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Dedicated public health professional and educator offering 16 years in all aspects of local, state, and federal drinking water advocacy and policy

Work experience

May 2016Present

Water System Supervisor

Rubio Cañon Land and Water Association-Altadena, CA
  • Supervises and coordinates water distribution and treatment plant maintenance and water quality.
  • Coordinates with outside agencies and the general public.
  • Directly responsible for all field crew in the areas of water quality, water service repairs and mains, reading meters, meter change outs, vehicle maintenance, and power usage.
  • Directly responsible for a surface water treatment plant in the areas of reports such as production, sanitary survey, CalARP, etc.
Feb 2011Present

Adjunct Instructor

Citrus College-Glendora, CA
  • Teach water treatment courses that prepare the student for the State Water Resources Control Board grade T1-T5 exams and for the college's AS degree in Water Technology.
  • Developed teaching aids, multimedia visual aids and study materials.
  • Wrote course materials such as syllabus, and graded homework assignments, and handouts.
Sep 2006Present

Adjunct Instructor

Pacific Baptist College-La Verne, CA
  • Teach an introductory level course in Philosophy.
  • Teach an introductory level course in English grammar.
  • Coached students on public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Wrote course materials such as syllabus, and graded homework assignments, and handouts.
Apr 2013may 2016

Water Systems Specialist

City of La Verne-La Verne, CA
  • Lead-man position that plans, coordinates, supervises, and monitors the activities and work relating to water production in the city's distribution system in conjunction with the water supervisor.
  • Monitors a single pass treatment process that treats nitrates and perchlorate.
  • Coordinates and monitors vendors maintenance for repairs done in the distribution system and treatment plant.
  • Forecasts purchasing water based on customer demand.
  • Adjusts chemical feed rates to maintain a chloramine ratio of 5:1.
  • Calculate blending of high nitrate and perchlorate water with purchased water.
Apr 2013Apr 2013


Mt. San Antonio Community College-Walnut, CA
  • Instructed and provided guidance in a workshop setting to achieve learning outcomes in the water treatment field for unemployed individuals who were looking for a career change.
  • Developed courses in line with the curriculum requirements of the college's Community Education Department.
  • Wrote course materials such as syllabus, homework assignments, and handouts.
Jun 2007Apr 2013

Production & Treatment Operator

Valley County Water District-Baldwin Park, CA
  • Inspected, operated, and maintained a T5 water treatment Superfund site and its equipment along with the City's distribution system by way of a SCADA system and manual controls to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and environmental requirements.
  • Repaired wiring, equipment, and machinery.
  • Used schematic diagrams to plan work.
  • Installed, and aligned new equipment.
Dec 2005Jun 2007

Water Treatment Operator

ECO Resources-Burbank, CA
  • Monitored a T4 water treatment Superfund site to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and environmental requirements.
  • Analyzed field data using SCADA; isolated and diagnosed faults.



Master of Arts: Philosophy

Claremont Graduate University-Claremont, CA

In order to complete the Master of Arts program, it required a sequence of historical courses, i.e. topics in Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and Contemporary Philosophy, an approved course in ethics or value theory, an approved course in metaphysics or epistemology, Logic and Argumentation, four electives, and reading competence in one foreign language.


Bachelor of Arts: English

University of La Verne-La Verne, CA

The English studies program is designed to prepare for careers in education, law, business, or human relations. To complete an English degree a student must demonstrate the ability to read and analyze critically the major genres, to write clearly and coherently, to understand and use basic linguistic concepts, to employ intelligently the vocabulary of the literary study, and to be able to relate major events in literary history to the world at large.


Certificate of Achievement: Water Technology

Citrus College-Glendora, ca

The Water Technology certificate of achievement was issued based on the satisfactory completion of the specific sequence of courses totaling 18 units, which provided the knowledge to upgrade the skills necessary to do the job of a treatment operator more efficiently.


Water Treatment Grade 5

California department of public health

Operator# 25815

Water Distribution Grade 3

California department of public health

Operator# 29882


oral and written communication
schematic diagram interpretation
drinking water regulatory knowledge
computer programs
organizational development


  • National Defence Ribbon, US Marine Corps, 1994
  • Humanitarian Service Medal, US Marine Corps, 1994
  • Featured on AWWA's Work for Water website
  • Sat on the Citrus College Water Technology Advisory Council Committee in 2011
  • Developed my own lesson plans in Philosophy, English, Speech, and Water Treatment