Meet Our Staff

Connie Stevens

Executive Director

Connie is the Executive Director for the Alliance.  She joined the Alliance in February 2012.  Connie has over 20 years of previous experience as a utility manager and served as a clerk treasurer for 13 years prior to that.

Kelly Gardner

Assistant Executive Director

Kelly began working for the Alliance in April 2018. She graduated from Calumet College of Saint Joseph in July of 2005 with a bachelors in Science in Organization Management, and has 25 years previous experience in the water / wastewater industry.

Dave Adkins

Water Circuit Rider

Dave began working for the Alliance on November 2018. He has been in the water and wastewater business for 18 years. He currently holds WT3, WT4, DSM, and a Class1 wastewater certifications.

Rex Blanton

Wastewater Training Director

Rex coordinates the wastewater training sessions for the Alliance. He has 18 years experience in wastewater treatment and 7 years in water distribution while working for the Connersville Utilities where he held a Class II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate. He also worked for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance before joining the Alliance.

Toby Days

Sourcewater Specialist

Toby holds a Master of Science Degree from the Forestry and Natural Resources Department of Purdue University. Toby spent time working as a Wetland Impact Associate for Region 5 of the Environmental Protection Agency before joining the Alliance in 2002.

Joe Frazier

Water Circuit Rider

Joe has over 25 years experience in the water industry. He has held several positions with various companies before starting work with the Alliance in 2000. Joe currently holds a DSM and WT3 water certifications from the State of Indiana.

Dee Massey

Energy Efficiency Circuit Rider

Dee Massey began working for the Alliance in February 2019. She graduated from Oakland City University in May of 2009 with a bachelors in Science in Business Management, and has 15 years previous experience in the energy efficiency industry.

Gordon Meyer

Water Circuit Rider

Gordon, an Air Force veteran, was trained in water treatment plant operation/maintenance, distribution systems, field water purification systems, demineralization units and wastewater treatment/distribution systems. He has over 30 years of experience; working for two utilities before beginning work with the Alliance in 1999. Gordon currently holds a W WT3 and DSM water certification; plus a Class II wastewater certification.

Amanda Rush

Accounting Director

Amanda is the Accounting Director for the Alliance. She started working for the Alliance in November 2014. Amanda graduated from Marian University in December 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Sports Management.

Kelly Strain

Office Administrator

Kelly oversees the office and assists with event planning and coordination. She began working for the Alliance in February 2010. Kelly is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Business Administration and has many years of experience in Office Administration and Human Resources.

Laura Vidal

Marketing & Public Relations Director

Laura is the Marketing & Public Relations Director for the Alliance. She started working for the Alliance in April 2005. Laura graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis in 2002 with high distinction, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.

Kevin Wenzel

Wastewater Circuit Rider

Kevin has worked in the wastewater industry for over 20 years at various plants including LaGrange, Avilla, Pokagon State Park, and Severn Trent Services. He currently holds a Class II wastewater certification from the State of Indiana. He also has an associates degree from Glenn Oaks Community College as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Tri-State University.

Sherri Winters

Water Programs Director

Sherri rejoined the Alliance after six years in IDEM’s Drinking Water Branch. Prior to her first stint with the Alliance from 1997-2007, she was employed by the Marion County Health Department for 16 years. She has a background in septic system permitting and inspections as well as drinking water inspections, construction permits and operator certification. She earned her B.S. in education from Ball State University in 1980.