NSWA Staff

  David Trew, Executive Director (780) 496-3474

David has in his career focused primarily on water quality management and policy development as a scientist, manager and senior manager. He has worked with all manner of stakeholders in the water management area, from scientific research communities and early river basin councils, through to cross-ministry and inter-governmental committees. David is well positioned to guide the organization as it fulfills its potential as the Watershed Planning and Advisory Council for the North Saskatchewan Watershed.

  Billie Milholland, Communications Manager (780) 496-5577

Billie started with NSWA in the spring of 2001. Her involvement with economic development in rural communities, experience with the public participation process and use of strategic communication techniques are some of the resources she calls upon. Her free-lance journalism exploits spanned over thirty years, wherein she wrote for Harrowsmith Magazine, Western Producer, Chatalaine, Chickadee and produced weekly columns for various newspapers in Alberta and B.C. The skills she developed there have been useful in producing "The North Saskatchewan River Guide", "The Heritage River Study" and her most recent publication, "Living in the SHED" which is due to be released in 2014.

  Gord Thompson, Technical Program Coordinator
(780) 496-3010

Gord joined the NSWA after a 35-year career in wastewater engineering and management with the City of Edmonton and the Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission. He brings a strong interest in the impacts of growth and development on the environment.

Meghann Matthews, Administrative Assistant (780) 442-6363

Meghann joined with the NSWA in Fall 2010. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration co-conferred by the University of British Columbia Okanagan and the Okanagan School of Business. During her studies, Meghann gained a passion for marketing and public engagement. Her practical business knowledge, enthusiasm and good sense of humour has brought an elegant efficiency to the NSWA office.

 Melissa Logan, Basin Planner (780) 495-0641

Melissa Logan has a degree in Biology from the University of Alberta (2001) and started working with the NSWA in February 2011. Melissa has experience in watershed management planning, state of the watershed reporting, limnology, surface water quality assessment, treatment wetland design, bioengineering, health and safety, and wetland and riparian area conservation. Melissa has worked with many different watershed stewardship groups across the province on watershed management initiatives, and has been involved with two different working groups on the Alberta Water Council. Outside work, Melissa is an avid photographer, motorcyclist, roller derby player and bootcamp instructor.


North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance 

9504 - 49 St. Edmonton, AB T6B 2M9 
Tel: (780) 442-6363 
Fax: (780) 495-0610 

Email: water@nswa.ab.ca