Resource Engineering, Inc. offers its clients an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Our team includes hydrologists, civil engineers, geologist and environmental scientists, each with specific expertise and interests in water resources. These diverse backgrounds provide a complimentary skill set and resource perspective. Our team collaborates to provide efficient and innovative solutions for our clients. A short biography and résumé for each of RESOURCE’s employees can be found at the links below:
Scott Fifer, P.H.
Mr. Fifer is President of Resource Engineering, Inc. and founded the Company in 1990. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Watershed Science from Colorado State University (CSU) in 1973. Scott returned to CSU in 1980 to complete graduate studies in hydrology and water resources engineering. He is a registered professional hydrologist and is well known for his expertise in water rights, water supply planning, water quality, and basin hydrology. Scott has often been called upon by his Clients to provide expert testimony in matters before the water court. On the weekends, depending upon the season, you can find Scott mountain biking, hiking, backcountry skiing and generally enjoying life on the west slope with his wife Debbie.
Michael Erion, P.E., C.F.M.
Michael, Principal Engineer, has lived in the area since 1992 and has worked at Resource Engineering, Inc. since 2001. Michael started his engineering career in Fort Worth, Texas after completing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas – Arlington in 1987. He continued his education by completing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in the Hydrology and Water Resources Program at Colorado State University in 1990. Michael provides expertise in civil engineering, water rights, water resource management, water supply planning, and regulatory review. This fourth generation Coloradoan is a sports fan and enjoys walking with his dogs, riding horses, and all the chores associated with living on rural acreage.
Eric Mangeot, P.E.
Eric has worked as both a project manager and project engineer for a variety of civil and water resources engineering companies. His experience encompasses a wide variety of project types including water, wastewater, water supply master planning, non-potable and reuse planning, site utilities, water rights, reservoir design, and project oversight. He is also the project engineer for the Basalt Water Conservancy District. Eric holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and has a professional engineering license in Colorado. He has been with Resource Engineering since 2004. During his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his spouse and two boys and has been a volunteer hockey coach with Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey since 2001.
Raúl Passerini, P.E., C.F.M.
Raúl moved to Colorado from his native Argentina in 2001. He lived in Aspen where he was a ski-lift mechanic for a few years before going to Graduate School, earning a MS in Water Resources and Hydrology at Colorado State University. He then moved back to the Roaring Fork Valley and joined Resource Engineering, Inc. in 2006. Raúl is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado and New Mexico, and a member of the CASFM. His main professional interests include river mechanics, hydrology modeling, and hydraulic design. When not at work, Raúl enjoys being outdoors with his wife, daughter and 2 sons, skiing, hiking, and biking.
Ashley Moffatt, P.E.
Ashley is a fifth generation Coloradoan and a native of Glenwood Springs. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and has been working in the water resource industry since 2005. She attended the University of Colorado, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2003 and a Master of Science degree in Water Resource Engineering in 2005. After college, Ashley began her engineering career at a water resource consulting firm in downtown Denver. She later moved back to Glenwood Springs and joined the team at Resource Engineering in 2009. Ashley has worked with clients of all sizes throughout the West, providing expertise on various water related matters. Her main professional interests include: water rights engineering, water supply planning, and water resource management. When she's not in the office, Ashley can be found alongside her husband either hiking, biking, backpacking, or testing her luck at any number of other outdoor sports.
Angela has been working in the water resources field since 2006. Her experience includes stream depletion analyses, quantification of historical consumptive use, surface water and ground water hydrology and modeling, reservoir operations studies and augmentation plan accounting. Angela has also been directly involved in Interstate Compact litigation on the Arkansas, Republican, and Tongue Rivers. In addition, she has been involved with the American Water Resources Association Colorado Section since 2010 and is currently serving as their Vice President. Angela earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When not at work, Angela enjoys spending time outdoors partaking in all of the wonderful activities Colorado has to offer with her husband and young son.
Dan has returned to his native State following an extended stay in Salt Lake City where he completed his Masters degree at the University of Utah. Dan's degree is in planning with emphasis in water resources. This expertise complements the company's hydrologic and water resource engineering team, helping to facilitate an interdisciplinary team approach in support of our various work assignments. Dan is an avid skier and mountain biker and generally enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hiking the trails with his wife and son.
A Colorado native, Melody has lived in the Roaring Fork valley since 1962. Melody has been Resource Engineering’s office manager since the formation of the company in 1990. Melody is also responsible for the management of the Basalt Water Conservancy District’s accounts receivable, contract assignments and processing of new contract information. Outside of work, Melody enjoys traveling, playing tennis and helping her husband with his landscape business.
Lisa has worked part-time at Resource Engineering since early 2005, assisting with the client billing and daily operation of the office. Lisa is also a massage therapist, practicing since 1988. Lisa’s previous careers include court reporting (Official and freelance), production assistant for a nationally-known jewelry designer, executive assistant to the CEO of a local nonprofit and a legal assistant. When not working, this Colorado native enjoys being outdoors in the Rocky Mountains, hiking, camping, and gardening.