Staff & Operations
Providing high quality service depends on a partnership between an elected board of directors, and a skilled and dedicated staff of managers, technicians, operators and field crews with shared expertise in engineering, finance, water conservation, treatment, conservation, business management, technology, and communication.
To contact us, please call 805.969.2271.
Nicholas Turner, General Manager
Prior to joining Montecito Water District, Mr. Turner spent 3 years (2013-16) employed as the General Manager of the Lamont Public Utility District, a public agency providing water, sewer and streetlighting services to a community of approx. 15,000 residents. His previous experience also includes 12 years (2001-12) as District Engineer/Project Manager at AECOM/Boyle Engineering, a global leader in engineering design services specializing in water and wastewater infrastructure projects for public agencies. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2000 from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and has been a registered professional civil engineer in the state of California since 2005.
Adam Kanold, Assistant General Manager / Engineering Manager
Mr. Kanold's project management, engineering and design experience spans water projects around the world, including locations throughout the United States and overseas in Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Korea, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Tanzania, and Kenya. He is also the founder of the Santa Barbara / Ventura Engineers Without Borders chapter, which provides engineering solutions in water crisis situations to developing countries around the world.
Olivia Rojas, Business Manager
Prior to joining Montecito Water District, Ms. Rojas spent 4 years (2016-20) employed as the Fiscal Officer of the Isla Vista Recreation & Park District, a public agency providing environmentally friendly park maintenance, children’s programing, community event partnering and street cleaning services to a community of approx. 20,000 residents. Her previous experience also includes over ten years (2007-21) as Financial Controller at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, it’s Riviera Theatre and Education Center, in addition to being owner and operator of an independent consulting firm. Ms. Rojas received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1997. Ms. Rojas is a founder of the Institute of Management Accountants Santa Barbara chapter and an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association.