While attending Sheridan High School (2004-05) and then Sheridan College (2005-07), Tina worked part-time as an Office Aide and Field Technician for Steady Stream Hydrology. In 2009, she graduated from The University of Montana, Missoula with a BA in Organismal Biology and then returned to her hometown in 2011 to work in the environment she loves with SSH. So much so, that she finally became a full-time employee after 7 years! In addition to receiving a Wetland Delineation Certification from Wetland Training Institute, Inc. (2012), she completed Dave Rosgen’s Wildland Hydrology Applied Fluvial Geomorphology (2013), River Morphology and Applications (Spring 2014), River Assessment & Monitoring (Fall 2014) and River Restoration & Natural Channel Design (Fall 2015). She enjoys working in the outdoors and educating people about plant and animal life, both aquatic and terrestrial. Her growing knowledge in the Natural Channel Design Concept for restoration of rivers, Wetland Habitat Delineation and, of course, her hobby of fly-fishing reinforces SSH’s goal to provide comprehensive management and education of rivers, wetlands, watersheds and riparian areas.
After graduating from the Watershed Science program at Colorado State University, Cheryl Harrelson worked with the U.S. Forest Service. During her time at the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Cheryl began in-depth study of natural channel dynamics with Luna Leopold. Dr. Leopold, the former Chief Hydrologist for the US Geologic Survey, remains a pioneer in the field of hydrology. His emphasis on data collection led Cheryl to write the paper, “Stream Channel Reference Sites: An Illustrated Guide to Field Technique.” Cheryl attended the original “Rivers and Operational Hydrology” course taught by Dr. Leopold together with David Rosgen, and she later completed all levels of Dr. Rosgen’s river courses. In 1993, Cheryl returned to her native Wyoming as a private consultant where she founded and operates Steady Stream Hydrology, Inc.