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Engineers Without Borders


Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

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Engineers Without Borders


Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

ABout Us

The Rocky Mountain Professionals of EWB-USA is a group of highly trained and skilled individuals. These professionals include engineers, scientists, economists, environmental policy specialists, attorneys, and project managers. These professionals are dedicated to creating a better living condition through sustainable improvements of drinking water quality in impoverished countries. Our vision is to provide clean drinking water, vital to the health of developing nations by creating sustainable methods of improving the quality of drinking water and the treatment or disposal of wastewater. We hope to achieve our vision by creating educational, economic, and environmental solutions to improve quality of life.

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Community Involvement

Every project that EWB-RMP is involved with first begins with developing relationships with local community leaders and NGOs.

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Design & Implementation

After EWB-RMP designs are reviewed by the local community and EWB-USA, local volunteers aid in the construction.

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Success

A sustainable project with direct benefits to the community's quality of life will ensure long-term usage and ownership.

Executive Board


Our executive board is comprised of four executive officers, a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Email the officers at officers@ewb-rmp.org.

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Executive Board


Our executive board is comprised of four executive officers, a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Email the officers at officers@ewb-rmp.org.

Matthew Rogers – EWB-RMP President (Matthew.Rogers@ewb-rmp.org)

Matthew Rogers is an engineer at ALTUS Environmental, an environmental consulting firm in Boulder working on petroleum remediation projects in the western United States. He brings to the RMP team a strong work ethic and experience in construction management. After managing the implementation of the Kholsi Dhara spring source protection, Matt looks forward to further collaboration between RMP and the NCDC team.


Douglas DeVoto – EWB-RMP Vice President (Douglas.DeVoto@ewb-rmp.org)

Douglas DeVoto is an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, presently conducting research on thermal stress analysis and reliability for vehicle power electronics. As a former graduate researcher at the University of Maryland, he evaluated innovative cooling methods for power electronics in wind turbines. As a project leader in the University of Maryland’s Engineers without Borders student chapter, Douglas helped improve water distribution and quality in the rural community of Compone, Peru. His prior work in the University of Delaware’s EWB student chapter led to the design and implementation of a solar powered pump system as a potable water solution for a community in Bakang, Cameroon.


Melissa Estep – EWB-RMP Secretary (Melissa.Estep@ewb-rmp.org)

Melissa Estep received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.  As an undergraduate, she performed research on utilizing human factors and ergonomic principles in engineering to implement sustainable water systems in developing countries.  After graduating, Melissa worked in the Science and Technology office at the State Department in Washington D.C. where she was part of the Water Team and helped initiate a program connecting U.S. small and medium-size enterprises to embassies abroad with the purpose of fostering technology-sharing, economic growth and international relationships.  Melissa is currently a process improvement engineer in the manufacturing industry.


Arista Hickman – EWB-RMP Treasurer (Arista.Hickman@ewb-rmp.org)

Arista Hickman is a water resources engineer at DiNatale Water Consultants, a water resources planning and engineering and water rights engineering firm in Boulder.  She received her Civil Engineering Master's degree through the Hydrology, Water Resources, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics program at the University of Colorado. Ms. Hickman worked with the Bureau of Reclamation at the Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environment Systems (CADSWES) and researched changing demands within the Colorado River Basin. During her graduate studies, Arista was a project leader for the University of Colorado's Engineer's Without Borders Nepal project.  She helped implement a constructed wetland and helped design and construct a septic tank for the local hospital in Ilam, Nepal.