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Heather Ashlock


Heather Ashlock has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Weber State University. She has been a School teacher in Utah for both Public and Private schools and was employed by The Sylvan Learning Center in June of 2008. Her position was Director of Education. She left because of a family Illness. In March of 2010 Heather came to Arizona and became a member of Cross Connection Environmental LLC, Where she became the principle managing member of the Corporation. Heather is a certified backflow assembly tester through ABPA, and has completed the 40 hour specialist training. Heather’s principle duties are to oversee and evaluate Cross Connection Environmental’s Training core competencies to improve the quality of training and the Pass / Fail Ration of both the written and hands on training. Heather has also been working in the classroom and lab instruction since 2011.

Kenneth Ashlock


Ken is Vice President of Cross Connection Environmental which offers seminars in Backflow assembly Testing, Cross Connection Specialist and Assembly Repair. Ken was employed by the City of Tempe from June of 1973 to June of 2006. His first position was as a Utility Maintenance Worker I or a laborer in the Water and Waste Water Division. In December of 1973 ken was promoted to Water Meter Repairman II. From 1977 - 1979 ken was supervising meter shop personnel. In September of 1979 Ken was promoted to a Utility Maintenance Worker III.  His job duties were Supervising a 3 to 6  employees in the installation, repair and maintenance of 3/4 through 2 inch water services, and the installation, repair and maintenance of 4 through 14 inch water mains. Recording man hours, equipment hours and material used, as well as reading and drawing of as-built drawings.  Ken was also responsible for scheduling work and coordinating utility locations. In November 1985 was promoted as the Cross-Connection Control Specialist for the City of Tempe's Cross Connection Control Program. He is the program administrator responsible for more than 4700 municipal and privately owned assemblies. Ken acquired his training from the Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research at the University of Southern California.  Ken holds certificates as a Certified Backflow Assembly Tester and Cross Connection Specialist. from American Backflow Prevention Association. Ken has been instructing classes in Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing since 1988. Ken has been an instructor in Backflow Tester certification for Gateway Community College and is currently an instructor for both Cross Connection Environmental LLC, and Arizona Chapter ABPA instructing classes in Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing, Cross Connection Specialist and Backflow Prevention Assembly repair. Ken's has been a member of The American Backflow Prevention Association since 1985 and was instrumental in the formation of the Arizona Chapter of the American Backflow Prevention Association, where he served as chapter president in 1992-93, Regional Director 1994-96, Vice President 1996-97, International President 1997-1999, and Ken is a lifetime member of the Association, where he has served as National Conference Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee and By Laws Committee.  Ken was honored at the 2002 International Conference with the Associations highest award the Meritorious Service Award.  In 2018 Ken awarded by the Arizona chapter the Sueo Murakomi  memorial Award for outstanding service to the Chapter.