Section Officers

PECG River City Section Officers


Kevin Pfeiffer

Director

Kevin is an engineering geologist with the California Department of Parks and Recreation in the Natural Resources Division. He has been a PECG member and a state employee for 7 years, and has served as President and Treasurer of the River City section in addition to membership on the PECG Political Liaison committee. Kevin is a registered PG, and holds a bachelor of science from UC Davis. His primary interests with regard to union activities are pension protection and expansion, increased leave time, and expansion of health care benefits. In his free time, Kevin enjoys cooking, reading, and playing board games with friends.

KhristinaRae Leyba

President Elect

Khristina is a Water Resource Control Engineer working for the Cleanup Fund at the State Water Resource Control Board. She received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. She began her career in the private sector as an engineer in San Diego prior to starting her state service in Sacramento. A few of her hobbies include mentoring, crabbing, camping, and having random dance-offs with her spouse and kids.

Brandon Roosenboom

VP Rank and File

Brandon is a Water Resource Control Engineer at the California State Water Resources Control Board in the Division of Water Quality’s NPDES Industrial and Construction Stormwater Unit. Before joining public service in 2018, Brandon was an environmental consultant in the Bay Area within the biomedical, healthcare, and technology sectors. He earned his B.S. in Biological System Engineering at University of California, Davis in 2016. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys backpacking, fishing, and hosting diner parties for his friends and family.

Raja Ramesh

Treasurer

Raja currently works as an Air Pollution Specialist at the California Energy Commission. As part of PECG’s River City Section, Raja appreciated the opportunity to work with other members to increase awareness of support resources and engage across agencies. Please reach out to him at raja.ramesh@energy.ca.gov if you have any questions about our section finances or PECG in general

Tim Chow

President

Tim is a Water Resource Control Engineer at the State Water Resources Control Board in the Division of Water Rights, Permitting Section. Before starting his state service, Tim worked as an Environmental Specialist in the Biotech industry and as an Engineer in consulting. He received his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from UC Riverside and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Civil Engineering at CSU Sacramento. He previously served as the Secretary for the PECG River City Section. When not at work, he can be found hiking, traveling, and talking to the monsters under his bed.

John Murphy

VP Supervisory

John is a Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisory) with the Central Valley Water Board in Rancho Cordova and licensed Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist. He holds a B.S. in Geology from St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) and a M.S. in Geology from Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY). Prior to employment at the Water Board, John started his career in the petroleum industry as a Borehole Geologist with Schlumberger in Bakersfield, CA. John joined the Central Valley Water Board in 2016 as an Engineering Geologist with the Site Cleanup Program and was promoted into a Senior role with the Site Cleanup Program in April 2020. John is also the current President of the Sacramento Chapter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). This is John’s first leadership role with PECG.

Emily Cushman

VP at Large

Emily is an Engineering Geologist working for the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Department of Defense Regulatory Unit. She received a B.S. in Soil and Water Science and B.A. in Geology, both from the University of California, Davis. When not protecting water quality, Emily skis, mountains bikes, and hosts dance parties in stunningly beautiful outdoor locales.

Bryan Moore

Secretary

Bryan is a Water Resource Control Engineer at the California State Water Resources Control Board in the Division of Water Quality Cannabis Regulatory Unit but started his career in the transportation industry. Bryan received a BS in Civil Engineering from California State Chico.