Steve Baker - Principal in Charge


Landscape Water Management - Landscape Irrigation Auditor Training
, September 1991. Irrigation Training and Research Center - California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

Landscape Irrigation Technology, Agricultural Engineering, March 1985. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Bachelor of Science, Fruit Industries, March 1981. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Owner, Independent Irrigation Consultants, Oceanside, CA. May 1990 to present
Responsible for all phases of planning, system design, construction management and water conservation services.

Instructor, Irrigation System Design, Ornamental Horticulture Dept., Cuyamaca Community College, El Cajon, CA. January 1996 to January 1998
Prepare and present lectures and class projects for the development of landscape irrigation system design and construction documents.

Director of Irrigation, KTU&A, San Diego, CA. April 1986 to January 1990.
Engineered complete irrigation systems for large commercial, municipal and government projects. Checked, corrected and re-designed irrigation projects to reduce initial construction costs and improve water use efficiency. Wrote reports on irrigation system maintenance and repair, landscape water requirements and water management. Scheduled workload for irrigation division. Wrote project specifications. Reviewed products. Advised on correct product use. Advocated the use of moisture sensing, drip and low volume spray systems with traditional overhead systems to promote water conservation and avoid water related liabilities.

Irrigation Design Specialist
, Bushree Stevens, Inc., San Diego, CA. February 1985 to April 1986.
Constructed complete irrigation plans for large scale commercial and condominium development projects. Initiated procedures for thorough pressure investigations. Advocated the use of detailed grading plans to ensure proper valve location in accordance with elevation changes.

Irrigation Designer and Consultant, Self-Employed, Pomona, CA. Sept. 1983 to February 1985.
Designed and drafted plans for landscape irrigation of private residences and small apartment complexes.

Laboratory Instructor and Lecturer of Irrigation Design
, Agricultural Engineering Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. September 1983 to December 1984.
Prepared and conducted laboratory exercises and lectures concerning agricultural and landscape irrigation system design, system troubleshooting and correct product use.