36 years of private industry experience:
My entire engineering career has been with private sector engineering companies. I founded the San Diego office for Fuscoe Engineering in 1992. Today I lead San Diego office with 28 employees.
In the private sector you learn to live within your means. If you don’t stay within your budget, you go out of business. As a member of the senior management team at Fuscoe, I helped the company successfully navigate through three economic down turns. Throughout we kept the doors open and paid our debts. Next year we will celebrate our 25th anniversary.
Water Resources Engineering:
I moved to Encinitas 44 years ago. I am a lifelong surfer and have always been passionate about protecting our coast. I attended Palomar College, graduating in 1977 with an AA degree. I transferred to UC Irvine graduating in 1980 with a BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Water resources.
Passionate about Water Reuse:
The only way we can live in the arid regions of Southern California is by importing water. It is very expensive to do this. Water is a limited, precious resource and we must recycle it. To just use this expensive imported water once and then dump it into the ocean is waste of resources and we have to stop.
Pure Water Working Group
As a member of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Pure Water Working Group, I represented private industry stakeholders (architects, engineers, contractors, and builders) and provided input for the efforts to turn recycled water into potable water that can be reused in homes and businesses. Potable reuse and desalinization represent the our future for reducing our dependence on imported water.
Summary of key experience:
- UC Irvine School of Engineering BSCE 1980
- Registered Professional Engineer – California 1983, Arizona 2007
- Pure Water Working Group
- American Society of Civil Engineers – Life Member
- Rancho Ponderosa HOA Board of Directors
- BIA Builders Resource Council – 2016 Chairman
- 2016 Daily Transcript Top 100 Influential Leaders