Roland Sanford has over 35 years of technical and managerial experience in water resources. He was with the Solano County Water Agency from 1990 to 2003, at which time he served primarily in a technical role, and returned in 2015 as General Manager. Prior to returning to the Solano County Water Agency, Mr. Sanford served as the General Manager of the Mendocino County Water Agency for eight years, followed by three years as the General Manager of the Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington, a B.S. Degree in Fisheries from Humboldt State University, and a Double B.A. in Biology/Zoology from Humboldt State University.
Assistant General Manager
Chris has twenty-five years’ experience with endangered species, environmental compliance, and permitting issues; the last sixteen years which have been with the Water Agency. Chris’ primary responsibilities with the Water Agency include regulatory and permitting compliance and long-range planning, which includes managing the Solano Habitat Conservation Plan, SGMA compliance and development of the Solano Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan in conjunction with the other GSA’s in the subbasin, and coordinating and assisting Member Agencies within Solano County. Chris holds a BS in Biological Sciences from California State University, Stanislaus.
Thomas Pate, P.E.
Principal Water Resources Engineer
Principal Water Resources Engineer
Alex Rabidoux has been with the Water Agency for over 15-years working on a variety of water quality, engineering, and flood control projects. Alex’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the Engineering and Water Quality Team, supporting SCWA’s member agencies on regional water supply and flood control projects, and providing technical support on Delta and State Water Project related issues. Alex is proud to be part of the Water Agency team, protecting Solano County’s regional water supply and serving the residents of Solano County. Alex graduated with a Master of Science degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UC Davis in 2005 and is a licensed Civil Engineer.
Rich has been Streamkeeper since 2000, leading complex and cooperative projects to protect the resources of Lower Putah Creek. He has won over $12 million in competitive grants for physical and biological studies, community planning and habitat enhancement projects including: abating and deterring trespass and illegal dumping; controlling invasive weeds; stabilizing eroding banks; restoring natural channel form and function; and establishing native vegetation. He also manages a native plant nursery staffed with community volunteers. His prior experience includes 25 years with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (part time since 2000) leading a statewide program to protect listed species from pesticide exposure. He obtained a B.S. in Plant Science (Horticulture) from U.C. Davis in 1978.
Supervising Water Resources Engineer
Jay is responsible for data collection efforts of the Solano County Water Agency and manages the database and web sites that provide the information to operations staff and the public. He maintains all instrumentation, telemetry equipment, new equipment installations, and develops/maintains flow rating curves. Jay has a Civil Engineering degree from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He worked with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for 12 years before starting with the Solano County Water Agency in 2006. During his time with the USGS he was the special study manager for the San Francisco Bay & Delta Hydrodynamics Division and helped develop and maintain the flow network in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Water Conservation Coordinator
Andy Florendo is a Senior Water Resource Specialist with Solano County Water Agency. He has been with the water agency since 2006 and is responsible for implementation of the Agency’s Water Use Efficiency Program. Prior to coming to Solano County Water Agency, Andy worked for Zone 7 Water Agency where he was in charge of that Agency’s water conservation program. He first became involved with water conservation and water use planning during the 1987 – 1992 drought. Prior to his involvement in water conservation, Andy was responsible for Zone 7’s stream flow monitoring stations where his duties included stream gaging, flow record administration, and groundwater measurement.
Andy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries Management from Humboldt State University. After graduation, Andy was hired as a biological technician with the Bureau of Land Management in Medford, Oregon where he worked on an environmental assessment study measuring the effects of cattle on streams. Andy also has work experience with the California Department of Fish and Game (Wildlife) as a student assistant. He worked with Fish and Game in both marine and freshwater fisheries management at locations from Redding to Long Beach.
Supervising Water Resources Specialist
Mark Snyder graduated from UC Davis in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Resource Sciences with an emphasis in hydrobiology. After college, Mark worked for an environmental consulting firm where he conducted wetland delineations and biological monitoring of upland and wetland mitigation sites. Mark began working with the Solano County Water Agency in 2006. Mark’s current responsibilities include Lower Putah Creek flow compliance, environmental permitting and compliance, property management, safety, and fleet management.
Financial Accountant II
Marcie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sonoma State University, in Management with emphasis in Accounting. At the Water Agency, Marcie is responsible for Monthly Financial Reporting, Invoicing and Accounts Receivable, the Annual Financial Audit, General Accounting and both the Annual Budget and Mid-year budget processes. . Marcie’s past experience includes Full-Cycle accounting for Out Patient Surgery Centers and as an Accounting Services Supervisor for a Scientific R&D company, including Monthly Financial Reporting, Quarterly SEC Reports, Stock Plan Administration, and other special projects.
Senior Water Resources Technician
Assistant Water Resources Engineer
As Assistant Water Resources Engineer, Jeff works on a variety of projects for SCWA. These include managing the operations and maintenance for the Green Valley Flood Control Project and the Ulatis Flood Control Project. Jeff also does field surveying and engineering design for creek restoration projects for the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee, as well as provide engineering support and construction management for other such projects. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (2013) and a Master of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2014) both from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Senior Water Resources Specialist
Katherine has been with Solano County Water Agency since 2016 and has a wide variety of responsibilities within the Agency. Her key roles are Accounts Payable and Office Management. She provides Administrative Support to the entire staff. Katherine brings a very diverse background of experience and skills to the Agency which includes several years in Human Resources, Finance, Administration and Fleet Management. She has a Degree in Business Management and is a commissioned Notary Public.
Assistant Water Resources Engineer
Water Resources Technician
Associate Water Resources Specialist
Justin has been with Solano County Water Agency since 2017 with responsibilities in providing assistance in the Engineering and Water Quality department, as well as the permitting/groundwater management department. His key roles include: overseeing water quality and instrumentation, collecting and developing groundwater well data, maintaining ADCP flow stations, and providing staff support in field and hydrologic scientific investigations. Justin graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrology.