Board of Directors

Jay Settersten
NASECA-WI President
SetterTech Natural Environment Technologies
Madison, WI
Email: jay.settersten@nasecawi.org
Email: settertech@frontier.com
Jay Settersten is the president of SetterTech, LLC and a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with experience in erosion control and storm water management including: water infiltration and sedimentation in urban situations, shoreline management, prairie restoration / establishment and erosion control systems, permitting and planning. Mr. Settersten has worked to establish plant science in the world of erosion control and storm water management over his 25 year career. Mr. Settersten is currently the President of NASECA-WI (North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association) and also sits on the Wisconsin Land Improvement Contractors Association Board of Directors. Mr. Settersten has worked with private, commercial and municipal sectors over his tenure. His mission is to make land and water stewardship a priority for all.
Gil Layton
NASECA-WI Vice President
Layton Environmental
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Email: gil.layton@nasecawi.org
Email: laytonenv@wctc.net
Gil Layton is proprietor of Layton Environmental, specializing in erosion control and stormwater management. He has 38 years of experience with WisDOT as a project manager in both design and construction for major transportation projects, and most recently served as the department’s erosion control and stormwater support person. As the Chairperson for the WisDOT Erosion Control and Storm Water team, he helped lead WisDOT through major changes in erosion control standards, new product selection, new specifications, and training. He also was a founding member of North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association.
Joshua Harder, P.E.
NASECA-WI Treasurer
Erosion Control Engineer
Dane County Land Conservation
Madison, WI
Email: josh.harder@nasecawi.org
Josh Harder is an Erosion Control Engineer with Dane County’s Land and Water Resources Department. He has been with Dane County since 2003 and has held the position of Erosion Control Engineer since 2005. Josh graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Biological Systems Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin.
Ben Nelson
NASECA-WI Secretary
Environmental Scientist
Montgomery Associates Resource Solutions
Cottage Grove, WI
Email: ben.nelson@nasecawi.org
Email: ben@ma-rs.org
Ben Nelson is an environmental scientist with Montgomery Associates Resource Solutions in Cottage Grove. Since 2008, he’s served as a Board Member for NASECA. He is a graduate of UW-Platteville with a degree in Reclamation with over eleven years experience working as a consultant on projects in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. He has used his education and professional experience on civil and environmental engineering projects to assist his clients with stormwater and erosion control permitting, waterway permitting, water quality studies, groundwater studies, subsurface investigations, stormwater management analysis and design, and construction plans and specifications.
Eric Rortvedt
DNR South Central Region
Fitchburg, WI
Email: eric.rortvedt@nasecawi.org
Eric Rortvedt obtained a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a registered Professional Engineer. He has worked for the DNR in WPDES permitting since 1992 and was the stormwater program coordinator for 8 years and is currently a storm water review engineer in DNR’s South Central Region. Eric reviews erosion control and stormwater management plans and also helped to draft chs. NR 151 and 216, Wis. Adm. Code, and construction site, industrial and municipal stormwater discharge permits.
Mary Jo Webster, CPESC, CPSWQ
La Crosse, WI
Email: maryjo.webster@nasecawi.org
Mary Jo Webster recently retired (2014) from the La Crosse County Dept. of Land Conservation in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Her duties included the implementation of the erosion control, the non-metallic mine reclamation, and the storm water management ordinances for the County. Mary Jo was responsible for overseeing the MS4 requirements of the County, and in retirement is still working in that capacity. Mary Jo has a BS in Reclamation and Soil Science. She has obtained certifications as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality and Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control. She acts as the Area Representative and is an approved instructor for the Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control program.
Jeremy Balousek, P.E.
Dane County Land and Water Resources Dept.
Madison, WI
Email: jeremy.balousek@nasecawi.org
Jeremy Balousek has worked for the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department in Madison, Wisconsin since 1997. In his position as Division Manager, he is responsible for leading the implementation of the countywide erosion control and stormwater management programs. Jeremy received his B.S. and M.S. in Soil and Water Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and also on the Board of Directors of the North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association of Wisconsin.
Wendy Braun, P.E.
DTSD-Bureau of Equity/Environmental Services
Madison, WI
Email: wendy.braun@nasecawi.org
Email: wendy.braun@dot.wi.gov
Wendy Braun has worked with the Department of Transportation for the past 7 years. She started in construction as the Assistant Field engineer then moved to the Environmental team in the Southeast Region of WisDOT as the Storm water and Erosion Control Engineer. She was promoted to Central Office Bureau of Equity and Environmental Services as Storm water Engineer and has continued with Erosion and Sediment control. She has worked extensively with larger construction projects in the state such as the Marquette Interchange and St. Croix Bridge. Prior to WisDOT, she was employed as a Civil Engineer for Central Engineers and Northern Environmental conducting such tasks as designing drainage, sanitary, and storm sewer; roads; Subdivisions; LUST cleanup, etc.
Derek Hoffman, P.E.
Earth and Road
Lodi, WI
Email: derek.hoffman@nasecawi.org
Email: dhoffman@earthandroad.com
Derek Hoffman is owner of Earth & Road Corporation, a national distributor of environmental products and provider of environmental compliance services. Derek earned his degree in Civil Engineering at Purdue University, where he also attained an MBA. Throughout his 20+ years in the industry, he has become intimately familiar with the strict laws enacted by the federal government, states, counties and provinces when earth moving construction and stormwater management are involved. When not hard at work, Derek enjoys fishing, boating, spending time with his family, playing Euchre, and watching National Lampoon’s movies.
Kristie Kasbohm
NASECA-WI Executive Director
Madison, WI
Email: kristie.kasbohm@nasecawi.org
Kristie Kasbohm is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She has worked in the non-profit arena since 2000 in a variety of settings including: performing arts, healthcare, and environmental in a number of capacities including: financial, membership, fundraising, marketing, graphic design, volunteer management, and strategic development. Kristie has served as the Executive Director of the North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association of Wisconsin since 2012.