Brent Alspach joined the TECC Board of Directors in 2000 and served as the organization’s Secretary for over a dozen years. Brent provides leadership and technical know-how in the area of water quality, and TECC board members and staff are enormously appreciative of Brent’s very special talent as the very best editor a non-profit could wish for. Brent has both BS and MS degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and is registered Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California. As a Principal Environmental Engineer and Director of Applied Research with the firm Arcadis, Brent is an expert in drinking water supply, quality, and treatment, specializing in filtration and desalination processes. He is an active member of North Coast Church in Vista, CA and also serves on the Board of the American Membrane Technology Association and as a Division Trustee for the American Water Works Association. In his alleged spare time, Brent can often be found briskly running the trails of the Elfin Forest Recreation Reserve, a network he hopes to one day see extended into open space throughout the Escondido Creek watershed. Brent currently lives, works, and plays in Oceanside, CA, many hundreds of miles from the snowy (but beautiful) reaches of his alma mater in upstate New York. And as of early March 2017, he’ll be a first-time dad, eager to leverage his new running stroller and Babybjörn to indoctrinate his daughter about the virtues of the natural environmental from a very young age. Continue reading