About the Staff
Jim Nikkel, District Manager
Many in the region and throughout Colorado know Jim Nikkel, if not personally, then by reputation. Nikkel served 14 years as District Engineer, and more recently as Assistant District Manager, for the Parker Water and Sanitation District. He spearheaded the design and construction of Rueter-Hess Reservoir, a 70,000 acre-foot water storage facility, which is the single largest such facility constructed in Colorado in over 30 years. Nikkel's current responsibilities include serving as Project Manager for the Parker Water and Sanitation District's new $50 million state-of-the-art water treatment plant.
Peggy Dowswell, Finance Director
Peggy Dowswell joined the CPNMD staff January 2011 via contract between CPNMD and Pinnacle Consulting Group, Inc. She has over eleven years experience working with Special Districts and City governments in Colorado, providing accounting and financial analytical services, district management and administration, overseeing staff in completion of monthly accounting and administrative functions, compilation of monthly financial statements, budgeting and long-range planning processes, annual reporting, bond document preparation, and annual bond compliance/Continuing Disclosure reporting. She has performed specialized services in debt covenant and arbitrage compliance management; water rate and revenue analysis; and operational performance analysis.
Janet Burnham, District Administrator
Janet has been with the Castle Pines North Metropolitan District since just after its reorganization in 1996. Prior to working for the District, Janet worked for eleven years as a manager in sales administration and product management for Information Handling Services.
As the District Administrator, Janet is responsible for billing, customer service, payroll, tap fee administration, and other varied administrative duties. She serves as secretary to the board of directors and as the designated election official for CPNMD elections. She also serves as treasurer of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Rocky Mountain Section Customer Service Committee.
Janet holds a B.A. from New York University.
Patty Hoffman, Customer Service Representative
Patty joined the CPNMD as a part-time staff member in June 2008. Although new to the utility industry, she has extensive customer service experience in the areas of banking and university admissions. As your customer service representative, Patty welcomes assisting customers in all aspects of utility billing, parks and community center reservations both over the phone and visitors to the office.
Patty earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sonoma State University, Califormia.
Susan Nagel, Customer Service Representative
Susan has worked in the customer service field for 10 years and joined the CPNMD staff in a part-time capacity in 2008. She coordinates reservations for events and meetings at the community center, as well as reservations for the District's ball fields, park pavilions and open space. Susan is happy to assist with any customer billing questions.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota.
David Anderson, Parks & Open Space Foreman
David has worked in the green industry since 1985 and joined the CPNMD staff in 2010.
He is responsible for the irrigation system operation and maintenance of District owned parks, medians and open space. He supervises and coordinates crews to ensure that the facilities and amenities throughout the District's three parks, 14 miles of trails and 351 acres of open space are maintained year-round to the highest level of standards for the enjoyment of the Castle Pines North community.
To assure that the most efficient water management practices are being followed, David closely monitors the District's water use by utilizing data provided by the centralized computer controlled irrigation system installed in 2008.
David holds a degree in Horticulture and Agronomy from Kansas State University.
Craig Miller, Parks & Open Space Manager
Craig Miller has been in the Green Industry since 1970, and joined the CPNMD staff in 2014. He has worked in a variety of capacities, including nursery sales and landscape design, landscape construction and maintenance, urban forest management, pesticide application, lawn and tree care, open space management, water conservation and tree and landscape care sales. He has a B.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University, and is an ISA Certified Arborist and a Colorado licensed pesticide applicator.
Craig is responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, and supervising the work of crews performing landscaping, turf maintenance, tree maintenance and repair projects of District owned parks and open spaces and trails. He also plans and coordinates the Districts water conservation program, and holds community events to present classes on water efficient landscaping and xeriscape.
Cory Williams, Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Foreman
Cory has served the Castle Pines North community since 1994 when water and wastewater services were provided by the Castle Pines Metro District (Village). Castle Pines North Metro District acquired sole responsibility for CPN utility operations in 1999.
Cory is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the District's water distribution and wastewater collection systems, including 90 miles of sewer and water mains, nine wastewater lift stations, and nearly 600 fire hydrants. He also administers preventative maintenance programs (e.g. leak detection and robotic inspection of wastewater mains).
He attended Western State College and Metro State College. His certifications from the State of Colorado Water & Wastewater Facility Operators include:
Nathan Travis, Distribution & Collection Systems Operator
Nathan has worked with Castle Rock Utilities for 6 years in their Line Maintenance Division where he was a Sr. Maintenance Technician and a Crew-Lead. He joined CPNMD in January, 2012.
Nathan's primary job responsibilities include maintaining the lift stations, booster station, and the collection and distribution systems. Additionally, he has been placed in charge of the utility side of the GIS database (primarily mapping). Nathan is also responsible for underground utility locates.
His certifications include:
Marty Gassaro, Distribution & Collection Systems Operator
Marty has been in the Water and Wastewater Industry since 2003, and a member of the Castle Pines North Metro District since November of 2013.
He is involved in the routine maintenance of all distribution and collection system facilities, and is responsible for meter reading, meter changes and the installation of all meter reading equipment.
Marty graduated in May 2000 with a bachelor’s degree from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Georgia, and currently holds the following Colorado State Operator’s Licenses: