Born in Phoenix, Nichole attended Montana State University Bozeman where she received two bachelor’s degrees in architecture and international relations. Nichole received her Master’s in Landscape Architecture at the U of A with an emphasis on development practice and environmental planning. Nichole’s work and interests focus on participatory design, urban ecology, and the impacts and benefits of green infrastructure for social welfare in the broader urban fabric. Nichole’s specializations include site-scale rainwater harvesting design, as well as neighborhood-scale green infrastructure planning, design and implementation.
Senior Green Infrastructure Specialist
Lincoln Perino specializes in implementing landscape projects to manage water from roofs, through the neighborhoods and into our streams. He has over 10 years of experience implementing rainwater harvesting in the urban environment and seven years restoring active streams and wetlands throughout the Southwest. Lincoln is easily at home designing, implementing, or troubleshooting residential and commercial rainwater and greywater harvesting projects including pump-based systems to operating heavy equipment to implement large-scale riparian restoration projects.
Policy and Technical Director
Catlow Shipek, a founding member of WMG, is a Water Harvesting Certification instructor, and avid practitioner who blends a practical resource management approach with an eye for design. Catlow has over 15 years of field experience ranging from erosion control and arroyo restoration with ranchers, to a decade of water harvesting design and project implementation in urban watersheds, to community-scale water resource planning, policy, and conservation incentives. Catlow assisted in the development of City of Tucson’s Green Streets Policy and Tucson Water’s Rainwater Harvesting Incentive program. He has served on numerous advisory committees including Tucson Water’s Citizen’s Water Advisory Committee and is the Chair of the Conservation and Education subcommittee; served as a member of the Conservation Effluent Pool Taskforce to identify and select project sites best suited to receive treated effluent to benefit wildlife habitat and the community; participated in the City of Tucson 2010 residential greywater ordinance revision; and contributed most recently to the Complete Streets Taskforce led by Living Streets Alliance for the City of Tucson.