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    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 Sports Team: UCONN Women’s Basketball Team

    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.

    James D. Somerville

    James D. Somerville

    Executive Vice President, Human Capital

    Originally From: Indiana

    Favorite Part of the Job: I get great satisfaction from mentoring individuals and teams to achieve even more than they thought was possible.

    Favorite Movie: Chef

    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