Aqualis Executive Team

The AQUALIS team is made up of forward-thinking individuals who are passionate about innovative water resource management solutions that protect businesses and the environment. That starts with our executive team, who all embody the enthusiasm and dedication to ensure our water stays clean and our planet remains beautiful. Meet the leaders in stormwater and lift station management here.

Richard Matero

Richard Matero

Chief Executive Officer

Favorite Book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Favorite Sports Team: UCONN Women’s Basketball Team

Favorite Quote: “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” — Ronald Reagan

Erin Zaske

Erin Zaske

Chief Development Officer

Favorite Sports Team: Houston Astros

Favorite Concert: BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival (I can’t pick just one)

Favorite Quote: “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vidal Sassoon

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Allen Blackhurst

Allen Blackhurst

Chief Financial Officer

Favorite Song: “I’m In a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)” – Alabama

Favorite Book: Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew Grove

Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears

Favorite Quote: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” – C. Northcote Parkinson

Michael F. Brewer

Michael F. Brewer

Executive Vice President, Client Success

Favorite Book: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Favorite Part of the Job: Knowing that each day will be a different, new challenge.

Favorite Food: My wife makes a mean enchilada.

Jason D. Abert

Jason D. Abert

Vice President, Service Delivery

Hobby: Drums and percussion

Originally From: Upstate New York

Favorite Movie: Garden State

Favorite Part of the Job: Employee development

University: North Carolina State University

Liz McDonald

Liz McDonald

Vice President, Engineering and Service Partner Management

Favorite Book: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Favorite Sports Team: US Women’s National Soccer Team

Favorite Quote: “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden

Favorite Food: Scones made from the family recipe

Wade Stafford

Wade Stafford

Vice President, Construction Services

Favorite Movie: Warrior

Favorite Part of the Job: Developing employees to help them grow in their careers.

Favorite Quote: “Spend your energy searching for solutions, not excuses.” – David Cottrell