Derek Johnson is the Environmental Protection Superintendent for the City of Oklahoma City’s Storm Water Quality Management Division of the Public Works Department. He has a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Derek is a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) with the National Registry of Environmental Professionals and is a Certified Professional of Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and Certified Professional of Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) with EnviroCert International. Derek also holds a Certified Stormwater Inspector (CSI) with the National Stormwater Center in Maryland. Derek’s work experience spans over 25 years with the State of Oklahoma and City of Oklahoma City and has served in the roles of Water Quality Specialists, Technical Writer, Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. When not at work, Derek enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling to experience the rich cultural and natural diversity of our world.
Jordan Peebles is a Water Quality Specialist II for the City of Edmond’s Stormwater Quality Division within the Engineering Department. She has a B.S. degree in Geology from Georgia Southern University, and has completed graduate work in Hydrogeology from Clemson University. She holds a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) certification with CISEC, Inc., and has over 12 years of experience in drinking water treatment and NPDES program implementation. When not at work, Jordan enjoys reading, crossfit, and cruising around in her Mini Cooper convertible with her golden retriever, Hazel.
Rebecca Dallen is the Assistant Superintendent for the City of Oklahoma City’s Storm Water Quality Management Division of Public Works. She has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Phillips University. She holds a Certified Stormwater Inspector (CSI) certification with the National Stormwater Center in Maryland and is a Certified Professional in Industrial Stormwater Management (CPISM) with EnviroCert International. Rebecca has over 15 years of experience in Storm Water Quality and enjoys helping people understand their role in environmental protection. When not at work, Rebecca is spending time with family, gazing at the stars, cooking, or reading a good book.
Hollie Thorne is a Water Quality Specialist I for the City of Edmond’s Stormwater Quality Division within the Engineering Department. She has B.S. degrees in both Environmental Science and Entomology from Oklahoma State University. She has conducted research on several topics, including: the physical control of the squash bug, anasa tristis (DeGeer), using row covers, micro-habitats and the issues posed by air and water quality, and the use of pollinator gardens in underutilized golf course space. When not at work, Hollie enjoys gardening, refurbishing furniture, and spending time with her family.
Robert Bettes is the Stormwater Quality Project Supervisor for the City of Midwest City. He has an AS in Engineering from Rose State College. Robert holds the following certifications: Certified Stormwater Inspector (CSI) from the National Stormwater Center, Qualified MS4 Stormwater Inspector (QSI) from the American Stormwater Institute, and Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector (CESI) from the Oklahoma Water Survey. Robert has been with the City of Midwest City for 25 years, with 19 of those in Stormwater Quality. When not at work, Robert is usually building or fixing something, gardening, fishing or traveling.