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Meet the Mountain Region

Annie Smith
Volunteer Engagement Team

Annie Smith is EWB-USA's Volunteer and Communications Coordinator in the Denver, CO office. In her role, she focuses her energy on creating new avenues of communication between volunteers and staff, and finding new ways of engaging rock-star volunteers with the mission of EWB-USA. In her free time, she enjoys discovering new coffee shops, playing ping pong like a champion, and quality time with her puppy, Rufio.

Andrea Corral

Andrea joined EWB in 2011 while pursuing her doctorate degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona. Andrea has served as vice-president and fundraising committed chair at the University of Arizona Student Chapter. She was part of the design and travel team for the sanitation program in Marquirivi, Bolivia. After graduating in 2014, Andrea has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and became part of the UNM student chapter. Andrea served as the Mountain Region Steering Committee (MRSC) Vice-President from July 2015 -  2016 and currently she continues to work for the Mountain Region as the President of the Mountain Steering Committee.

Vicky Karanikola
Vice President


Vicky Karanikola was born in Greece where she graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Technical Institute of Serres, Greece. After joining the work force in Greece for 2 years in the field of construction she decided to move to the US to pursue a MSc degree in Civil Engineering at San Diego. In August of 2015, she earned her PhD at the department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at University of Arizona where she currently holds an Assistant Research Professor position. She has been involved with EWB-UA since 2008 and has served as the project manager of EWB-UA’s sanitation project in Bolivia. Currently she serves as the Vice President of the Mountain Region Steering Committee.

 David Heinrich 

David Heinrich (Dave) finally joined the Rocky Mountain Professionals chapter of EWB in 2014 after many years of intending to do so. He owns his own civil consulting engineering firm called Akamai Design, LLC and has previous experience as the Civil Engineer for the Town of Superior and an associate/project manager for a private civil design consulting firm in Boulder and a land surveyor in both Colorado and Nevada. He received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000 and his professional engineering license in civil engineering in 2008. Dave was elected to the Mountain Region Steering Committee in the summer of 2014 and looks forward to continuing to build his input with the entire EWB group into the future.

Sarah Moore

Sarah joined EWB in 2010 while pursuing her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona.  Since then, she has served as Secretary and Vice President of the UA Student Chapter. After completing her undergraduate degree in 2014, she began a PhD program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona, where she was heavily involved with the chapter's sanitation project and traveled to Marquirivi, Bolivia in 2015.  Currently, Sarah is serving as project lead for EWB-UA's irrigation projects in San Carlos, Arizona and the Dominican Republic.  Sarah joined the Mountain Region Steering Committee in January 2015 as Secretary and is looking forward to serving the region.

Cody Pederson

Arizona State Rep

Cody Pederson had a start in Engineers without Borders-USA University of Arizona Chapter in 2009 while pursuing a bachelor's degree, and has been heavily involved since 2012 after returning from a two year service and religious mission trip to Bolivia.  Cody has served as secretary and then president of the University of Arizona Chapter, and has always enjoyed working with other chapters and discussing challenges with them. Cody is now working for Honeywell Aerospace as a systems engineer in north Phoenix.

Curtis McHaley
New Mexico State Rep

 Cedar Wolf

Colorado State Rep


Cedar began his journey into international development when he joined the Peace Corps after receiving BS degrees in Physics and Applied Math from Western Washington University in 2006. From 2006-2008 Cedar served as a Science Teacher in a small village in northern Namibia, and it was here that he also began developing a passion for documentary video and photography. Then, in 2011, he joined Peace Corps Response as an Audio Video Specialist in the Samar Province of the Philippines to help develop an independently run Child’s Rights media campaign for the SOS Children’s Village of Calbayog. He returned to the States to pursue a graduate degree in Engineering for Developing Communities at the University of Colorado Boulder. While attending CU he began volunteering with EWB and served on the Board of the EWB CU Boulder ChapterCedar is currently a Field Based Regional Peace Corps Recruiter for Denver, Boulder and Golden in Colorado as well as a member of the EWB Denver Professional Chapter.

 John Craven

Colorado State Rep

John is a Water Resources Engineer at Hydros Consulting in Boulder, Colorado where he focuses on the modeling of hydrological systems.John returned to Boulder in 2014 after receiving his Master's degree from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. John's interest in water resources engineering drew him to EWB where he hopes to learn more about engineering for developing communities and the unique challenges associated with small-scale water projects. John is currently the Colorado State Representative for the EWB Mountain Region.
James Dilts
Montana State Rep

Erin Poor
Idaho State Rep


Erin joined the University of Idaho chapter of EWB in 2014.  After finishing an MPA she moved to Idaho to study Civil Engineering.  She has been involved with the chapter’s sustainable water supply project in Bolivia and hopes to travel with the team soon.  After graduation she plans to continue working to improve quality of living through engineering projects in developing countries.  Aside from school and EWB, Erin spends her time hiking, camping, and spending time with her dogs. 

Michael Flores
Utah State Rep

Wyoming State Rep


The Mountain Region Steering Committee is looking for a motivated individual who wants to serve EWB, its members, its chapters, and its communities on another level.  Applications will be reviewed monthly until the position is filled.

NOTE: Although Wyoming does not currently have a State Representative on the MRSC, questions about Engineers Without Borders chapters in Wyoming may be directed to John Craven (Colorado State Rep). 

The Mountain Region Steering Committee is looking for a motivated individual who wants to serve EWB, its members, its chapters, and its communities on another level.  Applications will be reviewed monthly until the position is filled.

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