Steve Wolff, General Manager

Steve Wolff became General Manager of the Southwestern Water Conservation District in June 2021. Prior to this position, Steve served as the Interstate Streams Division Administrator in the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office. The Interstate Streams Division provides primary oversight for Wyoming’s rights and responsibilities relative to the seven interstate water compacts and three interstate water decrees the State is signatory to. Before his time at the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office, Steve worked for the Wyoming Game & Fish Department serving as Manager for the Aquatic Habitat and Water Management Group. Steve has a B.S in Fisheries Biology and an M.S. in Water Resources/Hydrology, both from the University of Wyoming. He also did additional graduate study at Virginia Tech University in Public Administration and Policy of Natural Resources. Steve was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico and spent his youth camping, backpacking and fishing in northern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado. Steve and wife Teresa enjoy spending time with their six adult kids and partners, doing most anything outdoors.

Laura Spann, Programs Coordinator

Laura Spann grew up on her family’s cattle ranch in Gunnison, where she first learned about water’s significance on Colorado’s Western Slope. Laura received a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College in Southern California. After working as Media Relations Associate at Amnesty International’s office in Washington, D.C. for several years, she moved to Peru to do her twenty-something “walkabout.” Laura has been back in Colorado since 2013, happy to be working on the pressing resource issues her home state faces. She has worked for the District since 2013, initially as Office Manager and then as Programs Coordinator in fall 2016. Laura serves on the board of Water Education Colorado and assists with coordination of the Southwest Basin Roundtable. In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her son, Jonah, and exploring the San Juan Mountains from her base in Durango.