In 2018, after working at Steady Stream Hydrology, Inc. for almost 15 years, Tina bought the company from her long-time mentor and friend Cheryl Harrelson. Her years of on-the-job training and experience include expertise in professional geomorphology, hydrology, wetland sciences, and watershed management practices. She also completed Dave Rosgen’s Wildland Hydrology Inc. Geomorphology courses, Wetland Training Institute’s Wetland Delineation course, and developed skills in collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpreting a variety of field data, proving her capable of producing solutions in multifaceted project situations.
Tina’s knowledge and understanding of design, permitting, and construction of wetland, riparian and stream restoration projects using natural channel design concepts allows her to work well with other professional entities including federal agencies, private landowners, contractors, and the public. Her collaborative efforts in this way produce reliable working relationships to smoothly complete projects while following regulatory policies and applying best land management practices. She enjoys working in the outdoors, educating people about plant and animal life both aquatic and terrestrial. Her 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.