staff Members

The District Staff work to conserve, protect, and enhance the groundwater reseouces of the Barton Springs Segment of the Edwards Aquifer and other groundwater resources located within the District boundaries.  The staff members comprise five teams:

  • General Management
  • Administrative and General Services
  • Aquifer Science
  • Education and Community Outreach
  • Regulatory Compliance

All staff members report administratively to the General Manager.  The work of the District is accomplished through the five internal teams and, from time to time, externally funded project teams.   Most staff members routinely contribute to more than one team, although some staff primarily support one team. 

A staff directory and biographical sketches of the current District staff members are presented below.
 

 

Alan Andrews
Title: Hydrogeologist
Job: Hydrogeologist
Primary Team: Aquifer Science
Year Employed by District: 2012
Email: aandrews@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x110

Alan has a BS in Hydrogeology from the University of Texas at Austin (2010) and a Master’s in Water Resources and the Environment from the Universidad de Málaga in Andalucía, Spain (2012). He worked as an intern at the BSEACD assisting the aquifer science team in the summer of 2012. Alan enjoys the plentiful rock climbing and canoeing available in central Texas.
   

Kendall Bell-Enders
Title: Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
Job: Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
Primary Teams: Regulatory Compliance
Year Employed by District: 2011
Email:
kbellenders@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x112

Kendall graduated from Texas State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Geography-Resource and Environmental Studies.  Before joining the District in 2011, she worked in the Lake Tahoe area for 4 years where she performed environmental monitoring and research and then most recently at the Edwards Aquifer Authority as an Environmental Field Representative.  She enjoys kayaking, seeing live music, and running around with her dogs.

   

 Shannon DeLong
Title: Administrative Assistant
Job: Administrative Services - Accounting
Primary Teams: Administrative and General Services
Year Employed by District: 2000
Email:
shannon@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x102

Shannon graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and has over 13 years of accounting and administrative experience. Before joining the District in 2000, she worked as an underwriter for a major insurance company and an internal auditor for a state agency. She is an Austin native who enjoys traveling, cycling, boating and spending time with family and friends.

   

John T. Dupnik, P.G.
Title:  General Manager
Job: General Manager
Primary Teams:  Regulatory Compliance and General Services
Year Employed by District: 2005
Email: jdupnik@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x111

John graduated from Texas State University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies (1995) and a Masters from the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT Austin (2012) where his research and thesis focused on Texas groundwater management.  Before joining the District in 2005 his professional experience included 9 years in State government with the TCEQ's Water Quality Section and the TDRL's Water Well Drillers Licensing Program and 1 year with a soil and groundwater sampling and testing company.  He is a Texas licensed professional geoscientist and enjoys camping, music, travel, and running with his dog Maggie.   
   
Vanessa Escobar
Title: Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
Job: Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
Primary Teams: Regulatory Compliance
Year Employed by District: 2013
Email: vescobar@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x114
Vanessa graduated from Texas A&M University in 2004 with B.S. in Bioenvironmental Science. Before joining the District in 2013, she worked for 5 years with the Texas Water Development Board on water conservation plans, best management practices, public awareness efforts, stakeholder facilitation and reporting analysis. Vanessa enjoys activities with the family as well as hiking, rowing, tennis, and Aggie Football.
   

Robin Havens Gary
Title: Senior Public Information and Education Coordinator
Job: Education and Outreach Team Leader
Primary Team: Education and Community Outreach
Year Employed by District: 2009
Email: rhgary@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x109

Robin graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment in 2005 where her research focused on human-environment interaction in karst landscapes.  Before joining the District in 2009, she worked as a geographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, Texas Water Science Center for 5 years doing data management, spatial analysis, and GIS.  She is a SCUBA diver, an avid locavore, an enthusiastic caver, and a budding gardener. 

   

Brian Butler Hunt, P.G.
Title: Senior Hydrogeologist    
Job: Hydrogeologist
Primary Team: Aquifer Science
Year Employed by District: 2001
Email:
brianh@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x107

Brian is a 5th generation Austinite who graduated from UT Austin with a B.S. (1996) and M.Sc. (2000) in geological sciences. Brian was president of the Austin Geological Society (2007-8) and is a registered professional geologist. Prior to the District Brian briefly worked in consulting and internships with the USGS and Anadarko Petroleum. Brian loves the outdoors and geology--spending a lot of his free time in the Texas Hill Country and semi-annual trips to Big Bend with his family. Brian enjoys working on his Hill Country cabin and playing soccer.
   

Tammy Raymond
Title: Administrative Assistant   
Job: Administrative Services - Personnel
Primary Teams: Administrative and General Services; General Management
Year Employed by District: 2000
Email: tammy@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x100

Tammy has been an integral part of the District's Administrative team since 2000.  She has worked in many aspects of the Administrative field for more than 30 years.  She is a native of Louisiana and loves fishing, cooking, and taking care of business. 
 
   

Brian Smith, Ph. D, P.G.
Title: Senior Hydrogeologist
Job:  Aquifer Science Team Leader
Primary Team:  Aquifer Science
Year Employed by District: 2001
Email: brians@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x106

Brian has a Bachelor's degree in geology from Rice University (1979) and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin (1986). He has been exploring and studying caves since 1971, mostly in the southeastern United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Since graduating from the University of Texas, he has worked on numerous environmental sites and karst studies in many parts of the U.S. and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
   

Dana Christine Wilson
Title: Senior Administrative Programs Manager
Job: Administrative and General Services Team Leader; Investment Officer and Pension Plan Trustee; Records Management Officer, Grants and Contract Administration, Accountant  
Primary Team: Administrative and General Services
Year Employed by District: 1998
Email: dana@bseacd.org
Phone: 512-282-8441 x101 

Dana holds a degree in Accounting from Ashworth University in Atlanta.  She has 30 years of experience in business office administration.  She is the Senior Administrative Program Manager and General Services Team Leader.