After studying Accounting at the University of Idaho and having a background in the web and printing industry, Vern moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah in 1997 and was hired by the Rural Water Association of Utah as the Publications Specialist. Vern soon took on the responsibility of the Computer Tech with the Association and has worked one-on-one with many small systems on computer related issues. In 1999 Vern got involved in the Association accounting and became the Chief Financial Officer in the year 2000.
In 2003 Vern was recognized by the National Rural Water Association as the Accounting Professional of the Year. Additionally, Vern took on the responsibilities of Deputy Executive Director in 2006. Vern is certified level IV in water distribution and level IV in water treatment. In 2011 Vern received his Utility Management Certification (UMC) and now helps instruct the UMC class. In 2014 Vern obtained his Water Rights Certification. Vern enjoys working with the great people in the Water/wastewater industry in Utah.
76 Red Pine Drive
Rural Water Association of Utah
Alpine, UT 84004