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This team is dedicated to deciding where, when & what we build for all of the water projects we implement in the field. All of Thirst Project’s implementing activity is overseen and managed by the organization’s ‘Water Project Technical Board’. This group of five individuals is made up of leading experts in the field of water and sustainability (civil engineers & hydrogeologists). The Board meets Quarterly to review and approve the selection of upcoming projects to be implemented by the organization in the upcoming Quarter. The Board reviews and approves Site Assessments, Quotes, and Planned Action before a project is funded. After projects are complete, they review Completed Reports, Pump Tests, and Water Quality Tests for each site.


Carolina Sanchez, PE

Senior Engineer at Wildermuth Environmental, Inc.

Carolina Sanchez, PE is a Senior Engineer at West Yost Associates. She has nine years of professional experience in the water resources industry. She received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University in 2012 and an M.S. degree in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology from Stanford University in 2014. Her technical expertise includes recharge master planning, surface water modeling, implementation of monitoring programs, numerical analysis, groundwater management planning, database management, and regulatory compliance reporting.


Georgina King, PG, CHg

Principal Hydrogeologist at Montgomery & Associates

Georgina King has over 25 years of experience & counting in Hydrology. She began her career being educated in South Africa and spent her early years with the South African Department of Water Affairs as the Assistant Director of groundwater resources for the province of KwaZulu-Natal. She was responsible for technical aspects of managing groundwater, such as establishing a regional monitoring network, enhancing rural water supply, and developing regional hydrogeological maps. Since 2000, Georgina has worked in California and focused on developing, managing, and protecting groundwater resources. She is experienced in managing and conducting technical studies on basin-wide groundwater management, large-capacity public water supply projects, sustainable yield, and groundwater modeling projects. She has extensive experience in developing and managing geographic information systems (GIS) and databases, which she applies to many of her projects.


Philip Reidy, PE

Senior Consultant at Geosyntec Consultants

Philip Reidy grew up outside of Boston Massachusetts as the son of a civil engineer who he credits for his first exposure to water concepts. Graduating with a master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering many years later, he was again bitten by the water bug in designing dewatering systems for large construction sites (what a waste!). As sustainability and green infrastructure started to become mainstream, became fascinated with rainwater harvesting systems. Realizing quickly that Rain barrels were not enough to supplant domestic water uses, he researched household-integrated harvesting systems and found very little in the way of comprehensive expertise in the US. So, he built one to supply the toilets and irrigation system that came with the first house he owned. And built another one. And started a company doing this in 2003, Rainwater Recovery Inc. Then, in 2010 Philip agreed that Rainwater Recovery Inc. was to be acquired by the firm that remains my employer today, Geosyntec Consultants. Since then, Mr. Reidy has been with Geosyntec Consultants for 10 years and has more than 30 years of experience in geotechnical & water resources engineering, environmental assessments, and remediation throughout the United States and Malaysia. His areas of expertise include green infrastructure/urban drainage, control systems and remote sensing, and commercial scale stormwater capture and reuse systems.


Russell Kyle

President of KYLE Groundwater, Inc.

Mr. Kyle is President of KYLE Groundwater, Inc., providing groundwater and well-related consulting services within the State of California. He has over 23 years’ experience with a wide variety of groundwater resource related projects for public and private clients within the western United States, Mexico, and Africa, with a focus on groundwater resources development in Southern California. Mr. Kyle, is a Professional Geologist and Certified California Hydrogeologist, and holds the philosophy that an honest, well-thought-out, innovative, and scientifically-based approach coupled with a high-quality work product, leads to success. The scope of his technical experience includes groundwater basin evaluations, water supply studies, well siting investigations, artificial recharge feasibility evaluations, well field condition assessments, well rehabilitation, desalination feedwater supply studies, and geophysical surveys. Over the course of his career he has provided permitting, design, construction, and inspection services for more than 150 water supply wells and 70 monitoring wells and exploratory borings, including permitting, design, construction management, and inspection, and has successfully evaluated and rehabilitated dozens of wells to stabilize structural abnormalities, recover lost production and improve poor water quality. He is active within the water resources community and is currently serving as past-Chair to the AWWA CA-NV Water Well Technology Committee, and as a voting member of the AWWA National Well Standards Committee.


Tara Rolfe, PG, CHG

Senior Hydrogeologist at Geosyntec Consultants

Ms. Tara Rolfe, PG, CHG, is a hydrogeologist with more than 15 years of experience consulting in the water resources industry for both public and private clients. She currently works at Geosyntec Consultants in Pasadena, California and is a Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in California. Her technical expertise includes groundwater well design and installation inspection in both alluvial and bedrock environments; well condition assessments and rehabilitation; water resources assessment; development and implementation of adaptive water management plans and monitoring programs; water quality investigations; and regulatory compliance and grant fund management. She presented two talks at the American Water Works Association’s Fall Conferences in 2018 and 2019 on well rehabilitation. Tara grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has spent the past 20 years in Southern California. She enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and reading non-fiction/memoirs.


Joey Soto

Founder of Soto Resources

John Thornton

Partner at Hunt Thornton Resource Startegies, LLC

Dennis Williams

Founder of GEOSCIENCE Support Services

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