• Jay Adams is a content producer who loves telling a good story. He brings a news background to TAP as a multimedia journalist, producing stories and videos about employees, projects and water industry news. Adams worked as a broadcast news producer at KCNC-TV in Denver before joining the Denver Water team in 2013. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Iowa State University, where he got his start reporting the news for the campus TV station. His passion for water comes from growing up on a lake in Minnesota and spending his summers sailing and water skiing. Jay is an avid skier, snowboarder and mountain biker who loves teaching his two daughters about all Colorado has to offer and the importance of water in the West. View all Jay Adams’s stories.
  • Matt Bond is a contributing writer and serves as the youth education program manager for Denver Water. His daily challenge: engage tots, tweens and teens in the story of water and the need for conservation. Matt has worked at Denver Water for more than 20 years, much of that time in water operations. He is very adept at translating water-utility jargon into plain old everyday English — and Spanish. When not at work, Matt enjoys woodworking, reading, following the city’s professional sports teams and listening to music. Unfortunately, as the married father of two teenage daughters, he doesn’t get much time to do any of those things. Instead he mostly chauffeurs, fixes broken things around the house, maintains his water-friendly yard, unclogs toilets and attempts to navigate modern teenage jargon and sulking. View all Matt Bond’s stories.
  • Stacy Chesney is managing editor of TAP by day, and manager of media communications for Denver Water by day and night. When not editing the fabulous stories produced by our news team, she’s fielding media inquiries and trying to stay up-to-speed on the ever-evolving world of social media while overseeing Denver Water’s social media channels. A Chicago-area native, she has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Northwestern University and a graduate certificate in PR and marketing from the University of Denver. In her spare time, she chases after a rambunctious toddler while holding baby boy No. 2, and reminisces about the good ol’ days of late night dance parties and catching her favorite bands at Red Rocks and the Bluebird Theater. She now has early morning dance parties with said boys and husband, with their confused black Labrador looking on. View all Stacy Chesney’s stories.
  • Kristi Delynko has spent her career working with nonprofit and public service organizations in both internal and external communications. Kristi began her career on the East Coast before heading for Las Vegas, where she truly learned to appreciate the value of water in a desert. Kristi and her family moved to Colorado in 2012, where she enjoys heading out to the mountains with a CamelBak full of good ol’ Denver water for road trips, hikes and camping with her husband and 5-year-old son. While watching her two men fish, Kristi thinks about the boring nature of fishing and how she can keep her son from falling in. View all Kristi Delynko’s stories.
  • Kathie Dudas is the manager of marketing and brand at Denver Water. She is a Colorado native with 25 years of marketing experience in airline and entertainment organizations. Kathie loves Denver Water’s amazing history and works to share those stories by connecting Coloradans to TAP. Kathie is a busy mom of two amazing girls, and the three Dudas dames love to travel and be outside as much as possible.
  • Dave Gaylinn joined Denver Water as a communications specialist in 2015. Previously, he worked in media relations in the sports industry, where he spent five years working for the Denver Broncos and three years working for USA Cycling. A native of New Jersey, he graduated from Syracuse University. He is a rabid sports fan and loyally supports the Green Bay Packers, New York Mets and New York Rangers. He is a very passionate music listener, an aspiring barbecue pit master and a guy who loves hanging out with his wife and their two daughters. View all Dave Gaylinn’s stories.
  • Katie Knoll is the community relations manager at Denver Water. Before taking the job, she served as the public involvement unit manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for eight years. Throughout her career, Katie has been working and communicating with a variety of constituent groups, ranging from leaders in education funding to environmentalists, sportsmen, landowners and local government officials. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wittenberg University in Ohio and a master’s degree in environmental policy from Bard College in New York. In her spare time, she enjoys road biking and traveling — internationally when possible — but if time and money are limited, any beach location will do. View all Katie Knoll’s stories.
  • Jessica Mahaffey is a contributing writer and marketing specialist at Denver Water. As a reservoir caretaker’s daughter, she was fortunate to grow up living at two Denver Water facilities: Williams Fork in Grand County and Strontia Springs in Waterton Canyon. A semi-Colorado native, she has lived all over the state, including Clear Creek, Grand and La Plata counties, and has spent the last 15 years promoting Colorado through her work with the official publisher of the Colorado Tourism Office and Frontier Airlines. A proud Columbine Rebel and graduate of Regis University, she lives in Littleton with her husband Sean and their two dogs, Phoebe and Finn McCool. In her free time she enjoys driving her Fiat 500 in the mountains and spending time with family and friends. She describes herself as a big-ideas marketer with grit, curiosity and a commitment to make the world a better place. Her heroes are Mother Teresa, Jack Kerouac, Carl Jung and Carl Sagan. View all Jessica Mahaffey’s stories.
  • Cathy Proctor
    Cathy Proctor is a new addition to Denver Water and the TAP team as a writer and editor. But she’s very familiar with the organization and its storied role in the history of Denver and Colorado from her years covering Denver Water as part of her beat at the Denver Business Journal. There, as an award-winning reporter, Cathy told stories about the people and the issues that make up in the business side of the state’s energy, transportation and natural resources sectors. She can chatter for hours about megawatts of electricity, barrels of oil, cubic feet of natural gas, acre-feet of water, miles of highway and the environmental, financial, social and political aspects of each. You’ve been warned. View all Cathy Proctor’s stories.
  • Jamie Reddig is a graphic designer at Denver Water, where she’s frequently asked to “make it pop” or “make the logo bigger.” She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Colorado State University, and has 15 years of design experience. When she’s not filling all negative space with copy against her will or using Photoshop to create incriminating images of her co-workers, she enjoys skiing, traveling the world, chasing her dog Bentley, and enjoying all the state has to offer this Colorado native. View all Jamie Reddig’s stories.
  • Jose Salas
    Jose Salas is the newest member of the Denver Water family. As a bilingual communications specialist and content writer, Jose hopes to connect any dots between the Latino community and Denver Water. Although Jose was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, he considers himself a Denver native since he moved to the Mile High City at a young age in 1997. Prior to joining Denver Water, he worked in the nonprofit sector managing social media accounts, marketing and day-to-day operations for two trade associations. Jose married his high school sweetheart, and they have two young children, with a third on the way. Jose loves Denver sports teams, especially the Denver Broncos, but every four years, he dusts off his Mexico jerseys and roots for his national team during the World Cup. Jose spends his free time volunteering at his church, dropping off and picking up his son from basketball and his daughter from dance, or catching a catnap during commercial breaks. View all Jose Salas’s stories.
  • Steve Snyder oversees the executive communications function at Denver Water and is a regular contributor to TAP. He is a former award-winning television journalist with more than 20 years of communications experience. Steve’s unique talent involves being able to link Denver Water to just about any topic, from polar bears to Star Wars, Jay-Z and Donald Trump. These are the kinds of stories you get when you approach everything with the uncluttered mind of a child. View all Steve Snyder’s stories.
  • Travis Thompson is senior media coordinator at Denver Water. He serves as a spokesman, leads social media strategy, manages crisis communications and is a storyteller for TAP. As a proud Colorado native and CU-Boulder grad who grew up in an aviation household, the first half of his 10-year communication career was spent at Denver International Airport, talking about the scary blue horse, conspiracy theories and security lines. Now, Travis spends his nights responding to reporter calls and tweets about water main breaks for Denver Water, while pleading with his two nocturnal children to go to sleep — morphing him into an unapologetic coffeeholic. His workday consists of pestering countless Denver Water experts for numbers and sound bites. He spends his free time outdoors with his wife and those aforementioned two extremely active children, leading to many shameless plugs of his family scattered throughout TAP and Denver Water’s social media channels. View all Travis Thompson’s stories.
  • Kim Unger provides first-person perspectives to written stories, playful slideshows, illuminating infographics and uplifting videos. Kim’s homegrown experience ranges from publishing to web design and currently supports Denver Water through her ever-expanding abilities. At home, Kim and her husband, Brandon, succumb to the wills of their confident toddler, black lab and two cats. In the rare occasions that this college student actually has free time, you can find her gardening, creating whimsical chalk drawings on the driveway or chasing down the next great Facebook photo with her DSLR. Kim is also an avid gamer. She is known to collect all your sheep in Catan, execute amazing summoner support in LoL or build some cozy homes with a view while fighting off creepers in Minecraft. View all Kim Unger’s stories.