Frank Alfone
Frank AlfoneGeneral Manager
Frank joined the District as General Manager in May, 2015. He is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Business Administration. Frank has over 25 years of executive-level Business and Operations Management experience. He has held various senior property management positions with ResortQuest and Wyndham Vacation Rentals in several western slope resort communities. Frank also served six years as District Manager for the Skyland Metropolitan District and East River Regional Sanitation District in Crested Butte, CO.

Throughout his career, Frank has been the Project Manager for many large-scale, multi-million dollar capital projects including constructing new water source supply, water plant infrastructure upgrades with state of the art monitoring and equipment automation, sanitation treatment plant improvements, integration of property management companies and enhancements at the Steamboat Base Area Promenade.

Prior community and industry involvement includes Treasurer and Board Member of the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, Gunnison County Tourism Panel Board Member, Steamboat Springs Lodging Committee Member, Board Member-Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce and Steamboat Springs Urban Redevelopment Authority Advisory Committee Member.

Frank was born and raised in Pennsylvania before moving to Colorado in the late eighties. He is married with two daughters and a son – a United States Marine! Frank enjoys skiing, mountain biking and playing ice hockey.

Nancy Wilson
Nancy WilsonOffice Manager / Bookkeeper
Nancy moved to Steamboat in 1981 and is also a Colorado native. She attended both the University of Northern Colorado and Metro State majoring in Accounting with a minor in business administration. She is married to Jim and has two grown children and six grandchildren. Nancy loves photography and quilting. Nancy joined the Mount Werner Water team November 22, 2010.
Jeff Peterson
Jeff PetersonOperations Manager
Born in Denver, Jeff is a Colorado native. He and his family moved to Steamboat Springs in the Fall of 1978. He has been employed by Mt. Werner Water since 1980. He holds certification as a Class A Water Treatment Operator, a Class IV Distribution Operator, and a Class IV Wastewater Collection Operator.

He and his wife Jody have a son Jesse, a lovely daughter in law Jessica and their first grandson Oliver ‘Oli’. Jeff enjoys the mountain life; fly fishing, camping, mountain biking, hiking and backcountry skiing.

‘I have been truly blessed and proud to have this position with Mount Werner Water for 36 years. I value my experience of working with a top-notch, quality team of diverse people taking on the daily challenges to maintain the Mt. Werner Water District as an outstanding facility and entity.’

Richard Buccino
Richard BuccinoDistrict Engineer
Richard has over 36 years of engineering design, and project management experience related to a wide array of public, private, and commercial development projects.

As many of you may be aware, Richard spent 14 years with the City of Steamboat Springs Public Works Department Engineering Division, 6 years in Civil and Commercial Construction and 6 years in Private Consulting. In this capacity, Richard helped with many of the public projects we all now enjoy. Over the last 10 years, Richard has helped to successfully complete District water, sewer and infrastructure projects totaling over 15 Million. Since Richard’s arrival at the District he has successfully integrated into the systems over 14 miles of new water and sewer mains both publicly and privately maintained. Richard also operates and maintains the Districts GIS and mapping programs for internal, public and regulatory requirements. Richard also reviews all new development proposals and building permit applications for conformance to District regulations and standards.

You may see Richard in his off hours completing home improvement projects, fly fishing, hunting, hiking, volunteering and parenting.

“We are all here to make this a better place for our children. With this in mind, any student interested in pursuing an Engineering degree or career is encouraged to contact us here at the District for a tour of our facilities”.
Richard Buccino
Tim GibbonsWater Treatment Plant Operator
Tim is from North Carolina and moved to Steamboat in 1976. He attended the University of North Carolina where he received his BA. He has worked with Mount Werner Water as a plant operator for 25 years and holds certification for a Class A Water Treatment Operator. Sue, his wife, and his son, Micah, spend their time recreating around Steamboat and surrounding areas.
Greg BurkholderMaintenance Foreman
Greg is originally from Pennsylvania. Moved to Steamboat in 1980 and has been with Mount Werner Water since 1981. He holds certification for a Class II Wastewater Collection Operator and a Class IV Water Distribution Operator. He and his wife Amy have two girls, Gretchen and Anna. Greg is an avid cross-country skier and when there is no snow, he’s either backpacking or hiking. He also enjoys growing vegetables in his garden.

” The wastewater and water business is ever changing, it’s a great field to be in!”

Patti RetzAccounts Receivable / Customer Service
Patti has lived in Steamboat since 1993; she is married with two grown daughters. Patti enjoys hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and with any spare time she is a weekend potter.
“I have to count myself very lucky to be able to live, work, and raise a family in such a beautiful place.”
Tim Gibbons
Bruce ThompsonWater Treatment Plant Operator
Originally from Longmont, Bruce has lived in Steamboat since 1985 and has been with Mount Werner Water since 1992. He holds certification as a Class A Water Treatment Operator, a Class IV Water Distribution Operator, and a Class IV Wastewater Collection Operator. He and his wife Nancy have five kids. On the weekends, you can find Bruce on the slopes or biking.
John AbramskiMaintenance Worker II
John moved from Connecticut to Steamboat in 1993. John joined the District in 2012. He holds certification for a Class II Water Distribution Operator and a Class II Wastewater Collection Operator.

He enjoys fishing, hunting, dirt biking and traveling.

Nate JohnsonWater Treatment Plant Operator
Nate and his wife Frannie moved to Steamboat in 2011 from Michigan. They have a son, Gil and dog, Juno. Nate has been with Mount Werner Water since July 2013. He holds certifications as a Class A Water Treatment Operator, a Class III Water Distribution Operator, and a Class III Wastewater Collection Operator.

Nate is quoted as saying he “enjoys everything to do with the outdoors”.

Jim FletcherMaintenance Worker
Jim moved to Steamboat in 2002 with his wife Stephanie. He’s been mostly employed in maintenance and facilities management for Wyndham and Marabou Ranch until February 2017 when he joined the Mount Werner Water team. He enjoys backpacking, biking, backcountry skiing and fishing; plus Jim has a really good sense of humor.