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
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
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.