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.

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To contact us, please call 805.969.2271.

 

Nicholas Turner

Nicholas Turner, General Manager

Nicholas (Nick) Turner began serving as Montecito Water District’s General Manager in February 2016. Mr. Turner brings nearly 20 years of executive experience in the water industry in both public and private sectors. As General Manager, Mr. Turner is responsible for the day to day operations and management of the District including implementation of policy as established by the District’s Board of Directors.

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

Adam Kanold, Engineering Manager

Adam Kanold joined the Montecito Water District in 2016. Mr. Kanold is a licensed civil engineer specializing in water, wastewater, and storm water utility design and construction. Immediately prior, he served for more than ten years as a Civil Engineer for Tetra Tech, the top-ranked water consulting firm according to ENR (Engineering News-Record).

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.
Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith, Business Manager

Daryl Smith began as Business Manager for the Montecito Water District in January, 2018. His prior experience includes the roles of Controller for Dutton Plumbing, Inc. in Simi Valley and Senior Accountant for SL Power Inc. in Ventura. His strengths include financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and business process improvements. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.

Mr. Smith is responsible primarily for the finance, accounting, data processing, and human resources operations of the District. Business Department staff include Marla, Ray, Susan, and Nancy Jean. This skilled and knowledgeable team has experience ranging from 1-34 years of District service.
Danny Rodriguez

Danny Rodriguez, Water Distribution Department

Mr. Rodriguez has been with the District since 1983. In his current role of Water Distribution Superintendent, Mr. Rodriguez supervises the Water Distribution Department, and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of more than 100 miles of water distribution mains and approximately 4600 service connections. He is supported by an outstanding team of certified water distribution operators and specialists.

Chad Hurshman, Water Treatment Department

Mr. Hurshman has been with the District since 2001. As Water Treatment & Production Superintendent, he supervises the Water Treatment Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of groundwater wells, pump stations, one dam, one lake, ten reservoirs and the water treatment facilities of the District. He oversees a dedicated team of certified water treatment operators and specialists.

Mike Clark, Water Conservation Specialist

Mike Clark came to the District in February 2005. Mr. Clark's job is to promote water conservation and help customers improve water use efficiency. He has a degree in Natural Resources Management and 16 years’ experience as a landscaper in Montecito. He is available by appointment to meet with you at your home or business to review your water use and make recommendations on maintenance, irrigation, and planting for better water use efficiency (and lower water bills). Call 805.969.2271 to arrange an on-site visit, and he can provide you with free literature on saving water indoors and out.
Laura Camp

Laura Camp, Public Information Officer

Laura Camp joined Montecito Water District in late 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Camp worked in private and public sectors supporting transitions and leading communications efforts for corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Her experience includes positions in the United States, Europe and Africa. Ms. Camp holds a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Brown University and a Master's Degree in International Business from Pepperdine University.