Sarah Woolf has been working in Agriculture and Water Policy for her entire career. As a farmer, she personally experiences the same challenges everyone is facing with SGMA and farming in California. With those challenges it is important to have a wider view of what is happening throughout the entire valley both on a policy and practical front. Sarah strives to keep the entire Water Wise team aware of issues and solutions in various areas.
Over the years the ability to bring individuals of varying positions together to find a manageable solution to difficult problems has been Sarah's strength. Water Wise provides the platform for multi jurisdiction engagement on behalf of clients to build projects that will create a vibrant Agriculture community in the San Joaquin Valley. If you have a challenging problem related to water, Sarah looks forward to exploring possible solutions so you can continue farming.
Dora Rosas has been working to assist growers with their daily water needs in Federal Water Districts for decades. Having worked as a bookkeeper and account manager for the Broadview Water District and only employee in the office other than the General Manager, then moving to Westlands Water District when they acquired Broadview. At Westlands Dora was an account representative helping growers manage their water accounts. She retired from Westlands in 2012 with more accounts under her responsibility than any other member of the account representative team.
In retirement, Dora has continued to help farmers manage their water supplies on a consulting basis. For Water Wise Dora handles all activities related to CVP water districts; Westlands, San Luis, Panoche and others. If you need help with Reclamation Forms, transfers, interpretation of bills or district staff, Dora can assist. Here Dora is able to personally visit with the farmers and their staff to help them keep track of their water use and costs more efficiently.
For as long as she can remember pistachio and almond trees have been part of Kristi's life. Her family moved to the Central Valley and began managing and developing almond and pistachio orchards. She grew up in Kings County where her grandparents had a dairy in Delta View. Kristi graduated Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agri-Business Marketing and has worked in agriculture in various capacities for the last 20 years. She is a past board member of American Pistachio Growers, Ag One Foundation of Fresno State, and Past President of the Junior League of Fresno.
As a pistachio grower, Kristi understands first-hand the magnitude and importance of water. She is exciting to be working at Water Wise, to be expanding her water expertise, advocating for clients, collaborating with regulatory agencies, all working to help our grower clients accomplish the projects needed to irrigate and produce products for the global marketplace.
Allan has graciously agreed to lend his expertise to Water Wise and their clients. As the co-founder of Clark Bros. Inc. and Farming, his expertise includes over 60 years of experience in soil evaluation, drainage, creative problem solving in agriculture, and a vast knowledge of the Central Valley hydrological history. Allan has worked a large portion of the land in the San Joaquin Valley to provide the most efficient irrigation practices of the day. He has served as an advisor on irrigation and earthmoving efforts in foreign countries as well as across the United States. He still enjoys exploration of new projects and better ways to move water around even while in retirement. So think of him in your next project, whether it be a ponding basin, recharge pond, or pipeline project, he might be a good first or second opinion.