meet your consultants

We're a small, hard-working water resource consulting firm based in Colorado. Established in 2013, we hit the ground running with over 50 years of combined water resource experience. 
Edward J. Armbruster, P.E.


Ed brings over 25 years of experience in water rights and water resources planning and management.  He is often called to serve as an expert witness in water litigation matters such as, water rights transfers, augmentation plan operations and management, hydrology, water supply and demand, and other water resource engineering issues.  He enjoys working closely with his clients to find creative solutions to complex water resource challenges.   


Ed has a passion for the historical background of water law matters and enjoys relating that to present-day situations.

Kelsey A. Haworth
Senior Project Hydrologist
Riley A. Winebarger
Staff Engineer

Kelsey is a hydrology professional with a Bachelor of Science in Watershed Science from Colorado State University. She has experience in substitute water supply plans, augmentation plans, change cases, water accounting, well rehabilitation, aquifer testing, and water quality sampling. Additionally, she is Past-President of the Colorado Groundwater Association for the 2018-2019 term. 


Riley has experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS),  watershed modeling, aqueous geochemistry, and groundwater-surface water interactions. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrogeology from the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree in Hydrologic Science and Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. While at Mines, Riley focused her graduate studies on ecosystem perturbations to drinking water resources. Riley combines her passion for problem solving, modeling, and hydrology to create innovative solutions to water resource problems. 

Jennifer L. Ashworth, P.E.
Senior Project Manager


Jennifer started her career in water resource engineering in 1997.  She is passionate about water rights and enjoys sharing that excitement with her clients.  Most of her career has focused on assisting municipalities, special districts, and private water rights holders with their water resource planning and management needs.


In addition to having fun at work, Jennifer enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.

J. Patrick Vernon, E.I.
Project Engineer

Patrick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineers with a focus in Water Resources from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  After initially working as a municipal utilities engineer, Patrick joined White Sands Water in the Fall of 2018.  His work focuses on finding solutions for clients in water rights and water supply planning.  Patrick is passionate about helping clients navigate the arena of Colorado water rights to find effective and comprehensive solutions for complex problems.

Amanda M. Simmons
Staff Environmental Scientist

Amanda has a MS in Environmental Sciences and Ecology from Indiana University, Bloomington.  She has experience supporting a variety of public and private settings throughout the west.  Her experience includes GIS, project management, community outreach, and grant and technical document preparation.  Amanda combines her passion for people and the planet in her work.

Reilly A. Greer
Staff Engineer
Joli A. Sajban
Office Manager

Reilly has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Science in Hydrology, both from the Colorado School of Mines.  Her studies focused on mathematical analysis and modeling of water systems, water policy, and groundwater geology.  Reilly hopes to gain much experience with White Sands Water and is excited to utilize her skills and knowledge to provide unique solutions for clients involved in Colorado water.

Joli has over 10 years experience in office management, customer service, marketing, website design, and word processing. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies.