Our Team

Bre Plier
Bre Plier, AICP
Manager of Sustainability

Bre is a certified planner who specializes in program development and management, grant writing, and community engagement. Her educational background centers on urban planning, community sustainability, and natural resource management. She has over a decade of experience developing and managing green infrastructure programs and developed the District’s Neighborhood Green Infrastructure Outreach Program and oversees activities at the Fresh Coast Resource Center.

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Chris Schultz, CPM, ENV SP
Senior Project Manager

Chris has substantial experience in water quality and led the development of the District’s Regional Green Roof Initiative Program since its inception in 2010. He serves as the lead project manager on the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program (a funding program for green infrastructure implementation) and the Fresh Coast Resource Center. Chris brings years of experience working with contractors and a deep understanding of connections to the region’s water.

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Jay Feiker
Project Manager

Jay adds a unique blend of experience and education to the District’s sustainability and green infrastructure team. His background as an educator, GIS professional, and hydrogeologist help communicate complex projects to people from all different education levels and backgrounds. The focus of his work is educating the public about green infrastructure and its connection to protecting our most valuable asset – Lake Michigan.

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Andy Kaminski, P.E., ENV SP
Senior Project Manager

Andy specializes in managing relationships and green infrastructure projects with the 28 municipalities the District serves. The District provides annual funding, through the Green Solutions program, that helps municipalities build green infrastructure projects that make sense for their unique needs. As a certified professional engineer, he can help you plan your project, assist with basic project design, and answer your questions related to funding and MMSD’s stormwater rules.

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Lisa Sasso, ENV SP
Senior Project Planner

Lisa’s expertise lies in cultivating partner relationships to extend the reach of the District to better meet the needs of both the District and community stakeholders. Lisa brings her background in business and freshwater science to implement meaningful green infrastructure projects with partners. Lisa works on a variety of projects from schoolyard design to workforce development.

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Jamie Ferschinger
Senior Project Planner

Jamie has a background in conservation biology and environmental health with experience in non-profit management working to promote environmental sustainability, environmental justice, and resilience. Jamie works on a number of integrated watershed management projects connecting social and ecological aspects to improve human and ecological health of Milwaukee's residents, rivers, and Lake Michigan.

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Matthew Magruder, ENV SP
Environmental Research Manager

Matt oversees the Districts’ research-related activities for green infrastructure and strategies for technological innovation. Matt can help work through ideas to ensure there is support in addressing challenges related to implementation, funding, and project alignment with District objectives. Interested in water quality and urban biodiversity? So are we! Matt can help you evaluate best management practice alternatives to maximize biodiversity potential and protection of our freshwater resources.