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The UWRL faculty and students are assisted by UWRL administrative staff in the Director's Office, Business Office, Publications/Editing Services, Shop Services, Literature Searches, and general secretarial help.


Marianne Brown
Staff Assistant I
E-mail: marianne.brown@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3160
Office: UWRL 211

Expertise: Responsible for organization and filing of all UWRL project reports and receipts. Organizes and files all purchase orders, check requests and travel office copies. Deposits all incoming monies to proper accounts. Disburses all USU reimbursement checks to proper personnel. Sets up the pending proposal, contract and expenditure files. Archives and stores prior year Business Office records


Tracy Brown
Business Officer
E-mail: tracy.brown@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3184
Office: UWRL 209

Expertise: Assists the UWRL Business Manager in all accounting matters. Specifically overseeing On-Site Wastewater, Overhead and Service accounts. Reconciling of SAF/MLF accounts as well as working with the Business Manager on reporting. Uploads auxiliary invoices into the campus system. Provides reports to account managers as needed. Provides support with all accounting, contractual, and budget matters


Norma Buxton
Contract Administrator
E-mail: norma.buxton@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-1659
Office: UWRL 240

Expertise:Contract Administrator for the College of Engineering, dealing mainly with nongovernment sponsors and for CEE all sponsors; advises faculty and/or department personnel in preparation and processing of grant related applications; ensures compliance with agency and institution policies; reviews and approves proposals according to agency and institution requirements; negotiates and approves federal, state, and private contracts and agreements; maintains up-to-date knowledge and expertise in federal, state, and other agency regulations and policies and federal/state laws and OMB circulars affecting sponsored programs administration


Mark Cannon
Research Engineer
E-mail: markcannon1@gmail.com
Phone: (435) 797-3167
Office:UWRL 111

Expertise: Designs, estimate costs, builds, and dismantles various UWRL models. Has expertise in instrumentation and data collection.  Manages the water schedule for both the hydraulics bay and the new hydraulics building.  Supervises the UWRL Shop staff.  Operates UWRL crane, forklift, and loader.  Supervises general UWRL repairs, maintenance, safety, and security. Assists with shipping and receiving


Andrea Carroll
Accounting Technician
E-mail: andrea.carroll@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3169
Office:UWRL 213

Expertise: Responsible for processing and tracking hourly and graduate payroll, travel authorizations, and requisitions. Travel requirements, processing, pre-trip and closeout information as well as potentially assisting with travel coordination. Receives and records all incoming checks and payments


Maria Gates
Business Officer
E-mail: maria.gates@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3120
Office: UWRL 215

Expertise: Responsible for Hydraulic project accounting matters. Specifically overseeing contractual setup, appropriate charging and invoicing as well as close out. May help with receivables as needed. Provides monthly reconciling as well as cleanup as needed. Requires weekly payroll tracking. Provides support with all accounting, contractual, and budget matters.


Jessica Griffiths
Staff Assistant I
E-mail: jessica.griffiths@aggiemail.usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3210
Office: UWRL 108

Expertise: Assists in preparation of guidebooks, newsletters, and other department-related publications; conducts research for ongoing UWRL history projects; assists other staff members in manuscript preparation, proofing of reports, press releases, and special assignments. Provides literature searches and retrieval of requested publications related to proposed or in-progress research or activities of UWRL faculty and staff


Ivonne Harris
Publications Specialist
E-mail: ivonne.harris@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3693
Office: UWRL 232

Expertise: Web design and upkeep. Design and oversee layout of publications. Coordinate dissemination of UWRL information and assist researchers and students in preparation of publications, conference presentations, posters, and exhibits. Train UWRL personnel and students in desktop publishing, database development, word processing, presentations, and graphics


Andy Lee
Research Engineer
E-mail: monumentmtranch@gmail.com
Phone: (435) 797-3167
Office:UWRL 111

Expertise: Designs, estimate costs, builds, and dismantles various UWRL models. Has expertise in instrumentation and data collection.  Manages the water schedule for both the hydraulics bay and the new hydraulics building.  Supervises the UWRL Shop staff.  Operates UWRL crane, forklift, and loader.  Supervises general UWRL repairs, maintenance, safety, and security. Assists with shipping and receiving


Tamara Peterson
Business Office Manager
E-mail: tamara.peterson@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3127
Office: UWRL 210A

Expertise: Supervises all Business Office operations and staff functions. Oversees all UWRL accounting, contractual, and budget matters. Develops business-related policies and procedures. Prepares budget reports. Works with Administration and Supervisors for UWRL contract personnel changes and job postings


Carri Richards
Public Relations Specialist I, UWRL and Institute for Natural Systems Engineering
E-mail: carri.richards@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-8040
Office: UWRL 246

Expertise: Manages all Business Functions of the INSE Department. Coordinates INSE Contractual Assignments. Assists INSE Director/Assistant Director by maintaining calendars, travel arrangements, logistics of field crews, annual achievement reports, etc. Coordinates the annual PHABSIM training workshop including registration, tracking, preparation, and follow-up


Zac Sharp
Research Engineer, Hydraulics Lab Manager
E-mail: zac.sharp@aggiemail.usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3167
Office: UWRL 111

Expertise: Designs, estimate costs, builds, and dismantles various UWRL models. Has expertise in instrumentation and data collection.  Manages the water schedule for both the hydraulics bay and the new hydraulics building.  Supervises the UWRL Shop staff.  Operates UWRL crane, forklift, and loader.  Supervises general UWRL repairs, maintenance, safety, and security. Assists with shipping and receiving


Chad Taylor
Engineering Technician
E-mail: chadjentaylor@hotmail.com
Phone: (435) 797-3167
Office: UWRL 111

Expertise: Designs, builds, and dismantles various UWRL models. Supervises the UWRL Shop staff.  Operates UWRL crane, forklift, and loader.  Provides general UWRL repairs, maintenance, safety, and security. Assists with shipping and receiving.  Provides maintenance on UWRL shop equipment.  In charge of building maintenance including snow removal, furniture moving and other general building jobs as needed


Jan Urroz
Supervisor, Administrative Services and Infrastructure
E-mail: jan.urroz@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3157
Office: UWRL 105

Expertise: Responsible for the general operations of the Utah Center for Water Resources Research and the UWRL Director's Office. Provides liaison for staff members with contracts related to research projects. Administers Mineral Lease reports, State Appropriation Fund reports, and annual reports to the U.S. Geological Survey. Represents the UWRL to other Water Research Institutes and universities in the Powell Consortium. Administers UWRL facilities management and maintenance


NeCole Walton
Accountant
E-mail: necole.walton@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3753
Office: UWRL 211

Expertise: Provides general accounting and account reconciliation for UWRL accounts. Processes contractual paperwork on certain projects. Responsible for the auxiliary processes and invoicing. Sets up accounts for individuals for personal copies and faxes. Processes budget transfers, journal entries, salary re-allocations and the staff auxiliary payroll. Assists with preparation and tracking of service rates. Tracks and monitors monthly expenditures on specific contracts/grants, some administrative accounts and all UWRL overhead. Performs general Business Office duties as assigned. Tracks leave for the personnel at The Utah Water Research Laboratory providing quarterly updates to individuals


Mindy Whiteley
Staff Assistant/Receptionist
E-mail: uwrl.receptionist@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-3168
Office: UWRL 214

Expertise: P-Card coordinator, statement reconciler, gets direction from account managers about moving charges to other projects. Provides general receptionist services by answering the main UWRL telephone line, receiving faxes and shipments, checking out vehicles, parking passes, does petty cash reimbursements and reserves equipment and conference rooms. Responsible for new student orientation, ordering keys, driver's training, sexual harassment training and employee termination processes. Tracks and records all UWRL inventory items as well as surplus items


Lexi Zucker
Office Assistant
E-mail:lexizucker92@gmail.com
Phone: (435) 797-3168
Office: UWRL 214

Expertise: Responsibilities in the Business Office include, binding, pulling reports, filing, archiving, and other jobs as needed. Acts as runner and mail sorter as needed, also as back up receptionist

February 21, 2014